Korean Potato Salad
Category: Soups & Salads | Blog URL: http://www.foodista.com/recipe/WCRBFB24/korean-potato-salad
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Tammy Quackenbush
This style of Kamja Salad, which uses a mayonnaise-based sauce, is not native to Korea at all. This style of potato salad originated in Northern Germany and was brought to the United States by German immigrants. Since most Americans are of German ancestry, (at least according to the US Census) this style of potato salad is quite common throughout the USA.
So far as I can tell, Koreans did not eat this style of potato salad prior to the Korean War. I believe it’s one of Koreas first “fusion” recipes before the idea “fusion cooking” became fashionable. It is a Korean adaptation of one of America’s most popular side dishes.
If you want to watch this in action, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHkFPJnSvV8 . If you want to learn about the "behind the scenes", go to http://koreanforniancooking.blogspot.com/2009/09/inspiration-for-korean-potato-salad.html .