Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I need a Korean Halmoni


Halmoni is Grandma in Korean. Why do I need a Korean Grandma? Actually I would take any grandma that would cook for me and make me feel like the most important person in the world.


I miss my grandma very much. She really was someone that treated me like I was the most special human on earth. The reason I want a Korean Grandma is because I want homemade Korean food all the time. She would bring me into her kitchen and feed me bulgogi. She would make me Kimchi (the radish kind that I like). She would hand feed me Dolsot Bibimbap.


So since this fantasy isn't going to come true in this lifetime I have to take care of my own cravings. I decided to take a recipe for chicken wings from Kimchi Chronicles Cookbook and use the marinade for a whole chicken.


I stuck the butterflied chicken into a bag with the marinade.


I made some Kimchi and rice thingy.


I channeled my Korean Halmoni.

recipe adapted from Kimchi Chronicles Chicken Wing Recipe

Whole 3lb Chicken

1 tablespoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon red pepper paste (gochujang)
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 tablespoon of ginger minced

1. Butterfly chicken (or you can use chicken parts)
2. Make marinade with all listed above (except the chicken)
3. Bake at 350 until internal temperature of the chicken is what it is suppose to be.


  1. Me too - I never had a grandmother in my life - it would be nice.  I love Kimchi Chronicles - the show and the cookbook!

  2. I think I sprained my finger trying to click over to here when I saw the picture on my dashboard. Holy crap that looks amazing. I have everything but the red pepper paste. Drat and drat again. I guess I get to go out to the store. This looks absolutely freakin fantastic. 

  3. I want a Korean Halmoni too!!! And I love radish kimchi....and actually any Korean food. My best friend is Korean and she's my partner in crime when we feast on kimchi fried rice (which I need to make soon!)

  4. Yummmmm....that looks sooooo good!