My only experience with travel to Korea has been nothing more than a layover in Seoul on my way to Hong Kong. Although I could never call myself an expert on Korean cooking, I have had some incredible dining experiences that allow me confidently talk about this country’s wonderful food. In preparation for today’s cooking class, the Blue Bamboo staff and I went to several Korean restaurants in our area, just to make sure we had our authentic flavors down pat. Over a lifetime of visiting Korean restaurants and tasting Korean foods, I never felt a connection as strongly as I did when I was cooking the food that we made today.
sweet and savory marinated and grilled Shortribs called Kalbi
sesame-seaweed sushi called Kim Bap
pork and beef pan-fried dumplings called Mandu
A cocktail made with Soju and Seju, Korea’s answer to vodka
These foods are addictive, and we will be weaving some of them onto our menu in coming months. I’m sure that Korean flavors will be next big culinary thing! Well, at least for Blue Bamboo it will be.
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Chef Dennis Chan is the creator of Blue Bamboo, a great restaurant. He writes this blog as an outlet for his food ideas and to keep fans of Blue Bamboo, Hip Asian Comfort Food and his cooking classes up-to-date.
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