Royal Japchae

(Jap Jae, jop jae, jap chae, jap jae bap, chop che bop, etc) 잡채 As with most Royal dishes, each major ingredient is prepared separately. When making this dish prepare the major ingredients one at a time, setting up all the sub-ingredients for each item so that everything is at hand and … Read more

Gungjung Ddeokbokki (Palace Rice Cake)

궁중떡볶이 Alternate Spellings: Goong Jeong Ddeokbokki, Gongjung Ddeokboki, Gungjung Tteokbokki Ddeokbokki is one of the most popular snack dishes in Korea. The modern version is a spicy preparation of stir fried ddeok, or rice cake, combined with sweet potato starch noodles, shredded carrot or similar vegetable, fish cake, onions, and garlic. Ddeokbokki … Read more

Gujeolpan (Wraps with Eight Stuffings ) A Korean Royal Dish

구절판 Gujeolpan means “dish of nine dishes” or “Platter of nine delicacies” and is actually named for the serving dish and not the food presented in the dish. Gujeolpan is thought to have been introduced in the Joseon era as a dish for the royal court. It features a tray segmented into … Read more

Dubujeongol (tofu hot pot), Palace Style

두부전골 Jeongol is another method of cooking that takes it’s name from the vessel used to cook the dish. The name of what is considered the prime ingredient is combined with Jeongol to identify or name the specific dish prepared (Dubu + jeongol = Dubujeongol, Domi[Sea Bream] + jeongol = Domijeongol). While … Read more

Ddeokjjim

떡찜 Legend has it that Ddeokjjim was created by a royal chef as a way for the king to eat beef without burdening his digestion. (Many kings suffered from indigestion apparrently due to lack of exercise) Servings: 4 Cooking Times Move to Trash Cooking Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour and … Read more