Monday, January 10, 2011

my Korean Cooking @part 1@

i just finished brekfast. i woke up a bit earlier today. i need to get ready for the POSLAJU van to come to my house. they came once last week and i was in the house but i couldnt hear them (i guess i was taking shower back then) a result, they left me a 'sorry note' saying tht i must pick up the parcel at Post Office. the thg is tht the post office is quite far from my house and i'm new here. so its kind of tideous u i called the post office asking them to re-deliver the item to me. alhamdulillah, they are coming today. so i am waiting for them now. hopefully i wont miss it again coz ths is the last chance for me. actually my mom sent me my lab coat. i need tht for environmental lab next weekend. i guess i wont be allowed to enter the lab without lab coat...hhahaha...besides i need a pair of shoes, one tht fully covered. oh, i forgot to mention, i hate my new vincii shoes. it hurts me. i did try it on bfore i decided to bought it. it seems fine. but later after my 1st day walking to the class with the shoes, i found tht it really didnt suit me. it's bigger than my foot size. yes it was size 8. yes, sometimes i wear size 8 if 7 doesnt fit me.but ths time i guess i got the wrong size for my own shoes. whos's to be blamed? me myself...i picked the shoes bcoz i was tired of looking the one tht really comfort me. that's my fault. ive been to the mall 3x...and i stil couldnt find one tht i really wanted...of course it made me frustrated and gave is a waste u know. see...i wasted my money on the shoes tht i only used for once. now tht i have to find a new one. what a bad luck...

forget bout it. lets talk bout my frst day as master student. hehe. it was 2 days ago. my frens and i went for the M.EE (Master of Environmental Engineering) briefing. surprisingly, more than 50% of us are working. others are fresh graduate like me. u can even find a father and a daughter in d class. yes, im telling u the truth. the father was like 50s..they are chinese. well, there are a few of chinese in my class. one iranian. one sabahan. the rest are malay. there is also my senior (ex iium) in d class...they are from different backgrounds....some from mechanical eng, chemistry, biotechnology and so forth. i guess this is the challenge. those from engnrg bckground might found tht the course is just the continuition frm what theyve learned before but to those who are not from engrg bckground mght found tht it is rather challenging for them. anyway, Good Luck for all of us! ;)

so speaking about corean cooking, i have few things that i wanna highlight...after my few 'experiments' from the recipes i got from maangchi i found that the basic things that u must have if u wanna cook korean dishes are:

1. Soy sauce
2. sesame oil
3. sesame seeds
4. garlic
5. green onion (sometimes we call it spring onion)
6. hot pepper flakes

with those ingredients above, u can make few banchan (side dishes). believe me. ;)

those above are all the korean dishes i made last time. from the top:
1. Gamja jorim-sweet and tasty.

2. gye ran mal yee-easy, tasty, suitable for picnic,lunchbox
3.kongnamulguk-soybean sprout soup. its very tasty. dump ur rice inside the bowl of kongnamulguk. its heaven ;p

4.thats kimchi and oi naengguk

5.squid stir fried-thick, delicious! its very diff from how i cook squid of malay version. u better try this!;D

6.soybean sprout salad
i cooked all of them in one day. it made me so exhausted but happy ;D
later i'l cook some more ;D
*all the recipes are from maangchi. thanks to her!