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Monday, September 28, 2015

Feast for the Eyes

Cosmos and their Beauty

Season's greeting with these beautiful wild flowers popularly known as "I Love You"Flowers purely for visual treat.











Happy Fall peeps!



Monday, September 14, 2015

BIBIMBAP RECIPE--- The Symphony of food

Bibimbap is a korean dish made with meat, vegetables and rice.
This is the second time that i have tried making bibimbap and it tastes great. So instead of paying an ample amount of money to try the dish in a restaurant, you can follow the simple recipe part by part and enjoy.

Ingredients needed:
1.  Rice
2.  Beef (opt out beef if you are a vegetarian)
3.  Carrots
4.  Radish
5.  Shitake Mushroom
7.  Spring onion
8.  Spinach
9.  Crushed Garlic
10.Red Onion
12. Sesame Seeds
13. Soya Sauce
14. Sesame oil
15. Vinegar
16. Sugar
17. Salt to taste
18. Pepper
19. Red Chilli Flakes
20. Gojuchang Sauce(Korean Red          Chilli Paste)



 
Method:

1st Part (Preparation)

1. Boil the Rice.
2. Shred the beef and add in a teaspoon of soya sauce, sesame seed, sesame oil, salt, garlic and salt.         Let it marinate.
3. Blanch the spinach and season it with sesame oil, garlic and pinch of salt, pepper and toasted               sesame seed and the mix it properly.
4. Julienne the shitake mushroom and add in a little bit of soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, a pinch of salt     and pepper and mix it. 
5. Julienne the radish and the mix it with a teaspoon of red chilli flakes, a teaspoon of vinegar, sugar        and mix it.
6. Julienne carrots. 

2nd Part (Cooking)

1. Pan fry the julienned carrots with a pinch of salt. Take it out after 1-2 minutes.
2. Pan fry the onions and spring onions. Take it out when tender.
3. Pan fry the marinated beef with a pinch of sugar(optional) and fry till tender.
4. Fry the shitake mushroom till tender.
5. Make a sunny side up egg and keep it aside.


3rd Part (Sauce)

1. Put 2  teaspoon of korean red chilli sauce in a small bowl and add in a table spoon of sesame oil, sugar, vinegar and toasted sesame seed. Mix it well together.






4th Part (Assembling)

1. Take a bowl and put the boiled rice in it first.
2. Arrange the meat and vegetables.
3. Add the sunny side egg on top on the dish.
4. Pour the sauce over the dish.


Mix the veggies, meat, egg and rice together and Enjoy.










Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fire Noodles


Samyang's Fire Noodles

There is this youtube sensation going on with the challenge of eating a particular spicy noodles known as Fire Noodles. People were doing challenges and describing how hot the noodles are. Some had tears streaming down their cheeks like they have eaten Habanero Chilli or something. 
Being an immense noodle lover, this intrigued me and i too wanted to try it and see how hot the noodles were. I looked upon the noodles in all the supermarkets here but what an ill luck, i couldn't find any. Imported foods are hard to get by out here. Sigh! I was dying to try it out. 


But Luckily, i went on a short trip to Singapore where i was determined  i will grab a packet.
I finally came across the noodles where i bought a jumbo packet. Couldn't wait to try it out.



This is how, it looks like when cooked.
The noodles are like any other noodles that we find here and the only difference is the sauce. The packet contains 2 mini sachets one which contains the hot sauce and the garnish in another. 
The noodle preparation is simple. Firstly you need to boil the water and put the noodles in it. After the noodles are 
al dente, take it out and pour it over a colander and keep it aside. Then open the hot sauce and pour it over the noodles and mix it well together. then add the garnish.

My review on the World's spiciest noodles:

 1. It wasn't as spicy as i expected on first try -- must be due to chilli eating Bhutanese background.
 2. The noodles  were of course delicious. The sauce was somewhat sweet and spicy with perfect balance of seasoning.
 3. But on my second trial, i found the noodles slowly burning my tongue but bearable in terms of Bhutanese Standards.

I wouldn't mind to try it out again. Its simply delicious.