Saturday, February 18, 2012

Korean dinner and German dessert

My sisters are in town for the weekend, so I stocked up the kitchen to cook some yummy food for them.  A lot of our favorite dishes are Korean, so I made the ultimate Korean comfort food tonight- kimchi jjigae.

There are a lot of Korean recipes available in English online now, including the popular Maangchi.  This dish is similar to Maangchi's recipe, except I add a little more hot chili pepper paste, a pinch of salt, and throw in some glass noodles (당면) towards the end.   
Usually Koreans serve fruit after a hot spicy meal, but I wanted my sister to try homemade Maulwurftorte ("mole cake"), a German chocolate cake filled with bananas and cream.  Easy to make but so delicious!  Next time I'll substitute the bananas with strawberries or raspberries.

Maulwurftorte | Guten Appetit!

Tomorrow we'll probably head over to my favorite Korean BBQ place, Honey Pig in Virginia.  Love this place. :)  Have a wonderful President's Day weekend!


  1. OMG your kimchee chigae looks SOOOO DELICIOUS! i'm jealous! i could seriously use some good korean food.. and i'm really jelly that you guys are going to honeypig!! ARG!! hahaha

    that cake looks super yummy too! i heart chocolate cake w/ cream!

    oh so i start the curls at the very tips of my hair.. and then tuck it under and roll it towards my head.. i dunno if that makes sense?? hahaha.. i actually had a crazy difficult time finding them.. it's surprisingly since they sell hot rollers sets EVERYWHERE in the US! i got them at Saturn.. i think it's the germany version of best buy.. and the brand is babybliss :) you have to see us what it looks like when you try it!! :)

  2. That looks yummy! I may have to steal the recipe. I hope I can pull this off!

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  3. omg, this looks so good! It's making me craving for something really spicy right now!