Saturday, February 28, 2009

Kaeganjang and kotgejang

Last week, my hubby asked what was for dinner. I said, I didn't have anything in mind so he invited me to go to our newly discovered restaurant. We were both tired so instead of eating at the restaurant, we just decided to take it home. We bought kaeganjang (crab in soy sauce) and kotgejang (preserved crabs).

It's better to eat at home not only because we were tired but also it's cheaper. We had this crabs menu three times which was only one time if we had it in the restaurant. Of course they serve the crabs with different kinds of side dishes and soup but we can't touch all of those dishes. So next time that we'll go there again, I'll just tell them to pack it for us and take it home again. That's better!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fashionable and luxurious restaurant furniture

My mother in law is a good cook and I think it's a great idea when she thought of running her own restaurant which was opened last month. I was shocked when I heard how much she spent for her restaurant furnitures. I asked her because it's also my dream to open a new restaurant. I want to run my own hotel and restaurant someday so I got curious of her expenses. The furnitures don't look good but they are too expensive. I wish I found this headquarters for value and stylish seating before she opened her restaurant.

There are lots of smart and compact design of restaurant chairs for an affordable price. The furnitures are crafted from solid wood or sturdy iron to insure durability and genuine quality.

I feel bad for not knowing this site earlier because I couldn't help my mother in law but at least I could help you. So, if you are planning to open or remodel a restaurant, then I recommend this site with a high quality products, good service, and low wholesale prices that can guarantee your satisfaction. There are lots of fashionable and luxurious restaurant furniture that you can choose from. They come in different sizes, fabrics and colors.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Broiled Chicken Giblets (Tangnaejangbokkum)

Broiled Chicken Giblets (Tangnaejangbokkum)

Ingredients: 2/3 lb. chicken gizards and livers, 3 dried brown oak mushrooms, 1/4 lb bamboo shoots, 1/3 lb. konyak: jellied potato cake, 2 green bell peppers. 4 cloves garlic, 2 tbsp. salad oil, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, salt, ginger juice, black pepper, MSG., 2 tsp. cornstarch powder, 1/3 cup meat broth, 1 tbsp. rice wine, 1 tomato

Method: 1. Peel off the inner skin from the chicken gizzards and clean them by scrubbing with salt. Slit the outer part of the gizzards. Then cut them with the chicken livers into bite-sized pieces.
2. Scald the gizzards and livers and rinse in cold water.
3. Soften the dried mushrooms in water, remove the stems and slice them thinly. Cut the bamboo shoots into flat pieces.
4. Slice the jellied potato-ckae into 2 3/4" x 3/4" x 1/4" thick pieces. Slit each piece down the center leaving the ends intact and twist one end through the slit.
5. Halve the green bell peppers, remove the seeds and cut them into thick strips.
6. Fry the chicken giblets with the chopped garlic and dinger juie in a heated oiled pan. Then add the dried mushroom, jellied potato-cake and bamboo shoot, fry lightly and season them with the soy sauce, sufar, salt and black pepper.
7. Dissolve the cornstach powder in 1/3 cup broth. Add this starch liquid to the #6 fried ingredients and bring to a boil to thicken.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A time for ice cream

It's a Heart Day! Have you already bought a present to your loveone? What did you get? Roses? Chocolates? A ring? How about a gallon of ice cream? Do you think it is strange? I was planning to buy some chocolates for my honey (In Korea, it is the ladies who give chocolates to men.) but then I saw this ice cream store located in the mart so I bought ice cream instead. It's not my present for him. I'm just craving for my favorite ice cream flavor (strawberry cheesecake). I also bought some for hubby's favorite, the Almond Bon Bon. As you know, ice cream is more delicious in winter but I have to wear scarf when I eat it until I go to bed because I don't wanna lose my voice.

My hubby doesn't want me to buy chocolates for him. He said he used to like the chocolates but not now specially on Valentine's Day. I think so. Chocolates are not delicious on Valentine's Day because we see loaded of chocolates in the stores and most people in the street are carrying chocolates including children. Korean is surrounded with chocolates. We can smell chocolates everywhere. But because it's Korean tradition to give chocolates to your loveone so I'm still thinking of buying chocolates for him.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


My hubby just told me to order some food for dinner last night. I don't know what to order because I don't feel like eating chicken. I browsed the books where the restaurants including phone numbers are listed and I asked him he wanted to try this kanpunggi. He said he couldn't remember if he already ate this dish so I ordered one. It looks greasy but delicious too because of the vegetables toppings.

Kanpunggi is like spicy tangsuyug (sweet and sour pork) but instead of pork they used chicken. And it's also sweeter and hotter than tangsuyug. It's too much for two people so I served the left over this morning. I found out that kanpunggi is more delicious in the morning. I put in the oven for a minute with the vegetables so it tasted better.