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Dad’s Bibim Guksu, Spicy Korean Noodles

yobodish bibim guk su

During a cooking marathon, you need to fortify yourself with easy-to-make eats with a kick. My dad’s spicy Korean noodles (bibim guksu) did the trick. It’s spicy, sweet and has a kick… more like a roundhouse. Continue Reading →

Cool as Cucumber Soba Noodles

soba noodles cucumbers nori

Heat and humidity. Yep. Summer is on its way. Here is one of my favorite summer-time quick fixes… super easy, super cool and super good… soba noodles with cool cucumbers. Continue Reading →

Bibim Naengmyeon or Jjol Myeon, Firehouse Spicy

Bibim Naeng Myeon

Call me noodle head. I come from a family of noodle heads. We love all types of noodles. My mom even bribed my sis to have kids with noodles. “Well,” she said with a sigh, shrugging her shoulders, “If you got pregnant, I would move in and take care of you. I would make you bibim guk su whenever you want.” Sis was pregnant the next year. True story. Continue Reading →

Grilled Rib Eye with Mango Peach Slaw

mango peach slaw yobodish

Yobodish grilled rib eye and manog peach slaw Continue Reading →

How Do You Spell Kitchen? C-H-I-C-K-E-N

Class photo with han bok

I knew I had it in the bag. There were only three others left in the competition and I knew I could beat each one of them. Meek Leah was just holding on after a near miss in the last round. Hasty Stephen always made his move without thinking. Lucky Betty always got the easy ones. Continue Reading →

Kun Jip

yobodish Korean house

My mom was 12 years old when her father died and her world disappeared. It was a hot, humid day and the small windowless room was suffocating. She wrapped her infant sister in the patchwork sling, strapped it around her shoulder and went out on the maru. She thought she would have better luck getting her sister to sleep out on the porch. The maru had old wooden floors and Continue Reading →

Spicy Ramen Noodles and a Day at the Ball Park… Almost

yobodish ballpark noodles

Spicy ramen noodles was not a part of the weekend plan. This past weekend was a trifecta of outdoor events bound to yield fun times… Cinco de Mayo, Gold Cup, multiple sporting events. We opted for a single bet and placed money on the Nationals/Phillies game. Two days before the game, I spent 30 minutes searching for the right seats. I found them, saved the tix, bought them the next Continue Reading →