Friday, February 27, 2009

Soy Bean Paste Soup (dwenjang gook) and Some Goodies I Picked Up Today

I make this soup often, because its simple and my dad loves it... hehe~ I hope you guys like it as much as him! :)

If you need some guidance with the ingredients, you can check my Korean Cooking 101. ;)

3-5 anchovies
2 dashima/dried seaweed
1 potato
chopped garlic
1/4 Chinese cabbage
soy bean paste
red pepper paste
seafood mix
1/2 firm tofu
chopped green onions

Serving: 4-6

Step 1:
Grab a pot and add water, anchovies, and dashima. Cook the broth for about 15 to 30 minutes depending on you.

Step 2:
I usually take out the anchovies and dashima, before I throw things into the broth. Unfortunately, this time around I didn't cook the broth as long as its suppose to be *sigh*. Towards the end of the broth, I just threw in the potatoes. :X
After 20 minutes of cooking the broth, I took out the anchovies and dashima (depending on the person you might use this at the end of the recipe). I left the chopped potatoes, and threw in chopped garlic and Chinese cabbage.
I added 2 spoonful of soy bean paste and 1 spoonful of red pepper paste. You don't have to add the red pepper paste, but I do to add some spice to the soup... hehe~
I added seafood mix.
I added firm tofu.
I added squash and let it cook for 5 minutes. At the end, taste the soup to fit to your taste bud. If you need more soy bean paste, add a little bit more. Top of the soup with chopped green onions, as well as, the cut dashima you used for the broth.
Now you can eat with rice and kimchi! :)

Yesterday, I got a postcard from Napoleon Perdis. I must have signed up for something, but I can't recall... hehe~ :X So today I went to the nearest Napoleon Perdis store to pick up my freebie... whee~
They gave me this cute bag! How cute is the packaging and the bag!?!?
The postcard said I get a free Protege Lipgloss worth $25, but didn't expect samples. The salesperson included three samples I didn't know until I came home. How nice was she!?!? :) I got pre-foundation skin primer, foundation, and eye spy eye cream and primer samples.

The back of the lipgloss it says "This limited edition mint-flavored lip gloss is the secret to lustrous lip 24/7. A built-in mirror ensures ease of application, while Bees Wax nourishes and protects your pout. Results: Lips are left super-shiny." I tried it on as soon as I got home, and its a pretty color. It doesn't look orange on me as it does in the tube. It's a very natural nude-ish pink color, and it doesn't sting my lips... woo hoo~ I can feel the mint for 5 minutes max but not to the point of pain. :X

Since I was at the mall, I decided to get my free lotion from Victoria's Secret.
It's a 1 oz. body lotion. You can print your own coupon here. Remember Monday, March 2nd is the last day to get this lotion. ;)

Then I stopped by H&M and bought myself some hair accessories... wheee~
I bought hair pins and hair bands. I also picked up the free magazine.

To end the shopping trip, I stopped by MAC store.
I asked them if they were giving out free Hello Kitty bags since they didn't give me one the last time I bought some Hello Kitty stuff (click here to see my last haul on Hello Kitty MAC products). The salesperson said she would give me one for free. How nice was she!?!? Of course I ended up buying something though. :X I bought Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in Pink Fish.


fuzkittie said...

I just had dinner and I'm still drooling over that soup!! I love Korean spicy soups, mmmmm

Askmewhats said...

aww lovely hauls and I seriously want to eat now !) I will be having Korean dish tonight!! :)

Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Napoleon Perdis products :)

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

yummy food and awesome hauls!
love the bag u got from them too

Jo said...

yum that looks good!

i'd like to know what that metal round strainer looking thing in the first picture is for? i see it alot in your cooking posts. thanks

Anonymous said...

kk sweetness for all the free stuff :)
I do want the friggin tote, so I might just break and buy something...ah we will see...

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

Initially some stores told me they would only give them out for $50+ purchases but I find now they don't mind giving out some free. They were probably afraid of running out of them initially.

Nice you got a free NP gloss!

I love your cooking posts. Still planning to try the pancakes :)

miRaCLe said...

yummy!! :D
i love soupppp! hahas. and i love korean soup alot too.. :)

the hair bands are cute!! :D

thanks for sharing! :))

kawaiikao said...

ahh i want pink fish too but i hate dipping my fingers into pots. i love my hip jelly pots but i barely use them cuz they are not long nail friendly :[

i will pick up my lotion tomorrow!! thanks for the coupon link!

miemiemie said...

haaa i read your email but wanted to leave a comment here on your blog instead of stupid is that? hahaha anyway i wont tell you how much,but they're around the same price as those from f21 :) haha don't worry dear. i'll be sending most of the US bloggers some when i finally go back :)

Roxy said...

i really want that baaag!!

Dao said...

Girl, thank you for the coupon! I'm heading to the mall tomorrow anyways so thank you again!

I need to demand a HK bag, the SA didn't give me one either.

gio said...

Great haul! And yummy food!

Audrie said...

wow!! You got soo many freebies for one day! Good job! Now that is what I call productive haha. That soup looks delicious, mmmmmmmmmm i love soup!

(( K@Y )) said...

Would love a bowl of that.

TanyaLasagna said...

:O! That soup looks delectable.. I'll have to try it sometime!

and thank you for visiting my blog! :3 You definitely have to try out EDM blushes before some good ones are discontinued!

ALSO, I think I've seen you around on Soompi forums before. Nail thread? ^^

Vivi said...

Yummy! Love korean food! I had some after coming back from my tae kwon do tournament, hehe! :D Oooh freebie coupons! Thanks for posting <3

Ahleessa said...

((K@Y)): Hopefully, you will get a taste of it sometime... hehe~ :)

makemeup said...

The soup looked so yummy. I need some korean recipes tips from you!!=]

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