Asian Chicken Noodle Salad with Sesame Dressing
Appetizer / Chicken / Chinese / Cooking / salad

Asian Chicken Noodle Salad with Sesame Dressing

Here’s a refreshing cold noodle dish that is made with chicken and noodles topped with a sesame dressing (涼拌 雞絲 粉皮 | 닭고기 누들). This recipe is perfect as an appetizer or even as a main dish. Asian chicken salad with green bean noodles, cucumber, and carrot is topped with creamy sesame dressing. Sweet and … Continue reading

King Oyster Mushroom and Pistachio Salad
Appetizer / Vegetables / Western

King Oyster Mushroom and Pistachio Salad

Something great about the supermarkets here in Seoul is that you can often find fresh vegetables relatively inexpensive.  Going to the market, I saw a package of assorted mushrooms that had my favorite king oyster mushrooms, bundled along with shitake and enoki.  There are different textures to these mushrooms: king oyster are quite meaty, shitake … Continue reading

Beef Negimaki with Enoki and Scallion
Appetizer / Beef / Cooking / Japanese

Beef Negimaki with Enoki and Scallion

Beef negimaki (ねぎ巻き) is a Japanese dish consisting of broiled strips of beef marinated in a sweet, flavorful teriyaki sauce and rolled with scallions (negi). The dish is thought to have originated in the Kanto region of Japan, and makes a deliciously fun appetizer for parties.   In this recipe, we’re using scallions and enoki mushrooms for the stuffing to get a … Continue reading

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
Appetizer / Cooking / Italian / Vegetables

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

When it comes to making Caprese Insalata, the salad is only based on a limited number of ingredients, so it’s all about selecting the freshest ones you could find- moist mozzarella cheese, meaty and juicy tomatoes, and fragrant basil.  The simplicity of the salad is its beauty, as it perfectly combines textures, flavors, and freshness … Continue reading