OKAY! (btw, hi everyone :P)
It's one of the well-known facts that I not only dislike cooking, but cannot actually really cook so well ;o;
There are a few things I can do (ie: spaghetti and tunafish salad), but that's pretty much the extent of my skillz. There are a bunch of reasons why I don't like cooking and why I haven't, but I've decided to start... by learning to cook Korean food ^_^ When I was living with my roommates, I got to see them cook a bunch of food, and I picked up on how simplistic it is.
I'm really perfectionistic and like to keep a record of everything, so I've decided to use Excel + LJ to log my adventures in the kitchen. Hopefully I will be able to cook great Korean food ^_^
So, today was the first time I bought ingredients from the Korean market Jangteu
near Vendome metro.The basics
-Kikkoman Soy Sauce
-100% Pure sesame oil
-Roasted sesame seeds
-100% Pure corn syrup (I cringed when I heard I have to use this, but Wikipedia states how it is different from high-fructose
corn syrup. Since I'm using it in small quantities, should be okay, anyway!
-50 sheets of dried seaweedTotal:
There are three recipes that I want to try that require these ingredients, and they are standard in Korean cooking, so I think I'm all set!The meat:
I still have produce to buy, and that will be bought on Thursday.
The recipes I will be trying:
-Bulgogi - marinated beef (to be eaten with rice)
-Bulgogi jungol (uses the same bulgogi beef, but made into a stew)
-Gamja jorim (potato side dish)
-Stuffed pepper jeon