Tag Archives: Stew

Chilli Con Carne, Or Some Say ‘Chilli’ For Short

Although the term ‘chilli con carne’ is Spanish, meaning ‘chilli with meat’, it actually originated from the US State of Texas – a dish born out of an effort to get the Mexican Americans to appreciate the taste of chilli … Read more

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A Fermented Napa Cabbage Stew Called Kimchi Jjigae (김치 찌개)

Jjigae (찌개) refers to any Korean stew-like dish. Kimchi jjigae (김치 찌개) is hence a stew comprising mainly kimchi as well as other ingredients like beancurd, meat and mushrooms. Given that kimchi is a type of pickled vegetable that opens … Read more

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Sesame Ginger Chicken To Flavour The Plain Rice

I am not very sure if this dish is authentically Chinese, but from the way it is cooked, it does very much resemble the Chinese style of cooking. Nevertheless, sesame ginger chicken is definitely distinct from the more commonly available … Read more

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Korean Jajangmyeon (자짱면)

Jajangmyeon (or Jajangmyun) originated from the Chinese (Beijing) version of Zhajiangmian (炸酱面), which means ‘noodles with fried sauce’. The key difference between the two versions is the type of bean paste used to cook the sauce: the Chinese uses fermented … Read more

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Korean Spicy Rice Cake (떡볶이)

Pronounced as tteokbokki, this dish is supposed to be one of the favourite dishes of the Koreans, especially as a street snack on a hungry after-work day. I remember first eating this food for lunch at a ski resort in … Read more

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