Jaden's Treats


Dakbokkeumtang…OUR WAY


This is a recipe I saw on Maangchi YouTube channel! It's a spicy braised chicken with potatoes and onions! It's a sweet heat and it will keep you comin back for more! So let's get started!

2-3lbs of chicken pieces (we used drummettes)
1medium onion, cut into chunks
2medium potatoes, cut into chunks!
(Sometime we use carrots but I will keep it simple right now)

Sauce Ingredients
1/4cup soy sauce
1/4cup pepper paste
1/4cup garlic
1tbsp sugar
1tbsp ginger
2tbsp pepper flakes

Other ingredients
2cups water

In a bowl mix the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

Over high heat, In a big pot add your chicken and onions sauce and water. Cook on high for 15- 20min covered. Stir occasionally!

After the 15-20min are up add in you potatoes, lower the heat to medium and stir the potatoes in with the chicken and spicy broth!

Cover and cook for and additional 15-20min.

The sauce should be thick if not, then take a potatoes and smush it on the side on the pot and let it cook for 5min more!

Garnish with sesame seeds!

Serve with rice and kimchi! (We served our with kimchi and. Rolled egg!)

We also added a little bit of bok choy in with the chicken! To give it a little more crunch!



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Korean Kimbap….Our Way :)

Crab Kimbap

Korean Kimbap….its a quick snack and can be bought in your local Korean grocery store, well I know that they sell them at my local Korean grocery! They are like Sushi rolls,  but they are the Korean version! They are light and tasty! The filling can range from imitation crab meat, beef, chicken or vegetarian…it also contains cucumber, Korean pickled radish, a strip of scramble egg.  As a dipping sauce I combine soy sauce, Korean pepper flakes, rice vinegar and sesame oil…its gives the kimbap a salty, tangy, sweet kick. I will put the recipe for the sauce and the kimbap below!

Kimbap  (this recipe is for 10 sheets of seaweed)

  • 1pkg of Seaweed wrappers
  • 3cups cooked short grain rice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large & long cucumber
  • 10pcs Korean pickled radish
  • 10-20pcs of imitation crab meat (10pcs if u like thin meat or 20pcs if u want meaty kimbap)
  • 1tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper flakes (optional)
  • bamboo mat (we used a silpat!)


  • In a microwaveable safe bowl, add the vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper flakes. Heat on medium for 1min or until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
  • Season the rice with the vinegar mixture and let it cool! HOT RICE WILL MAKE THE WRAPPER TOO SOFT TOO FAST AND MAKE UR KIMBAP GO KAPUT!
  • Once the rice has cooled (about 10-15min, warm rice if ok!) take one wrapper at a time and press the rice to one ends of the wrapper.
rice and wrapper

rice and wrapper

  • At the end of the wrapper, closest to the edge of your mat, add the crab, the cucumber, the egg and the pickled radish, and start rolling. First roll with your hand, to secure the filling, then roll the kimbap the rest of the way by using the mat! Once rolled, tightly squeeze the roll to make sure that it’s secure and the filling won’t fall out.

There you go! You have made your very first kimbap! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! Now for the sauce, don’t worry this is easy! The fills 10 wrappers, but this can feed a huge party! We filled 3 tupperwares of  long bowls. This recipe would be get for a party, potluck, or just to have frozen for a quick snack down the road.

Our Kimbap Sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp Korean pepper flakes

Directions this is going to be the hard part!

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl!
  2. Mix!
  3. Serve!

Below is the gallery for the kimbap! I hope you enjoy it!




Gone but not forgotten….I Hope

I have been gone for a month or so, being 17wks pregnant for the 2nd time ni my life, isn’t going as easy as it did before with my first child. This pregnancy is a tiring one! I go can fall asleep at the drop of a hat, pin, dime …pretty much I am tired all the time! I feel like cookingand baking but my body it telling me to sit down and sleep! But recently, aka this morning, I have been feeling not as tired as I usually wa. Will I feel like this all week?…I doubt it! But I feel like this now, and I feel like korean food. All week, I have been eating Mexican food…at least I can say this baby is making me crave the good stuff!

TODAY, I will be going home and making KIMBAP…I will post the recipe for this Korean treat. I am promising myself and you all this recipe, because it pains me that I havent made a post in over 1 month…GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! LoL.

So stay tuned for Kimbap…OUR WAY!  We will try to keep it traditional!


3 Wings in 1!!

Finger Lickin Chicken

Finger Lickin Chicken

This is a recipe for my Honey Garlic Chicken, Sweet and Spicy chicken, and Lemon Pepper chicken wings! These are fried, but you can definitely bake the wings and then add the flavors…sometimes I bake them in the sauces to give them more flavor. The Lemon pepper I used an already made seasoning, because I wanted to see how it tasted; usually I used lemon juice, butter and pepper and then add it to the wings. The honey garlic is the easiest, just honey, garlic and soy sauce (these are freaking yummy)! The Sweet and Spicy…I use Korean pepper paste, coconut water and other seasonings, if you don’t have pepper paste please feel free to use hot sauce!

the pack of wings i used yielded 8 for each flavor…these are awesome and you can’t eat just one! they are great as leftovers! 🙂

Lemon Pepper Wings

  • 8 -10 chicken wings
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp cake flour, (you can use regular flour also…1 1/2 tbsp all purpose flour and 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • oil, for frying (if frying)
  • 3 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning (or 1/3cp lemon juice, 2tbsp butter, 2tbsp plack pepper)


  1. Rinse the chicken with cold water and a little lemon juice, this helps clean the chicken.
  2. Pat the chicken dry and season with salt and pepper, and return to the bowl. leave a little water in it..this will help the flour stick to the chicken and make a batter, UNLESS you are baking the wings
  3. Add the flour and mix the chicken.
  4. Fry till Golden or bake till the juices run clear when a wing is pierced.
  5. Once wings are done, toss them into the lemon pepper seasoning. or see 6.
  6. Add the lemon juice, black pepper and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1min or till the butter in melted and pour onto the baked or fried wings.   FINISHED
Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Honey Garlic Wings

*use the same recipe for the fried chicken wings or if you’re going to bake the wings…bake them at 375F for 25-30min depending on the size.


  • 3-4 gloves of garlic
  • 2tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tsp mirin or white wine vinegar
  • 1/3cp honey
  1. In a saucepan add the ingredients and reduce the sauce, but don’t reduced to much because then it will harden into a brittle on the chicken.
  2. Once the sauce is the right consistency, add the fried or baked chicken into the sauce and mix until its evenly coating all the wings. AND YOU’RE DONE!
Honey Garlic Wings

Honey Garlic Wings

Sweet and Spicy Wings

*use the same recipe for the fried chicken wings or if you’re going to bake the wings…bake them at 375F for 25-30min depending on the size.


  • 1tbsp Korean Pepper Paste (if you don’t have pepper paste u can use regular hot pepper sauce use 2tsp)
  • 1tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/2 coconut water
  • 2tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. in a saucepan add the ingredients and let it thicken.
  2. Once thickened to ur liking (thin sauce or thick sauce) add in your wings and mix until evenly coated!
Sweet and Spicy Wings

Sweet and Spicy Wings


These are simple recipes and sauces to make, and it will spruce up any wing! Enjoy

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2nd Edition of Korean Grocery Snacks….


This is the 2nd installment of the Korean grocery store snacks. This episode features salty and sweet chips, crackers and a spicy pickled fruit! Usually I am not one for chips…I like a crisp now and then, but i rarely keep them in the house for myself….Jaden loves them, so we keep them in the house for him! This was a very interesting taste test, to say the least, Korean snacks are not quite like American snacks…they have many different types of chips…our chips consist of potatoes or corn chips…theirs consisted of ramyun, sweet potato even seafood! Yup that’s right seafood…our goldfish crackers are made of cheese, their’s are made from shrimp…Shrimp flavor crackers seem to be a big thing in Asian cultures…I have seen them in Japanese stores, Thai stores and now my local Korean store! While I like my shrimp on a skewer or scampi’ed I don’t think I can get into fish flavor crackers! We sampled some really yummy snacks and can’t wait to share our experience with you! It took us a while to edit these…were aren’t pro’s sooo we hope u like them.


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Korean Frozen Snacks ….Long awaited

mashiss oh yo

mashiss oh yo

This is the start of the Korean Grocery Store series….I am soooo excited to do this! I think everyone should try a series like this, whether it be a Thai food store, Authentic Italian food, African food, whatever it may be, you should try it…it opens up your mind to different foods other cultures make everyday.   Well we started off this series with Frozen Pre-made treats, Ice creams, sweet pastries and rice cakes…I tried my best to say the Korean names of the treats, but I TOTALLY BUTCHERED it. I have also come to the conclusion that my hubby is THEE worst cameraman ever! LoL We shot this video late into the night…and then the next day I caught a cold from my niece (good times!!!) I have been popping cough drops like they were gum drops 😦 … but i told myself that I was going to post this video!

                            WARNING!!!!: MY HUSBAND IS THE WORST CAMERAMAN ALIVE!!!! 

Part 1– in this episode we try mango mochi sherbet bonbons and Sweet Corn ice bar! the bonbon were awesome, they have a thin layer of mango flavored rice cake encasing a mango sherbet…completely delicious! The Sweet Corn Ice Bar…well ummmm I let my hubby test that one…the little piece I tried, it wasn’t bad, it tastes like a creamed corn ice cream with chunks of kernels in it. I wouldn’t try it again, but i can at least say that I have had ice cream made from corn! CAN YOU SAY THAT?! LoL

Part 2– in this episode we try a Samancho fish ice cream, its not really made from fish, it is in the shape of a fish and its filled with vanilla ice cream and sweetened red bean paste. I loved the vanilla ice cream, the cone was tasty and light, the red bean paste was …. red beany….sweet…and beany! LoL its was a good combination, a little too sweet for me, but good…my hubby ate the whole thing! GREEDY MUCH!

Part 3– in this episode, we had the hardest time with these delicacies..LoL… Sweet Bean Bun and Green Bean Bread! I have come to the conclusion that I don’t like sweet beans, I barely like sweet peas…sooooo I should have known! LoL Well here it is…

Part 4 – in this final episode, we try goong joong ddak…I hope I got that right…its Sweet Rice Cakes filled with red bean paste and rolled in 5 different powders.

  1. Sesame,
  2. Black Sesame,
  3. Red Bean Powder,
  4. Munch Bean Powder, and
  5. Soy Bean Powder

This is the last of the videos for this series….next up will be chips and cracker type snacks. I have been sick so I will be posting the next video on next Saturday as well….WE WERE going to do a Ramyeon taste test…but anything spicy is burning my sick little throat!


P.S. my hubby is the worst cameraman ever!

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Korean snacks/desserts

My hubby and I will be doing a series on Korean snacks and desserts! This will include salty snacks, sweet snacks everything. Some snacks will be pre made and some will need to be prepared! I can not wait to start this series….we will start off with some frozen treats! I work by a Korean grocery store … so this was a great opportunity to try this series out! The store has everything you would want and need to stock up your Korean kitchen, or in my case my mock Korean wanna be pantry! 🙂 I will be posting a video once or twice a week….depending on what I find….I am willing to go out of my culinary comfort zone and try new tastes….I’m not a fan of sweet potato anything, and sesame seed in my food should be at a minimum….so yea this is going to be fun sooooo I can’t wait!

First series will be frozen treats! Soooo stay tuned!

Jaden’s Treats


Spicy Coconut Chicken Curry

Spicy Goodness

Spicy Goodness

Last night I made my signature (i called it that because is makes me feel special! LoL) Spicy Coconut Chicken Curry dish with a side of rice. I wanted to share this recipe because it’s tasty and awesome…VEGETARIANS CAN OMIT THE CHICKEN AND JUST USED VEGGIES (I use onion, bell peppers {any variety}, potato, carrots…you can even add tofu) This recipe calls for the most simplest ingredients to make this hearty meal…and it can last you for days, unless you have someone that eats like my hubby does, then it can feed you for the night and the nest day for lunch..lol.

Before I has my son, me and spicy food didn’t mix…the spiciest I would go was the MILD sauce at Taco Bell…now I need spice in my life! For this recipes I use Korean pepper Flakes and Korean pepper flakes…if you can find these two items, you can use chili peppers, habanero peppers and / or cayenne. But if you don’t like spicy food, you can omit it…its still delicious without it. TRUST ME!!!


6 skinless chicken thighs (you can use drumsticks, wings….etc)

1 (8oz) can coconut milk, (i use Thai Kitchen, its creamy and sweet and gives a great flavor!)

1 med carrot, medium chopped

1 large potato, medium chopped

1 med onion, medium chopped ( i didn’t have one at the time of this video)

16oz water (this is a broth like curry…use 8oz for a stew like curry)

1/4cp soy sauce

3tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1tsp garlic

1/2cp water or broth

oil, for frying


2tsp paprika

1tsp nutmeg

1tsp allspice

1tsp cloves

1tsp cinnamon

1/8tsp salt (you have soy sauce to add saltiness, but this is optional..it’s not too salty with it!!)

3tbsp curry powder

2tbsp pepper flakes (optional)

2tbsp pepper pastes (optional, you can sub 3tsp cayenne for spiciness)


Start by pan frying the  chicken in about 2tbsp of oil fry the chicken until browned on both sides, but not fully cooked…set aside.

Drain the oil out, leave about 1tbsp in the pan, fry the spices till aromatic.

Add the Worcestershire, soy sauce and the pepper paste..fry for about 2-3min.

Add the veggies and coat in the paste mixture.

Add in 1/2cup of water or broth.

Next add the coconut milk, add hot water to the now empty can and pour into the pot.

Add the chicken back to the pan, covering the chicken with the broth.

Cover the pot with a lid and simmer on medium for 45min…checking on the curry once in a while.

Serve with rice or alone….either way its delicious.

Enjoy…watch the video on my YouTube channel

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New found love to All things Korean! >.<


Korean Flag

About 4-5mos ago, my hubby introduced me to K-pop, which stands for Korean Pop, this peaked my interests as to what else Korea might have to offer! I am a YouTube fanatic, and started to do searches for K-pop, which leads you to videos and even K-Variety/K-Drama (K-TV). the difference between the 2 is the K-Variety(Korean variety) is like comedy/reality TV shows and K-Dramas is like Korean soap operas. Both are really entertaining to watch, you see the big differences in American TV from Korean TV. One big thing that I see from a lot of the Korean Variety, is that they tend to be on the family oriented side, no cursing, no nudity…everyone seems to bond together like a family and they get along; unlike reality shows in america, where you watch it in discretion with your kids and sometimes even your spouse (LoL)! Korean Dramas are where you find the juicy things that make Korean girls and boys, sometimes adults, blush…these taboo shows show everything from holding hands (gasp), kissing on the cheek or lips (cover your eyes), gazing into each others eyes (OMG!) and sometimes even ….i can’t bare to say it…sometimes even hugging! LoL!!



Well back to K-Pop, is a musical genre consisting of dance, electropop, hip hop, rock, and R&B music originating in South Korea. Korean pop and American pop are totally 2 different things…it seems all K-pop has a rap section in it, most are bubbly with bright colors, flashing lights and cutesy (think Britney Spears before the 2 kids and K-fed, the “HIT ME BABY, ONE MORE TIME” Britney!!!) some of the K-pop can be edgy and sexy and make you want want to get up and do a sexy dance…not that I do that or anything …moving on! If you want to hear  K-pop and don’t know where to start…. YouTube search – EAT YOUR KIMCHI, they have a great channel and inform foreigners about everything Korean. It’s because of them, that I branched out to learn more about Korea…and also why I am going back to school so that I can teach English in Korea!

I have become a big fan of all things Korean, food, music, movies and TV…though Korean food is an acquired taste, it is worth the try.Koreans love to eat and their diets consist lots of veggie sides, rices, seafood, poultry and meat in general…and if you have ever been to a Korean restaurant and had galbi, (it’s marinated grilled meats, mostly ribs…but they has dak galbi, dak = chicken) you would love Korean food, if your vegetable…they have great stews, soups, sides are mostly veggies (sometimes you might get a cuttlefish side or fish cake, so make sure you ask what things are!) Kimchi is fermented spicy cabbage, I HATE SAUERKRAUT but I LOVE KIMCHI; its have a tart-spicy-crunchy-salty taste and its just awesome, you have to try it!

Well this concludes my Korean random thought of the day/night….but if you would like to know more, about Korean things… Google it or YouTube it…you won’t be sorry! TRUST ME!


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