Wanderfood Wednesday — Welcome to my Korean Kitchen, Again :)

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in Uncategorized, Wanderfood Wednesday | 21 comments

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Here we are for another edition of Wanderfood Wednesday kindly hosted by Wanderlust and Lipstick.

I hope you all enjoyed your last visit to my Korean kitchen. If you lost your way, you can find that post right here.

Last Friday was our final Korean cooking class. I was anticipating that we would cook something yummy, and that we did.

First off, we learned to make Barbecue Pork Ribs.

There are many many pork restaurants serving this tasty dish, and it’s also easy, and (possibly) cheaper,  to make at home. Keep in mind that the following recipe is for one, so increase the ingredients accordingly.

150 grams pork rib

1/2 of a carrot; 1/2 of a potato; 1/3 of an onion

1/2 of a red chili

Sauce

2 tbls soy sauce

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp cooking wine

dash of pepper

sprinkle of sesame seeds

sesame oil

green onion; ginger; garlic (minced) — small amount of each

(Mix all sauce ingredients together.)

To make:

1. Rinse the pork in cold water, and then boil it for approx. 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. Cut the carrot, potato, and onion into equal size pieces

3. Cut the red chili pepper into small pieces

4. Fry the chili in the pot, add pork ribs, and mix in half of the sauce, and a cup of water.

5. Add the carrots and potatoes.

6. Boil until the liquid has decreased by half.

7. Add the onion, and the remainder of the sauce.

8. Add a small amount of sesame oil, and boil until all of the remaining liquid has evaporated. Be careful, not to burn.

Our second dish is one of my favorite side dishes; rolled eggs. This is very easy to make, but the rolling can be tricky. The key is to have a good fry pan, and be patient.

This recipe can serve two.

Ingredients:

2 eggs

Carrot, small green onion, and a large onion diced

sugar (approx. 1 tbs.)

salt (approx. 1/2 tbs.)

cooking wine

To Make:

1. Boil together 2 tbls of water, the sugar, salt and a small glass of cooking wine.

2. Mix two eggs together with the prepared liquid.

3. Heat the pan (before you put in the oil)

4. Add the oil…………(Don’t use sesame oil. You want to use regular cooking oil.)

5. As the egg sets you begin to roll gently. It’s best to use a spoon and chop sticks. The key is to make this in a good heavy pan and be patient.

6. Once cooked transfer to a plate and slice into pieces. You can top with a bit of ketchup, mayonnaise, or mustard. (Personally, I don’t do this. I prefer the rolled egg as is.)

When I cooked my rolled egg I used sesame oil instead of regular cooking oil NOT A GOOD MOVE. Sesame oil burns very quickly. You’ll see that the top of my rolled egg is very brown, which it shouldn’t be. However, the eggs still tasted delicious.

There you have it. Two great dishes that you can try at home.

I leave for 2.5 months of travel exactly one month from today. I am deep in budget mode, so I should be able to prefect this dish over the next few weeks.

Bon Appetit!

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21 Comments

  1. Rolled eggs instead of an omelet. Nice name change.

  2. The barbecue pork ribs look great – oh how we miss a big chunk of pork, here! I’m almost drooling over that photo! :)

    • Of course, Turkey…..no pork. I don’t eat a lot of port , but if I couldn’t have it I know I would crave it!

  3. Oh, yum! What great recipes – can’t wait to try them!

  4. The rolled egg looks yummy! I bet the sesame oil gave it a nice flavor. :)

  5. oh! too yummy! i love your cooking classes…

    • Jessie, I’m sorry that they’ve finished. Hopefully, this will inspire me to experiment with the Korean cookbooks I have sitting on my bookshelf.

  6. Delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Mmm, the rolled eggs look so savory and delicious. :-)

  8. haha………………..Only in Korea.

  9. Wonderful post, Nancie. Looking foward to the next recipe!
    Have a great trip, too!

    • Thanks Andrew! I try to post something about food every Wednesday or Thursday.

  10. Love it!! I wanna try!! I’ve always been keen on Korean food! I used to go to a lot of different Korean restaurants in China and England. And they never disappoint! :D

    Thanks for sharing this. xx

  11. I love ribs but I’ve never made them at home, thanks for the recipe!

  12. Now that looks yummy. Have fun on the trip.

  13. I agree, it’s hard to go wrong with Korean food. Although, I am always surprised at the expats here who say they don’t like it. I often hear the complaint…..too spicy.

  14. I’m getting hungry just looking at these photos, it looks delicious!

  15. My mouth was drooling by the end of the first recipe – I love ribs. They are my all time favourite. Got some stored in the freezer -so no excuse not to try this recipe on the weekend. Now just need to make sure I am alone at home so I don’t have to share….

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