Korean Cooking: Baby Back Rib Stew (돼지 등갈비찜)

Korean Recipe: Baby Back Rib Stew (돼지 등갈비찜) by LifeOutsideofTexa... #korea #koreanfood #recipe

A few weeks ago at cooking class we learned how to make an amazing rib dish. I’ve never really been a big fan of ribs, but this completely changed my mind. They were tender and full of flavor. I can honestly say that it’s my favorite thing we have made at cooking class.

Here’s the recipe so you can all try cooking them at home! Continue reading

A year in photos – Day 106


Sunday, June 10


It’s watermelon season! Watermelons in Korea are small and expensive. They cost about $15 each!

A year in photos – Day 102


Wednesday, June 6


Garlic must be in season because I’ve been seeing a lot of it lately. I’ve been told that Korea is the largest consumer of garlic (based on population). Usually when you buy it it’s pre peeled, but my local grocery store was selling it freshly picked, stalks still attached.

A year in photos – Day 98


Saturday, June 2


Dave and I had lunch at a new restaurant in Ulsan called O’TACO. It’s really close to Dave’s work. You can actually see Hyundai’s paint shops from the patio.

I had a strawberry margarita and nachos. Dave had a burrito. The food was about average for Korean style Mexican food, but we enjoyed the location. We will definitely be back.

A year in photos – Day 80

Tuesday, May 15

May 15th is Teacher’s Day in Korea and it’s also my birthday. Double yay!

My day was truly amazing. The students were really sweet. I got lots of letters from students and at lunch time, this group of girls surprised me in my office with a poster and they sang happy birthday to me. My heart was so full all day.

After school, Dave picked me up from school. We had dinner near the beach. Dinner was fantastic. I am one lucky girl.

A year in photos – Day 79


Monday, May 14


Monday night was my birthday dinner with the girls. The first restaurant we went to didn’t have room for 7 of us so we ended up going to a restaurant that I’ve been meaning to try. We all really loved it. It’s called 찜닭 (jjimdalk), which means steamed chicken in English. It’s really really good! It’s really tender chicken served in a platter of spicy sauce and vegetables like onion, potatoes and carrots.

After dinner, we went to Baskin Robins and had an ice cream cake.

It was a great night.

A year in photos – Day 77


Saturday, May 12


I spent the weekend in Seoul with Dave and his parents. We all had a really good time.

In Insadong, I saw a food stand selling these and they made me laugh. They are called 똥빵 which translates to poop (ddong) bread (bbang). They are basically just sweet bread full of red bean paste in the shape of… poo.

It’s just another quirky thing about Korea…