Vegan K-Town Bowl

I made my first meal using Soy Curls – they are amazing and take on whatever flavor your marinate them in. You cal always use thinly sliced beef if that is your jam.

For Soy Curls

  • 1 lb soy curls – reconstituted according to package or thinly sliced beef
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp peeled, grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chili pepper flakes

Whisk all ingredients except soy curls in a bowl. Stir in soy curls and mix well. Set aside to marinade for 1 hour.

Quick pickles:

  • 3 Persian cucumbers, sliced thin
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 c rice vinegar

Combine in a bowl and set aside.

Scallion Salad:

  • 8 scallions, sliced thin
  • 1 c cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 c mint, chopped
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Salt

Combine in a bowl and toss to evenly mix.

For serving:

  • 2 c jasmine rice, cooked and warm
  • 1 – 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 c kimchi
  • 1/4 c peanuts

To cook the soy curls:

In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat, add soy curls abs marinade and cook for 5 minutes, tossing a few times.

To serve:

Toss rice with vinegar. Divide amount 4 plates, top with pickles, peanuts, salad and soy curls. Serve kimchi on the side.

Serves 4.


Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos

1 lb flank steak
1/4 c soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/4 onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp ginger, minced
1 tbsp chili flakes

1 c julienned cucumber
1 c shredded carrots
1 c cabbage shredded
2 tbsp vice wine vinegar
1 tsp toasted sesmae oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Taco shells
Limes, quartered

Combine the meat soy sauce, sesame oil, onion, garlic, ginger, and pepper steak in a ziplock. Refrigerate overnight.

Dump meat and marinade into a slow cooker, set on low and cook for 8 hours. Shred meat and keep warm.

Combine slaw ingredients and toss to coat.

Place meat and slaw on taco shells with a lime and enjoy 

Serves 6.

Korean Short Rib Tacos

These tasty taco are so easy ans tasty! Serve with ab asian inspired coleslaw in your favorite tortillas.

1/2 c soy sauce
1/4 c sake
3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp ginger, grated
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 onion, sliced thin
1 Asian pear, cores and sliced thin
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 lbs  boneless pork ribs

Combine all ingredients in a ziplock bag and marinate overnight, turning several times.

Remove the meat from the bag, sear on all sides. In a slow cooker add the marinade and cook for 8 hours on slow.

Use two forks to shred meat and serve.

Serves 6 – 8.