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Food Recipes You Always See in K-Dramas (Part III)

By Eskanisa R

02 July 2020

These easy-to-cook meal recipes for family use simple ingredients.

Photo source: Maangchi
Have you try previous food recipes from K-Dramas yet? Let’s recreate these easy, simple but delicious recipes.

1. Japchae
500 grams glass noodles
8 shitake mushrooms (thinly sliced)
7 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
3 eggs (lightly beat)
1 carrot (thinly sliced lengthwise)
1 red bell pepper (thinly sliced lengthwise)
1 green bell pepper (thinly sliced lengthwise)
Sesame oil to taste
Salt to taste
Sesame seeds (optional for garnish)
Sauce ingredients:
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
4 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp white pepper
2 tsp sweet soy sauce
1. Add glass noodles into boiling water and cook until they float, set aside.
2. Prepare the pan over medium heat, make omelette (half-cooked) over low heat. Cut lengthwise after cold, set aside.
3. Reheat the pan with little oil over medium heat, add garlic, saute until fragrant. Add onion, carrots, red and green bell pepper and shitake, stir well.
4. Add glass noodles and all sauce ingredients (soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt, white pepper and sweet soy sauce), stir well.
5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before served.
This also perfect to eat with a plate of warm white rice.

2. Pajeon
Pajeon also known as Korean pancakes appears often on drama series. Pajeon comes with different kinds based on additional ingredients like haemul or seafood and leeks also kimchijeon or kimchi.
200 grams of all-purpose flour
250 ml water
¼ tsp salt
2 eggs (lightly beat)
1 carrot (matchstick cut)
1 white radish (matchstick cut)
4 large green chilies
1 leek (matchstick cut)
Dipping sauce:
150 ml water
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
4 cayenne pepper
1 leek
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar
1. Mix flour, water, and salt, stir well.
2. Add all vegetables, stir well.
3. Heat a non-stick pan with little oil over medium heat. Pour a spoonful of (vegetable) mixture) until covering pan surface.
4. While half cooked, pour (beaten) eggs, amidst the mixture, turning slowly.
5. Ensure mixture remains thin and cooked evenly.
6. Cook all mixture. Served while warm with dipping sauce.

3. Miyeok Guk
Miyeok means seaweed and guk means soup was originally eaten at certain events such as birthday and after giving birth.
4 ounces dried seaweed
10 ounces clam
3 cloves garlic
1 segment ginger
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp salt
2 cups water
1. Soak clams in mixture of water and salt, set aside overnight. In the morning before cooking, rinse thoroughly.
2. Soak dried seaweed for 5 minutes, cut about 5 cm.
3. Chop garlic and ginger finely. Heat a non-sticky pan over medium heat. Add seaweed, garlic, and ginger. Add sesame oil and soy sauce. After sizzling, add 2 cups of water.
4. After boiling, add clams, salt to taste, stir well until it bubbling.
5. Served while warm with a plate or bowl white rice.

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