Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ojinguh Bokum is a Spicy Squid Dish

Mix all sauce ingredients and set aside.(1 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp gochujang, red chili pepper paste, 1 tsp sugar, 6 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and puréed, 1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and puréed, 1 tbsp gochugaru, red chili pepper flakes, 1 tbsp sesame oil, Salt and pepper)
Clean squid and wash well in cold water. Cut head wing and tentacles from its body cavity. Slit the squid body cavity open and flatten. Cut into ¼ -½ inch wide strips from the head to the tail and then cut the strips into 2 inch sections. Slit tentacle ring, flatten and cut into desired biting pieces including head wing.
Wash vegetables(onions, carrots, zucchini and broccolis) in cold water and trim all stems. Cut and slice into desired biting pieces for all vegetables. Preheat a large stir fry pan over high heat and add cooking oil. First add carrots and onions and stir fry for about 1 minute. Then add squid, zucchini and broccolis and green onions. Stir fry for 30 seconds. Add sauce and stir fry for additional 2 minutes. Sprinkle ground pepper to meet taste. Remove from heat and toss around with sesame oil. Serve hot over rice.

Home Made Seafood Soo Je Bi

In a mixing bowl add 4 cups of flour, 1 egg, and about 1 cup of water and knead it into dough. Add the water a little bit at a time and just bring it to a play dough consistency. Add a dash of pepper and about 1/2 TB of salt. After it's all kneaded, place it into the fridge until you need it later...this will make the dough more chewy and YUMMY. In a pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add about 10-15 dried anchovies (large) and a few big pieces of dashima. Let it boil for at least 30 minutes (if not LONGER). While the anchovy broth is boiling...chop up the vegetables. I actually didn't have any potatoes in my fridge today, but pretend it's just there! ;) Put chose of your sea food(I used shrimps, mussels and white fish tonight) into boiling broth. Reduce the heat to low....and then get your dough out and start pulling small pieces off and into the broth. When you're about halfway through with the dough, add the squash and then finish up the dough pieces and bring everything to a boil for about 5 minutes. The pieces of dough shouldn't be too big. Try to make them bite size... Then you are finally ready to serve! You can garnish with green onions. Or no... 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Biker Boots Meet Goth N Graphic

Everyone did biker boots. But I never seen anything like this before. Gareth Pugh is my new fav fashion designer. He is young and talented with British accent and live in Paris!!! Check his 2011 F/W collection.

Home Made Korean Style, Caldo de Siete Mares

Cut daikon into cubes. Deseed red chili pepper & cut diagonally into 1/4” slices. Cut green onion into 2” pieces. Mix red pepper, bean paste, soy sauce, garlic, ginger juice & sugar. In soup pot, bring four cups of water to a boil, add clams and boil until they open. Take clams & mussels out of pot, add kelp to pot & boil 2 minutes. Put daikon pieces into seasonings & mix well. Add this mixture to pot & boil until daikon is cooked. Add cubed tofu, bean sprouts & mushroom. Add white fish & shrimp, boil until cooked. Add clams & mussels, green onion & chili pepper slices. Add salt to taste, chopped parleys, and serve.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Pair of Boots I Must Have!

Prada's tall snakeskin boots! Yes, please!!! With shaped heels; suede sock boots with faux Mary Jane. I see Prada's signature look all over... Talking about reinventing a wheel? I say this takes 1st prize for sure.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012

Hot ribbon-lace shooties for your Spring closet update. Dolce & Gabbana did it again. Incredibly fabulous...

Home Made 3 Course Dinner

Kale avocado salad, made from scratch-lobster bisque and seafood paella. It was very satisfied, lovely dinner with my husband. If anyone needs recipe, please let me know...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Derek Lam's fabulous new wedges

This is new idea! Leather cage platform wedges in brown and silver cage heels... Love this graphical print making using such a cool technique. He also played awesomely with dark coral, spearmint, banana yellow, white, and black were key to the collection. Prints were a marine and green mix and knits were a pretty pink.

3.1 Phillip Lim: S/S 2012

Block-heeled peep-toes in powdery fish skin leather, high-shine silver leather or clear plastic with mirrored heel. Candied pastels including lilac, peach, lemon and shell pink with a barely there mint, anchored with graphic black, white, khaki and stonewash denim blue. Love, love this pair!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Palio in Atlanta, GA

Palio, Atalanta, GA
Steak with mushroom risotto. I liked the way they cooked veggies. Food, service and experience are much better than I expected... I will give 3.75 stars.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Chicken Burger Tonight

Eddie Murphy might think home made burger is neighborhood kids laughing matter, but this chicken burger is off-the-hook! I paired with tomato, cucumber salad with grilled zucchini. Beauty of this burger is that I got the ground meat from local halal market. Freshly grounded, so no one has to wonder what's in the meat!!! Visit Super Hayat Market in Torrance, CA for "known" meat you can really enjoy.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Home Made Seafood Paella

Preheat oven to 450°F. Heat grape-seed oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add chopped bacon and cook until fat is rendered, about 6 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels and drain. Set aside.
Sprinkle chicken sausage pieces. Add chicken sausage to bacon drippings in pot and cook over medium heat until brown, about 7 minutes per side. Using tongs, remove chicken sausage from pot.
Add chopped onions and garlic to pot and saut
 until beginning to brown, scraping up any browned bits, about 10 minutes. Stir in rice, roasted pimientos(I usually use olives) with juices and saffron. Add clam juice and chicken stock to pot and bring mixture to simmer. Remove from heat.
Pour rice mixture into 15x10x2-inch glass baking dish. Arrange chicken sausage, shrimp and clams  in rice mixture. Sprinkle with chopped bacon and peas. Cover with foil.
Bake paella until chicken sausage is cooked through and clams open and rice is tender, about 45 minutes (discard any clams and mussels that do not open). Remove foil from baking dish. Let paella stand 10 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Night is Home Made Tacos

Carne Asada tacos!!! Freshly made home made salsa, all home prepared meat, grilled and served on organic white corn tortilla... Squeeze of line with chilled Pacifico... Sunday night is good. Always welcome for requesting my secret recipe!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill

Their Gumbo is too die for. Check their event calendar for sure. Tonight is awesome Jazz night. Featured artist is Izzy Chait!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


JjamBbong is a Korean version of Chinese spicy seafood noodles. It is as popular as JaJangMyun(blackbean paste noodles) in Korea. You need a lot of ingredients to make this, but it is not that difficult to make and does not take a long time. Do you like spicy seafood dishes? Then, you have to try these noodles someday. God... This was good!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Spicy Seafood Soup

Cold weather. Hot soup! This is my latest new creation. Broth is made with all fresh veggies: basil, thyme, cilantro, rosemary and lots of onions. Boil the veggie broth for at least an hour, add chopped tomatoes and cut sun-dried tomatoes into it. Add cut potatoes and carrots in 1 X 1 cube size into prepared veggie stock, and add sea salt or Kosher salt as you wish. I put mussel, shrimps, squid. Do not over cook these guys. It will get rubbery and chewy. I sprinkle white pepper and dried rosemary right before serving with chopped chives. This is good with pasta, bread or rice. My husband had 3 servings!!!