Monday, August 15, 2011

Celebrate Liberation Day: Dak jjim recipe video

Today is Liberation Day in Korea, which commemorates their liberation from Japanese rule (1910-1945). In Korean, the holiday is called Gwangbokjeol. In the States, it is referred to as Victory in Japan Day, or VJ Day.

In honor of the 66th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan, Take notes on this cooking video I found on YouTube showing the recipe for dak jjim.

It's is dish that's doesn't know whether it's a  braised chicken or a stewed chicken. It's similar to the more famous kalbi jjim. This version excludes the glass noodles, shiitakes, cubed carrots and potatoes common to most versions of this recipe, but who needs the extra, starchy carbohydrates anyway?



I think it would be a good idea to celebrate Liberation Day with some dak jjim, steamed rice and Korean sidedishes.

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