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Gangwon-do, Chuncheon si, Dongnamu-jib Dakgalbi | 춘천 통나무집닭갈비

Husband was on business trip to Korea for a week. He visit one his friend who live in Gangwon-do in the weekend and his friend has bought him to one of the famous Dakgalbi in Chuncheon - Dongnamu-jib Dakgalbi! Dongnamu means Log wood and jib is house - I guess the name is after the restaurant which built with log-wood. 
The order menu. The "T" stands for 2 pax or 2 servings. Korean like to use the chinese word "正" to represent no.1 till no.5.

Each table is equipped with this large grill pan in the centre of the table - standard setup for Dakgalbi restaurant.

The restaurant is full house especially in the weekend. It is one of the mat-jib (맛집) that recommend by 3 major Korea TV Channel ~ KBS, SBS and MBC so people won't mind to drive all the way to Chuncheon for the Dakgalbi.

Dongchimi - cold radish soup. The dongchimi in Korea usually contain gochugaru, different from the dongchimi that served in Uncle Jang Dakgalbi in Malaysia.

2 Servings of Dakgalbi which co…

Healy Mac's Irish Bar And Restaurant, Straits Quay, Penang

I am back to Penang for 2 weeks, spend times with sis, Jack & my family, also get to meet up my gang at Straits Quay yesterday. We are celebrating TS's birthday at Healy Mac's Irish Bar and Restaurant, just like what we used to do that throughout the year, celebrating every member's birthday with good food at preferred restaurants. Many retail shops and restaurant in Straits quay are still under renovation but those already in operation is full with customers!

Healy Mac's is a bar cum restaurant. Indoor is a bit noisy and narrow for a group of 6 like us who like to chat and laugh! So we chose outdoor instead, and the view of the pier is superb!  RC & TS The only 2 males left in our gang! lol. Looks like RC is going to be the one and only male after TS go back to US.  
TS & me With TS working at US now and I moved to KL last year, we started to absent from other member's birthday gathering.

TS & CF CF is pregnant with her first child and she don't l…

My First Homemade Cheese Baked Rice

I am craving for cheese baked rice. We used to eat cheese baked rice at Kim Gary back in Penang. Now after living in this new town with no such restaurant nearby, I am going to make one myself for the first time since I bought Mozzarella cheese last night. 
Ingredients (2 servings)

250gm minced chicken meat
1/2 Green Onion - diced
2-3 gloves garlic - minced
1 tomato - diced
1 bowl of rice
Cooking Olive oil
Mozzarella cheese
Spaghetti sauce

How to cook:

Step 1. Set the oven temperature at 220'c 5 minutes before bake. 
Step 2. Meanwhile, heat a pan with 1 tablespoon of cooking olive oil, stir fried minced chicken meat, follow by dice onions, tomato and minced garlic with coking olive oil till cook and tender.
Step 3. Pour inn 1 can of  spaghetti sauce, toss a dash of black pepper, mix well. 
Step 4. Add 2 bowl of cooked rice on a dish-ware (microwave / oven usable), pour the sauce on top of the cook rice, stir well. 
Step 5. Sprinkle the shredded Mozzarella cheese evenly on top of the sau…

Samgyeopsal (Korean Pork Belly BBQ) at Home | 집에서 삼겹살 구워먹기

Last Saturday, we held a Korean BBQ dinner at home for the first time. It was a belated house warming party (husband moved here in April and I join him after 6 months later), also a farewell dinner for Mr Park who is returning to Korea soon, and a welcome party for Mr. Ryoo ~ Mr. Park's successor. All of them are my husband's colleagues. This is our first time held a Samgyeopsal BBQ at home. And below are some of the basic items normally needed for the BBQ: 
The Ingredients & preparation:
For BBQ / Grill: 1kg of Pork shoulder meat and Pork Belly (clean with salt water, rinse and dry it, then sprinkle some black pepper on top and keep in fridge for half an hour)King oyster mushrooms (thinly slice) Enoki mushrooms 
For the wraps Lettuces Garlic slices Green Onion slicesChili pepper (green or red)Cut kimchi Seasoned leek or green onion (Pajeregi 파재래기 or Pajeori 파절이) To make Seasoned green onion:         Thinly slice the green onion or leek (about 300gm), add in 2 Tbsp soy sauce,   …