….Hwangtae is one of Korean people’s favorite ingredients. The best dried pollock is dried by wind from the sea which is called Hwangtae. The fish are caught in the cold wintertime and hung out to dry. The fish are dried out in the brisk ocean breeze and as the temperatures…


….The largehead hairtail is called “galchi” in Korea. It isn’t easy for me to buy good quality galchi around my house. My daughter LACEY really liked galchi when she was young in Korea. Few days ago, I bought some galchi from @wooltari_usa looking forward to high quality…Thank you for sending…


….Dried sea cucumber is a great ingredient to cook for Chinese cuisine. It isn’t easy to prepare dried sea cucumber. You need a lot of time (3–5 days) to soak them. Then you need to boil it once a day with clean water and close a lid until soft them…


….Zucchini dumplings were mainly eaten in summer, because there was no winter kimchi in the summer during my ancestors’ generation. It tastes very light and clean without kimchi and tofu. “Pyeonsu” means dumplings made with vegetables. I made this dish with few ingredients- zucchini, shiitake mushroom, and beef. I prepared…


….My husband loves Ragu alla Bolognese sauce pasta. This sauce is a basic meat sauce, slowly cooked. I baked pasta in Bolognese sauce with mozzarella. Baking the pasta is much more savory than frying it. Today, I used Paccheri pasta. According to an article, “pacchero”means stupid! It’s because someone misunderstood…


….It’s a dish that the king ate at the palace in the past in Korea. It is nutritious because royal cuisine is lightly seasoned and looks neat. “Cho” means food made with soy sauce and braised to make it shiny. These days when the season is changing to Fall. I…


….I learned this dish from a Japanese cuisine chef. It’s a quick stir-fry Japanese side dish. I liked that she didn’t use sesame oil to preserve the original taste of burdock. It was fun to slice the burdock like sharpening a pencil. It was the first time I tried this…


….When my daughter ANNE was young, she couldn’t eat spicy chicken& vegetable soup. It was difficult for me to control spiciness for my daughter. So out of curiosity, I separated the soup and spicy sauce. It’s good adding the spicy sauce depending on your taste. Since then it has become…


….A few days ago, I knew that frying perilla flowers with seeds inside pouches makes it savory and attractive. After the flowers fall, the seeds are filled with small pouches. It was full of perilla seeds that I had never seen before. I was surprised that there are so many…


….Abalone porridge is known as the “King of porridge” in Korea. Not only it is creamy, savory, delicious, hearty, and satisfying, but they live on the rocks on the bottom of the ocean. Abalones are incredibly lean and have almost no fat. It’s hard to beat abalone porridge for taste…

Jipbap Mama

I started organizing recipes that my family likes. I learned these recipes from some chefs and popular blogs. May my daughters remember mama's food.

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