I am proud of myself that I can cook well by myself. My cooking skill (cutting, boiling, frying skill) increased and got much better. I am most proud of my last post’s cooking. I couldn’t cook fried eggs but now, I can cook challenging dishes. Since the last assignment, I realized that my cooking skills got much better. Also, the first assignment was the most challenging because I made the food for the first time. I was nervous that I was cooking without adults.
I planned for my meal to be smooth, deliciously, soft, smelly. My meal was three dishes, the main dish is Udon, the side dish is Fried Tofu stuffed with rice and the appetizer is Korean Vegetable Rice Porridge.
The Udon was smooth, salty, soft, smelly. Fried Tofu stuffed with rice was yellow, sour, soft and sweet. Korean Vegetable Rice Porridge was white, sweet, smooth and salty. The taste was quite the same but the appearance was different. For example, the Fried Tofu stuffed with rice didn’t look clear.
I believe I showed strength in the seasoning and cutting skills because I usually forgot to taste foods in order to season the soup, so the foods were salty. Moreover, I didn’t cut well any ingredients such as vegetables and fruits. There had lots of time to cut and chop ingredients, but I can cut well and quickly now.
These dishes are common so we can enjoy them whenever. Udon and Fried Tofu stuffed with rice are actually Japanese foods, but we usually eat Korean version in Korea. I think Korean influence Japanese because Korea is close to Japan. Finally, in Korea, we usually eat Korean Vegetable Rice Porridge when we sick or tasteless.
I made red pepper paste soybean paste stew. The red pepper paste and soybean paste are kind of Korean traditional sauce. The dish was salty, red, flavourful, soft. Next time, I want to put a little bit of pepper paste or soy sauce. It was too salty. There was no trouble to make it without cutting an onion. My greatest success was that I could control the amount of ingredients. I am proud of myself that I could cook a Korean dish successfully.
I made Cream soup pasta. The tastes were Salty, mild, spicy (if you add the chilli) and greasy. The looks were white, creamy and the smell was flavourful. Our family made when I attended elementary school at home. We made and eat with the cake to celebrate Christmas. For my family, we worked hard cheery this year. It was so hard to peel and slice the garlic. Furthermore, I overcame it and successfully sliced the garlic. I boiled pasta successfully. I was nervous that I would burn the pasta. Fortunately, I burned only a little bit of pasta. And, I made pasta for the first time. I had never pasta alone before. I just helped my parent such as cleaning dishes.
I made chopped steak with rice and egg and ate with my roommate. It was a salty, a little bit sweet, soft, tasteless (if you do not put any seasonings), mild. If I make it again, I will put more sugar or put less soy source. It was so salty. I faced the challenge of the oil splattering on my hands and arms. So, I cooked it carefully.
Also, I could not find white sugar, so I put brown sugar. I proud my self that I roasted the meat for the first time.
This is a Buddha Bowls of the Korean version, we called Bibimbap. I made it for the first time, and I could make it successfully.
I faced the potatoes didn’t do fastly. So I added the Canola oil more. The 5 senses of my buddha bowl were a little bit hot, salty, savoury, sweet, spicy (if you add more source, it will be hotter).
I made fried rice with roasted tofu and egg. The leftover food I used was from the last assignment. I ate with my roommate. There were 5 flavours, such as mild, salty (if you pour a lot of soy sauce), plain, tasteless (if you do not put any seasonings) and bland. I would mince the tofu if I made it again. It was difficult to fry the rice carefully in order to keep it in the frying pan. So, I fried slowly. Also, the taste was my greatest success. It was yummy. I am proud that I can use a gas stove freely because it is an old stove. So, it is complicated to turn on.
I made the roasted tofu with egg mixture and I ate it with my roommate. I chose to improve my flipping skills because I missed my mother’s cooking and this dish required flipping skills. I learned more with Youtube and Naver blog, the Korean website.
My mom said you should remove the water from the tofu before cooking because the water might come out. A little bit of water came out when I was cooking. Luckily, it was okay.
I made steamed eggs. It is soft, mild, little a bit salty, tasteless (if you do not put any seasonings) and bland. If I make it again, I do not want to put the vegetables. I will put just eggs. My great success is I chopped the carrots and chives better than my last time cooking. Also, I am proud of myself because I learned how to cook my favourite dish. I wanted to eat this food while I live here.
I made the Stir-fried Rice Cake with black-bean-source. In my fridge, there were rice cakes, onions, potatoes and black-bean-powder. I cooked for myself and my roommate. It was a little bit salty, chewy, sweet, mild, savoury and plain. I trimmed and chopped a whole onion by myself and after my eyes were hurt. Also, I cooked a complex dish without adults helping. So this cooking experience was good for me to increase my food skills.