Korean Food How To

December 15th, 2010 in party time, recipes

Well, let’s be honest.  This is probably very Americanized Korean food but either way, it is oh-so-good. Since I was a little gal my mom has made this every year around holiday time (my dad went on a mission to South Korea for the Mormon Church). Do you like to do a culture themed party around the holidays too? Or just a dinner that is something different to celebrate? Well then, let me show you how to do Korean food.

Korean Food How To

First, let’s talk about Pooh Kogi, a very delicious Korean meat. Let me show you how simple it is. This is also a very safe one to do for picky eaters since everyone likes this.


2 lbs of London Broil, cut thin (ask the butcher to do it)

1 cup of soy sauce

1/2 cup of lemon juice

A bunch of garlic

3 Tablespoons of sugar


1. You just mix all that up in a casserole dish and put in the sliced meat to let marinate overnight. You should stir it once so the yummy yumminess can soak on all sides.

2. Then you cook it on the stove until the meat is done. Don’t put in too much of the extra marinade because then it will almost boil. So be careful with that. Just serve over some yummy rice. The extra “juice” from the cooking pan makes for the best juice to soak into the rice. Mmm Mmm.

Wasn’t that easy? Now onto the fried won tons. My girls put these together (honest to goodness), so they are very simple as well. Let me also mention this…growing up, my mom always did just ground beef. My husband is not a huge ground beef fan SO I do ground pork and shrimp. But know that you can play around with whatever meat you want to use in these.


1 lb of ground pork, cooked

1/2 lb of shrimp, cooked and diced

A couple large handfuls of bean sprouts (make sure to look at the pictures because they are two kinds of bean sprouts) chopped up

One green onion, minced

Salt, pepper and garlic

Square Won Ton wrappers

Vegetable oil for frying (or whatever oil you like to use)


1. So cook up that shrimp and also the pork. Then throw everything in the saucepan just for a BIT…not to cook the bean sprouts or onions…just to season everything together with the garlic, salt and pepper and get it mixed together really well.

2. Then you take the won ton, dip your finger in water and outline the edges of the won ton. Put a small spoonful (SMALL, I use a small kid’s spoon) in the middle. Then fold over and seal the edges. Do a good job on this so it doesn’t come spilling out in the oil.

3. Then fry up, and boy, do they fry FAST, FAST, FAST! If you want to do a dipping sauce (and you should, I think) you can just mix together rice vinegar, soy sauce, green onions, garlic and a bit of olive oil. OR do a sweet and sour sauce.

SEE! Not that hard. Totally doable. Tell me if you try it!


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