Home Cooked Korean Affair

If you have been to Korea, you would know exactly how the authentic korean food and beverages taste like. Over the years, more korean restaurants are popping up every corner of this red dot (Singapore). But it is still so difficult to find an authentic korean restaurant that upkeep its F&B standard. 

Nonetheless, I would look online for authentic korean food preparation whenever we have craving and my personal favourite is Maangchi’s Youtube with loads of different korean food for you to pick & prepare. 

Anyway, I whipped up a simple korean rice dish known as “Bibimbap” which is rice (added vinegar & sesame oil) mixed with vegetables and hot pepper sauce (self concocted).

 

The fun fact of bibimbap is that you can add any ingredients of your choice. 

Dated back to the Joseon period, the people felt that they had to get rid of all of the leftover side dishes before the new year. 

The solution to this problem was to put all of the leftovers in a bowl of rice and to mix them together. And it became an iconic dish to be eaten on the Eve of the Lunar New Year.

  

These days, people no longer used the leftover. Instead, we prepare it with fresh ingredients and my version today is simply 3 types of vegetables: Carrots, Cucumbers & Japanese Bean Sprouts.

 

Bibimbap is incomplete without its sauce. So here are the ingredients for my homemade Bibimbap sauce:

(1) 2 heaped tbsp of hot pepper sauce

(2) 2 tsp of sugar

(3) 2 tsp of sesame oil 

(4) 2 tsp of light soy sauce

(5) 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar 

(1) 1 tbsp of hot water

How can a korean meal be without its iconic representative: Kimchi? 

These are store bought since it is convenient to get them in supermarket nowadays. Would love to try making Kimchi from scratch someday.

 

I am a pretty traditional home cook although my age would not link you to it 😝😝😝. I always like to include a soup to the menu.

Made a simple egg soup with 3 ingredients: water, chicken stock cube and 2 eggs, garnished with spring onions.

  

The kiddo came home and asked for noodle. So whipped up with the store bought frozen japanese tonkutsu ramen which is pretty delicious 😋😋😋.

  

The advantage of having an air fryer is that you do not have to clean up an oily kitchen and mess free 👍👍👍. Made these air fry cod fish fingers and popcorn chicken which are as crispy and tasty as the deep fried version.

Ended dinner on a sweet note with McDonalds Oreo McFlurry 😋😋😋. 
Am thankful on days like these whereby I manage to cook for my family a hearty & healthy meal. 

 

That’s all for tonight. Do continue to support Chef Mummy Tan and follow me on instagram, facebook, twitter and google+ for daily updates of food photography!! Thank you and wishing everyone an enjoying read on a lovely Tuesday (18 Aug 2015) from Singapore.

Signing Off,

Chef Mummy Tan

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