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Korean Thanksgiving

Posted by on September 28, 2010

Ok, so this a lot late, but last Wednesday was Korean Thanksgiving.  The hubs and I went to Colorado Springs to visit my mom and dad.  I only got to take a few pictures before we sat down and ate, and I actually didn’t get pics of the main dishes, like the ribs and fish, because I was too busy stuffing my face and basking in the glow of my mom’s cooking.  My bad.

Here we have my mom’s homemade kimchi.  I swear I’m going to go down the next time she makes it to take photos.  She always tells me afterward.. “Oh, I made some kimchi yesterday, want to come by and get some?”

Then we have sesame leaves.  My dad has a super green thumb and plants a garden every year.  Sadly, I did not inherit his green thumb, and can make a plant wither and die by looking at it.  The leaves are left raw, and smothered in a garlic/pepper flake mixture.  It’s really fragrant, and there is nothing else like it, so I’m sorry, but I have no comparisons for you.

My mom made a little salad, with a dressing that my husband absolutely loves.  I’ve tried making it, but he says it’s not as good as hers.  And like I’ve said before, my mom eyeballs everything, so if I ask her how to make it, she just tells me to mix it all together and add more of this and that until it tastes good.  Not helpful!  Seriously, her measuring instructions include, until it covers the bottom of the bowl, or until it’s a little salty – that’s not a measurement!  Anywho, the dressing inlcudes balsamic vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, Korean red pepper flakes, and dashi.

And the last picture I took before committing the sin of gluttony.  A Korean ‘pancake’.  Korean pancake batter (comes premixed, like Bisquick), chives (that my dad grew), and sliced jalapeños (that my dad grew).  Fried in a generous amount of oil, and cut up into squares.  There’s a dipping sauce that goes with it, but I didn’t get a pic.

3 Responses to Korean Thanksgiving

  1. Scraps

    Sounds wonderful, I’m especially intrigued by the Korean pancakes–are they like crepes or something wholly different?

    • Kimchi

      Hmm, no they are definitely not like crepes. They are much much thicker and doughy-er than crepes as well.

      Google ‘Korean pancake’ and you’ll get a whole lotta stuff.

  2. BrigitteZ

    I love this concept! I also LOVE kimchi. I’ve always wanted to try to make it. Is it hard?

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