Monday, April 28, 2008

Recipe: Oyakodon

Recipe: Oyakodon

3/4 lb chicken thighs
1 onion
1 2/3 cups soup stock (dashi) - used Gen En Dashi no moto 1 tbsp mixed w/ 1 2/3 cups of water
7 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp mirin
3 tbsp sugar
4 eggs

I made oyakodon!
I made oyakodon!
I made oyakodon!

Oyakodon is a Japanese chicken and egg bowl. I've been wanting to try out this recipe forever and I finally did!

I got the recipe from About - Oyakodon. I pretty much followed this recipe using the powder form of dashi to make the soup stock. I sliced the onions into thin slices, cut the chicken into bite sized pieces. Then I mixed 1 tbsp of dashi mix w/ 1 2/3 cups of water in a pan. I mixed the soy sauce mirin and sugar then I poured into the soup base. The oven was on low heat. I placed the chicken pieces in the mix and covered the pan. After about 15 minutes I added the onions and covered the pan. I also snuck in some broccoli florets. When everything was cooked I cracked the eggs and mixed them in a bowl. (in a video I watched it said not to mix them to well). Then you are supposed to turn up the heat boil the soup and pour the eggs over the mixture. I messed on this part and didn't boil first. But I allowed it boil after the egg mixture was placed in the pan. I prepared two bowls of rice and poured the mixture on top. It was soupy and quite delicious. It smelled so familar to me. It tasted like Japan. I ate two bowls of it! I was pretty happy with the recipe and very amazed I could make it. :)

I also watched this video Oyakodon video - Cooking with Dog (:D well he's not cooking the dog just with him :) haha ) .

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Recipe: Red Hot Pepper Turkey

Recipe: Red Hot Pepper Turkey


1 package of ground turkey
1 onion
2 tablespoons Hot Pepper Paste (Gochujang)
1 tablespoon of oil

Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil. Saute the onions. Add the package of ground turkey. Brown it then pour out the excess liquid. Add two heaping tablespoons of hot pepper paste and mix it. Serve over white rice.

This is one of Mr. Budding cook's favorite dishes. He loves it. He is in love w/ hot pepper paste. It taste hot and sweet. It's a budding cook original. ;) So this is one more dish you can use your tub of Gochujang for.

Related Recipes:
Korean spicy hot tofu stew pot

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Shrimp pork paste bread

Grandma's Birthday

My grandma's birthday was this past Tuesday. My mom told me to arrive at my grandma's at 2-3 on Sat. I rushed of the Trader Joe's and bought avocados and mochi ice cream (two of her favorite treats) and arrived at 4. I wanted to show up fashionable late (everyone is always late). When I arrived though there was nobody in sight. My grandma was shocked as much as I was. After much confusion calling my mom, who called my aunt, my grandma called my aunt, who then talked to me - we all figured it out and it was supposed to be a suprise at 5! Oops! Everyone started arriving at 5:30. We ate Costco pizza, KFC chicken, strawberries and ice cream, vietnamese pork and bread and pound cake. Everyone brought a dish. My grandma was slightly upset that she couldn't cook but she always takes too much effort in cooking and it was her birthday party. :D Above is a dish we get usually on special occassions like Thanksgiving. It's soooo dreamy. It's a shrimp and pork paste spreaded on sliced pieces of french bread and fried in oil. The pictures were from this past Thanksgiving...