Thursday, July 7, 2011

Korean Feast

When it's 34 degree celsius hot outside, Hub was craving for Budae Jjigae! It's totally crazy to eat that stuff on a hot summer afternoon! Later when you see the photos, you'll know why. Hahaha!

All traditional Korean meals are accompanied by a generous spread of banchan! All 7 of them!! After we gobbled up all 7 of banchan, the owner refilled them!!! Gotta love this family-run Korean restaurant.

Banchan
Konnyaku and Kimchi

Banchan
Korean Vermicelli and Bean Curds

Banchan
Bean Sprout and Vegetables

Banchan
Fish Cakes and Konnyaku (repeat)


Among all, I enjoyed konnyaku, kimchi and Korean vermicelli most :D

And here come the main course!!!

Budae  Jjigae
Budae Jjigae

They don't even have this on their menu but they cooked for us anyway. That's why I love family-run Korean restaurant to the franchise ones. Not only their service is better, their food taste better too!!

We used to eat this quite often when we were Singapore. One day, we had such a huge craving, we just popped by this restaurant and asked if they have budae jjigae. We have been there so many times since and he remembers our special order - budae jjigae, extra spicy and no potatoes. I love potatoes, I just don't like potatoes in budae jjigae as it makes the soup very starchy and chalky.

Budae  Jjigae
Look! Instant Noodles!!

It's a kimchi stew with spam, cocktail sausages, kimchi, vegetables and INSTANT NOODLES! Weird huh…. but I tell you, it's damn delicious. I made this once for CNY reunion dinner at my sister-in-law's place and my English brother-in-law absolutely loves it! Afterward, he was looking high and low for gochuchang, one of the key spice paste in all kimchi-based stew, at all supermarkets! LOL!

Budae  Jjigae
Extra instant noodles. Extra two in fact! :D


Budae  Jjigae
Ready to dig in and slurp!


Budae  Jjigae
Spicy Kimchi Porridge?

Hub ordered a bowl of rice to soak up all the remaining kimchi soup! I dumped the rice into the leftover budae jjigae and mixed it around… and TA-DAH! spicy kimchi porridge! :D Two walk-in Korean customers were so curious that they asked the shop owner what we were eating. Hahaha!

One bottle of Jinro soju, 3 bottles of cokes, 1 pot of budae jjigae, 2 extra order of instant noodles and 1 bowl of rice, and the total bill was only HK$440!!! If you were small eaters, this meal could feed four persons :D

Korean Kam Shing Restaurant
Address: G/F, 5 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
Telephone: 23118636

P/S: If you are a reader from Singapore, you can try budae jjigae at this family-run Korean restaurant behind Boat Quay along Circular Road. Sorry, I never knew the name of this restaurant. It's very popular among the Koreans though.

4 comments:

  1. One word!!! "YUM"!
    Rats,,you always want to make me 流口水 here!!!!!

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  2. heehee! i will attach a box of napkins in future ;)

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  3. It seems like you get very good services over there! I also rmb the chef whipped up some fried rice for you at the jp restaurant :D

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  4. i think restaurants love me (as i'm a glutton *whisper*)! hahaha! coincidentally, that jap restaurant is also a small family-run restaurant. the lao ban niang runs the show. she told her chef to whip up garlic fried rice just for me and according to my preference. i was so so so touched. that was the best garlic fried rice ever!

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