I eat: mom's table

12:29:00 AM



I eat


If someone would ask me to name the best chef in the world,
I would say that it's my mom right away without any hesitant.
She's been cooking for more than I ever know. I and the rest of my family know how
much she loves to cook and to see us getting excited with her dishes.

The best thing about my mom's table is that it's full of unexpected things.
From the tiniest details on the plate to salad dressing, she always tries something new,
and it never goes wrong!

I and my sisters sometimes jokingly tell her to open a restaurant on a very fancy
place to just let people to experience her food.
Well, if she'll really make it come true, we promised to work without any salary!!

I've been taking pictures of my mom's dinner tables whenever I wasn't in a hurry
to devour on that meal of the day.
Most of the shots would seem very new, strange or unfamiliar to you,
but I always wanted to share some of these tasty dishes of my mother.

So proud of my mom's passion & pride on her own food,
which were delitastedenough to turn all of us into picky foodies.



A good veggie meal even though it got beef going on.
I have no idea what to call this one-plate meal because this was my mom's creation.
All I can tell is that it was full of various seasonal vegetables like agaric mushrooms,
young garlic stalks, sweet pumpkin, and spring onion.


This happened on a day we call Gim-jang, an annual day for kimchi.
Gim-jang is one of traditional korean days (not holiday tho!)
when people get together to make new kimchi to eat for upcoming season/year.
The best part of this is that we get to taste the fresh kimchi with pork.
It's like an afterparty of the big event where all the people gather around & share food.


Another Korean dinner table.
The one on the left was when we came back from Tokyo last year.
We were craving something very korean & spicy,
and my mom cooked this amazing meal on that evening-
spicy fried pork with veggies, tofu, and steamed sweet cabbage.

The right one is another typical meal we had.
This one here may look really weird to many of you, but these taste sooooo nice!


Yes, we all know any time is the right time to have full barbecue for dinner.
(or even every meal!)
These shots always get me mouthwatering, so I secretly keep these two
on the corner of my phone gallery......
Even though this is like a meat overload, my mom never forgets to add
the same amount of greens as much as meat on the table.


When mom puts her unique creativity on the dinner table.

The left one is full of autumnal colors & tastes.
Warm brown rice, fried seasonal vegetables, savory soup,
and roasted eggplants with balsamic cream & red onions.

The plate on the right over there is full of sushi!
Yes, my mom even cooked sushi.
Smoked salmon sushi with pickled red onion & homemade yogurt dressing on top.


Lastly, this post obviously goes to my mom & her talented tastebuds.
And to all the mothers' custom dishes that only their family knows.


ⓒJKDAWN

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107 comments

  1. These look so delicious! Seriously, she should open up her own restaurant and I promise I'll be her very first client. There are alot of things I'd like to try here.

    And same, if someone asks me, the best cook I know is my grandmother. We're both lucky! ahahah

    Ella Pinto xx

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    1. Thia is such an awesome idea Ella! Thanks xx
      All moms & grandmothers are the best cook :D

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  2. Everything looks AMAZING! I too claim that my mom is the best cook I know, and she always will be! This is such a sweet post!
    xx
    An Unblurred Lady

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    1. Totally agreed! I always crave my mom's food <3

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  3. Omg it looks so good!! Our moms are just the best cookers ever haha.

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    1. They tasted so much better than they looked! Thanks Paula xx

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  4. amazing! Everything looks delicious, Yum!!

    https://mateandbizcochitos.wordpress.com/

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    1. I know right?! Those photos always make me hungry :D

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  5. These look so good!!

    Darriyan x
    http://darriyancateland.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. that look so yummy!

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  7. That looks so incredibly delicious! I've recently gotten into eating kimchi and I'm salivating just looking at these photos. Your mom is so skilled, she really should open a restaurant. Or make a cookbook?? but the person making the food definitely adds to how the dish tastes regardless of the ingredients.
    Thank you for sharing!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    http://aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. Tbh I don't like Kimchi that much, but I loooove when my mom cooks it :)
      Cookbook sounds sooooo great! I bet my mom wants to make one, too! Thanks for the loveliest comment, Andrea xx

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  8. Oh my god, this looks amazing! So delicious! Mum's kitchen is the best kitchen!
    Love,
    Hannie Arden from missingwanderer.org.

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  9. Everything looks so delicious. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. xoxoxo

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    1. They're delicious indeed! You're welcome & love your blog xx

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  10. Awww I say the same thing, nothing else like mama's cooking :) All the dishes look delicious!

    Erica
    www.eggcanvas.me

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    1. Nothing can be compared to all the mom's food! Thanks Erica <3

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  11. So into these foods! The autumnal dish looks so wonderful and tasty :)

    Maireem | My Fair Autumn | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: myfairautumn

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    1. That autumnal dish shot is actually one of my fav photos! xx

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  12. Everything looks sooo yummy!! I wish I could taste each dish!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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    1. That's the reason why I always tell my mom to open a real restaurant :D
      Thanks Brooke xx

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  13. These all look so great. Wish I could try them! x
    http://christbelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Gosh, your mum's cooking looks so delicious my mouth is actually watering reading this - especially at the Korean dishes! x

    Viva Epernay

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    1. I actually didn't like Korean dishes when I was a kid, but my mom is the one who made me & my sisters to love it! xx

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  15. Julia, tell your mom that if she opens a restaurant I WILL DEFINITELY BE FLYING RIGHT AWAY TO SK!!!

    www.elizabethangelia.blogspot.com

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    1. Awwww! You'll be the FIRST one to be a guest from another country!! Thanks!!!!!

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  16. Awww, how wonderful it is that your mother makes all this amazing food! I would like to say my own mother makes great food...but she rarely cooks! Haha <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

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    1. Haha maybe it's time to get some little time off from cooking! I & my sisters are now doing breakfast instead of my mom :)

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  17. Delicious!!

    www.brooklynglam.com

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  18. Mum food are ALWAYS the best c: And wahhh
    look at the table filled with delicious
    looking foods! Also, homemade foods are
    also the best kind of comfort c: Xx
    Ice Pandora

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    1. That's so right! These are my kind of comfort & soul food :D
      I would never get sick of them <3

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  19. I love this! I wish I could be as good a cook as my mom! I grew up with her cooking meals every night and it's such a cherished part of my childhood!

    Mary Kate
    www.mynewchicagolife.com

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    1. Me too! Even though I think I'll never be a cook like her, I want to master some of her recipes!!
      Thanks for your lovely words xx

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  20. This post made me hungry! They all look delicious on the photos, and I'm sure they are in real life!


    Curious Little Kat

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    1. Ikr?! All those colors made it look really yummy!

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  22. Those meals look so delicious! I'm hungry now and I've not long eaten :D Thanks for sharing this post with us.

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    1. I can't go throughout the day without any proper meal! You should eat at the right time :)
      Thanks for visiting my blog xx

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  23. My family always has trouble deciding where we want to eat out together. It seems like whenever I want one thing, my brothers want the other, or whenever my brothers want one thing, I want the other. We'll throw out a list of restaurants and say Yes or No, but most of the time there's at least one person saying No. My dad will always throw in JC's Cafe (JC is my mom's name) :P and we always groan at his joke haha. Oh dad jokes. But he makes a good point. Mom's cooking is always the best! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Dad jokes are sometimes the worst & the best and that JC'c cafe joke is such a sweet thing!! Mama;s food are always the right thing to have whenever we don't know where ot what to eat! Well, we all definitely gotta help her out through the whole process, but it's really nice that mom's dishes make the whole family to come together and eat something soooo delicious <3

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  24. Looks so yummy! I'm in college so It's hard to find some good home cooked food!

    xx closetchronicle.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm actually starting my fist day of college life next week!
      But lucky for me, I;m not leaving home :) It's really sad that you can't have your mom's food everyday, but hope you'll get to eat them soon xx

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  25. WOW, it looks like your mom is an amazing cook. It's so great that you appreciate it :)

    Chelsea
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    1. Thanks Chelsea! I just realized how much I looooove her food as I wrote this post!
      xx

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  26. WHOAAAA!
    Your mom is indeed an amazing cook! Even though some of the dishes look new to me, they all look very delicious as well. i think your mother really should open a restaurant ^^

    Cheers,
    filicia | Candy After Dinner

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    1. Awww I really hope that you'll get to try these new tastes! Thanks for sch nice words, Flicia <3

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  27. Your mom is so amazing! These dishes look so good and I am feeling very hungry right now and I just had pasta! Also, I hope your mother will open her own restaurant, haha, I am sure she would get lots of customers :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Well, it would barely happen in reality, but thanks for these lovely comment <3
      I also get hungry & mouthwatering when I see these photos!! xx

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  28. Your moms food looks so good and tasty I need to eat, I hope she opens a restaurant:) The photos are great and your blog is amazing:)

    http://anythingandeverything.weebly.com/blog/expectation-vs-reality-the-reality-of-blogging

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    1. Your blog is even more amazing girl!! I wish everyone could taste her food! xx

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  29. Oh my goodness, this was such a yummy looking post ♥

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  30. Mmmm you're mum most definitely seems like a very talented chef. My mum is not the best cook but I still love to eat her meals, home cooked meals are just the best!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. She may not be the best chef to the others. but she is the BEST to us!
      I totally agree with you, all moms & their home cooked meals are always the best thing to their family <3

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  31. Wow. So many dishes and all looks sooooo good!! My mom doesn't know many dishes but all she does taste amazing, as well. <3

    Love, Richel. | Richel Goes Places

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    1. That's the point! Moms know how to turn any common dishes into the most delicious piece of food!!
      xx

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  32. Wow, this all looks delicious. I'll have to be a bit more creative about my dinner today!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. You should totally try your mommy's personal recipes!
      Hope you'll enjoy every dinner xx

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  33. The food looks so beautifully prepared; made with love! I'm sure that it tastes nice too :)

    Luxessed

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    1. Yes, I guess all these are full of love, that's why they're all delicious to me :D
      Thanks for visiting my blog xx

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  34. Such amazing food!! It looks so Delicious!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  35. It is so sweet of you to write about your mother's cooking! Nothing is better than a good home-cooked meal. Everything looks amazing!

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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    1. I always wanted to dedicate a good post to my mom & all the mommy out there!
      I actually think that there must be a proper vocabulary word for 'mom's home cooked meals'! :P
      xx

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  36. these all look amazing, she does seem like a great cook :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Just ate her dinner :D I'm really full right now!
      xx

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  38. All of this food seriously looks incredible. Your mom is clearly a great cook and could probably open up her own restaurant!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Awww Rae! This is really sweet! Thanks xx

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  39. omg I'm hungry right now!! The food looks super delicious! T--T

    Big Dreamer

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    1. I'm sooo full right now cause I just devoured another meal of the day :D

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  40. Hi there, I loved this post! Jus letting you know that I have nominated you for the liebster award on my blog. Thankyou:)

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    1. Oh my gosh... I just found about the liebster award few days ago, and wished to do it!! Thanks sooo much, I'll do it ASAP!! xx

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  41. I loved reading and looking through all the pictures in this post. Your mom sounds like an amazing cook. You'll have to let me know if she ever does open up a restaurant because I'd be first in line to try her food. It looks delicious!

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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    1. Helen, I'll definitely let you & all the other lovely people here who told me to invite them!
      Thanks <3

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  42. I think that it's a universal opinion that our mothers cook the best meals in the world, but I honestly believe that your mother's culinary skills have the potential to enter the professional sector. These look amazing, Julia, thank you so much for sharing!

    MAY | WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

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    1. All the moms in the world deserve to be the best cook!! Thanks for appreciating it <3
      xx

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  43. WOW that all looks unreal!! Yum xx

    Jac Fleurant
    www.herwearabouts.com

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  44. This looks delicious!

    www.susannahzabelle.com

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  45. Aww, that looks so delicious! You made me so hungry haha :))
    Simimaus

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    1. Haha I made everyone hungry including myself... Thanks xx

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  46. These meals look amazing and so yummy! My mom also cooks well but this looks so good.... ;) Enjoy your weekend, Isabella xx
    Http://isafashionebella.blogspot.com

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    1. I bet your mom's meals are amazing, too! Thanks for visiting my blog Isabel <3

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  47. Wow! Can your mom adopt me for a day and feed me? Kiddin' :)
    The food presentation is amazing!

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    1. Oh gosh :D Of course you can be another sister in the family :P
      Thanks xx

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  48. I love that your mum made sushi as well, she looks like an incredible chef. I really love my mum's cooking as well, ever since I was little (and a fussy eater) it would only be her dishes that people could get me to eat. There's just something about a nice home-cooked meal made by your mum that can't be beat.

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    1. I also didn't expect those sushi to come up on our dinner table! And they were DELICIOUS :)
      And nahhhh all moms are the best chef and they deserved to be the winner no matter what <3
      Thanks for such lovely commnet xx

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  49. It looks so good!! I'm going to South Korea for the first time this summer, any food recommendations? :Dx

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    1. omg! I'm excited for you to come here & enjoy everything!
      I recommend a lot of street foods, especially the desserts!
      Korean BBQ is always a choice that never goes wrong, and Samgyeopsal is also great :)
      Hope you'll love it <3

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  50. Oh this is such a lovely post. .
    It sure made me hungry at 2.30am :p
    xx

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    1. Haha hope you had a full breakfast next day!
      Thanks xx

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  51. You have nice photoes :)
    What do You think about following each other ? :)
    I follow You now and invite on my blog candymona

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