Homemade Spicy Korean BBQ Garlic Chicken Drumsticks.
Ahi Poke. Gyu Kaku.
Vacationing in Taiwan Food Frenzy Epi 14. Barbecued Corn.
Barbecued Corn on the Cob that we waited 30 minutes for at a pricey NT$70 (USD$2.42). I have to admit, I was pretty annoyed waiting so long for one stick of food for so long. But it was well worth the wait. The corn had this really addicting, very spicy, sweet, and tangy rub that was well embedded into every kernel of corn that just made you wish that all food from then on was coated with this special miracle rub. yum.
Finals Time = In need of some ridiculously good food. Homemade Korean BBQ.
Exam week is always a stressful time that calls for some good food! My friend and I made some ridiculously spicy korean marinated pork and homemade chapchae. What better way to eat it all than wrapping everything in lettuce? yummy. =]
Midnight snacking at its best. Spicy Fried Tempura.
Saute sliced onions and chopped scallions in a hot pan drizzled with olive oil. When the onions have softened [after 5-6 minutes], add the sliced tempura to the pan. Fry the tempura until the outside is slightly crispy. Then add Korean BBQ sauce [made for chicken] and let the sauce reduce in the mixture for a good 2-3 minutes to intensify the spicy-ness. Then plate and serve.
Birthday Feast part 2. $4.00 Kalbi.
Gyu Kaku is having Yakiniku Festival from August 1st- September 15th, where several items like Kalbi, beer, and sake are all at half price. So instead of the regular $8.00 for 4-6 oz of Kalbi, it’s only $4.00! So good. Sizzling on the do-it-yourself grill, and then dipped in the restaurant’s special citrus sauce or spicy sauce, with a chuck of rice = total heaven. =]
Gyu Kaku. New York.
Birthday Feast. Hot Oil Seared Salmon in Citrus Sauce.
I really liked the citrus sauce with a touch of hot oil with the taste of the salmon sashimi. Although the garnish of scallion of ginger on top was appeasing to the eye, I didn’t really like the taste of it in combination with everything else. Regardless, the appetizer was still very yummy and pretty affordable at $9.00 in the city.
Gyu Kaku. New York.
Pho for the win! Vietnamese BBQ chicken with a side of rice.
Although everyone usually goes to Pho for the noodles, I don’t think I’ve ever had a bowl of noodles myself. I usually just steal the soup from everyone else’s bowl. The broth for Pho is always unbelievably good. Monday night I had dinner with my friends and I ordered the barbecue chicken. It was very good and I love the texture of the rice alongside with the juicy-ness of the chicken. I like to pour fish sauce over the chicken to make it even sweeter. It was a very good meal with excellent service.
Pho. Edison, New Jersey.
Korean BBQ done easy. and cheap!
Use any cut of inexpensive beef and slice thin. To create a marinade, combine 2 parts soy sauce, 2 parts water, 1 part sesame oil, 1 part honey, 1 part sugar, 3-5 stalks of chopped scallions, and a least half an onion chopped. Add a little bit of cornstarch to further tenderize meat. Multiply these quantities as necessary depending on how much beef is used. Rule of thumb is that the marinading liquid should cover all of the meat. Marinade meat for at least 12 hours in the refrigerator. After the meat has marinaded, grill the meat on a portable grill or even on the stove. No oil is necessary for cooking. It is best to under cook the meat to a medium to medium well. This usually takes 30-seconds to 1 minute. Overcooking the meat will make it dry and tough. To make a serving paste with the meat, combine soybean paste, sesame oil, sugar, honey, and chopped scallions together. Serve with red leaf lettuce, white rice, and serving paste for some delicious eats at a fraction of the cost. =]
Cost to make Korean BBQ at home= no more than 10 dollars for 4+ servings.
Cost to eating Korean BBQ in a restaurant = 25+ dollars a person.
On Thursday, I had one of my all time favorite dishes, Marinated Sliced Pork Box, from Maru with one of my best friends Fiona. It was delicious. You get way too much food for 8.95. We got the usual Korean side dishes with steamed egg, which was followed by the lunch box that came with pork, chap chae noodles, a bowl of rice, 4 pieces of California roll, egg-fried tofu, salad in a mayonnaise glaze, and grapes for refreshment.
Maru. East Brunswick, New Jersey.