Samstag, 26. Mai 2012

Spicy hot ramen

Hello lovely readers :)

Today I´ll doing a recipe post of my favourite korean ramen :)
I do almost every 3rd day ramen, not the instant noodles but self-made keke :D I like it hot and spicy. If you read my older posts you´ll know that I like korean food :)
Homemade food is always cheaper and better than instant food :) but not everyone has time for it, I can understand it, but if you have, do it! It´s definitely worth it! I love the korean hot chillies, they are moderately hot, not like the thai or indian chillies haha - you´ll die or at least I always nearly die, when the soup has this colour O_O XD

The ingredients for 2 persons:

-- 300g/ 0,6 pounds noodles oriental style noodle (pasta)
-- 600 ml/ 2 1/2 cups broth I used chicken (should be hot!)
-- 1 tbsp vegetable oil (not olive oil)

-- pork meat - as much as you like, I used 50g -thinnly sliced  (you can use whatever meat you like, for the vegetarian -skip it)
meat marinade:
pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, 1 Tbsp oyster sauce

-- 1 clove of a garlic - chopped 
-- 5cm/ 2 inch of the white leek part or 1/2 of a small onion -sliced
-- 1 1/2 handfull of vegetables you can use whatever your hearts desire :) I would say 3 big chunks of the top of the broccoli, 2 big chunks of cauliflower, 1 small carrot, I used freezed vegetables

hot sauce:
-- 2 tbsp gochujang (korean chilli paste)
-- 1 tblsp sesame oil 
-- 1 tsp mirin (rice vinegar)
-- pinch salt
-- pinch pepper
-- 1 tsp sugar
-- 2 tbsp chilli flakes (without seeds, with seeds I would only use 1 tsp hot!hot!)
-- 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds (I prefer the white ones) (ohhh no I forgot them :( ) 
Stir all the ingredients together

and at least for decoration and season to taste :
-- 2 tbsp green leeks 
-- 1/2 tomatoes per bowls (didn´t had any on hand)
-- a squeeze of a lemon juice
-- If you want 1 boiled egg (I forgot it, noo not again! I always forget the best of the soup!)

First cook the noodles for 6-8 min for me the best time (in the package they write 10 min in my opinion too long) after cooking rinse them under cold water, prepare them on your bowl

I recomment to don´t use a teflon pan, because we work on high heat, over time it would dent your bottom pan!  
Turn the stove on high heat put the oil in it (now we have to work really quick, we don´t want to burn our garlic). When your cooking spoon fizzles in the oil -> it´s time! Let your garlic fry for few sec., stir! stir! stir! Put your meat in it until it´s more than half cooked, now turn the heat down on medium heat throw the onions in, until they get glazed. Put the vegetables in for 5min -don´t forget to stir! :)

- without meat: stove on high heat, put oil in the pan until your cooking spoon fizzles, throw your vegetables in (because we want it in the foreground, if we would use garlic or onions first they would burn - the juice of the meat would prevents the garlic or onions from burning) until they get a little bit brown, stir! Turn on medium heat and add the onion and garlic to the vegetables, cook until the vegetables are cooked through, I would say 5 min.

Add the hot sauce, stir it for few minutes, you´ll know when, the flavours will develope an awesome aroma, it smells gorgeous! Put your hot broth (I really recommend the hot broth, because it's faster and the soup stays clear) in it, after it's boiling it's ready to serve! 

 Now the best part :) fill your bowl with the soup

Squeeze a little bit lemon juice, put tomatoes on the top and green leek for decoration. You can put half of a boiled egg on top  :) voilá a super delicious self-made ramen! In 15 min

Happy! Happy!

 Yuuuumiiii, it´s time to eat!

You´re going to be addicted :D like me^^, for the non-hot eater I would skip the dry chilli pepper. The hot chilli paste isn´t hot like really hot :D believe me it´s even less hot like the famous korean Nongshim instant noodles. While writing the blogpost it looks mouthwatering haha I should lay a bowl on my desk XD. Hope you enjoyed my blogpost :)
Please tell me your self-made ramen experiences and write a comment below if you tried it  ;D
I wish you good luck :) ..and enjoy your meal!

Nony :-*

Dienstag, 22. Mai 2012

Korean Dinner

Hello everybody :)

hope you're all doing well :D 
Yesterday I ate "official" korean food^^ for the first time and how did I miss it all the time? I´m a big fan, I did often korean food in the past, for example self-made ramen, pancakes, rice cake..etc. but I could never  compare it with the original. I was really nervous to try it, I was afraid that it wouldn´t satisfy my expectations, but it was even better than I thought. I´m obsessed with korean food, it´s so delicious and a flavour explotion :D but really expensive :( 
I´ve never seen so many korean people in one place. They must love their own food :)
The owner of this restaurant is a really petite lady, and a japanese waitress who can fluently speak korean wasn´t sure of my origin they guessed I was a korean or a japanese girl. The owner explained that the korean people were more impulsive and the japanese people are more reserved, but I was both, more in the middle hihi they didn't expect a laotian woman. For me a very big compliment because I admire all the korean and of course japanese women :) they are so beautiful :) kekeke
I hope it didn't sound like I´m not proud to be a laotian girl or woman (ouuhh I´m so old) I´m very proud :D hehe

Now here my OOTD

I´ll make a make up tutorial for this look soon :)

On our table
Wonderful jewellry box
Isn´t it beautiful? I would buy it immediantly if they would sell it :) <3


 Our drinks: my husband ordered a Hite korean beer and I a berry soda
this beer wasn´t bitter it tasted a little like light beer, I liked it ;)

I didn´t get dissapointed, big big smile!!

Pancake with seafood and vegetables
we both ordered the same with kimchi as a sidedish

beef with garlic, onion and vegetables
I ordered it and it was sooo yummi!!!

spicy typical korean dish
the sauce tasted a little bit like peanut
veryyyy yummi and flavoursome I could eat a bit not too much, thank god that I´d ordered my dish - but I still loved it!  

on the left side berry rice wine it was soo gooood and sweet

Couldn´t wait to eat!

Green tea ice cream, it was delicious (with little sugar, I don´t like it too sweet)

Happy bunny!  

Rice cake filling, on the outside hazelnut and inside I guess red beans, it tasted like that haha no I´m sure, it was definately red beans :D

Next time I´ll eat a soup, can´t wait to try them :) Please tell me your favourite asian dish <3 and of course korean dish!
Hope you´ve ejoyed my blogpost lovely readers!

Lovely greetings and kisses

Montag, 21. Mai 2012

Sightseeing Salzburg

 Hello everybody :)

Again long time ago no write. I have to put more passion and patience on it. I took some pictures for blogging but I was too lazy to immediately sit down and write afterwards :( but now I´m in a good mood and have the motivation. Let´s see for how long ;D

I really love this city :) it´s full of inspiration and happiness. At first a little bit of history^^
Mozart was born and raised here in the 2nd half of the 18th century. You can also find the famous ‘Sachertorte’ in this city, a famous Viennese chocolate cake (the original cake invented in 1832 is only available in the ‘Sacher Hotel’ in Vienna and Salzburg as well as in the duty free shop in the national airport in Vienna and two cafés in other Austrian cities).

In the spring and summer months from Mai to September it's tourism season :)

See the pictures I made below and get an impression of the city and its atmosphere at this time of the year:

 A look to the historic city center

 The Sacher Hotel

 A statue in the Mirabell garden

 A look at some of the mountains surrounding the city

 ...more nature and mountains

Hohensalzburg Castle and Salzburg Cathedral

 Mozartstatue in the Mozartsquare

 Lawn at the side of the 'Salzach' river

 The 'Residenzplatz', a square at the side of the cathedral, surrounded by several historic buildings

 Carriages at the 'Residenzplatz'

 Salzburg has churches at pretty much every corner

 Some of the houses which were built directly into the rock 
There is more to see, this is a tiny bit of Salzburgs historic city center. Maybe we see each other here ^^ 
I wish you all a great day!
Lovely greetings from the lovely city Salzburg