I took half day leave today and decided that I will cook Korean food for my Kim Kim today. Errmmmm.....when I said Korean food, I don't mean I am good at it! Nope....I am not...but I just wanna do it to satisfy my cravings for Korean food! Hahaaaa...
After work, I went grocery shopping at Tampines SOL Mart and NTUC....My plan was to cook 자장면 JaJangMyeon (Black bean paste with noodle) for lunch. However, the Korean supermarket ran out of noodles...괜찮아요. I can cook 자장밥 JaJangBap (Black bean paste with rice) instead. Only managed to reach Kim's place at about 1.30pm...My poor Kim Kim is famished by then..Kim kept coming to the kitchen to see whether lunch was ready a not....
|I added my Kimchi when the pork looked semi cooked.|
Kim said this looked pretty ^^
I followed the recipe from Aeriskitchen but I added some red capsicum and prawns to make it look pretty ㅋㅋㅋ
Actually, I wanted to make cute little pancakes but things happened too fast.....it became a big pancake instead....
|Phew....I managed to flip over successfully ^^|
뚝배기 계란찜 Ttukbaegi gyeranjjim is up next!
You need not steam your egg in this black pot(뚝배기). I wanted to use a 뚝배기because I enjoyed the feeling of eating steamed egg from a 뚝배기 when I was eating Samgyeopsal 삼겹살 in Sinchon. I read up some online recipes to cook 계란찜 Gyeranjjim and realised that Korean method of cooking steam egg is almost the same as the Chinese. The only difference should be the ingredients used. Koreans like to add chopped carrots, chopped scallions, chopped capsicum into their steamed eggs. Whereas for the Chinese, we like to use mince pork, prawns or simply have it plain. You can check out Maangchi for its steamed eggs recipe ^^
|Some recipes used anchovy soup in their steamed eggs. I used Kanari fish sauce instead.|
I used 3 eggs, a little water, 2 tablespoons of fish sauce and a dash of pepper. Beat the eggs well and try to remove the tiny bubbles on the egg surface. Steam the egg for about 5 mins before adding the prawns.
I feel it is not necessary to add water because the water created a false impression that the egg is not cooked yet. The chopped scallions were added when the steam egg was almost done.