Monday, September 16, 2013

Bonchon Chicken

My parents went on a short holiday to Bangkok and thus here I am whipping dinner for the entire family! Decided to attempt on doing the famous Bonchon Chicken since it is so crazy expensive in Singapore and only a few Korean restuarants does them.

It was not as hard as I thought it would be but.. it sure takes up a portion of time.
I referenced Maangchi recipe but did some changes here and there. It was so hit with my family! My sister who is not so into cooking even asked me for the recipe to try out! :)

Here's my version:

  • 1 Packet of Drumlets (I bought the regular size and not the mini ones)
  • 1 Egg
  • A splash of Garlic & Onion seasoning
  • 500ml of milk (Or sufficient enough to cover all the drumlets)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Half packet of Korean frying mix
  • Oil for deep frying

For the Hot sauce
  • 4 tbsp of Gochujang (Red Pepper paste)
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Blueberry vinegar

  1. Washed the drumlets and soaked them in milk (adding the garlic and onion seasoning to the mixture). Fridge them for at least 2hrs
  2. Drain off the milk and marinate the drumlets with salt and pepper. Crack an egg and mix throughougly. Set aside for about 15 mins so that the drumlets can "eat in" the marinate
  3. Transfer the drumlets over to a big mixing bowl and mixed in the Korean frying mix.
  4.  Mix well and set aside.
  5. In a deep wok, bring the oil to heat till bubbles appears. Dip the drumlets into the hot oil and fry till slight golden brown.
  6. Re-fry the drumlets again till it turns golden and crispy. Drain the drumlets well to avoid greasiness.
  7. In a saucepan, add in all the hot sauce ingredients and bring to boil. Mix in the deep-fried drumlets and you are ready to serve.
You may also sprinkle roasted crushed peanuts and sesame over the drumlets.
Hope you like it! :)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Our Renovation progress

Finally, finally I'm able to spare some time to blog over at my little world here :) Been busy with work, been busy with both Baby Kwok and Baby #2.

 Just some recent updates: Have been staying at my parents' place since January this year as we've sold off our apartment and the new owner would not let us extend 2 more weeks and even asked us to move out earlier :(

Sigh.. everything just seems to be in a rush. Packing our stuffs and moving them to the storage warehouse, clearing the old furniture etc etc.. And finally our long awaited day for key collection came and without losing any much more time, we started with the renovation the day after we obtained the keys. My dad as usual is the big helper behind our renovations just like how he did it for our 1st apartment. Without him, I believed we might still be looking at the blank walls and rooms now :P It has been a busy 1.5 months and our renovation is finally 95% complete at the moment!

From ugly walls and floorings, we can now beam with joy when we looked at how the renovation has progressed now. Prince Charming and myself are really satisfied with our renovation and I really really owe a lot to my daddy. We only told him the design and concept and he helped to make arrangements for each and individual part of the reno. Without him helping us, I don't think we are even at 10% of the progress.

 Another big help is Taobao! We bought quite a number of ornaments and lightings from Taobao at really cheap price and the quality were really good! I wouldn't say its posh quality but at the price we are paying, it's really worth the penny. We even saw the same lighting in one of the shop here in Singapore and they were selling it at 300% of the price we paid!

Really LOVE LOVE LOVE my apartment so much! Can't wait to move in!!! Will post pictures up when its 100% complete :) I promise!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hello Hello!!!

Can't believe it's another long hiatus from me :(
Haven't been blogging since I've been really busy.

It has been a challenging year for me in 2012 I have to say.
Now that it's 2013, guess I really need to re-cap what has happen in 2012 and what has been coming up in 2013 :)

Oct 2012

  1. Left my previous company where I've sloughed hard like a buffalo for 2 years
  2. Suffered from bloated-ness for a whole month and was suspecting something serious :(
  3. Sold my 4-rm and upgraded to EA
Nov 2012
  1. Joined my current company and really loving it :) Met nice colleagues and have a great boss who appreicates and understand my needs for Work-Life balance as she understands that I'm a mother and needs to be there for Baby Kwok
  2. Found out about my pregnancy only after a month into the job! The bloated-ness was one of the pregnancy symptoms :P
Dec 2012
  1. Travelled to Scotland for business trip with Prince Charming and little bun in my oven ;)
  2. First separation from Baby Kwok for 2 weeks and  was so upset that I cried EVERYDAY
Jan 2013
  1.  HDB completion done for the selling of my 4rm and moving out from our 1st home and back to my parents place
Feb 2013
  1. Went back to Taipei with Prince Charming, Baby Kwok and little bun bun in my oven for CNY
  2. Had my 2nd trimester screening and knowing the gender of little bun bun! We're having a princess for #2!
Mar 2013
  1. HDB completion for the purchase of my EA!!! Yay!
  2. Went for tiles selection and had the flooring measurement done for our parquet :)
 I have to say 2012 was challenging with me facing with a new job and having to know about my pregnancy. 2013 has been good so far and I'm sure it will be even better upon the arriving of my #2 in July! We're be a family of 4 soon! Yipeeee~