Sarsfield Kiejo

Kiejo Sarsfield tells how a housewife from Masan ended up supervising dinner for 60 in a Cambridge college. In March I had e-mail from Dr Michael Shin, Lecturer in Korea Studies and fellow at Robinson College Cambridge, about a Korean food event he was planning to organise in a couple of months. He was asking me whether I would be interested […]

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A trip to the historic city of Jeonju, home of the bibimbap

by Kiejo Sarsfield 15 March 2013
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My visit to Korea in October 2012 was planned to attend the Jeonju International Fermented Food Expo. Well, when I arrived from Seoul, actually it was more like a busy city market day, with some fermented salted fish stalls and a local food exhibition. I felt slightly let down. But I had not visited this […]

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A perfect reinvention of Korean traditional flavours for a modern banquet

by Kiejo Sarsfield 5 February 2013
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Korean cookery writer and teacher Kiejo Sarsfield decomposes the menu served at the KCCUK’s fifth birthday banquet. The Korean Cultural Centre is perfectly situated near Trafalgar Square. I still remember when it was opened, I could not believe the location: it simply could not get any better that this. The centre sits in the middle […]

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A visit to Seoul’s Noryangjin Fish Market

by Kiejo Sarsfield 11 January 2013
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Whenever I am in Korea, I always visit the markets, especially the fish markets. I love looking at all the fish and seafood — the colours and shapes, the noise — all of it. They are my childhood memories. On the third day of my last trip, I went to Noryangjin fish market (노량진 수산시장), […]

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Kiejo’s Korean cookery classes in October 2011

by Events Editor 27 September 2011
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Kiejo Sarsfield’s Korean cookery classes for October (11am Saturdays in the Chalfonts) are 8, 15, 22, & 29th. Contact kiejosarsfield at hotmail dot co dot uk for details. Keywords: People: Sarsfield Kiejo

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Cosy Korean Cooking with Kie-jo

by Bella Frey 13 July 2011
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For over a decade now our little group of UK based Korean adoptees have hoped that we could find someone to teach us how to make our favourite Korean dishes. We love meeting up and eating at our generously sponsored lunches but in the weeks between our lunches, and if we can’t make it that […]

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February cooking with Kiejo

by Events Editor 2 February 2011
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Kiejo Sarsfield has restarted her weekly cookery classes. Every Saturday during February you can learn how to cook classic Korean dishes. The planned schedule is as follows: 5th Feb: Belly Pork Bulgogi, yachejeon (vegetable pancake), miyukguk (Seaweed and beef soup) 12th Feb: Bindaetteok, Japchae, Kimchi jjigae. 19th Feb: Haemul pajeon (Seafood Pancake), Bibimbab, korean miso […]

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April cooking with Kiejo

by Events Editor 31 March 2010
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Every Saturday during April Kiejo Sarsfield will be giving Korean cookery lessons. The classes, in the comfort of her kitchen, are a fun and relaxing way to spend a morning (and lunchtime). They start at 11am and continue through lunch to around 2pm. The location is towards the end of the Metropolitan line, in the […]

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January cooking with Kiejo

by Events Editor 26 January 2010
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The next date for cooking with Kiejo is this Saturday, 30 January. Menu: Tteokbokki (Rice cake and Vegetables with Spicy sauce) Galbi Gui (Grilled short rib of beef) Miyuk and cucumber salad (Seaweed and cucumber salad) Time: 11 AM — 2 PM. Venue: The Chalfonts Contact: kiejosarsfield at hotmail dot co dot uk Keywords: People: […]

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More cooking with Kiejo – and her Belly Pork Bulgogi recipe

by Events Editor 6 January 2010
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Kiejo Sarsfield is running another of her cookery classes this month. 11am – 2pm on 23 January, up in the Chalfonts. Recipes this time are Bindaetteok, Japche, and Kimchi Jjigae. Cost is, I think, £30, which is great value. Contact kiejosarsfield [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk to reserve your place. In the meanwhile, here’s […]

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November Cooking with Kiejo

by Events Editor 8 November 2009
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Details of Kiejo Sarsfield’s classes for November: 14th November. Menu : 1. Haemul pajeon (seafood pancake) 2. Bibimbab (Mixed vegetables, beef, rice with spicy sauce) 3. Korean Miso Soup with tofu Time : 11 AM —2 PM Cost : £30 This menu seem most popular, I have done it many times. 28th November. Cancelled This […]

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More cookery classes with Kiejo

by Events Editor 31 August 2009
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Some more dates for your diary to learn Korean cooking in friendly surroundings: 12th September Menu: Bindaetteok Japche (Stir fried vegetables and potato noodle) Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi stew) 19th September Menu: Tteokboggi (rice cake and Vegetables with spicy sauce) Galbi Gui (Grilled short rib of beef) Miyuk and cucumber salad 26th September Menu: Haemulpajeon (Seafood […]

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Summer cooking with Kiejo

by Jennifer Barclay 19 August 2009
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Jennifer Barclay, author of Meeting Mr Kim: Or How I Went to Korea and Learned to Love Kimchi, learns to cook traditional Korean food… Kiejo Sarsfield stands in her Cath Kidston apron in a kitchen stuffed with cookery books in leafy Chalfont St Giles. Having left South Korea thirty years ago and lived all over […]

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Cooking with Kie-jo, part 3

by Events Editor 20 March 2009
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Details of two Korean cookery classes just north-west of London

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Cooking Galbigui with Kie-jo

by Events Editor 20 January 2009
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Details of a couple of upcoming Korean cookery classes in the London area

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Kie-jo Sarsfield’s kimchi recipe

by Philip Gowman 24 June 2008
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Cabbage Kimchi (Baechoo Kimchi) Ingredients: 2 Korean (Chinese) Cabbage Korean Mooli (White Radish) or Mooli Korean Watercress (not English watercress) Spring Onions Korean Chili Powder (100g) Salted Anchovy Sauce (half cup) Salted Baby Shrimps (2 tbs) Sugar (1 tsp) Finely Chopped or Crushed Garlic (5 tbs) Finely Chopped Ginger (3 tbs) Sea Salt (100g) Water […]

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Kimchi in Metroland – Korean Cooking with Kie-jo Sarsfield

by Philip Gowman 14 June 2008
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It was a sunny Saturday morning. Louise and I found ourselves speeding through the leafy countryside of Buckinghamshire on the way to the Chalfonts, towards the end of the Metropolitan Line. We were to be the willing guinea pigs for Kie-jo Sarsfield’s Korean Cookery classes. The taxi was waiting for us at the station, and […]

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