Sunday, May 3, 2009

Noodle with Vegetables (jang-ban guk-su)

I'm sure you guys didn't noticed I've been MIA, but it's all good... lol~ :P I just haven't been in a mood to post *sigh*. :X Anyways, there's two version of this noodle. It's the same concept except the sauce is slightly different.

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

buckwheat noodles
red pepper paste
rice vinegar
sesame oil
sesame seed
soy sauce
black pepper
chopped green onion
red onion
Asian pear
perilla leaves
red cabbage
dried seaweed

Serving: 2

Step 1:
Grab a pot and add water. Once it starts boiling, add buckwheat noodles. Cook until the noodles are done/soft.

During this time, you want to boil some eggs. You will only need 1/2 an egg per person. I usually boil two, one extra for Tobey... hehe~ I didn't think I need to take a picture of this thinking you guys all know how to do this. I hope so... hehe~ ;)

Step 2 1st Version:
You need to make two different sauces, spicy and soy sauce.

I forgot to take a picture of the spicy one. In the spicy one, grab a small bowl and add the ingredients. You need to add 1 1/2 tbsp. red pepper paste, 1 tbsp. rice vinegar, 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. sesame oil, and 1 tsp. sesame seeds.

Grab a small bowl, add the ingredients. The ingredients are 1 tbsp. soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tbsp. water, 1 tsp. mirin, black pepper, 1 tsp. sesame oil, and chopped green onion.

Once you're done with both sauces, put it in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat. :)

Step 3 1st Version:
While the noodles are cooking, this is when I get my plate ready. I start chopping the vegetables and laying them in a circular pattern on the plate. Right in the center is the lettuce. Around the lettuce is carrots, red onion, Asian pear, perilla leaves, egg, cucumber, and red cabbage.

Step 4 1st Version:
Add the buckwheat noodle right in the center on top of the lettuce. Top it off with dried seaweed, spicy sauce you made in Step 2, and half an egg.

Now you can mix in the soy sauce mixture you made in Step 2. Mix everything together and you are ready to eat!!! :)

Step 2 2nd Version:
I just make the spicy sauce. Grab a small bowl and add the ingredients. I add 3 tbsp. red pepper paste, 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. honey powder, 1 tsp. sesame oil, sesame seeds, 1 tsp. mirin, and add rice vinegar until it becomes liquid-y. Then put it in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat. :)

Step 3 2nd Version:
It's the same concept as Step 3 1st Version. The only difference from my experience is I learned to put less vegetables... lol~ I realized it's hard to mix on the plate when you have a lot. :X

Step 4 2nd Version:
It's the same concept as Step 4 1st Version except a slight difference. I put the buckwheat noodle right in the center on top of the lettuce. Then I top it off with dried seaweed, chopped green onion, and half an egg.

Now you can mix your dish with the spicy sauce. Have fun eating!!! :)

On Friday, I received a package from Yinnie. She didn't have to send me anything but she did. It's so nice of her! :)
This is what I got. Aren't the pink boxes so cute!?!? The chocolate on the bottom is so yummy!!! I'm not too sure what type of chocolate it is, but it taste like strawberry to me. I could be wrong since I can't read what it says... hehe~ I only read the chocolate part that's how I know it's chocolate... lol~ :P
Inside each pink box, there were samples of DHC products. I can't wait to play around with it.

Thank you Yinnie!!! :)

I've been playing around with the Konad (click here to see my haul). I'm getting better but not quite there... lol~ I noticed I have a hard time grabbing the small stamps like dots. :X Anyways, here's my recent nail of the week (NOTW #13).
* OPI Base Coat
* OPI in Burning Love (Thank you Trinh!)
* Konad in white
* Seche Vite Top Coat (Thank you makeup buddy!)

The flowers came out alright, but I didn't grab any dots... lol~ :X I'll probably won't be posting any NOTW for awhile until my finger heals from the dog bite I got recently. No, it wasn't Tobey who bit me. Tobey is too nice to bite anything... lol~ He's the one who gets bitten *sigh*. :/

I'm going to end with a kleenex box/case I made many years ago... lol~ I'm just proud of my craft that's all. :P
This is the frontal view of it.
Around the box, I have yellow and blue flowers.


beeyoutiful7 said...

Jangbanguksu sounds really good right now. Havent had it for so long!!

thanks for putting this recipe!!

You did such an amazing job with ur craft work!!


fuzkittie said...

That looks way too good!! I haven't had noodles in ages.. sigh.

mrsdumpling422 said...

Hello! I'm new to your blog! The food looks yummy! Your nail color is so cute!!

miRaCLe said...

ahh!! yummy noodle!
lucky Tobey! get to eat the egg~~ :p

cool samples~ have fun trying them out~ ^^

the NOTW looks good~~
I probably should go haul for some konad too! :X

the kleenex box looks really cute!! it's blue!! hahas. your fave color again~~ and i love those flowers you added on it! :))

Lily said...

cute nails! and i love your tissue box cover! you're so talented, alyssa!

izumi said...

YUMMMM food! :)

i noticed that you weren't posting!! :| but i figure people get busy. are you going to.. keep posting now? that would be awesomesauce :)

love your kleenex box! so cute!

Caroline :] said...

yummm! your pictures of the gooksoo is making my tummy growl! :/ another recipe to add to my list! hehe. I LOVEEE your nail color! and it goes very well with that adorable little pattern! i don't have any orange polishes, but i think i've found one to try! :D and you are SOO crafty too! hope your finger gets better soon! <3

Jamilla Camel said...

Thanks for the recipe...I want to do something with my buckwheat noodles other than soba!

Cute nails and goodies, and Pooh is impressive too!

Yin said...

yay i hope you like the samples!!

M said...

that looks so healthy and delicious!

yinnie is such a sweetie :D

Tiffany said...

food looks yummy ^^ you konad stamp so nice, i keep messing up when i try ><

Ahleessa said...

mrsdumpling422: I hope you read this because I can't seem to be able to post on your blog. :/ It just won't let me comment and I don't know why.

Jo said...

thanks ahleesa :)

i really like the tissue box. it's cute and clever!

mayaari said...

those noodles look soooo yummy! thanks for sharing this recipe :)

kawaiikao said...

your nails are always so cute! i really like the orange :] it's perfect for the sunny days!!

EbeautyBlog said...

I need to try out some of the new recipes you posted. They all look so good.

That kleenex box is so cute. You're very creative when it comes to crafty stuffs.

Melissa said...

oh no! I hope your finger is okay! I love the tissue box. I have a special love for pooh, especially eeyore!

gio said...

the nails are very cute and I love your tissue box, you'r very talented!

ning * star said...

oh, the noodles, yummy!
cute cute pooh bear bear xD

Blair said...

Yum, the noodles look very appetizing!

I'm glad you're back. Of course I noticed that you were MIA for a week!

I finally watched Gold Miss, and I laughed so much I thought my face was going to crack!!!

I watched the episode where they had to go on dates with Caucasians to secure a place to meet Hugh Jackman and Daniel Henney. The second was when the winners met HJ and DH and the last one was about a group called Big Bang? The girls performed and were judged by the boyband.

I wish YT has more english subs posted up! I wanna watch more hahaha

Sandy said...

korean food is so yummy and so very healthy. i can go and eat soondubu for 2 weeks without complaining. i've done it before hahaha :) unni, you got mad talents you know that :)

kathryn said...

oh no! a dog bit you?!! did you go to the doc? i hope the dog was vaccinated...

feel better!

your nails are so cute!!

ilovepink said...

omg the food looks so good! hehe

Ahleessa said...

Kathryn: No, I didn't go to the doctor. Thankfully, the swelling is going down! :) I'm seem okay or at least I think so. Maybe my head is a little screwy, but other than I'm normal... lol~ :X

rasilla said...

awww toby's the one to get bitten >_<
my dogs are like that as well. we say they wouldn't be very good guard dogs...unless they lick the intruders to death. :T
omg holos are ruling my life. they are all I dream! hahaha...jk but still, they are gorgeous. apparently opi has Holos in their DS collection...pricey though. I've seen them for around 15CND here.
I do have my private jet, that I just posted, that is apparently supposed to be a holo, if you get the earlier confusing. I swear I see holo effect...but when I take pictures, I don't se eit very well...maybe I'm just tricking myself into thinking that I see them :X

Mrs.Zeus said...

Awww Ahlessa... I wish your my neighbor!!! lol
Love Korean food! I gotta try to make that yummy noodles!
BTW, I susbcribe and I'll be linking you as well.


EbeautyBlog said...

tag! tag! tag! I'm tagging you MA! check it ou!

rasilla said...

I was like...what did I say about tobey to make her sad??
lol I was saying it awww sucks...not like awww thats so cute
anyway get back on you on the rest of the comments.
this was more improtant :P

Blair said...

A dog bit you? WHY???

I almost got a heart attack watching AI, thank goodness the boys are safe!!!

Sandy said...

hey unni. i'm only using this blog now :)
my accident is so gay. i'm still hurting.
do you like the band 2pm? im inlove with them T_T aigoo.

naomi said...

The noodle looks really really goood!!! It's korean food right or is it your creation? How come I've never heard of it? lol Anyways, love your nails too. I got the Konad stamp kit a while back but haven't tried them yet. I can't wait to use them though. :)

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

cute nails! the tissue box crochet is cool!

the noodles looks good!

Neeyuh said...

Looks yummy!! Pretty nails I like the little flowers. Aww that tissue cover is adorable!!

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