Japchae (잡채) is a classic Korean recipe that you’ll find at just about every celebration or potluck.
Jidan (지단, egg garnish), is a technique from Korean royal cuisine.
Go to any restaurant in Korea during our hot and sweaty summers, and you’re likely to find these lovely greens stems of kimchi on your table.
Gang doenjang (강된장) is a kind of reduced bean paste stew that we often eat in summer with steamed summer greens like squash leaves.
A simple and delicious way to eat dureup (두릅, Aralia shoots) is sukhoe (숙회, blanching or parboiling, pronounced “sook-hwae”).
There are all kinds of bibimbap, but meonggae (멍게, sea pineapple) bibimbap in particular makes a great lunch for sleepy spring days.
Sukhoe (숙회) refers to a dish of meat, fish or vegetables that are gently parboiled.
Ganghoe (강회, pronounced “gahng-hwae”) is a term for lightly parboiled vegetables like minari or fresh young spring onions, both of which have an unmistakable aroma particularly in the spring.
About a year ago, we took a trip down to Silsang Temple, where we ran into some ladies trimming greens near the kitchen.