Yohboh and I joke that if we were to open a restaurant, we would name it Seoul Food. We would serve our comfort foods: Southern and Korean. So with this in mind, I came up with this:
That is chicken marinated in kimchee juice. This is something that came to me because: 1) I had some chicken 2) I had finished some cucumber kimchee and it seemed wasteful to throw out the flavorful liquid.
To make it southern I did this:
Yep, I breaded it so it could be deep fried (what is more Southern than fried chicken?)
After we cooked it:
I decided it needed sauce:
That is ginger jam, cilantro, kochujang (Korean red pepper paste) and vinegar.
But then I was thinking about the Kogi truck in LA when I did this:
That is a burrito with the sauce, kimchee juice marinated chicken and a cucumber salad in a whole wheat flour tortilla.
It was tasty.
And my mother would be so upset I used her kimchee juice for such a dish.