Recipes: Favourites & To-Try List

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Edit: This post was last updated on 8/7/2020.

These are favourites that I’ve found online that I either want to try or have already tried. I’m noting them all down so I don’t forget and can easily find them, and will add to this as I go along. Let me know if you’ve tried any!

Breakfasts

  • Dip ‘n’ Share Eggs – I make this every couple of weeks or so. We love it!
  • Easy Skillet Breakfast Potatoes – this was genuinely so quick and easy to make. I threw in what I had in the pantry: butter, garlic clove, salt, pepper, rosemary, paprika. Jacky doesn’t give this score liberally but he rated it 10/10.
  • Fluffy Pancakes – these were genuinely easy to make and tasty, and for once I did not find it too sweet. However, when she says ‘fold’ the wet ingredients into the dry ones she actually means ‘gently whisk’ (per her video and what I found in my attempt), and when she says ‘medium-low’ heat, I found it worked better when the heat was closer to medium than to low.
  • Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Granola – to try.
  • Tamagoyaki – I made the sweet version but mine turned out a little burnt on the medium-high heat. I just used a regular pan so think I poured too much mixture in, meaning I had to wait longer for it to cook enough for me to start folding. It tasted good though! Just the right level of sweet / salty balance.

Mains

  • Asian Chicken Salad – healthy to-try!
  • Burrito Bowls with Chicken – I have tried this with both shrimp and tofu, but not chicken haha. My attempt with shrimp failed because marinading the shrimp for 6hrs turned it more into ceviche, so it ended up being overcooked. Tofu using the leftover marinade was a great success though – I fried the tofu pieces with a little marinade and olive oil on medium heat, then let it cook for 15-20min, gently turning occasionally, to let the flavours absorb. As the marinade is absorbed during this time, I just kept pouring more in until the flavours were at where I liked it (I had a lot of marinade leftover from the shrimp it seems).
  • Chicken Karaage – on my to-try list.
  • Doenjang Jjigae – totally on my to-try list.
  • Miso Soup – still looking for a good recipe here!
  • Korean Vegetable Pancake – going to try this soon.
  • Potato Omelette – going to try this soon.
  • Oven Roasted Maple Salmon – super quick & easy to make into a full meal (just get another pan and roast some potatoes and carrots too, they need 10-15 more mins in the oven so put them in first while you prepare your salmon) and healthy & delicious to eat. I made my sauce with regular sodium soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, lemon, honey and dijon mustard. I forgot about the butter the first time, whoops. The second time I made it with 2 tbsp Japanese seasoning soy sauce, 1.5 tbsp melted butter, 1.5 tbsp honey and 2 cloves of minced garlic. It was divine.

Snacks

  • Copycat Bang Bang Tofu – this took ages to make but was incredibly tasty. We loved the dipping sauce and didn’t need the green onions on top.
  • Potato Croquettes – this sounds so simple and I love Japanese potato croquettes. We need Panko breadcrumbs, then I’m 100% making this.

Desserts

  • Carrot Cake – apparently Jacky’s favourite cake of all time is carrot cake. We’re missing the majority of these ingredients at home but this will be on my to-make list, I guess.
  • Cheesecake Recipe – our neighbours made this and gave us a slice and I was in love. I am so picky with anything relating to cheese (typically I can’t stand the taste) and only like certain cheesecakes. This one was the best. I rate it 10/10. I don’t have a stand mixer, but one day I want to try making this.
  • Chocolate Cake – want to try re-making because the first time didn’t turn out that great. The frosting was delicious though.
  • Easy HK style egg tarts – on my to-try list.
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