Monday, December 5, 2016

Kimchi nachos with snow peas and garlic mayonnaise!

Tonight I felt like something fun for dinner! I had snow peas and a bag of corn chips. Corn chips are always fun and snow peas are healthy. I was originally just going to eat the a few chips as a snack, but when I saw the snow peas and kimchi still in the fridge I thought I could make up some sort of Korean-Australian fun dinner. I just fried the kimchi and chopped up snow peas together and poured it all the plate of corn chips. 


While I was looking for some cheese to melt over the nachos I found this garlic aioli mayonnaise. This seems appropriate because Koreans like egg and garlic!


It was certainly fun and healthy, but wasn't spicy enough for me. This is probably because I didn't actually add any spicy flavourings anyway! In hindsight I put too much mayonnaise because I felt kind odd after, exactly like when you eat too much egg or something. So if I was going to do it again, I'd put less on, obviously. I'd also probably add some meat or beans for some protein. 

[I've been advised that corn chips and mayonnaise is not actually healthy. I suppose I should have expected that from 1.5 health stars on the corn chips. Not to defend myself too much, but the Coles brand corn chips actually had less sodium than CC's brand. Anyway, just don't eat it too much and otherwise eat a balanced diet and all that.]

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

NeNe Chicken in Brisbane

I went to NeNe Chicken with some friends some time ago, I tried the NeNe Dosirak while my friend the lemon chicken. They quite liked the lemon flavor. I also got a side salad, which I was very happy with. I very much enjoyed the sesame salad dressing and the Korean style rice. The fried chicken meals come with pickled radish and coleslaw too. My Dosirak came with a small serve of kimchi.

You can read my full review on Weekend Notes - NeNe Chicken Myer Centre Brisbane

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Shelf fresh noodles, chorizo, kimchi and peas and corn stir-fry

I like shelf fresh noodles, they are easy to make and of course last a long time after purchasing them. Just put them in warm water to soften and then fry them with everything else.

For this meal I chopped up chorizo in small pieces and fried the noodles with kimchi, frozen peas and corn and the chorizo pieces. I ended up making enough for several meals.

Tuna and Kimchi Nachos

Mix this chilli tuna (which you can buy from the Korean supermarket) with some kimchi and spread it around some corn chips!

Microwave it with mozzarella cheese and get this!

It was fun and tasty!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Chorizo & Kimchi Fried Rice With Peas

I like chorizo and kimchi so why not combine them into a simple stir-fry meal! Rice is nice! So why not make a fried rice dish? Then, peas are healthy so, about I add some peas too!

First I get the rice cooking, since that will take 10 minutes for a cup of rice. I do mine in the microwave using the Sistema Microwave Rice Steamer. I find it quite easy to use - it has an inner lid to stop the starch from bubbling over. (Mind you, I've never tried it without the inner lid to know if it works - it hasn't bubbled over though.) It does come with that rice spoon pictured which is supposed to be easier than for rice scooping than a metal spoon.

Image copyright Sistema Plastics
I just add 1.5 times the water as rice and put it for at least 10 minutes - add more time if cooking more rice. You'll have to experiment a little with your microwave, but it's never gone wrong for me - if it's still wet, just put it back in for another minute or so. (I don't work for them or anything, I just have a few of their products. This is now my preferred method of cooking plain rice, there's no stress like with the saucepan on the stove.)

I used the first few minutes of rice cooking to prepare the frying pan, chopping up the chorizo, getting the peas and kimchi ready. After the rice is around 1/3 to 1/2 way through (So, around 5 minutes later), I added the peas, kimchi chorizo to the pan.

Yes, I like peas. A lot!

I start to stir-fry them all together on a medium heat for a few minutes. Since it's only the peas that really need cooking, feel free to take it off the burner if it's getting close before the rice is ready.

Once the rice is done, pour it on and continue stir-frying it together. 

If you've taken it off before, mix it together with the other ingredients then put it back on the heat to help let the flavours mix through. You can some soy sauce to the mix or the kimchi "juice" as well if you want some extra kick. 

Serve it up and eat it!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lazy Hwa Ramyun Dinner

I had a lazy dinner the other with instant noodles, kimchi, with frozen peas, corn, and carrot mix. It was so easy, tasty and cheap! Read on to find out...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Night Noodle Markets Again: Chichi Fries from Poklol

So, I went back to the Night Noodle Markets and got the Chichi Fries from Poklol like I wanted to. I got the chili chicken because it's apparently healthier than red meats, according to Michael Mosley's documentary.

There's certainly a good amount of beer battered fries for $15. And for food truck food, it's well presented. There was spring onion, Korean style chicken, grated cheese, mayonnaise, and some sort of amazing chili sauce. Somewhere I did end up finding some kimchi in there as well, but it was much less prominent than Korean inspired fries should have been. 

I think the highlight of the whole dish was the chili sauce they put on the chips. It had a refreshing amount of bite, yet also tasted sweet and crisp.

Overall, I think I was more impressed with Korma Sliders' sweet potato fries from Eat Street Markets (who were also at the Night Noodle Markets). I think in Sydney they may have a different menu than the one they came to Brisbane with. And anyway, it was good, just I've had better. But that's fine, every place is different.