Either cold or hot, it is good.

I’m saying my feeling for the cabbage kimchi which are often savored cold as a side dish. But it gets me equally additive be it served alone or as part of a dish. It is generous. It always passes its intense flavors on to other ingredients with which it is being cooked together. I like pairing it with rice cake, fried-rice, and adding it in spicy tofu soup. Today, I have it go hand-in-hand with beef, which is just a leftover item in fridge.

It took about one to two minutes to complete chopping the garlic and marinade the sliced beef. The pan frying is neither any longer. Then there is a dish ready to me, though simple.

Marinade beef first with soy sauce and kimchi sauce, then add corn starch and oil for sealing the flavor and juice of the meat. Mix well.

Heat wok over medium heat, add oil. When heated, sauté garlic until slightly brown, toss in beef. As it is half done, add in cabbage kimchi, stir well till beef is done. That’s it and, you shall see how fast you could have this cooked. Serve hot – like enjoying bibimbap (Korean rice bowl), I simply mix the beef and kimchi in a bowl of hot rice.

Lucky me, almost effortlessly, I have a hot and comfort meal while hearing so many of them are hard to get a simple shelter.

I love kimchi! such a nice idea to pair up with beef for a nice rice one-dish meal.

Did someone say KIMCHI?! lol! Love this dish! I also love kimchi stir-fired with bacon…and even SPAM! haha!

Hey, I’m visiting Hong Kong next month…Woo hoo! Tell me where to eat eat eat! 🙂

@Sophia, Any preference of foods? Shoot me an email at tastehongkong[at]gmail[dot]com …. after class : ). I have a post on one of my favorites, pork dumuplings (xia lung bao), read this if they are also of interests to you.

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