Friday, July 6, 2012

Kimchee Quesadilla

I got the idea for kimchee quesadilla during my college days when one of my roommates brought some back from the famed Kogi Truck. If you are not familiar with the Kogi Truck, it's basically a Los Angeles based food truck that has gained substantial popularity in the food industry and has since then caused the gourmet food truck explosion; they serve yummy korean fusion food. My impression of their food is that it is delicious but what they charge is a little steep for me; especially if it's just quesadillas. So I decided to make some on my own! After some experimenting and many calories later, I got something that taste pretty good! The only thing that's missing is the sauce but I'll figure that out later. Enjoy! (;

Kimchee Quesadilla
1 cup kimchee
2 stalks green onion shredded
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Mexican blend shredded cheese (cheddar, monterey jack, mozzarella)
tortillas (flour or corn is okay)

1. Heat sesame oil in pan over medium heat and fry kimchee and sugar until caramelized and translucent.
2. Add green onion and sesame seeds to the pan and cook until the green onion is wilted.
3. Place tortilla on a heated pan and sprinkle with cheese. Add one layer of kimchee and sprinkle with an additional layer of cheese and fold in half. Cook until the cheese is melted and the tortilla golden and crispy.
4. Serve immediately!