Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Musing #13

Macro lens at King's Park

Sun kissed Spring flowers


Purple daisy

I am chuffed... I uploaded this photo to 500px and within 30 mins, I've received the highest pulse (comparing to my others uploads)... doing happy dance :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Korean Twice Fried Chicken

KFC Korean Fried Chicken

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Questions to all FoodBloggers out there?
Do you plan ahead what to cook for your next post? or you are just like me ~ cook whatever I feel like 'eating'!!! 
And do you draw or map out a plan on how to present later? 

Want to know some truth???
I am hopeless in planning for photography sake!!! At times I get so inspired that I would my take time to 'dress up' the plate, the table, the whole set - 'full on' 
.... but most of the times... its just

I nearly gave up on posting this post, when I saw what I captured SOOC (straight out of camera) shot!!!  What was I thinking!!! 
The photo of fried chickens (below), is the only photo I like and worthy to put up. 
Seriously... and I am NOT fishing for compliments!!!

KFC Korean Fried Chicken

My kids would love if there were to be a 're do'
I can almost guarantee that I'll get 2 big bear hugs, if I were to re do Korean Twice Fried Chicken!!! for they love fried chickens, something that their mom hardly cook in her kitchen!!
but me... thinking of the cleaning afterwards, decided to make do with the photos I have.

I can tell you what went wrong.... its the plate! 
the 'swirly' design was too distracting... 
Solution: play around with sliders (just the plate and background).... tone down saturation, sharpness and increase exposure slightly.

Lesson learned!!! 

KFC Korean Fried Chicken

Korean (Twice) Fried Chicken

Serve 6

12 chicken drumsticks - wash and pat dry
salt and pepper.
¼ cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup corn flour

  1. Place the chicken drumsticks, flours and seasoning in a food grade plastic bag.
  2. Clip the top of the bag.
  3. Shake the bag making sure that all drumsticks are well coated with flour.
  4. Heat up 3 cups of canola oil in a wok.
  5. Shake off excess flour and deep fry till golden in colour.
  6. Remove to an absorbent kicthen paper.
  7. Repeat the whole frying process for the second time.
  8. Drain off the oil
  9. Cook the sauce in the wok (refer to steps below) 
  10. Return  fried chickens into the wok.
  11. Stir and coat well.
  12. Garnish with spring onion.
  13. Serve immediately.

1 tablespoon honey
1 clove garlic - crushed
1 tablespooon soy sauce
a dash of sesame oil
2 teaspoon oil
¼ cup water

  1. Heat up oil and saute garlic.
  2. Add sauces and water.
  3. Simmer until thicken.
  4. Lastly add a dash of sesame oil and honey.
  5. Stir to mix well.