Make a Korean dish

Our homework this week for K-Pop Academy was to cook a Korean dish. Thanks to Maangchi who always teaches korean cooking in English and in such a fun way, I found a dish which I could make using ingredients bought from a non-asian supermarket. 

The dish I made was Soegugi Muguk (Beef and Radish soup). Its quite a light tasting soup because it doesn’t use beef stock. Here’s the link to watch the tutorial 

Ashia came over and we had fun making both the soup and green tea cupcakes. I know it doesn’t look green but there’s green tea in there! I suppose its a fusion take on the regular cupcake by adding green tea to the frosting. You could also add green tea to the cake mixture. Though I would highly recommend using green tea powder instead of green tea itself. The prep time for both the soup and the cupcakes were surprisingly short as well. Everybody should really get cooking. 

Here are some photos for you to enjoy!



One week holiday (Seoul travel plan)

Day 1  Arrive in Seoul

Make way from Airport to hostel.

Hostel Korea 11th-Chang Deok Gung

Check-in at hostel and refresh! Cheap and cosy!

Then onto light shopping and dinner at nearby Gwangjang market

Must eat some Jeon!

Day 2

Morning: Gyeongbokgung

Highlights: Changing of Royal Guard, take photos of the the various Gates and Pavilions and visit the National Palace Museum of Korea

Time allowance: 4 hours

Lunch: Samgyetang at Tosokchon

Afternoon : Exploring Insadong and trying snacks

Late Dinner: Bibimbap at Gogung Insadong Store (38 Gwanghun-dong, Jongno-gu)

Night: Dongdaemun Shopping! Must go to Doota and Migliore!

Day 3

Myeong dong shopping – shopping for cosmetics and skincare and everything else!

Lunch: Wangbijib Myeongdong (BBQ lunch!) or whatever looks good!

Late afternoon: Namdaemun market shopping and dinner

Night:  N tower to view city lights at night.

Day 4

Lotte World 😀

Day 5

Morning: Seoul Kimchi Academy for Kimchi making class!

Lunch: Sindangdong Tteokbokki Town!

Afternoon: Go to nearby JJ Mud Sauna for relaxation…mmmm

With remaining time: Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (Guided tour)

Dinner: Ojang-dong Hamheung-style Chilled Buckwheat Noodles Alley

Returning early to rest for next day tour!

Day 6

Full Day Seoul to Gyeongju World Heritage Tour

Seeing:  World Heritage Sites Bulguksa Temple, Yangdong Folk Village, Daereungwon, and Cheomseondae Observatory, Anapji Pond and Gyeongju National Museum

Day 7

Last meal before flying back: Dakgalbi at Yoogane


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