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? 🙂