ehollon

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"Hello! I found your website for the first time today and I love it. :) I felt like cooking something this weekend, so when I found this recipe I went right to the grocery store to buy some fresh ingredients! I did have to change a few things to suit my family's taste, though. My mom doesn't like sweet potatoes or green onions, and she doesn't understand how rice and potatoes make a full meal (her mother made big dinners growing up and they always had to have bread, at least two different vegetables, and a protein. So it's a tradition for her) So I replaced the potatoes with pan fried chicken and used half the amount of green onions. She also asked me to omit the sesame seeds. But I bought fresh garlic and green onions for the sauce. The only problem my family had with the sauce (because this is the first time they've ever tried a Korean recipe) is the strong presence of the vinegar, so I got creative and used extra honey and 2 and 1/2 teaspoons of La Choy Sweet and Sour sauce (I couldn't find anything else to cut the vinegar, and adding too much honey would have offset the balance). I also added water chestnuts to give it a little bit of texture. After that, they loved it! My brother doesn't normally try any styles of cuisine from other countries, but on his way back to his room with his plate he told me, "It's pretty good." and that's a huge victory! Thank you for the recipe! Eventually I'll convince them to try the original. :)"
in Sweet potato rice (Goguma-bap) — May/18