Years ago...and I mean years. Like 20 plus years, I lived in South Korea. I was in the Air Force and I got stationed on an Army post, Camp Humphreys, forecasting the weather. I also met Hoosier Man. He and I, and most often seperately over the year we lived there (because we only dated the last few months), would visit the little town outside the army post and would stop at one of the little sidewalk carts selling Yaki Mandu.
After all these years I still remember those tasty little morsels, steaming and succelent - just wonderful. I've wanted to 're-create' Yaki Mandu for many years but there has always been an intimidation factor involved. It's the same for roasting a chicken or baking homemade bread from scratch - intimidation! It's not a fun place to be.
In November of this past year I made a 50 in my 50th year list. Number 18 on the list is make homemade Yaki Mandu. I was determined to drive through that intimidation factor and overcome.
This past weekend I made Yaki Mandu.
And it was fabulous!!!!
It was amazing!
We all loved it immensely and I will definitely make it again - very soon. The boys suggested making it for our next Small Group potluck. I'm thinking I don't want to share just yet...heehee.