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Food Recipes You Always See in K-Dramas (Part I)

By Eskanisa R

11 June 2020

Let's try these food recipes you always see in Korean dramas at home!

Sumber foto: Wikipedia Indonesia

After read the previous article about foods in Korean dramas you wanted to try, you actually can try to make these mouth-watering foods at home. In your free time, try these easy recipes that commonly appeared in most K-dramas.

1. Tteokbokki
First and foremost is tteokbokki, Korean traditional food made from rice or wheat flour and gochujang (fermented chili paste, glutinous rice powder, and soy beans) which almost impossible to not appear in a Korean drama. You can even try to make your own gochujang without step out of your home.

Ingredients:
Tteok (rice cake)
400 grams of rice or wheat flour
4 tbsp tapioca flour
2 tsp salt
Hot water

Gochujang
6 gloves garlic (chopped)
4 cloves shallot (chopped)
6 tbsp chili sauce
4 tbsp tomato sauce
4 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tsp chili powder (can be added to your liking)
1 tsp sugar
Salt
Water

Steps:
1. Mix rice or wheat flour, tapioca flour and salt. Pour hot water, little by little, to make a soft dough that does not stick.
2. Knead well, let it sit for a while until dough cool.
3. Make a long shape like pipe, cut evenly like little finger or to your liking.
4. Heating water, add little oil, put tteok and cook on medium heat.
5. After tteok has floated, stick a fork if it is properly cooked.
6. Cook garlic and shallots quickly to let the aroma hit its peak. Add chili sauce, tomato sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, chili powder, sugar, salt and water.
7. Add tteok, stir well, ensure all tteok coated in sauce.
8. Served while warm, you can also add chives and boiled eggs.

2. Ramyeon
You can add complementary ingredients as listed down below to make your noodles has similar taste with Korean one.

Ingredients:
1 pack of instant noodle
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 leeks (thinly sliced)
1 egg
Chili powder (optional)
2 ½ cup water
White or green mustard (optional, you can also use kimchi)

Steps:
1. Heating 2 ½ water. Add instant noodle with seasoning, garlic, and chili powder. Cook for a minute open the lid, and stir well.
2. Add egg, sliced leeks, and white or green mustard, cook for another two minutes without stirring. Do not cook for more than two minutes to keep leeks texture stay crisp.
3. Turn off the heat, remove the pan, served while warm.

3. Jjajjangmyeon
Another popular noodle in K-dramas which also easy to make.

Ingredients:
Jjajjangmyeon
500 grams egg noodle
400 ml water
2 cucumbers (sliced)
Sunny side up eggs (optional)
White sesame seeds (optional)

Black Soybean Paste or Chujang
400 grams black soybeans (boiled until tender)
One-inch piece of ginger
7 gloves garlic (stir)
1 clove garlic (blender)
½ onion (blender)
10 tbsp cooking oil
5 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sugar
Salt

Steps:

1. Heating water, add 400 grams black soybeans, boiled until tender (until water has reduced).
2. Finely slice 7 gloves garlic and smash one-inch piece of ginger.
3. Pour cooking and sesame oil into frying pan, set medium heat. Add garlic and ginger until the aroma hit its peak, set aside.
4. Pureeing boiled black soybeans, garlic, ½ onion, fried garlic and ginger, salt, sugar, and remain oil from frying garlic and ginger until all ingredients covered in.
5. Boil noodle for couple minutes, bring it over medium flame until it soft. Not too long to keep it from soggy texture. Remove noodle from the pan, rinse in cold water.
6. Prepare a bowl, place noodle, and top with chujang.
7. Add sliced cucumbers, sunny side up egg, and white sesame seeds. Served while warm.

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