Beef Curry Rice

Beef Curry Rice |

Japanese curry is a very popular dish ranking high in the comfort food realm. It's typically served with rice (curry rice), udon noodles (curry udon), or as a filling (curry bread). There is also katsu curry which is curry sauce served with breaded pork cutlet and rice. Tonight I served it over a bowlful of ramen. Curry ramen? Japanese curry sauce is velvety in texture, smoky in flavor with a touch of sweetness and heat. Carrots, onions, and potatoes are the more typical vegetables found in curry, and chunks of either chicken or beef complete the curry. Pork can also be used, but it's usually in the form of katsu (see above). When I was a kid, my mom made curry rice quite often. Admittedly it wasn't a favorite. It was one of the few dishes that I rarely craved, yet when my mom made it, I dutifully ate it. As an adult, my disinterest in curry had not changed...until now. A couple of months ago, during one of of the kids' piano lessons at Beurrista's house, I got a chance to chat ...

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Nabak Kimchi |

Pink Water Kimchi (Nabak Kimchi) #SundaySupper

The first day of Spring is March 20th. The Sunday Supper crew is celebrating the Spring season with recipes reflecting the time of year whether it is St. Patrick’s day, green foods, or spring inspired. This event is hosted by Amber of Mama’s Blissful Bites. Thanks Amber! ***** In Korea, you’ll see more varieties of kimchi…

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My 7 Links – Ever Evolving

Marie Asselin of Food Nouveau nominated me to take part in Tripbase’s 7 Links Project.  The goal of the project is to “unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.”…

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Kalbi Jjim + Slow Cooker = Meaty goodness!

‘Tis the season for braised meat! My sister called me a couple of days ago for a Kalbi Jjim (braised short ribs) recipe. I had one scrawled on a sheet of notebook paper in my binder. I jotted the recipe down several years ago when I asked my mom for her (actually, my grandmother’s) recipe, but I…

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Kongjaban (Korean Black Beans) |

Korean Black Beans (Kongjaban)

Throughout my blogging “career”, I’ve had many moments where I’ve just wanted to disconnect and just take everything offline. Lately this feeling has been triggered by what I’ve been reading online about friends and fellow bloggers getting their material plagiarized or being harassed by meanies. Such a waste of energy, don’t you agree? Ninety percent…

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