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Discovering Korean Cuisine
Discovering Korean Cuisine

Discovering Korean Cuisine

Recipes from the Best Korean Restaurants in Los Angeles

Edited by Allisa Park


170 Pages, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: April 2007

ISBN 9780978541804

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Dream Character, Inc. (Apr 2007)

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How to duplicate savory, authentic dishes using only standard home kitchen equipment

A step-by-step guide to re-creating healthy, delicious, Korean-style dinners, this book unlocks the mysteries behind these delicacies in an approachable, illuminating manner. Featuring contributions from 12 of Los Angeles’ most prominent Korean restaurants, this cookbook includes recipes ranging from mainstays such as kimchi, bulgogi (marinated beef), mu-saengchae (spicy Korean radish), and bossam (boiled pork) to specialty dishes such as jjim-dak (vegetable chicken stew), hobak-juk (squash porridge), and jjam-bong (spicy noodle soup with seafood). Besides the typical listing of ingredients and instructions, each recipe contains a progression of photographs illustrating various stages of preparation along with the completed dish. A handy introductory section visually identifies common ingredients and details how to complete the basics—cleaning, peeling, dicing, slicing, shredding, and preparing broths and rice. Those inspired to visit the restaurants themselves will find contact information and a map of their locations in the back of the book.


"I've never seen such a comprehensive collection of authentic Korean recipes. Traditional cuisine, exciting new fusion dishes, it's all in here." —Ki Young Lee, president, Los Angeles Korean American Restaurant Association

"The book is rich in recipes, techniques, tips, and photography, and is inspiring as both a cookbook and a restaurant guide." —The BA blog by the editors of Bon Appétit

"Packed with over 75 recipes from some of L.A.'s top Korean restaurants, this outstanding collection will appeal to those who've never even set foot in southern California, let alone Korea." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Author Biography

Allisa Park is the editor of A Collection of Fine Baking, the first English-language collection of recipes by the internationally renowned Korean pastry chef, Young Mo Kim, which won the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best dessert book in 2005. She lives in Los Angeles.