I spent 1.5 hours with my sister assembling a Korean dinner.
Like much Asian cuisine, it consists of several side-dishes. I got the recipes from this lovely website. We have (clockwise around the plate):
- Steamed spicy eggplant
- Sour soybean sprouts
- Quickly pickled cucumber
- Fried zucchini
- Potato pancakes
On the side: a vegetarian variant of Nikujaga, soy sauce dip, Dutch white beer and a bowl of rice.
Most recipes are very easy to prepare, but it took a loot of time to cut everything up. As for spices, I got away with using Japanese soy sauce, rice / sushi vinegar, cooking sake and gochujang (which has quickly become my favourite spice mix to cook with) and sesame oil / seeds.