We headed east to visit the Riverside Farmers Market and the Mattel Store. After all of that and some failed auto repairs at home we found a Korena spot on Yelp that we had to try because they are not a dime a dozen in our new neighborhood.
Slipped in a regular strip mall is Myung Ga
It has all the usual suspects on the menu Soon Doo Boo, Ramen, Kalbi, Cold Noodles, Kimchi Fried Rice, etc
Hite has been reborn as Terra but they are out so I had a Cass. My first time with Cass. It’s fine…not as lite as I think of Hite…
The Banchan were pretty typical—daikon slices in soy sauce and jalapeño, kimchi, slightly ferment sprouts, a great spice cucumber pickle, and a pasta salad (the latter is not unusual but always confusing).
I opted for the Bibimbop with tofu…and make it hot at your own past sauce
Jim opted for the Tofu Stew with added Oyster..mild side with the ubiquitous bowl of rice
Following on the success of the bbq pink mushrooms sandwiches, I thought my bag of mixed oyster mushrooms would be fantastic for Korean bbq mushrooms. i was kinda’ right. The pinks crisp up nicely but the other varieties aren’t a so crisp loving but they mostly get there
Following the other recipe. They were minimally spiced for this part, then when done I tossed them with some Flatiron Asian blend peppers, tamari, fish sauce, acid league’s liquid kimchi, liquid smoke.
Served it up with rice, butter lettuce leaves, kimchi, rice vinegar pickled daikon. I loved the mushroom marinade sauce so much I tossed it onto the broccoli rabe as well.
We made perfect wraps with the lettuce, mushroom and kimchi and I made reasonable pantry/fridge panchan
…to make eggs. Then i said, breakfast for dinner. Then i said sauerkraut and eggs. I googled that and actually found recipes but it led me to kimchi and eggs…..which ended up as kimchi pancake. Am i the only one that falls down that recipe rabbit hole?
So we had kimchi pancake
It was my first try so by no means perfect but this tasted YUM!
I googled korean squash and found something resembling this
I wanted something fresh so i grabbed an heirloom tomato and made a quick dressing of lime ponzu and mayo…it worked