The biggest bibimbap!

The biggest bibimbap!

As some of you may know, I have been working at the Korean Food Festival at Chinatown Point demonstrating Korean cooking for the last week. Last Saturday, we got on stage and made a huge batch of bibimbap in a massive cauldron –  big enough to feed 300 people!

I have been invited again by the organiser to demonstrate Korean cooking at the next event which will be held in November at Suntec. I will keep you posted on this event soon!

Birthday party idea!

Birthday party idea!

Three lovely ladies booked a surprise birthday cooking class for their best friend. The menu was designed for a great afternoon get together along with a jug of mohito(well, actually two… or three…). Who would have thought Korean food would be perfect match to go with Mohitos!

We started off with Kimchi pancake, followed by double deep fried extra spicy chicken, and finally handmade noodle soup

The food was delicious, there were lots of laughter and plenty of food left over to share with friends and family!  🙂

Yummy spicy fried chicken!!

Yummy spicy fried chicken!!

Today’s dishes brought back childhood memories. When I was young, I used to eat a lot of spicy fried chicken (양념닭)and red bean ice (팥빙수) in Seoul.

It’s been a while since I last had spicy fried chicken so when a friend suggested this dish for my class, it took me on a trip down memory lane. I used to make this dish quite regularly when I was living in Sydney and  it goes great with a cold beer! Usually this chicken dish is sold by franchise delivery shops in Korea and  I’ve even seen it in Sydney. My favorite one is called Pelicana. Anyway, I thought I would have a crack at replicating it….

Result:  I played with the original recipe a little here and there to experiment and put my mark on it. I fried the chicken twice so it was nice and crunchy. I also added some cajun spices in the batter to add more zing. With an extra dash of chilli sauce it was just perfect!

The next dish was red bean ice. It’s similar to the ice kaching sold here in Singapore however I still prefer the simple Korean red ice bean. My parents brought me an electric ice shaver so that came in handy today. It’s a Hello Kitty brand though because my parents think that I have not grown up yet – but hey it works!

I cut some fruit, made some glutinous balls to add chewy texture and  added milk and redbean.

It was a perfect dish after the spicy fried chicken and an excellent way to cool you down from the hot Singapore weather! Anyone want some?  🙂