Sunday, June 24, 2007

Backyard Korean BBQ

Pulling into the busy parking lot of HanNam Chain Supermarket on Olympic, just West of Vermont, I knew I would 't see too many non-Korean shoppers.

I pulled out a recipe for Korea-town Beef to BBQ this weekend and love that I can find a local store that carries everything I need. I'm sure I could have found the same ingredients at Vons or Ralphs, but I like the authenticity and the adventure of going to a Korean market. They carried several items with Korean/English labels, some only Korean.
I wish I knew my bean pastes. I ended up getting a nice red bean paste because I liked the color. Everything else was pretty easy. Soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, brown sugar, garlic and things like that. I also picked up an assortment of seasoned Korean cucumber and bean sprout salads but steered wide of the 5 gallon tubs of kimchee.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yum! And what a lovely table setting.