I am still in my Korean-food phase and I have temporarily abandoned my budu and belacan. I have been eating out a lot because I don't have the mood to do my own food prep.
I still food prep for my partner basically because his food is simple to prepare.
Soppong@The Starling has introduced a few new items in their menu, predominantly Korean fried chicken. The regular items are still intact.
One of the new dishes is Buldak which means "fire chicken". I should have taken the "fire" part more seriously when I ordered the Buldak Myeon with chicken (the other option is with cheese ball).
It looked pretty good served like this. The three pieces of fried chicken were very crispy and crunchy (although after tasting, I suspect these were leftovers) and coated with buldak sauce.
The noodles were also tossed with the fiery sauce and were rather tasty. I felt the heat but it was tolerable. But....
.... as I ate and ate and ate, the chili heat started to take effect. OMG! My eyes were tearing and my nose was runny. This is ridiculously hot! I could feel my heart beating very fast.
It didn't help that I ordered hot green tea. To my regret I should have ordered iced green tea or a cold drink. I really suffered. The next day I suffered again. Twice. It was hot coming in and even hotter coming out wahahahaha!!!
No more. No more anything buldak for me.
The week before, I tried their Yangneum Dakganjeong. I have cooked my own Dakganjeong before and enjoyed it so much.
Sopoong's version is pretty good but too spicy hot for me. But it was not as hot as the buldak.
A few days later I tried Sundubu Jigae (tofu stew) with beef.
Though it looks red and fiery, thankfully, this stew is just mildly hot. It was pretty good.
Eh? Suddenly so much spring onions? I added my own. I brought the chopped spring onions in my handbag hah..hah..hah...
The K-food craze continued back at home. I ordered Yangnyeom chicken from MyeonDong Topokki via Grabfood and ate it with my own rice and homemade kimchi. The chicken was coated in a very hot sauce. Haiz....... kena again!
Oh!!! I was just going to say bravo, bravo, your egg looks quite good this time around...and then I realised you had this outside, not your own cooking. LOL!!! What? You brought spring onions in your handbag wherever you go?ReplyDelete
I had some extra spring onions, so I decided to bring some along in my handbag. LOL!Delete
wah shioknyer with so much spicy Korean food....I m drooling!!! seriously, u brought own chopped spring onions? what else is in your handbag?ReplyDelete
Yup, brought my own spring onions. LOL!Delete
Wahhhh..... if you beh tahan the spicyness, I think I could only take a spoonful of the Buldak... Even the Go Noodles sambal, I also cannot tahan but I still put the sambal into the soup to get some oommmph...ReplyDelete
Oh ya, the Go Noodles sambal is quite hot. I have forgotten about it as I haven't been there for quite some time.Delete
Oh, the hot dishes are truly deadly. I will stay far far far away. Thanks for the warning. Good to see you enjoyed the fiery food.ReplyDelete
The second half, I did not enjoy since I was really tortured hah..hah...Delete
How's girl girl? Miss her! Hope she is being a good girl.ReplyDelete
She is good. Thanks for asking :)Delete
I see you're on a K-krazed streak here....anything and everything Korean & Kimchi! :D Well, as long as you like it, you go girl! ;) If it's too spicy even for you, there's no hope for me. I had to read your comment twice (it was hot coming in and even hotter coming out) before I understood...lol. I thought you suffered twice by eating it again before I realised the other meaning...haha!ReplyDelete
I love spring onions too (especially in soups & soup noodles)...but apparently not as much as you...until you had to BYOSP!! :D :D Ya, I know, some places can be super kedekut when it comes to spring onions.
This Korean and kimchi thing is a passing phase I hope hah..hah... You know, a sadistic part of me wants to try the buldak again. I must be mad!Delete
I think they don't give much because there are customers who don't like spring onions. I know of some people who would painstakingly remove spring onions (or any herbs) before eating their meal.
I like that they serve in that stainless steel wok. Cute. Used to have one place here serving their fried dishes in such but no more open.ReplyDelete
Haha. Wonder when your taste buds bored with all these Korean flavours. Lol.
I like that cute wok too and was delighted when my food was served like that. I am sure I will get bored soon and start eating local food. LOL!Delete
I recently had a quite addictive Korean spicy fried chicken at a Korean fried chicken chain store, not sure if that comparable with your Buldak, but those fried chicken certainly set my mouth on fire.ReplyDelete
It's really powerful, until my lips were throbbing. Quite scary too but I feel like wanna feel the challenge again. Crazy, right? LOL!Delete
I am like you, sometimes if i like a certain kind of food and taste, i can eat them continuously for a few days. Lol.ReplyDelete
hah..hah.. High 5! You will see what else I ate continuously soon :)Delete
The fried chicken looks delicious. Aiyoh, if you beh tahan the heat, I think I better not touch it. Sometimes these fire or too spicy food is torturing.ReplyDelete
hah..hah.. very true about the torture. The heat builds up slowly and it's too late when you realize it is burning!Delete
suddenly teary eyes, an uncontrollably runny nose, a racing heart - health-wise, i'd be very alarmed if that happened without explanation! :)ReplyDelete
Yes, those symptoms are scary especially the racing heart. I think it can be dangerous!Delete