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!


  1. I was drawn into this post by the thought of korean food, but I was totally distracted by the pictures of your new place! It looks amazing, with those huge windows. Looks way different from Rogers Park! Do you love it? I've been too busy for meet ups lately, but I might have to find the time to go to one, just to check out your new pad :) Congrats!

  2. Some of that looks absolutely fantastic! I have a friend teaching English in South Korea right now...but he mostly eats KFC and ramen. ;) Are these pictures taken in your new apartment? The view is amazing!

  3. After seeing this, I really need to try more Korean cuisine! Everything looks marvelous and I've saved some of these recipes!

  4. Ok, so the food looks amazing (as usual), but your new place is gorgeous! What a view!

  5. My husband has become obsessed with Sake, so I think I need to get him some Soju!

  6. I've always wanted to try cooking Korean food - everything looks amazing! Your new place is gorgeous too!

  7. Loved the karaoke! Food looks very good too!

  8. All the yummy looking Korean food...reminds me of my trip to Korea. The night time view from your apartment looks amazing!!!