30 September 2011

Matcha Marshmallows (Guimauve Thé Vert Matcha)

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Matcha Marshmallows (Guimauve Thé Vert Matcha)

having made marshmallows a few times now, this has gotta be my utmost favorite. when it comes to very sweet confections like macarons and marshmallows, i like pairing them with bitter ingredients like dark chocolate and tea to balance out the sweetness. compared to all desserts made using matcha, this one is the most apparent in matcha flavor and aroma so its really good.

12 September 2011

Hanami Dango 花見団子

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Hanami Dango 花見団子

today is chinese mid-autumn and chuseok (korean thanksgiving day). i wanted to make songpyeon initially, a kind of crescent shaped korean rice cake which also has three colors but i didn't hv any pine needles so i decided to make these instead. though its not exactly a suitable time since hanami dango is made during the cherry blossom viewing season in spring where its a big event and widely celebrated in japan, i'm still glad i made these coz they're really quite good.

06 September 2011

Kimchi Jjigae 김치찌개

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Kimchi Jjigae 김치찌개

kimchi jjigae (chigae) or kimchi stew is a common dish found in korean households and restaurants/eateries. at home, we hv korean food pretty often coz this is one cuisine i feel like i do pretty well in. i don't really like cooking chinese nor am i good in western, japanese or italian but when it comes to korean cooking, i'm so familiar with it that it almost feels like i've done it for the past 10 years (when in fact i only dabbled with it since last year or so). of coz, i get a kick out of the spiciness too.

 

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