12.152 Dubu Kimchi


6 (Sun) June 2021

Dubu Kimchi


by me

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

W and her friend went on a trek over Namhansan, a small the mountain adjacent to our apartment complex.  For W – and I swear that I’m not making this up – it was her first exercise experience in 10 years (see most recently 2.143 Smoked Duck with Buchu and Perilla Leaves in Onion-Wasabi Dressing).  Along the way, they encountered a restaurant serving traditional Korean foods, foods that are often found somewhere along mountain trails (see for example 9.144 Jeongsik).

Impressed – she was starving from the walk – W bought some handmade dubu, which came with sautéed kimchi, and brought it home for dinner.

BY ME =  sliced the dubu cakes + plated the pieces and kimchi on a dish + sprinkled some sesame seeds for garnish (black on the dubu, white on the kimchi) + nuked everything for 1 minute.

The dubu was good.  Soft, delicate, nutty.  Reminded me of the handmade dubu that she had bought in Manila (see 9.288 Handmade Dubu with Soy Dressing).

The kimchi was so-so.



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