하나의 작은움직임이 큰 기적을
Couldn't control my tears as I read this article from koreaherald.com. It was a tragedy that can be prevented. I really hope such incident will not happen anywhere in the world ever again. 제발. It is too heartwrenching just by watching and reading the news. They must be feeling fearful and helpless as the ship started to sink. I cannot bring myself to think of that fearful moment of "waiting", and how they clung on desperately for their lives till the end.
My heart is aching so badly as I wrote this..I pray that the survivors, families and friends of the victims be blessed with the strength and guidance to move on with their lives. I pray for those who have passed on, be guided to a better world and rest in peace. I pray for safety to all who are out there in the sea, risking their lives in search of survivors. Together, we pray for a miracle. 옴 마니 파드메 훔 옴 마니 파드메 훔.
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Monday, 21 April 2014
Sunday, 20 April 2014
Here are some outdated posts on my attempts to try a few dishes over the past two weeks ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ
Actually, I wanted to take the easy way out by mixing all the ingredients with the dangmyeon aka tanghoon in the wok. I didn't do that in the end. I stick to the Korean way of cooking Japchae and I was pretty satisfied with the end result ^^
I tried cooking 북어국 Dried Pollock Soup using the recipe from Maangchi. It was not difficult at all! Much more easy than cooking Japchae ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ I added a lot of sesame oil becos I love sesame oil.
|Fried Chicken? 그래 ^^|
Recipe is taken from Maangchi.
|Preparing the sweet, spicy and sticky sauce.|
|Mum and sis said not bad but I find there's a lot to be improved!|
|Stir frying Kimchi in a pot. |
Oh, any idea to what I was trying to cook??
|Next, I added some rice.|
|Followed by the broth which I cooked earlier(using anchovies and kelp), together with some kimchi broth as well.|
|I added some chopped squid a few minutes before I switch off the gas so that the squid taste chewy. Last but not least, some sesame oil and a bit of 멸치 액젓 anchovy sauce to add flavour.|
|오징어 김치 죽 My Kimchi Squid Porridge.|
I added some dried laver, sesame seeds and spring onions as garnishing.
Actually, I always prefer my porridge to be more watery but I love my 오징어 김치 죽 ㅎㅎㅎ
A big thanks to Aeri for her wonderful recipe on Kimchi Juk for reference.
|You can guess what dish is this, isn't it?|
|Browsed through a few online recipes.|
I used pork belly, onions and potatoes.
Basically, I prefer my 짜장면 to be simple.
Don't like 짜장면 with too many ingredients and don't like my 짜장면 to taste sweet.
|Added the sauce, a bit of brown sugar and some water mixed with corn starch.|
This picture was taken before adding 3 cups of water.
|I cooked the noodles and ran through it with cold water several times.|
|Somehow I feel my 짜장면 is more like spaghetti LOL|
My parents said it tasted fine but I am so very NOT satisfied.
Something is not right somewhere but I am not sure where!!
It lacks the oily texture that I like; not that oily if you know what I mean.
|Ermmm...now it feels like our black Hokkien mee LOL|
Foreigners, if you want to know how our black Hokkien mee looks like, click Black Hokkien Mee for a better idea.
Decided to upload some outdated posts before I continue with updates on my Spring trip back home. I went to 빅 마마 with my friends few weeks ago on a Friday night. When I called for reservation, I was told there are only two time slots for Friday. 6pm or 8pm. I chose 8pm although I don't usually have my dinner so late.
|빅 마마 is very easy to find. About 5 mins walk from Tiong Bahru Station.|
|So sad....감자탕 is not available ㅠㅠ|
|My friends ordered 식혜 while I ordered 수정과. If you have been to Ju Shin Jung, 수정과 is the complimentary drink they served towards the end of the meal. I think so ㅎㅎㅎ I don't like cinnamon but I like 수정과 when it is served cold.|
|We love the lotus roots topped with sesame sauce and the small anchovies ^^|
Banchan is refillable FOC ㅋㅋㅋ
This was delicious!!
We ordered our 닭갈비 for servings of two people.
|All of us liked this the most.|
I told the waitress we wanted to have 볶음밥 when we are done with our 닭갈비.
She cooked the rice on our table.
|해물김치전 Seafood kimchi Pancake. This was not bad. I can't be fussy cos there is no pancake that can be compared to the one I ate at Pajeon Alley. There were four of us, each of us paid $26. Reasonably cheap ^^|
It is really heartwarming to see so many Koreans(including companies, fishermen, commoners etc) coming forward together to chip in whatever they can towards the ferry disaster. It is not just the families and friends of those involved in the tragedy who are grieving but almost the entire nation is in sorrow. You are not alone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 옴 마니 파드메 훔 옴 마니 반메 훔
Media has a huge influence, big responsibility and should display professional ethics when reporting news. Personally, I hope they can focus more on this area rather than focusing on the captain. No doubt he has done wrong but the whole system bears a BIG responsibility as well.
May love & light shine upon all who are affected in the ferry disaster. May the family members and friends of those on board, and all who have been rescued find the strength and guidance to move on. May all who have passed on to rest in peace. May the rescue teams be safe and complete their missions successfully. Your lives are just as precious. Let's pray for a miracle. 옴 마니 파드메 훔
|Bought my bus ticket back to Busan.|
No time stated but the counter staff told me it will leave at 6.25pm.
Saturday, 19 April 2014
|대풍관 is located opposite the turtle ships.|
Ermm...You can't see the turtle ships in this map though..
|Online info says that 대풍관 is popular for its fresh oyster.|
However, I did not come here for its oyster becos I was never a fan of oyster.
I came here becos many people came here ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ
There were many other popular restaurants in the area as well.
|I was the only customer when I reached here about 5.05pm.|
The place was packed when I left around 5.45pm.
멍게비빔밥 Squirt bibimbap ^^
This was so delicious!!
|Mix and eat ^^|
|I don't really like to eat oyster but this plate of oyster was fresh and the sauce was quite tasty.|
|Feeling sad becos it was time for me to make my way to the bus terminal.|
Tongyeong is a very beautiful place.
I know I will come back again.
I hope I can stay at least one night on my next visit to see the night view of beautiful Tongyeong ^^