Tonight I made a Korean style dinner for my next door neighbour who also happens to be a good friend :) and it was yummy.
With a little help from some Korean cooks online I made bulgogi
(delicious marinated beef) and hobakjeon
Both actually turned out well, I was so pleased, and we even made lettuce wraps with the bulgogi (with rice and gochujang chilli paste) and ate the zucchini pancake with the dipping sauce I made as directed in the recipe woohoo! We also had some cucumber and beetroot because it's nice to have something fresh along with the strong flavours.
I can highly recommend these two dishes if you are thinking of trying out Korean food. Both were tasty and fairly simple to make. I'll definitely be making them again.
Unfortunately I didn't think at the time to take any photos as I usually try to when making something new but I will make sure to take some the next time if I remember. Hopefully it won't be long before I'll be having another go at this. There are some other side dishes (banchan) that I want to try as accompaniments to the bulgogi and the meat was really yummy as it was. I might even persuade my brother and his wife and kids to try it sometime ^__^
In other news, the sun was shining really hot and bright today hurray!
A couple of weeks ago we had some great weather but then it started to cool down again and it rained quite a lot. But this week we have had the return of the sun and it is soooo nice! I hope we get a decent summer this year, last year wasn't great and a lot of people I know struggled with their moods because of it and found it much harder to get through the long winter we had. However much we get of the sun though I will be happy to be thankful for it and enjoy it while I can :)