Daily Archives: July 26, 2011

Korean cooking: Golbengi muchim

When I watched the drama Dae Jang Geum, about the cooks at the Joseon royal court, it really made me want to become a better cook. I make Korean food most days but I stick to fairly simple dishes so I thought about joining a cooking class but never did. Now I’m about half way through New Tales of Gisaeng and Ms. Han, the head chef at the gisaeng house is spending a lot of time at Doctor Geum’s house trying to win over her future mother-in-law with her cooking. It’s making me think about cookery classes again! She’s cooking lots of good food so much so that anyone who is against the marriage but tries her food is charmed by her amazing cooking – I’d like to be able to cook like that! It makes me hungry watching it! Tonight I made golbengi muchim for dinner – served with rice and soju of course!

The ingredients are

finely sliced carrot, cucumber, onion, mild chillies, and cabbage

1 tin of whelks (golbengi 골뱅이)

sauce – Korean chilli paste, chilli powder, sugar, salt, vinegar, crushed garlic, sesame oil, and sesame seeds

Mix it all together and voila!

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