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Romanticizing My Cooking

Bakso I have to admit that my love for cooking is growing. It's growing and I can't believe it myself. This feeling has been like this since probably two years ago. Before, cooking felt like a hard work that I had to fulfill. It still is, but the difference is I enjoy it now. So it does not feel like I am forcing myself.  Back then whenever I cooked, it's either wrong recipe or incorrect measurement. It never tasted right. So I gave up cooking just because I never found the right one. And then I started to feel that I wanna eat better. I don't want to just eat whatever, I want to know what goes into my body. If I prepare it myself, then I know it's good one.  I don't eat too much sugar, sometimes it is hard to buy one thing outside and has a lot of sugar in it. So cooking it myself will allow me to control the amount of sugar. So I found recipes and I tried to make them. As to my surprise, they taste right! Exactly how they should have tasted. That made me happy

Korean Barbeque

Ssam
Ssam (쌈) also meaning wrapped. Typically Korean wrapped stuff to eat.

I remember I post about my experience of eating kimchi for the first time got the highest view of all time here. It's kind of weird but it is.

H never wanted to eat K-foods. He said that it doesn't look so appealing (how can he said that? 😣). I kept trying to lure him to try out K-foods. That when he wanted to eat some meat and then we chose a Korean bbq restaurant. He surprised that it came with so many side dishes and more importantly is the way they eat the meat with green leaf, mixed with kimchi and ssamjang. 

Set of Korean BBQ
Boy, look at the odeng and other side dishes! Ssamjang is the one next to the garlic. It's kind of similar to sambal but different. Japchae is the one that looks like bihun goreng.

The first day we ordered galbi and japchae. I really like japchae but it was very big for one person. We thought that the barbeque set will be less big for two, but it didn't. It was just enough for both of us. So, unfortunately, we ate only half of the japchae. But that japchae taste, remind me of my Korean teacher, 고선미 when she made it for us back then. I miss her.

Korean BBQ set
BBQ set with bulgogi thin sliced meat.

Another day we ordered bulgogi meat because it is thinly sliced and perfect for the combination to make ssam. We fell in love with bulgogi meat for the barbeque. It has a sweet flavor of bulgogi sauce, mixed it with sour kimchi and spicy garlicky ssamjang. It pops out as a fantastic taste in the mouth. Especially when we got a different set of side dishes every time we go there. 

Ssam
Meat, garlic, kimchi, ssamjang, wrapped in one big leaf.

Side dishes
These side dishes are not my favorite but still tasty.

Seaweed soup in one BBQ set. I can say this restaurant is serving you an authentic set of foods you order.

Turns out, he loves it more than I do. So as expected, we went there 3 times in a row for Korean barbeque. It was the last day of staying in Dubai and the last soup was seaweed soup. As many people know the meaning of seaweed soup for Korean is a special soup for birthday. He got it two days before his birthday. And oh! We got a 20% discount on our third time there. No idea why.

Restaurant name: Shogun Restaurant (Korean, Thai, Japanese foods). 

Loc: 3rd Floor, Al-Ghurair Center Tower #2 - Al Rigga Rd - Dubai.

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  1. aku selalu tertarik dengan habit makan korean dish yang bagian sayur digulung gulung itu kak, yang dalamnya diselipin daging...look so yummy :D

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    1. Cobain di rumah mbak. Ini bisa banget bikin sendiri di rumah. Tinggal cari resep ssamjang-nya aja. kayaknya bisa lebih puas kl bikin sendiri, porsinya bisa buanyak :D

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