Thursday, December 18, 2014

Savory Korean BBQ Sauce

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I've never received a product like this to review on ever, so i'm really excited in being creative with it.

I'm sure a majority number of you have been through that korean bbq craze happening before. Not sure if the craze is still on-going but I am pretty sure I can never get enough of it! I recall being obsessed with it when I was on my Korea trip. 

Anyway, what do you say to whipping up some korean bbq food right at home?! *nobody would say no, obviously. Don't lie to yourself
You can do that easily with the help of these korean bbq sauces!


These sauces are made from carefully selected spices from Korea & China, mixed to create an irresistible flavour.
They are specially formulated to be a perfect fit for everything from your grilled fish to salad & hamburgers!
*can be used as a complimentary sauce for cooked dishes as well as marinating sauce for any type of cooking (BBQ, panfrying etc.)
SO MANY WAYS YOU CAN USE THEM.

These same carefully simmered sauces are used by most Korean restaurants in Singapore too!

1) SMOKY BBQ

Hey, I actually was hardworking and help assist my mom in cooking this! People who know me know I don't really cook. Haha. But if you count cooking instant noodles as cooking, then I guess I do. *shh, don't, just don't.

Marinated pork belly with the sauce and then stir-fried it! The smell was just drool-worthy. Ask my mom. She agreed. -smirks- Added some onions to the dish to make the taste even better.

The sauce turned out to be not too salty nor sweet, to my surprise. You would think it would be given its colour and how thick it looks. I feel that it is definitely suitable to eat with just the dish itself.
However, it could be a little better by adding soy sauce to make it a little saltier or onions to make it sweeter depending on your preference! *Just a little tip for you ;)

2) ORIGINAL

Decided to bend the rule a little by using this sauce with vegetables. After tasting the end product, I personally would not recommend it. *why did I bend the rule Haha
The sauce itself tasted pretty sweet and would probably be more suited for meat than vegetables. But of course, if you are like my sister who enjoyed the sweet taste with vegetables, then you may enjoy it.

3) SPICY

As you can probably tell, it would seem that we cooked it in a similar way as the first one. Except this time, we did not use the sauce to marinate it but poured it in in the midst of stir-frying it.

I have to point out that the smell of this sauce is quite empowering in a good way. It smelled like the sauce you get from the Korean spicy rice cake(Tteokbokki). I kid you not!
It's perfect for those who wanna try whipping up Korean spicy rice cake on their own.

However, I do think there is a need to add water to this sauce as it can taste a little too sweet on its own, in my opinion.
It also can be quite spicy for some of you!

4) BLACK PEPPER
Will you just look at how adorable Toffee is?!! Decided it would be a great idea to put the Korean costume to use. He is such a model.

Not going to lie but this sauce is too salty by itself so we had a little bit of help from water as well.
But together with wine and the sweetness of scallop, it was actually a perfect combination!
*tip: you can try adding sweet ingredients to neutralise the taste
Smell wise: I could smell quite a strong scent of herbs from the sauce itself.
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Overall, I think all of them are great recipes to go with bbq meat considering their taste. Although some can be too salty or sweet, that won't be too much of a problem with water! 


Are you interested in purchasing this Korean BBQ sauce pack for yourself? 
You can purchase it here - 
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Thank you for reading!
xoxo,
Cheryl

Sunday, December 07, 2014

My Short Malacca Getaway - Part 2

If you didn't get the chance to read part 1 - LINK

Previously on part 1, of course I had to leave you hanging to have you come begging for more. -inserts creepy grin- *picture Mad Hatter's smile, yeah that's right

So the night wildness in Malacca began...













The things that intrigued me the most throughout the night were basically summarised in these pictures. I'm so glad I got to capture these before my camera died on me.

1) The night view, of course, is obviously something enjoyable to look at.
That was, sad to say, the clearest picture my dad managed to take of my sister and me. *also, I look horrible. You don't have to say it because I already did tyvm

2) I am in love with the lok lok truck that was only available at night. Not gonna lie, it's so addictive I couldn't stop grabbing for more! 
Just between you and me, I think we spent a lot on that. lol. I don't think anybody regretted that, just saying.

3) What was surprising are the exotic animals on display and for sale at the night market! I would have never thought I would see a hedgehog in real life. I have seen so many cute videos of it I can't help but find them so adorable!! 
And just look at all the other animals I have never seen before and of course, don't know the names to. *please feel free to enlighten me
I was secretly wishing I could take a hedgehog home... *don't judge me
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Not all things in life are great, just like that night. We certainly did not enjoy the food at the one shop we randomly entered.. I had prawn noodles and it was a disappointment... The other food we ordered were equally bad. 

However, I did manage to grab some sushi and sashimi nearby. I know! Who would have thought they would be available at night markets. Haha. At a very cheap price too. I wouldn't say they absolutely delicious but they were actually tasted ok which was surprising! *a good one kind of surprising if you're wondering

That sums up our night!!! The adventure doesn't end here though... 
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Started off the next morning with fishball noodles at this stall called Yong Peng Fishball located at Meleka rays. We didn't think too much about it and just went for what we could find. 
It wasn't the best but oh well...


We decided to make the best out of the trip and so... Kota Tinggi Waterfall!








The adults mentioned the waterfall not being as big and majestic as they remembered to be. They may have made some changes. Soooo those of you who are thinking of going might want to consider that...
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Ended the day with a scrumptious dinner at a restaurant my uncle said was good. I approve! It was on our way back too and beside a shopping mall so it's really convenient. 






As you can see, I am definitely not exaggerating when I said "scrumptious". I suggest you to give this place a try if you feel like treating yourself to something more extravagant! 

I definitely learnt how to not assume my camera's battery will be able to last a short trip like this... I need more getaways like this and hopefully next time to a place with a cooler weather. 

Great news is i'll be going to Taiwan for the first time next year! Can't wait to share all about it on this space with you (:

Thank you for reading and tune in for more always! Ending this post with a picture I rushed to take before we left. Credits to my sister-



Love, 
Cheryl