Foodie Friday First: Red Bean Bread

Ate some fresh... Red bean bread: pastry stuffed with red bean filling I had my first taste of this Korean pastry. It's a fluffy bread that's very soft and tender, more pastry-like than a bagel consistency. Inside is red bean paste, a thick filling of the legumes. Not a very sugary bread, it's great when you're craving just a little bit of sweetness. … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Pork Belly Sandwich

Pork belly sandwich: tender meat sandwiched in a steamed bun wrapper           Pork belly is a totally accurate name; it comes from the underside of the pig. You might be surprised to learn that bacon is found in there, too. Likewise, both cuts of meat are pretty tasty. (In fact, pork belly is a very common ingredient in both Chinese and Korean cuisines.) Now imagine that succulent meat wrapped in a steamed bun, similar to the fluffy pancakes … [Read more...]