Friday, 25 July 2008

kimchi Drink?????

I found this here .
Described as one of the drinks launched in Japan and failed to win the market. 


Thursday, 24 July 2008


Banana and Toffee Gives you Banoffee

This is a great pie to make in Korea the ingredients a rather cheap and available all year round . You can easily make this pie for under 8000 won. It was invented in England in the 70s. Although the original recipe called for a pastry pie base I feel the biscuit base is just as tasty and is so much easier to make .

Banoffee is hugely popular in Europe so much so that Cadburys made a banoffee pie flavoured chocolate bar . Wonderful for a birthday party or just looking to impress your friends.
No cooking involved, no oven needed.

1 Can of condensed milk
5 bananas
2 packets of digestive biscuits
1 cup of butter 2 cups of cream

To Make.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Add the unopened can of condensed milk to the water.
Reduce to a simmer .
Simmer for 3 hours ,always checking to see there is plenty of water.
Warning if the water boils dry the can will explode.
Smash the digestive biscuits and add melted butter.
Pack tightly into a pie tin. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Place a layer of chopped bananas on top of the biscuit layer.
Allow condensed milk to cool.
Spread condensed milk (toffee ) over bananas .
Whip cream (adding a drop of Tia Maria if you like )
Top the bananas and toffee with whipped cream.
Decorate with some chocolate shavings or chocolate syrup.

Watch your friends faces light up with joy as they eat.


Pork and Plum Sauce

Pork Tenderloin With Plum Sauce

Plum Sauce

1 garlic clove, minced fine
1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, minced
1/3 small onion, minced
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cups water
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
 2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed dried chili
5 plums, pitted & chopped
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/3 tablespoon cornstarch

Thinking of having some friends round for dinner. Want to try
something other than pasta. Try this plum sauce it really is very
easy.  Now is the time to cook with plums they're now in season,   plentiful and
cheap. This is a wonderful fresh tangy sauce with a nice hint of Asia.
You could eat it with chicken, duck or tofu. To accompany it you may
like a nice crispy summer salad, maybe some fresh baby spinach.
An alternative is mashed potatoes and some steamed broccoli. This
really compliments it and is my personal favorite.

To start:

1 Place all 12 ingredients into a pot.
2 Bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes.
3 Blend it in a blender.
4 Simmer again until thickened to your liking.

For Pork tenderloin

Take a nice pork tenderloin and season generously with pepper. Roast it
in a preheated oven at 200c for 20 minutes or until cooked to your
liking. Be careful not to over cook or it will be very dry.
Alternatively pan fry in a small amount of oil at a medium heat for
15-20 minutes. Make sure to check it's cooked through at the largest
part of loin.
Drizzle with plum sauce and  enjoy.


Friday, 18 July 2008

Bacon pots with quails egg

I found this one here

Cook in oven at 210c for 15 minutes.
Check every 5 minutes.
Cook till crispy

Fill with salad fried quails egg and tomato.
Also you can use ceaser salad.
Fried rice and shrimp.



Chicken at Shi Dae Suncheon

Roast chicken from a truck , the roast chicken truck .

BBQ Chicken Suncheon

Phone Number 1588-9282

BBQ Chicken Use the selling point that oilve oil is better but frying in oilve oil is just as bad as any other oil. Even so there chicken is ok.

Original chicken 14000/ 7500
original drumstick 16000
calcium seasoned 15000/8000
hot spicy 16000/8500
Deri Q stick 16000
Deri Q wing 16000
BBQ 15000
BBQ wing 16000/ 8500
Smoked chicken 14000/9000
Golden strip 16000/8500
Sun Sal (boneless chicken) 15000
Also there is cracker chicken nugget half and half deri Q combo

chicken 1500
chicken tonoggaibbi 3000

Pork cutlet 
Olive stake 

Chicken cup with drink 2000
sweet potato 1500
cheese stick 1000
squid ring 1000
potato chips 1500
corn 1000
coleslaw 1000

NaNa Chicken Suncheon

I think NaNa Chicken is better value you get more for your money.
I love their sun sal chicken.

Phone number 723-7799
Good tip is keep the card they give you with all chickens its a coupon and usually 10 of these will get you a free chicken.


Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Brown Rice

Are you health conscious want something other then white rice for a change
Here at You can find information on brown rice in Korea
You can buy it at your local supermarket.


Dog Meat

Dog Meat Restaurant to Receive Inspection
The Korea Times Reports

By Kim Tae-jong
Staff Reporter for the Korea Times

"The city government Tuesday began sanitation inspections of restaurants that serve dog meat.
The move can be seen as official recognition of dog meat as food since dogs are not categorized as livestock that need inspection.

In the four-day inspection, city officials and members from consumers' associations will check the storage of ingredients and hygiene conditions of kitchen facilities at 30 randomly chosen restaurants.
It is the first inspection of dog meat restaurants since 1988 when the country was preparing for the Seoul Olympics Games.
`We are going to slap strong administrative sanctions on restaurants found to have violated sanitation rules,'' a city official said. He said they would face fines or have their license to operate suspended depending on the extent of the rule violation.But he denied that the move has anything to do with the legalization of dog as livestock, citing they will also inspect other restaurants that serve other ``stamina'' dishes such as samgyetang, or chicken broth.
Under the current law, it is illegal to butcher dogs and trade their meat as they are not categorized as livestock, but the government has been unable to regulate the sale of dog meat as it is a part of long-rooted Korean dining culture.

The ambiguous situation, however, has raised concerns over the sanitation of dog meat as dogs are covered by regulations covering donkeys, rabbits, horses and deer, which do not let the authorities apply livestock rulings.
Previously, the city government planned to take samples of dog meat from about 530 restaurants to examine if they
contained harmful substances such as heavy metals, antibiotics and bacteria. But it delayed the plan as it faced strong criticism
Dog lovers and animal rights organizations both at home and abroad denounced the plan as a move to legalize the sale of dog meat. The city government had previously proposed categorizing dogs as livestock. ""


Monday, 14 July 2008

Online Shopping


Saturday, 12 July 2008

Greek meat balls

Greek Meat Balls
Beef / pork at a 3 to 1 ratio
some dry bread crumbs
Greek seasoning (from Canada)


Pork and Plum Sauce

Chinese Five Spice

2 Tablespoons star anise
2 Tablespoons fennel seeds
2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons szechuan peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Chinese Five Spice Pork

3 teaspoons of five spice
4 tablespoons corn syrup
2 table spoons brown sugar
salt and pepper
Pork fillet

cook at 210 c for 20 min

Plum Sauce

1/2 cup of white wine
1/2 cup of chicken stock
4 plums

Put white wine and chicken together and reduce by half.
Cook plums with honey for 30 mins in the oven.
Blend plums and add to white wine and chicken stock bring to a boil .
Season and serve.


Hummus and Tazitki


Greek yogurt
Lemon Juice

So In Suncheon its not so easy to get Greek yogurt.
So to make some bring some milk to a simmer.
Sterilize a Thermos and add some plain yogurt add milk allow to cool to 30 degrees or to warm . Put in lid on Thermos and leave for 8 hrs.


chick peas
lemon juice


Pat Bing Sue

Pat, or sweet red bean
Crushed Ice 
Condensed milk 
Tined fruit 
Ice cream
Sometimes cornflakes ,Tomatoes and gummy bears

The Philippine version Halo Halo .
The same as the Korean Pat Bing Su but on Top Chef season four a chef made it with coconut and  lemongrass which I really like the sound so this week I am going to try and recreate something similar.

Recipe from Top chef 

Lemongrass Young Coconut Water Brother:

Pound lemongrass and ginger with sugar and coconut juice and coconut meat.
Place young coconut meat and water in pot and add lemongrass and ginger. Bring to a simmer and let steep for 10 minutes.

Braised Mango with Coconut and Chilies:
In a pan combine all ingredients, let simmer until mango is soft, then cut into strips.

Avocado Shake:
Add avocado to the blender with condensed milk. Turn blender on low then gradually turn to high slowly adding ice. Blend until smooth.

Bruleed Mango:
Dice mango, dust with sugar and brulee with a torch.

Kiwi Caviar:
Cut kiwi into quarters and remove white center, then cut out center seeds.

Five-Spice Cashews:
In a pot, add sugar (reserve two tablespoons), water and cashews. Boil until liquid becomes syrup. Let cool and strain out liquid, then deep fry cashews. When cashews are golden brown, remove and toss in remaining sugar and five spice blend.

Mix ice and lemongrass liquid well and add to glass, then add 3 ounces avocado puree, braised mango, bruleed mango, chopped candied cashews, young coconut meat, Rice Krispies, cilantro leaves and chili rings.


    Friday, 11 July 2008

    Gamjatang Pork bone stew.

    Gamjatang is a spicy pork bone stew that is considered a traditional Korean dish which is hearty and rich in flavors.  In translation, the word “gamja” means potato and “tang” meaning stew. However unlike its name, the main ingredients are not potatoes but the hearty, complex taste of the rich broth which is made from boiled pork backbone. 

    This stew is also assorted with vegetables such as cabbage, mushrooms, parsley, green onions and bean sprouts. And it is heavily seasoned with garlic, red chili peppers and roasted perilla seeds. The additions of perilla seeds are optional as it gives a more delicate flavor to the dish, taking away the greasy taste of the pork.  All gamjatang dishes may be similar in appearance, but the taste varies from one restaurant to another.

    This dish is known to be rich in proteins, calcium and Vitamin B1 (from the pork bones) and is believed to prevent snoring as well as aging

    You can find the Recipe here 

    hang-over soup (해장국 haejangguk) is a spicy 
    soup/stew of pork ribs and dried bokchoy
    Is a soup very similar served in single serving its 6/7000 won per person . Its got to be one of my favourite and you can eat it any time the restaurants are
     open 24 hrs .

    This restaurant is one block from homeplus (suncheon) towards Yang yang dong 

    The Gamjatang comes in small 15000won Medium 21000won and large .
    A medium is enough for 4 people . 
     When your finish eating the soup they will mak
    e a fried rice with the soup or they will put ramien in the soup for your final course


    Monday, 7 July 2008



    Curry powder, coconut milk, leave chicken in it over night 


    Teriyaki marinade, pineapple juice , sugar and chili flakes. 
    Leave in it for a few hours before cooking 

    Eat with Baked potatoes and salad


    Sunday, 6 July 2008

    Irish soda bread,

    This one is a special request. It is a real comfort food.

    White Soda Bread

    4 cups all purpose white flour
    1 level teaspoon salt
    1 level teaspoon baking soda
    1 3/4 cups of buttermilk

    Pre heat oven to 475 f or 250 c
    Sift dairy ingredients.
    Make a well in the centre.
    Pour in all the milk.
    Dough should be softish not to wet
    Put on floured surface
    Pat the dough in a circle about 1 and half inches thick
    Cut deep cross on the loaf
    Bake for 15 min then turn down
    To 400f 200c
    For 30 min until cooked
    Tap the bottom it will sound hollow
    Cool on wire rack

    Brown Soda Bread

    5 cups of Brown whole wheat flour
    5 cups of all purpose flour
    2 teaspoons of salt
    2 teaspoons of baking soda
    3 cups of butter milk

    Preheat oven to 450f 230c
    Mix all dry ingredients together in a wide bowl
    Make a well
    Poor in buttermilk
    Mix Dough should be soft not wet
    Put on well floured board
    Roll to a 2 inch thickness
    Shake a little flour on baking sheet

    Cut loaf with deep Cross

    Bake for 15-20
    Reduce heat to 400f or 200c

    For 20-25 mins
    Tap the bottom of the loaf it should sound hollow
    Cool on wire rack


    TOM TOMS Suncheon.

    I don't drink coffee  but I do know this place is very popular. Most drinks are 4000- 6000 won. My Friends recommend it and their fresh pretzels are good .
    Tom Toms "Honey Bread"

    Bread cake with honey and cream

    "Hot Coco" Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon 


    Quick Salad

    Quails egg and Spinach

    Cucumber and tomato

    Spicy Shrimp , Spinach and yellow peppers

    Season Shrimp (I use Cajun from home )
    Fry or grill shrimp


    • 3/4 cup salt
    • 1/4 cup ground cayenne pepper
    • 2 tablespoons ground white pepper
    • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons paprika
    • 2 tablespoons onion powder
    • 2 tablespoons garlic powder


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