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  • in reply to: Hanmiri Restaurant – Part 1 #55045
    stanford
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    I’ve never had gujeolpan before. Is it really bland?

    in reply to: The Kimchi Chronicles #54875
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    The last 2 episodes have been on beans and BBQ, respectively.

    The bean episode featured doenjang and mung beans, both of them interesting and delicious-looking. Marja is joined by a Korean “food guru” friend and the lady who runs http://www.fatmanseoul.com/ which is an odd choice as that blog is nearly defunct.

    In the BBQ episode the fatman seoul lady teases Marja about the number of shoes she travels with, this apparently is a joke amongst Marja’s crew and handlers, continuing with the recurring “pampered Marja” theme running throughout the series so far.

    So far I’m still waiting for more on Marja reconnecting with her Korean history. Maybe it’s still to come, or maybe I missed it, but there hasn’t been anything about where Marja was born, or a cameo by her birth mother, or even much about Marja’s own children reconnecting with their Korean heritage. I could be wrong but I thought this was something they were going to explore.

    By the way, Channel 13 is giving away a Kimchi Chronicles prize pack:

    http://www.thirteen.org/support/giveaways/kimchi-chronicles-giveaway/914/

    Jean George whips up a galbi-style steak (no pear marinade!) and some kimchi butter. I’ve heard about kimchi butter a few times now and I’m totally skeptical of the idea. But it looked so good, I’m totally going to try this out.

    The recipe? Mix kimchi with butter.

    in reply to: The Kimchi Chronicles #54874
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    Last Sunday was another episode, this one on Jeju seafood.

    And what would a report from Jeju be without stopping in on on the haenyeo, the female divers who gather shellfish? And so Jean George suits up and gamely dives with the ladies, while Marja and daughter spend the day being pampered in the hotel spa (which seems to be a recurring theme).

    Jean George is super-enthusiastic, but I have to say I only understand 60% of what he’s saying: he mumbles a bit, and speaks fast with a French accent. I thought maybe it was just me, but every now and then the editors take pity on the viewer and subtitle what he says, but very rarely.

    He’s probably too embarrassed to be subtitled all the time, but someone should tell him he needs it. It’s just too hard to follw him otherwise. On top of this, Marja confuses “sea cucumber” and “sea squirt” in her voiceover. I’m going to assume the best, that this was a slip of the tongue. Still, someone should have caught it and fixed it, at times the show is just plain hard to follow.

    However, when they get back to America, they make their own fusion recipes, which again look really great to me. I might not understand all of what Jean George is saying, but I know what a good-looking dish is when I see one.

    in reply to: The Kimchi Chronicles #54872
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    Last Sunday I watched the third ep of The Kimchi Chronicles, this one spotlighted green tea grown on Jeju Island. I always thought Boseong was known for green tea, but apparently the Jeju variety gets a nice flavor from the salty ocean air.

    This was news to me, so already I’m learning something new about Korea from this ep, a good sign.

    The first part of the show follows Marja and Jean-Georges Vongerichten as they learn about tea in Jeju, which is followed up in their home in the US where they use the ingredient to create their own interpretations of a Korean dish.

    This episode maintained the easygoing, gentle timbre of the first, the entire affair coming across as quite soothing. In fact, as Jean-George prepares his dish, Marja slips out for a facial and massage in what appears to be the “massage room” in her house. No doubt, watching someone get a massage makes for relaxing TV, but I couldn’t help but feel that the segment was a bit ostentatious to the point of being otherworldly. Famous chef in kitchen working with an expensive ingredient; masseuse giving rubdown. All is well in the world.

    Having said that, Jean-Georges’ end result, abalone with green tea, looked pretty awesome. The recipe, and all the others in the show, will apparently be posted at http://www.kimchichronicles.tv/, which isn’t finished yet. And there will be a book, too.

    All in all this show is off to a great start: it’s beautifully shot, good natured, and the recipes look innovative and delicious. I’m definitely going to tune into more episodes, even though the 4pm Sunday air time is hardly a prime TV viewing hour for me.

    in reply to: My 2011 New Year's Resolution… #54504
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    Looks like a mandu party is in the works!

    in reply to: Halal Kimchi #54713
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    Kimchi looks awesome. Amazing that you now have a side business from!

    in reply to: Japan #54694
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    I hope that they have a swift and speedy recovery. The videos, images, and news reports coming out of Japan are really difficult to watch.

    in reply to: Food Gallery 32 in New York City #54429
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    Branch, Ryan, branch!

    I haven’t been to Song 7.2 but it’s not exactly getting rave reviews:

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/song-7-2-new-york

    Chris Hansen at Serious Eats has been doing some great posts on Korean places in Flushing:

    http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/01/flushing-pork-belly-at-tong-samgyeop-gui.html

    http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/01/flushing-gamjatang-geo-si-gi-queens-korean-review.html

    also this:

    http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/01/fast-food-international-kyedong.html

    Flushing is really the place to go for Korean food.

    in reply to: Hello from Viet Nam :))))) #54425
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    Welcome aboard, Clover!

    in reply to: Help with cup volumes/amounts/… #54235
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    Also, next to every recipe on maangchi’s site, there is a unit converter on the right-hand side of the page.

    in reply to: New York Chuseok Festival 2010 #54006
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    Great, thanks for the info.

    Unfortunately I won’t be able to go. Have a good time!

    in reply to: New York Chuseok Festival 2010 #53999
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    Here's a photo of the posters in Flushing:

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    in reply to: 30th Annual Parade & Festival – NYC, Oct 2 2010 #54147
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    So there will be a Korean parade in NYC Sat. Oct 2 2010, 38th Street to 27th street along 6th ave, from 12 to 2pm.

    There’s also going to be an outdoor market from 9am to 6pm, on 32nd St btwn 5th & Broadway, with food, a singing contest, Korean drumming, a breakdancing competition, and a music festival starting at 1pm, headlined by Eugene Park.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyALV4N-Oho

    in reply to: New York Chuseok Festival 2010 #53993
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    It’s hard to find any info on it, in Korean OR English. I think the details might not be totally straightened out yet.

    I’ll keep looking.

    stanford
    Participant

    Sujunggwa might be too “weird” but is sure is delicious:

    https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/sujunggwa

    and I could see it as acting kind of like cranberry sauce as a refreshing alternative to heavy turkey.

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