Recipes: Favourites & To-Try List

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Edit: This post was last updated on 6/30/2020.

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.
  • 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

  • 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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