Earlier this year, Chris and I visited Ann Arbor and we stopped by a Korean diner in Kerrytown for lunch. Chris ordered a bacon wrapped hot dog deep fried with kimchi on it. It was pretty interesting! It inspired me to make my own at-home version so here it is —slightly healthier. I don’t normally eat hot dogs but when you get the organic kind with no nitrates or additives you feel better about eating it.
As mentioned in my 9/18 post, here’s another recipe with kimchi. I think I’m about half way done with my container. This is a great go-to recipe if you’re tired or lazy or don’t want to put a lot of effort into dinner. It’s easy, tasty and takes no time to make. It’s also a good go-to when you don’t want to put too much heat in the house. Enjoy!
I bought a big container of kimchi at the market so I’ll be doing a few more recipes with it. Naturally, kimchi fried rice comes to mind. The fried egg on top is optional but I think it really completes the dish.
My first authentic Korean food experience was in 1997 when I first met M. This was about the time when E started dating him. Since then, I have been exposed to many wonderful Korean dishes. Pajeon, kimchi jjigae, sundubu jjigae, to name a few (I’m a big soup/stew fan!). Several years ago, I decided to make my at-home version of kimchi jjigae. I think I have come up with a version I’m satisfied with. A warning —this is pretty spicy. I mean BTS (Burning Tonkomong Sensation) spicy. 😀