Gaji namul (seasoned steamed eggplant side dish)

Namul is a Korean seasoned vegetable side dish, served with rice and a variety of other side dishes. Gaji namul, my favourite, is made with eggplant, but you can make namul with a wide range of vegetables, including beansprouts, slightly blanched spinach, julienned daikon radish, or even tofu. Flavour: Spicy Serves: 4 as side dish Ingredients: 3 … Continue reading Gaji namul (seasoned steamed eggplant side dish)

Steaming rice

A lot of westerners get rice wrong, and a lot of non-westerners notice. And a lot of people give in and buy a rice cooker to get it right for them… or just cook crappy rice. Here’s how I was brought up cooking rice, and it’s foolproof… Directions: Measure out desired quantity of rice into … Continue reading Steaming rice

Green mango salad

Not as well known as the traditional som tam (green papaya salad), green mango salad is a similar Thai salad dish that is fragrant and fresh, with a spicy, flavoursome kick. Flavour: Tangy & spicy Serves: 2 Ingredients: 2 green mangoes, coarsely shredded 2 red chillies, chopped finely (adjust chilli to your own taste – … Continue reading Green mango salad