Monday, July 19, 2010

Onion Salad

Once again, I’ve been on a blogging hiatus and I apologize for that.  The weather has been SOOOOOOOOOO hot here in SoCal that just the thought of going into the kitchen and turning up the heat was suffocating.  I felt bad about not cooking more often, so this past weekend we headed to K-town and picked up some meat.  On Sunday we had some yummy steaks and today we ate cha-dol-begi.

Enough rambling and onto the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion
  • dressing: 1/2 TB minced garlic, 1/2 TB wasabi, 2 TB rice wine, 1 TB soy sauce and 7 TB vinegar

 

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I was being lazy and didn’t want to head upstairs to grab my flash and THIS is what the picture looked like.  =/

 

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So I went upstairs, grabbed my flash and this is the result.  It’s strange how flash works better for me with food pictures, but when I’m shooting Munchkin or anything else – I rarely use flash.  Anyhow…

I usually eat cha-dol-begi (thinly sliced beef brisket) with this sauce.  But today I decided that I would make an onion salad similar to the one they *used to* serve at Byul Dae Po – one of my favorite AYCE Korean BBQ places.  The last time I was there, the server informed me that they no longer gave out the onion salad because the price of onions had skyrocketed.  =/  I dunno if that’s the truth, but I’m hoping they will serve it again in the future.  Anyhow this is my replication of their onion salad.  Super easy and a perfect accompaniment to gogi-gogi!  First, go and grab one large white onion.  You can slice it by hand, or use a trusty mandolin to do the work for you!  Slice away~

 

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You want it thin, but not too thin…

 

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And then add the following ingredients:  1/2 TB minced garlic, 1/2 TB wasabi, 2 TB rice wine, 1 TB soy sauce and 7 TB vinegar.

 

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Mix it up WELL.  You do not want to bite down into a chunk of wasabi.

 

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And transfer it into a nice serving bowl.  You’ll be left with quite a bit of liquid so just pour it over the top and discard any excess.

 

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You’re now ready to eat with some gogi!

 

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I know I’ve mentioned Choice Meat Market before and if you haven’t already, you MUST go and try their meats.

 

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It’s a lot more than what you would pay at the K-market, but their meat melts in your mouth. 

 

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I sliced up some onions and mushrooms…

 

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Got our trusty old indoor gogi-grill going (there’s even a compartment that collects the drained fat!) – I think the last time we brought this out was over two years ago! 

 

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And then it was grilling time!

 

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We ate the whole thing!

 

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Everyone in our small family of three was happy and full!  Hope everyone is doing well.  I will *try* to be back sooner rather than later.  =)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

100.000

It's yet another sleepless night so I decided to check out my google analytics (really cool!) and found that I have had over 100,000 (103,702 to be exact! =P) unique visitors to this site.

WOW! =O

Who knew that Korean food could be so popular?!

So I just wanted to say THANK YOU again to each and every one of you who visits this site. I'm sorry I don't update often, but like I say all the time this blog is a hobby and I just don't have enough hours in the day to sit and take step-by-step pictures of meals. =( When I *cook* for the blog it takes almost triple the time to make something. Not fun when you have a hungry, near-crazy toddler yelling for FOOD!

With that said, I'll try to post something up tomorrow. It's time to go to the K-market again, so let's see what I can whip up.

Hope everyone in SoCal is staying cool in this heat wave!!!

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