Korean food is becoming one of the most popular cuisines amongst Malaysians now and since we have two korean families at TLCC, what more could we ask for than to learn from true live experts themselves?
It’s kimchi day today!
The 3 lady iron chefs started cleaning, chopping the cabbages and marinating them. Tubfuls of cabbages!
The next station: tears of joy. Only brave eyes can withstand the onion effect as even those of us seated far away from this table were already tearing. These are surely kongpowpowerkick onions alright. Chop cho chop chop…the garlic, onions and spring onions.
Eldress Um (lady iron chef 1) said that this is….”the secret sauce.” For the pork. Ooooooooooooo…. tummy growling already.
Lady iron chef 1: showing us her kungfu slicing skills. We don’t want to mess with her when she’s with her knife. Seeing her slice those radish and onions was like watching a martial sword master displaying his skills.
Here comes the student. Attempting to overthrow his master’s title. We were frankly worried for his fingers seeing how sharp the knife was.
Then comes “coach 1”. Super good in coaching badminton and ping pong but never knew he had cooking in him too. He was giving the student some tips on slicing radish.
Now comes “coach 2”. This coach was the husband of lady iron chef 1. Accredited coach, so his tips mayyyyy be more reliable than coach 1.
All in all…this is a sight all women want to see. Men getting their hands on preparing a meal. Now they will appreciate their wives’ cooking even more.
The young”-er” ones, who rarely cook and eat out often, as expected ended up diverting away from kimchi class and went for pingpong instead.
The game got pretty intense with some killer smash stunts going on. Enough to convert this hardcore badminton players to table tennis? Hmmmmm…
The kids were also having their fair share of fun too! The pool has a water slide. It was so tempting for me to hop in!
After 4 hours, the kimchis were ready! I had never seen so much kimchis at one serving in my life. Freshly made. Tummies were growlinf already.
To help emphasize how much kimchis were made yesterday, this was just one of the tubs used and the tub is about 60-70cm in diameter.
Remember the secret sauce? They were used to stew them tender juicy pork until the meat fully absorbed in all the deliciousness. And I shamelessly ate easily 500g of it or more @_@. And…packed some back home too (shameless me!)
They cooked miso soup as well! Healthy, tofu, vegs, nutritious. Mmmmmm 🙂
More kimchis. I believe we will all have good bowel movements tomorrow.
Elder Choi told me that this white carrot kimchi will strengthen me and I can increase my badminton smash power muahaha. I took a mountainful of it seconds after listening to his advice.
This was only round 1 for me. Round 2 coming right up!
It was an awesome fellowship time and we all had fun getting to know each other better, and even learnt a few new things about one another!
Ok. I confess I was a horrible student. Went for pingpong instead of being a good and hardworking woman to learn how to make kimchi..who knows maybe Sojisub will be my date in future! Here is the recipe! Guarantee any woman will win the heart of a Korean man with this!
Now….after a long and fruitful day….time to unwind with Memoro. 2 weeks off from alcohol. Each sip was memorable. I knocked off after 1 glass. More for me tonight then!