Quick & Easy Korean Cooking

I love Korean food and found “Quick & Easy Korean Cooking” by Cecila Hae-Jin Lee to be a nice little cook book full of Korean recipes. My wife is Korean, and she liked it too. (Just because she is Korean does not mean she knows how to cook every Korean dish without a reference)

The photographs in the book are great, especially some of the ones from different places in Korea. However, I would have really liked to have had a picture of each dish that was in the cook book. My wife commented that she would have liked a picture of each dish too.

The recipes are divided into the following categories: Appetizers and Snacks, Soups and Hot Pots, Small Side Dishes, Chicken Beef and Pork, Fish and Shellfish, Kimchi and Other Pickled Things, Rice, Noodles, and Sweets and Drinks. There are short chapters on sauces and other basics, quick and easy Korean menus, and some other resources on the Internet and other books. The beginning of the book also included some notes on Korean food, a glossary of Korean ingredients and useful utensils for cooking Korean food.

Each recipe has the Korean name under the English name, but not in Korean characters, or Hangul. The name is in Romanization. That is the only Korean in the book. Lee also included different facts about the foods such as history of the dish, or when it is served. The recipes themselves are just like the title states, easy and quick to make.

If someone wants an attractive book of quick and easy Korean recipes with additional information on the dishes, this is a great book to get. We are looking forward to trying each and ever recipe in the book!