Patlıcan Kebabı – Eggplant Kabob

This is a dish I’ve eaten many times when visiting my husband’s hometown of Gaziantep. Patlıcan kebabı aka “eggplant kabob” is a dish regularly enjoyed in Eastern Turkey. It is surprisingly easy to make with just a few ingredients and little prep – and it’s a one sheet dinner!

Kimchi Bibim Guksu (비빔국수)

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing like a bowl of cold, spicy noodles! This recipe for kimchi bibim guksu (비빔국수), is similar to another recipe I’ve posted for memil guksu (메밀국수), but instead of buckwheat (aka soba) noodles, uses somyeon (소면) wheat noodles. If you prefer buckwheat noodles, you can absolutely use those instead. 

Delicious Spicy Coleslaw

If you’re like me, coleslaw is a welcome addition to any sandwich, burger, taco or hot dog. I am a fan of most coleslaw, but I prefer to have it with a little kick. This spicy coleslaw has jalapeno and sriracha to add some fire to whatever dish you’re pairing with the slaw.

Miyeok Guk – Seaweed Soup

Seaweed soup, aka miyeok guk, is a common Korean dish that also holds much cultural significance. Korean women eat copious amounts of miyeok guk after giving birth (maybe even too much), and consequently, mothers make this soup for their children to eat every year on their birthday as a reminder of this time. 

Cacık – Tzatziki – Refreshing Cucumber & Yogurt Dip

I’d take a venture to guess most Americans know this dish by it’s Greek name, tzatziki; however, it’s also eaten quite often in Turkey where it is called cacık. There are many different iterations of this dish that vary from house-to-house, but this is a super simple version that will take 5 minutes to prepare!