Monday, March 29, 2010

Noodle Soup with Kim-chi (kim-chi kal guk-su)

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I haven't posted a recipe in awhile.  I have some laying around but decided to post something I made for the first time couple of weeks ago... hehe~

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

dried anchovies
dried seaweed/kelp
dried shiitake mushroom
chopped garlic
kim-chi into small pieces
kim-chi juice
1 spoonful of red pepper paste
black pepper
garlic powder
chopped green onion

Step 1:
The first thing you want to do is make broth.  In a pot, I add dried anchovies (I put it in the metal container), dried seaweed, and dried shiitake mushroom (not in the picture).  I boil, cool towards the end, for about 15 minutes.  By the way, this isn't the pot I used for cooking this.  It's an old picture that I'll keep using to show how to make broth... hehe~
Towards the end of making the broth, I added the clams.  Usually you will need a lot but my dad isn't too keen on clams... hehe~  The clams add a flavor to the soup.  I take out the dried anchovies, mushrooms, and dried seaweed.  You can get rid of the dried anchovies and/or dried seaweed.  I usually cut the dried seaweed and put it back into the soup.  It is up to you. :)

Step 2:
Turn the soup back up and add chopped garlic and cut up kim-chi.  Use old kim-chi rather than the new ones.  They taste better in soup than the fresh ones... hehe~ You also add couple of spoonful of the kim-chi juice.  Then add one spoonful of red pepper paste.
Then I added chopped onion, and would have added squash but I didn't have any at home at the time... hehe~ :X  I didn't take a picture of the noodle but any thin noodle will be fine.  After 5 minutes, I added the noodle.  The noodle shouldn't take that long to cook.  It takes about 10-15 minutes depending on the noodle.
Towards the end of cooking, add black pepper, garlic powder, and salt if it needs any. If the taste is good, then you can add the chopped green onions and the dried seaweed you used to make the broth.
Now you can eat... wheee~ :)

I know it's kind of late, but I always say it's better now than never... hehe~  I'm going to talk about this eyeshadow palette I bought from Target end of last year. Unfortunately, they don't sell this anymore and for that reason there isn't a point of doing a review... hehe~ :X
I bought the Pixi Softly Smoky Eyes palette for $9.99.  I thought it was a good deal with 12 small eyeshadows... hehe~ :)  In the back it says,
"This is all you need!  An eye palette designed to give you all the definition of a classic smoky eye but with a softer more subtle result.  A deep rich smoky eye will never go out of style but there are times when you want that look with less intensity - this is the kit for you!"
Here's how the colors look from the palette.  When you take it out of the package, you need to put something heavy on top to be able to close the palette *ahem someone I know didn't do this until I mentioned it*... hehe~ :D
Here are the swatches of the colors on my arm from left to right.

Now I'm going to end this post with three looks I came up with from this palette... hehe~  There are many you can come up but that will be an endless post... eek~

Look #1:
I only used colors from the palette.  I realized it's very shiny! :X  I believe I only used two colors, but I could be wrong... hehe~

Look #2:
The second look is a re-post.  I posted this on my Sephora haul (click here to see the post).  I learned my lesson from the first look to mix colors with other eyeshadows or else it'll look very shiny... hehe~  I used the same lid color from look #1 and mixed it with other eyeshadows brands.

Look #3:
I used two colors from the palette and mixed it with another eyeshadow brand.  It's suppose to be more orange-like then look #1 and #2, but in this picture it doesn't show... oi vey~ :/

If you guys want to know what exact colors I used or a tutorial, feel free to ask. Otherwise, I won't say anything... hehe~

Disclaimer:  The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money.  I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products.  This post is written with my honest opinion.


Swtest2Lips said...

Thanks for the wonderful recipe! I saved this in my favs and will try it out as soon as I can buy some ingredients at H-Mart. I love anything with Kimchi! Omg a ten dollar Pixi palette? Thats so freaking amazing! Love your reviews and recipes woman! ~Hugs~

Babybubblz said...

That looks soo good! I love Korean food but can't really cook it at home because I'm not familiar with the ingredients... I really hope you do more cooking posts!

Blair said...

Kim chi noodles!!!! So yummy! The red broth is totally making my tummy sing LOL XD

They sell kim chi juice?

Lulu said...

omg so yum, you make me feel so hungry!! :D

Little Miss Savvy said...

that looks delicious! i love your korean recipes!

Dina (XYYan) said...

the Kim-chi looks so yummy! are you Korean? and really love how you blend the e/s. very pretty :)

M.A.C.nunu said...

My contest is open to all readers who have previously commented on my blog, therefore you qualify!!
Look forward to receiving your entry!

Jannie said...

i'm hungry for noodles now. the soup you cooked looks so good. plus, i like 'em spicy and i like clams too. :D

the pixi palette colors are pretty. i have the lipgloss kind. i rarely use it though. i guess i should get into that palette more often. i like that greenish looking color in your palette. the one that's second to the left. i don't know if it really is green, but it's pretty. i also like the four colors in the middle too. :) your neutral eye looks are always so pretty. i wish i could blend colors as good as you. :D

i'm very, very happy about finally a sephora very near me. hehehe... i sure will share my hauls. i just hope i can collect enough energy to get to the other end of the mall. most likely i will. thinking of the beautiful products will get me going. hehehe...

take care. :)

gio said...

The food looks yummy as usual!

That's a beautiful palette, the colors look very pretty and wearable. And 10$? What a great deal!

Kalmo said...

I really miss your awesome cooking skills and hanging out with you! ^^ The noodle soup looks fantastic and I'm sure it tastes even better. Your EOTD is really nice as usual!

Shop N' Chomp said...

You my dear are a genius. Your food posts always look so yummy! Pretty EOTDs *^_^*

Anonymous said...

looks really yummy!!!

very pretty neutral look, the palette looks versatile!

C'est moi, Cecilia ♥ said...

oooh yummay! those noodles are drool worthy. and that eyeshadow palette looks great! :D


Golden said...

Thanks for the recipe dearie. I already copied it. I hope I won't have a hard time cooking this. I am lucky because my Hubby's aunt just gave us kim-chi which she made herself. I can use those kim-chi for this soup. :)

Pretty looks!

Lots of love,

Dose of Sugar said...

omg that eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous & it was only $10?! wow :P
love the eye look :)

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