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Avocado Coconut Ice-Cream

by Che-Cheh on October 11, 2014 677 views

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Are you an avocado lover? I sure am. Ever since I saw this avocado coconut ice-cream post at David Lebovitz’s blog, I know I gotta make it. Making ice-cream is an easy task and so is this ice-cream. I use store-bought santan (coconut milk) for this recipe. I think I will go for fresh santan next time when I make this ice-cream again because fresh santan is more aromatic and also because they are easily available in Malaysia.

Avocado Coconut Ice-Cream
Yummy avocado coconut ice-cream.
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Gim Gui – Roasted Seaweed

by Che-Cheh on October 3, 2014 398 views

in Korean

Roasted seaweed or 김구이 gim gui is usually eaten with rice as banchan (side dish) or as snack. I’m sure you’ve seen little packet of salty roasted seaweed sold in supermarket and have even bought and eat it. The funny thing is when I was holidaying in South Korea I was never offered gim gui as side dish.

I know how to roast seaweed. It’s just as simple as placing the seaweed on a pan or open flame but I never find out how to preserve the crispiness because mine will go limp after a couple of minutes. It must be Malaysia’s humidity. Then came Maangchi with her roasted seaweed recipe and now I know how to make the roasted seaweed remain crispy for a long time except when it’s expose to Malaysia’s humidity again.

Roasted Seaweed
Roasted seaweed ~ gim gui!
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오설록티하우스 O’Sulloc Tea House @ Seoul, South Korea

September 16, 2014
Green Tea Latte O'Sulloc Tea House @ Insadong, Seoul, South Korea

O‘Sulloc is a large producer of tea (especially green tea) from Jeju Island. I did not visit their museum in Jeju but I did give their tea house a visit at Insadong, Seoul. It was right after dinner (also at Insadong) in a restaurant called 좋은씨앗 Joheun Shiat on day 14 of our South Korea […]

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떡카페 질시루 Jilsiru Tteok Cafe @ Seoul, South Korea

September 13, 2014
Korean Traditional Cakes from Jilsiru Tteok Cafe @ Seoul, South Korea

Jilsiru is a cafe selling traditional Korean snack such as tteok (rice cakes), hangwa (traditional cookies) and traditional beverages. Located at the same building with Tteok Museum, it’s just a stone throw away from our Stay In GAM hostel. We had previously visited Insadong thinking Jilsiru was there but found out they have relocated at […]

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유가네닭갈비 Yoogane Dalk Galbi @ Seoul, South Korea

September 10, 2014
Marinated Chicken Galbi Fried Rice @ Yoogane Dalk Galbi Restaurant, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea

After shopping at Gangnam Underground Shopping Center on day 14 of our South Korea trip, we searched shops near to Gangnam subway for lunch. After much dilly dally, we settled on 유가네닭갈비 Yoogane Dalk Galbi Restaurant. Reason because we wanted to try dalk galbi and also cooking on our table experience. Dalk galbi 닭갈비 is […]

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Single Yolk Lotus Paste Mooncake & Mooncake Biscuits

September 7, 2014
Single Yolk Lotus Paste Mooncake

Happy mid-autumn festival! This festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese calendar. With mid-autumn festival, two very important things come to play; the mooncakes and lanterns! I love both. :) Remember my previous Homemade Lotus Seed Paste post? Now’s the time to utilize those lotus seed paste for […]

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Homemade Lotus Seed Paste For Mooncake Filling

September 3, 2014
Homemade Lotus Seed Paste

When my sister told me she wanted to make mooncake, I welcome her idea with open arms. After all it’s not her first time making mooncake. Then she continued “I want to make lotus seed paste from scratch too”. I thought I heard her wrongly. Why? Why bother when we can easily get the mooncake […]

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반하는 보쌈 & 밥상 Banhaneun Bossam & Bapsang @ Seoul, South Korea

September 1, 2014
Banhaneun Bossam & Bapsang @ Coex Mall, Seoul, South Korea

After visiting Bongeunsa Temple at Samseongdong, Gangnam on day 13 of our South Korea trip, we went to Coex Mall which is just opposite the temple. We scanned the mall for food we haven’t tried before and finally settle on bossam for lunch at this 반하는 보쌈 & 밥상 Banhaneun Bossam & Bapsang Restaurant. Bossam […]

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