My Global Food Challenge


North Korean-Inspired Meatballs (Korea)

Yield: 8-10 Servings


2 lbs ground beef
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
3 tablespoons chopped green onions
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying


Mix thoroughly (except vegetable oil) but do not overwork.  Shape into meatballs.  Heat oil in pan and cook slowly on low heat until done.

Serve on a bun with teriyaki sauce.

Link to My Post on Korea:

Cuisine: North Korean

Main Ingredient: Ground Beef

Original hamburger recipe:

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South Korean Fried Chicken (Korea)

Yield: 6 Servings


12 chicken legs
5 tablespoons of soy sauce
50g of plain flour
50g cornstarch flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
salt and pepper
100ml of water
3 tablespoons of tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon of Gochujang
1 tablespoon of sugar


Begin this dish by putting the chicken legs on a roasting dish, put about 5 tablespoons of soy sauce on the chicken, put in the oven and allow to cook at 220 degrees for about 45 minutes, this will cook the chicken and give it a great flavor.

In a bowl mix the flour with the cornstarch flour, add about half a teaspoon of baking powder and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Start by adding about 100ml of water to this batter, you may need a little more if the batter is too thick, I would say that no more than 150ml would be required.

Once the chicken is cooked, leave to cool for about 5 to 10 minutes and dab dry the chicken with a piece of kitchen towel.  Now dip each piece in the batter so that it is well covered,  In a reasonably deep sauce pan boil some oil and pop in the chicken to fry for a couple of minutes until a nice crispy brown color.  It is easier to fry the chicken legs a few at a time, and use chopsticks to remove the chicken.

Make the sauce in a bowl by putting about 3 tablespoons of tomato ketchup and adding 1 tablespoon of gochujang sauce mixed well with a tablespoon of sugar.  Serve alongside the chicken, this sauce is delicious and really makes the Korean fried chicken stand out.

Link to My Post on Korea:

Cuisine: South Korean

Main Ingredient: Chicken

North Korea

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South Korea

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