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Recipe: Kalua Pig with a Korean Twist

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Happy Hump Day, Noshers!  Even though we’re smack-dab in the middle of May, the weather has been a little ridiculous lately. What’s with the drab over cast sky and rain, rain (go away!)? While we have a few more dreary days ahead of us, I thought it would the perfect time to share a super easy way to make Hawaiian-style kalua pig with the good ol’ slow cooker!  No, that’s not coffee-flavored pork; kalua refers to a Hawaiian cooking method where food is cooked in an underground oven, or imu. If you’ve been to a luau in Hawaii, you know what I’m talking about – that climactic moment when a whole pig is unearthed after cooking for hours, revealing tender, flavorful meat.  Well, I’m in Missouri at the moment without ready access to an imu; however, I love Hawaiian food (and hope to live in Hawaii someday – how do I make that happen??).  So, I used the next best thing in my kitchen arsenal – my trusty slow cooker.

There are a number of different kalua pig recipes out there, but I liked the simplicity of this one, that calls only for the pork, Hawaiian sea salt, and liquid smoke: Continue Reading

Korean: KorTako

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So fusion has been all the rage in food these days and years, hasn’t it? We have Mexican sushi, Japanese burritos, Korean Chinese food, Japanese Italian – the list goes on and on.  When KorTako opened in my neighborhood, I knew I had to try it out for several reasons:

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Korean: So Kong Dong Restaurant

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Although So Kong Dong isn’t in NYC, I make a visit to my hometown at least once a month to devour its unparalleled tofu.  Its phone number is programmed into my phone.  I’ve brought carry-out back to NYC at the request of desperate friends.  Hey, if Anthony Bourdain visited this place on his No Reservations: New Jersey episode, it’s gotta be pretty good, right?

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