Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wine & Dine: Korean Feast

This month's Wine & Dine event is all about Korean cuisine and drink! Tonight we had a Korean dinner where friends brought some delicious Korean dishes to the table and I provided a presentation on Korean cuisine and hosted a soju tasting. To learn more about Korean cuisine, check out THIS SITE for details!

Here's what we our Korean feast entailed - which was wonderfully paired with the Korean soju I served (and don't be afraid to click the links for recipes!)...

Various Korean Soju
for our tasting with a Korean Rice wine to compare
Assorted Banchan
(small dishes of food served along with cooked rice in Korean cuisine)

Tongbaechu Kimchi
whole cabbage kimchi

Cucumber & Radish Salad

Shigeumchi namul

Spinach dressed with sesame oil, garlic, and soy sauce.
Cold boiled bean sprouts with sesame oil.
Gaji namul
Boiled eggplant
Ohe Kimchi
Cucumber Kimchi

Pa kimchi

hot and salty scallion kimchi
Green Bean Kim Chi
Korean Cucumber Salad

Hae-Mul Pa-Jeon
Seafood & Vegetable Pancake

Beef and Vegetable Stew
Gaeran Mari

Rolled Korean Omelette
Bokkeum Bap
Kim Chee Fried Rice

Nakji bokum

hot octopus salad

Korean-Style Steaks with Spicy Cilantro Sauce

Yakshik Sweet Spiced Rice

Fresh fruit platter

And what Korean dinner would it be without Karaoke?! After dinner, we had a round or two of karaoke which was a lot of fun!