Friday, February 21, 2014

Bibimbap 비빔밥

 One of my favorite foods is bibimbap.  Bibimbap is a Korean dish.  Bibim (비빔) means mix and bap (밥) means rice.  I can't remember when I first ate it, but after that first time I always craved it.  I've always wanted to try making it myself, but then all the veggies that are required scared me away from trying out the recipe.  I wanted to buy every single ingredient required before I attempted making this.  Because of this, it took me a few months before I actually tried making it myself.  However, I ended up making it with only a few veggies.  The veggies I used were bean sprouts, carrots, and spinach.  I didn't have any zucchinis, mushrooms, gosari, garlic, or sesame seeds.  I was worried it wouldn't turn out well because I was lacking so many ingredients, but I was pleasantly surprised.  Also, I used some ground pork that I had left in the freezer for a year.  It was still good! Hahaha.

I followed Maangchi's recipe for bibimbap and used Korean Bapsang for the red pepper paste sauce.

College Student's Version of Bibimbap
Slightly adapted from Maangchi's recipe.

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 Before mixing.

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After mixing.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Fruit Tarts

I made these fruit tarts around a month ago and when I finally wanted to blog about them, I almost forgot which recipe I used!  Luckily, I found it after a few minutes of searching.  The day I made them, I hung out with my friend J.  We first made a simple banana bread and then we made these fruit tarts.  Actually, I made these fruit tarts for my mom's birthday.  I followed the recipe to a tee, other than the part where I omitted the currant jelly, which I didn't have, and I added a thin layer of nutella on the bottom of the tart crusts.  I would say these tarts turned out pretty well.  Although they were not comparable to Porto's, I'm pretty happy with them.

Mini Fruit Tarts
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