Korean cuisine is one of the healthiest in the world due to its emphasis on vegetables, rice, and meats cooked simply with minimal oil. It also has a distinct earthy and tangy flavor, created by using ingredients like soybeans, and chili peppers. Mostly though, a Korean meal is known for its many healthy side dishes. […]
There are many different snack boxes out there, in every style that you can imagine. Why stick to the ones that offer Western snacks? After all, you can find that type of snack in any grocery store with little effort. Alternatives like Korean snack subscription boxes are ways to expand your palate further, giving you […]
The slow cooker is an amazing way to try out different types of meals, including Korean dishes. In particular, you have the chance to experience traditional flavors with just a fraction of the work normally involved. At the same time, you don’t have to worry about labor-intensive meals, which gives you more time to focus […]
Bulgogi is one of Korea’s most popular dishes, usually of beef sirloin, thinly sliced, marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger, and peppercorns, then finished off on the grill. In this adaptation for the slow cooker though, I deliberately opted to use chuck bbq steaks for a few practical reasons.
First, the meat will be braised, long and slow, and will certainly end up tender anyway. So why pay more for a premium cut? Next, a tougher cut comes from the animal’s more used muscle groups, resulting into more beef flavor due to more blood circulation and connective tissue. Also, it had a good amount of fat marbling, and sections of tendon that would yield a much more moist and tender cooked piece of meat.