WITH JUDY JOO
Uncover the best of the Korean food scene, from bustling markets to traditional tea plantations.
It's simple to make Korean favorites with a few key Korean pantry ingredients.
Judy Joo shares simple, spectacular dishes for meat lovers with foolproof Korean barbecue beef short ribs, a Spicy Pork Belly Cheesesteak and her version of Korean Steak Tartare. In Seoul, Judy joins restaurateur Sid Kim for a pork barbecue banquet, eating a midnight feast of roasted pig's feet and finds an usual takeaway -- steak.
Judy Joo makes the comfort food of her childhood with Instant Noodles with Spicy Rice Cakes, giant, meaty, King Dumplings and fresh Melon Popsicles. In Seoul, she tries rice cakes in Tteokbokki town and visits a famous dumpling restaurant with journalist and friend Jean Lee. She also provides a guide to Korean melons.
Judy Joo shares three simple marinades for speedy suppers using easily accessible Korean ingredients. She serves up Doenjang-glazed eggplant, grilled hangar steak with a spicy scallion and red onion salad as well as Gochujang Glazed Salmon. In Korea, she meets the Park family who make their own traditional ingredients, and gives a guide to using gochugaru, Korean chili flakes.
Korean bar snacks are on the menu with Judy Joo's pan fried fish, Buffalo wings with spicy gochujang sauce, and meaty stuffed chili bombs. In Seoul, she samples dried fish snacks and fried chicken with bar owner Daniel Gray and visits Gongdoek market which serves Seoul's best fried snacks.
Judy Joo shares three show-stopping recipes inspired by Korean cafe culture: spicy sesame straws, chewy Korean coffee brownies and a simple, stunning dessert, Citron Tea posset. In Seoul, Judy samples the latest fashion in pastry, eclairs, with patissier Yun Eun Young. She explores current trends in coffee drinking and takes tea in a traditional Bukchon tea house.
Healthy food is on the menu and Judy Joo shares her versions of healthy Korean cooking with a superfoods salad and carrot Doenjang dressing, cabbage kimchi, and Korean-style poached chicken. In Seoul, she shares her favorite vegetable bibimbap, shows fermented dishes in the market and eats acorn jelly in the mountains at a stunning riverside restaurant.
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