Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ssamjang (쌈장)

No recipe. Buy the green container.

Ssamjang is made from fermented soybean paste, gochujang (chili paste), sesame oil, onion, garlic, green onions, and sugar.

I love ssamjang as a dip for raw onion. Ssam means 'wrapped' and is usually used to eat leaf vegetables, like lettuce, wrapped around meat, rice and some ssamjang.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cold brewed coffee

Time: 5 minutes, plus 12 hours' resting

4 x 7 grams ground coffee (medium-coarse grind). A standard coffee spoon contains 7 grams of coffee.

In a cafetière (= French press), stir together coffee and 350 ml cold water. Let rest at room temperature overnight or 12 hours.

In a tall glass filled with ice, mix equal parts coffee concentrate and water, or to taste. Let the ice melt and remove last bits of ice.

Add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream for German Eiskaffee.

Cold brewed coffee contains very little caffein and doesn't have a bitter taste.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kimchi pancake / 김치전 / Kimchi jeon

Kimchi pancakes

1/2 cups all-purpose flour (Dutch: bloem)
1 cup of chopped kimchi
3 tbs of kimchi juice
2 tbs chopped (spring) onion
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix and fry like a normal pancake. First mix the flower with the water to make a smooth batter. Then add the other ingredients.

Dipping sauce:
Mix soy sauce and rice vinegar 1 to 1.