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Omanim’s Vegan Feast

May 20, 2011

We’ve been so busy in the week that we’ve been in Seoul that it took us a while to find the time to check out some new restaurants. Before we were able to go to any, Sunnie’s mom put together a super delicious dinner for us of namul, banchan, and doenjang jigae.

Omanim's Vegan Feast

There were several panchan in particular that were really fantastic new to me. She made a kkaennip (perilla) leaf salad with acorn jelly (dotori mook), cucumber, and a red pepper and sesame oil dressing.

Dotori mook and kkaennip salad

She also made a maneuljjong bokkeum, a banchan of garlic stems sauteed with salt and a little soy sauce that was so good. We haven’t seen garlic stems in any of our stores in Indiana but are really hoping we’ve just overlooked them. Otherwise, we may need to see if we can grow our own in the garden.

Maneuljjong bokkeum

We also had chwi namul, and mucheong (radish leaf) kimchi.

Mucheong kimchi

It was almost like our own homemade, vegan buffet! Plus, Sunnie’s mom makes the absolutely best doenjang jigae. I’m a big doenjang jigae fan, and her version is so good. Whenever we’ve tried to get her to let us in our her secret, she claims there is no secret, and she doesn’t measure when she cooks, so this time around, I watcher her like a hawk when she made it. Seems simple enough, but I think I may have figured it out. We’ll give it a try when we get back home and post the recipe if we’ve worked it out correctly!

Omanim's Vegan Feast

We’ve since gotten a couple of veggie restaurants under our belts, so I’ll try to post about those soon!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2011 11:06 am

    Nom nom nom!! I love muk, especially in a salad like that. YUM. Kudos to Sunnie’s mom. And I anticipate that doenjang jjigae recipe eagerly. Glad you’re having fun and enjoying delicious meals!

    • Sunnie permalink*
      May 21, 2011 8:54 pm

      Thanks Lu! 🙂 I’ll tell my mom about your compliments, she will be very happy. We’ll try to get her recipes and post them!

  2. Julie permalink
    May 20, 2011 11:12 am

    What a great meal Sunnie’s mom prepared! Looking forward to the restaurant reviews!

    • Sunnie permalink*
      May 21, 2011 8:55 pm

      🙂 Thanks Julie!!!! We will try to get to some restaurant reviews soon!

  3. May 21, 2011 6:57 am

    Sunnie’s mom’s food looks so beautiful and delicious. Please for her recipe for radish leaf kimchi.


    • Sunnie permalink*
      May 21, 2011 8:56 pm

      Thanks Alice! 🙂 I’ll pass on your compliments, she will be very happy to hear that they look good. And yes, we will ask for her recipes! Hope all is well!

  4. May 22, 2011 12:29 pm

    So many greens, yum! I too hope you’ve discovered the secret behind the doenjjang jigae Sunny’s mother makes, so you can share it with all of your readers 😀

  5. May 23, 2011 1:59 pm

    Yum yum! I wish I was there with you. Homemade ethnic food from mom’s kitchen is the best. I am glad you have a great time!

    • Bill permalink*
      May 24, 2011 6:46 am

      Thanks, Debbie! We are having a good time. We’ve had much more work related tasks than we anticipated, so we’re looking forward to having more time after the next couple of days to get some more feasting in! 🙂


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