Thursday, 10 May 2007
I have finally cooked my first Korean dish...Kimchi Bokkumbap (stir fried Kimchi with rice).
I managed to squeeze some time to run down to Wisma Atrium to get kimchi from this eatery located within Food Republic. I find the kimchi very fresh and crunchy...so unlike those side dishes you get when you order Korean food from stalls at food courts. It doesn't have a sour taste to it, and it is very spicy! One box costs S$4.50...not really too expensive.
I followed the recipe from My Korean Kitchen, except that I didn't have bacon, and so I replaced it with chopped french beans. Since my boys can't really take spicy food, I dished out their portion just before adding in the kimchi. Besides kimchi, this is the first time I have used enoki mushrooms in a fried rice dish. This simple meal is really easy and very appetizing. My elder boy has requested that I should also cook his portion with kimchi the next time...he's slowly able to take spicy food...he could even take a few bites of the kimchi :)
I made some baked curry puff this morning...***sigh***...I didn't like the dough at all...it was so crumbly and I had a hard time trying to roll and fill it without breaking the dough into pieces! I like making curry puffs...more specifically, the crimping part...but I didn't like the idea of having to deep fry the puffs. So, I was very eager to try this recipe where the puffs can be baked instead. Too bad the dough was too crumbly, the curry puffs didn't look pleasing at all. My boy couldn't wait to taste it though (I wasn't even keen to try!)...and the verdict...he told me the crust tasted like the Pooh cookies, very buttery, and you would only know that you were eating a curry puff after you taste the potato filling. It will be unlikely that I will make these again :(