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dragon’s tongues and final (final!) exams

Dragon’s Tongue beans & Thai basil Thai pesto salad with smoked salmon It’s 9pm, and I have yet to leave my apartment today.  I am one measly take-home exam away from being completely finished with grad school, and right now, … Continue reading

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bossam | kobawoo

Yay, Taeryn’s in town!  That means it’s time to feast!  Last night, Mia, Pands, Shane,  and I met up with Taeryn at Kobawoo in Ktown for some bossam (boiled pork belly cabbage wraps).  We ordered the “Wang Bossam” (translation: “King Bossam”) … Continue reading

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chicken pot pie | the good vs. the bad

An unsavory pot pie from an LA pop-up that shall go unnamed  Homemade chicken pot pie Pop-up restaurants in LA can be hit or miss.  Last weekend, my friends and I went to one that seemed very promising, but ultimately, … Continue reading

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by this time tomorrow

By this time tomorrow, I will have completed my graduate thesis with a final presentation. It’s been a grueling six months, but it’s almost over!!  Oh man, I cannot wait to celebrate!

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the baker’s apprentice

 My first batch of pain au chocolat Today was the first day of my pastry internship!  I spent the morning learning how to make croissants(!!), cookies and caramel sauce, while doing my best to stay out of everybody’s way (“Behind!”). … Continue reading

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kimchi fried quinoa

Quinoa is an excellent sub for rice in a kimchi stir-fry.  Lightly toast the quinoa before cooking to get bring out the nuttiness, which really gets enhanced when you finish with a few drops of sesame oil.  I made this … Continue reading

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kimchi con egg in the basket

Took a brioche bun… …and cut a hole in it! Egg sando for dinner, topped with greens, kimchi, rooster mayo, melty cheese.

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kimchi con curry rice

My mom made me some of her mega-comforting Japanese chicken curry rice to go with some of her crunchtastic homemade chonggak kimchi.  Chonggak in Korean means “bachelor” and this variety of kimchi got its name because the whole, young radish … Continue reading

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incoming (grey) wires

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ja jang myeon | young king

Had a dentist appointment in Ktown today, and I couldn’t think of a better way to greet the hygienist than right after a quick, inhale of a lunch of ja jang myeon (noodles in a savory, splatterific black bean sauce … Continue reading

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