Pancakes anyone?

I know...there are lots of premix pancakes available at the supermarket but just for fun, I made my own home made pancake last weekend.

You will need;
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. melted butter
1 cup flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

Then you have to;
Beat the egg and add remaining ingredients until stir until smooth. Butter preheated non stick pan. Be sure it’s fully hot before putting batter down.
Pour batter onto hot pan. Flip the  pancakes as as they are puffed and full of bubbles but before bubbles break to cook the other side.

Serve with butter and maple syrup or chocolate syrup.

Yehey...I did my first ever home made pancakes. :)

Hmmmm....was thinking of making home made ice cream soon...hahaha!


Maki Dream

After making my own gyoza, I wish I can make my own maki too. Kaya ko kaya? Keeping my fingers crossed,

Happy Food Friday!



Let me share you the recipe of one of my favorite japanese food. Yaki Gyoza!!!!yummm!

You will need;
1/2 pound ground pork
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
2 tsps soysauce
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp grated garlic
1 fresh egg
1/3 cup chopped cabbage
2 Tbsp chopped green onion
20 gyoza wrappers (the round ones)
1 Tbsp sesame oil for cooking
salt and pepper to taste

So you will do

In a bowl, mix in the ground pork, soy sauce, sesame oil, fresh egg. When everything is incorporated add the chopped cabbage, grated ginger and spring onions . Set aside and cover the bowl with cling wrap. I did this to make sure that the taste of  pork and the vegetable blends well together.

Place a teaspoonful of filling in a gyoza wrapper and put water along the edge of the wrapper by fingers. Make a semicircle, gathering the front side of the wrapper and sealing the top.

Heat a tablespoon of sesame oil (or whatever cooking oil you have)

When the pan is hot, place the gyoza in the pan. Add a cup of water or enough just to cover the gyoza. When the water disappears, drizzle some oil (I used sesame oil) and fry  for 2 minutes or until the bottom side turn brown. Use a spatula to scoop the gyoza out.

Serve with dipping sauce which is one part soy sauce,one part rice vinegar and one part chili oil. If you don't have rice vinegar and chili oil it tastes great in just soy sauce too.



Boiled Eggs anyone?

I love hard boiled eggs. The only thing is I do sometime experience difficulties in cooking it. Here's are some tips and tricks in cooking hard boiled eggs, that my friend thought me.

Place raw egg in saucepan.

Run cold water into the saucepan until the water is 1 inch above the egg.

Place pot on stove and cook over medium heat until it boils

Boil for 2-3 minutes for soft boiled eggs, 10-15 minutes for hard boiled.

When cook, drain the hot water and replace with cold water. Add some ice cubes to the water.

When peeling the boiled eggs..
You may want run the eggs under cool while doing that. This often helps separate it from the shell easier.

So there you go...perfect boiled eggs :)

Happy Food Friday


Beef Bulgogi

As promise, here is the recipe I used for making Beef Bulgogi.
What you will need;

1 1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp Sugar
1 1/2 tbsp Mirin
3 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp Ginger, grated
2 tbsp Sesame seeds,toasted
1 onion sliced
Garlic, minced
1k Sirloin, sukiyaki cut
Cooking oil for frying

Then what you will do;

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly except the sliced beef.
Add the beef and marinate for about an 1 hour.
Heat some cooking oil in a large frying pan.
Fry the beef in high heat and take out as soon as there are no pink parts on the meat.
You can add the marinade slowly while cooking to that the bulgogi wont be dry.
You can add mongo sprout and diced carrots if you want.
Garnish with toasted sesame seed.

Serve and enjoy. I like eating this with Kimchi Fried Rice


Kimchi Fried Rice

I wanted to make something different for breakfast last weekend so I decided to make kimchi fried rice and beef bulgogi. Let me share first the recipe for Kimchi fried rice.

To make this you will need;
Cooking oil
2 cups of cooked rice
1 onion chopped
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 cup kimchi, cut to bite size pieces
2 tbsp sugar
2-3 tbsp kimchi juice
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame seed

The what you have to do;

Saute onion, then garlic. When the onion is translucent add the chopped kimchi. Cooked for a minute. Then throw in the sugar. Stir everything and fry for 5 minutes. Add the 2 cups of rice and mix until everything is incorporated. Add the sesame oil and mix again. Cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt depending on your liking.
Transfer in a  plate and drizzle with the toasted sesame seed. Serve with sunny side up egg.

Will share the beef bulgogi recipe later on.

Happy Eating!