Saturday, December 31, 2011

Korean Chicken Soup (영계백숙)

Cornish game hen works best. It is tender and has less fat. If you can buy organic, fresh, unfrozen ones that’s the best. If cornish hens are not available you can also buy small, young chicken. Best way to thaw is to leave in the refrigerator overnight or 10 hrs. If you have less time, you can also put the chicken(still wrapped) in cold water to thaw for 3-4 hrs. If you are really short on time, you can also thaw the chicken in the microwave but it’s really not recommended.
Cut off the wing tips, neck and the tail end. My mom told me that the wing tips and the tail end are bad for you so why eat it since there’s not much to eat there anyway. If the chicken has any giblets inside the stomach, discard it. There may be quite a bit of fat near the breast area or near the bottom, trim the fat as much as you can. Wash the chicken well under running water and pat it dry.
Prepare the garlic – if you have a whole bulb, soak it in water and peel them.
Peel the onion and leave it whole.
Simmer at medium low or low heat for 35 min for smaller chicken (less than 2 lb) and 40 min for chicken larger than 2 lbs.  Check if chicken is fully cooked by piercing the area between the thigh and the belly to see if any blood comes out. Cook a few minutes longer if you see any redness.
Take the chicken out onto a plate and let it cool a couple minutes. Chop up the green onions into small pieces (1/3 in).  Serve the soup, rice, pieces of the chicken and green onions in a bowl. Serve with salt and pepper so it can be seasoned at the table. Also make some vinegar-soy sauce for dipping the chicken meat if people want to eat the meat alone without the soup. You can also serve chicken with salt and pepper and people can dip the chicken pieces in salt/pepper mix instead of the soy sauce dip. Finally serve some kimchi and dried roasted seaweed and you have a complete, delicious and healthy dinner!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Iconic Armani Look in Emporio Price

Love this good looking pee-toe heels from S/S2012 Emporio Armani. Block-heeled sandals with clear plastic straps, peep-toe shooties with neon lucite shaped wedge heels, front-panel booties, clear plastic ankle boots.

Are You a New Gypsy?

I have to say..., I'm not impressed with any of S/S 2012 collection. Apparel and accessories are so boringly expected... This one kind of caught my eyes though... New S/S 2012 from Emilio Pucci's collection. Simple suede peep toes with ankle straps in red, black, nude or deep purple; strappy caged stilettos in black, red or gold; pink satin peep toes with a patent leather trim.

Short Motocycle Boots

Gap is not usually the place I went for getting a pair of boots, but I love these boots! They are true to size, and they have nice cushion inside. The great part is you can wear them with skinny jeans or bootcut, however you want to style them. Just what I was looking for.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Alexander Wang's New Motocross Girls

Pointed is back by Wang! Pointed courts with ankle straps and multiple strap details, strappy shoe-boots. I love this ink blue. I also love the single monochrome, subtle pattern.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Goat at the Sunny Spot

I LOVE this place!!! New fun spot in Venice Beach, CA.
This was the goat place served with fresh mango and lettuce. All of their food was awesome, and must try their special cocktails. My fav was dry harbor.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Why is This Boot so Fabulous? Gucci!

I mean the answer is obvious! Gucci. You can totally showcase your allegiance to the ultimate fashion house, Gucci, by donning their chic boots. So bluntly branded with big Gucci ring on the side, but it does not feel garish. Gotta have this!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What's cooking at the Mountain?

My latest fav place for healthy yummy Korean food. Tonight is the Seafood hot pot night! Yummmmm...

Monday, December 5, 2011

Yummy Tum Yum

Another cold night. I did shrimp and tofu Tum Yum soup. So awesome!!!
Fish sauce, Coconut milk, Kaffir lime leaf, Galangal(or ginger), Lemongrass, Palm sugar, Bird’s eye chilies, Roasted chili paste, Cilantro and Lime
If you have the ingredients above, you can pretty much whip up any good Thai recipes as you wish. Technically, Tum Tum is the chicken soup without coconut milk, but for the title sakes, I am going to stay with Tum Yum! ;p And I used shrimps and tofu!
Add coconut milk, water, lemongrass, ginger, chilies, kaffir lime leaves into a pot and bring it to boil. Add straw shrimps and tofu and boil it on medium heat for a few minutes or until the shrimps are cooked through. Add lime juice and fish sauce to taste. Add chopped cilantro before serving.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Kimchi Fried Rice

Easiest and yummiest creation with Kimchi. All you need rice, Kimchi, any type of meat, green onions and eggs. Simply mix them all together. Fry, fry stir fry them!

Beef & Chicken Sausage Stew

First, marinate the stew beef with fruit juice as a tenderizer. I used Acai berry juice. Sprinkle sea salt with 2 table spoon open any Chardonnay. Leave it for 10-20 min. Chop 2 medium size of white onion in 1.5 X 1.5 cubes. Put little EVO in a pot heat it up. Throw onions and pre-marinated beef and stir it in high heat for 2-3 min. Add cut chicken sausage and put some dry basil and black pepper. Stir it until juice comes out of in mid heat. Add cubed carrots. I use stewed canned tomatoes for thickness and flavor. Keep the heat in mid-high for 10 min. Add chopped fresh tomatoes and parsley and lower the heat to low. I will add yellow squash per my husband's request for this one, but it's pretty much ready. Leave the pot as long as you'd like keep adding none salted chicken broth or just water. For me, I honestly prefer day old stew because it had more flavor. Serve with rice, bread or noodle.

Mutiara Malay Restaurant

So yummy! Weekend special, tofu salad. 5 stars out of 5!! Gotta check out.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Shabu All The Time

I posted their shabu couple of times already, but for the day like this, cold and windy, it tastes better...
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Jacki P.