Mak Kimchi (Quick Cabbage Kimchi)

June 9, 2016 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 2 Comments

Mak Kimchi (Quick Cabbage Kimchi) – the spicy addictive Korean dish that you must absolutely try, with a dose of natural probiotics

After my 1st attempt at making kimchi with bok choy, I kinda become hooked. Actually Norbert loves it more than I do. We’ll eat it with everything from fried rice, noodle soups to pancakes, onigizaru, and, of course, straight out of the jar. This traditional Korean dish creates the healthy bacteria, Lactobacillus (the source of probiotics), during the fermentation process. When we eat fermented foods, it is almost like taking probiotic supplements, except it is delicious and far less expensive. Continue Reading →

Bok Choy Kimchi with Cucumbers

May 11, 2015 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 3 Comments

Bok Choy Kimchi with Cucumbers

To resume blogging after a hiatus is harder that I thought. With many ongoing projects and remembering to get enough down time, writing for the blog became less of a priority. I have postponed writing too many times that I have to schedule in daily mandatory ‘writing’ time. Since my last post, I’m getting much better than expected, with occasional fatigue in between days. By following the new routine I’ve shared in my previous post and a careful intake of food, I’m feeling more energised and alert by the day. One of the things I’m doing to help with my digestion is increasing the intake of fermented or cultured food, that has beneficial bacteria. Continue Reading →

No-Rice Bibimbap Bowl

May 13, 2014 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 11 Comments

Amazing Korean salad bowl without the carbs, rock your favourite salad ingredients with spicy Gochujang paste – perfect for weekday lunch.

No-Rice Bibimbap Bowl

I’m pretty obsessed with Korean food, especially Gochujang paste. I love to use the paste to season meat or fried rice. Bibimbap (Korean rice bowl with gochujang) is on my weekday lunch menu almost every other week, usually with raw veggies. Some days it’s just No-Rice Bibimbap Bowl, which makes it an amazing spicy salad bowl.


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GuestPost: Bulgogi

October 1, 2012 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 21 Comments

I’m off to short trip with my mama and I’m excited to have another favourite blogger to showcase a delicious Korean dish! She’s Gomo of cHowDivine – a lawyer by day and talented cook at home. Her blog features healthy food, especially Korean food. I stumbled upon Gomo’s blog a few months back and I couldn’t stop browsing her blog, going from one delicious post to another.. Japchae (Noodle Dish)Ddukbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes), Pajeon (Scallion Pancake), and many more. It then hit me – Korean food is actually very healthy.. it’s now my new love, gotta learnt up more korean words for my soon-to-be frequent visits to Korean restaurants. As we are both on gluten free lifestyle, I feel connected to Gomo. Remember my recent post on Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Chunks and Walnut, that’s Gomo’s creation.

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Bulgogi - Grilled by cHowDivine.com

Bulgogi – Grilled

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Korean Fever – Bibimbap

July 12, 2011 by Shannon Lim-de Rooy | 7 Comments


Remember Winter Sonata?  OMG! Every Malaysian girl I know was talking non-stop about the drama, the love story, the heartbreak, the tears and of course the handsome BAE YONG CHOON (which I had a crush on too!). I remembered it was Winter Sonata that created the whole Korean drama craze in Malaysia.

Since then, I had my fair share of other Korean drama series and intrigued by their culture and food. As much as I tried to learn some Korean phrases, the only word that always pops up in my mind is An-yŏng-ha-se-yo (Hello in English). I noticed their homecook food seems to be a a big bowl of rice stir with chili paste, and I always wonder what is that.

Fast forward to 2009, I was with a bunch of friends at a Korean eatery in Sri Hartamas and the vegetarian dish Bimbimbap  caught my eye. When the dish came, it struck me that this is the dish I always saw in the Korean dramas! Since then, it became one of my favourite dish/meal, but the recipe seems so complicated.


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