Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Glorious Dinner!

I know I havent been very consistent posting lately. I am in the process of quitting a job, starting a new job, selling my house, moving, and buying a new house!!!! Needless to say my current house is a mess. Actually the movers come tomorrow to move! Luckily for me this move is on the company money so they come and pack and move for you! we'll see how that goes. Anyways, in between all of this I managed to cook a little.

This time I decided to try dokbukki. This is a classic and I really wanted it for dinner. I really thought it would be harder than it was, but it was pretty easy. I also figured that it would taste different, but it wasnt..it tasted just as good as the stuff you get in Korea!!

Again, thanks to Maangchi for the recipe. I followed her recipe exactly and it turned out excellent!

Here is a picture:

Like I mentioned above it tasted excellent. Next time I make it I think I will add a little fish cake (I had it with fish cake in Korea), but besides that it tasted just like the stuff on the streets. The sauce was extremely spicy but was also thick with the rice cake gluten..it was great. Taste wise I would give it a 9/10 and ease of cooking a 7/10. It took about 20 minutes from start to finish. The sauce takes a while to thicken, however this could be due to my antiquated coil electric stove top.

I couldnt just have dokbukki for dinner so I also fried up some galbi...I cheated on this. I bought pre-made galbi from my local Korean store. It was still great!

Here is the full spread at the table...enough food for "the Russian Army" as my grandpa would say:


  1. woo! i've been craving some LA galbi...it looks yummy!

    i'm probably going to work in korea for awhile. im planning 5 years right now but who knows.

    i'll know if i got a position by next week so hopefully i'll get some kind of offer. :]

  2. Looks good! Mmmh I could go for some ddeokbokki now...