Discover the delights of modern Korean cuisine and enjoy the first cookbook from the founders of the increasingly popular Busan BBQ.
There's a great buzz around Korean food right now, and it's no surprise given the delicious, addictive flavours of the cuisine. With more than 100 recipes, this book offers a thorough introduction, making Korean cooking easy for any cook.
From Korean store-cupboard essentials and classics such as kimchi, japchae (stir-fried Royal noodles), bibimbap (Korean mixed rice) and mandu (dumplings), through to modern twists on Korean recipes including the irresistible Bulgogi Burger, sticky spare ribs and the ultimate Korean Fried Chicken, this book is packed with inventive, delicious recipes that will open your eyes to how great modern Korean food is.
Da-Hae West was born in Busan, South Korea, moved to England when she was three, and always considered Korea her second home. While traveling there on her honeymoon with coauthor Gareth, the duo had an epiphany, in McDonald's of all places. A Korean burger joint! Busan BBQ, a market stand serving Korean fusion, soon followed their return to the U.K. The Wests share their ingenuity in this absorbing collection, with mouthwatering photos illustrating a mix of the familiar (basic kimchi, crispy pancakes, twice-cooked crispy pork belly, pork steamed buns, and gamjatang, aka Hangover Stew) and mashups such as bulgogi Philly cheesesteak, gochujang meatloaf, KFC (Korean Fried Chicken, in which the chicken is soaked in kimchi brine), a riff on corndogs that calls for wrapping the dog in potato strings before frying, and a lusciously lacquered sticky ginger roast chicken (not to mention the kimchi bloody Mary). Readers will savor some simple but powerful touches, such as onions pickled with mustard sauce and DIY knife-cut noodles, and essays on Korean drinking and BBQ culture give the book a sense of place. Even if readers never attempt Korean BBQ at home (the authors offer tips) or whip up their own gochujang, the ubiquitous Korean red chile paste that adds a distinct sweet/tart edge to dishes, they will most certainly appreciate the time and effort the authors put into this standout Korean cookbook.