Koreans get to be more interested in turmeric(curcumin), mostly for health benefits. People call it a ‘superfood’. It has not been long since Koreans begun to cultivate turmeric. Most of them are on Jeju Island. Here are a few pieces of turmeric. They are from somewhere, far, far from Korea and I informed that they […]
Sweet-and-sour sauced pork nugget is a Korean-Chinese food, so to believe many Koreans. But I know it is basically Chinese food. I used to enjoy the same food at Chinese restaurants in Paris. I must say that the Paris-version of pork nuggets in Paris is better than the Seoul-version. Sometimes they are terribly good. It […]
A friend living in Jeju Island sent me a box of Natsumikan. It used to taste very similar to grapefruit and a bit similar to yuzu. But the peel is far thicker with bigger tiny spots. Jeju people call it ‘Hggyul’, meaning ‘Summer orange/pomelo,’ because the picking season is near the summer. It’s a hybrid […]
I’ve seen lamb’s quarters widely sprouted in the garden. I thought them weeds to get to be pulled out. One day I had a spinach dish. I believed it spinach, but my wife told me it was lamb’s quarter muchim(무침, an important kind of Korean vegetable cooking). It tasted good and similar to spinach. New […]
Now the season for my favourite vegetable, angelica tree shoots, is coming. Another name, aralia elate.
Chicory flowers in the garden. Before gardening, I knew the chicory but did not know its flower. My wife told me that it was edible.