Korean Fried Chicken

This is so supremely crispy and delicious I thoroughly recommend it. Realistically you could use any fried chicken recipe – only the sauces I had with this made it specifically Korean. I do recommend this as a fried chicken recipe though – it’s magnificent. Make sure to prep your chicken in advance – leave a…

Opium, Glasgow

Mr Eats and I celebrated our first anniversary in April, and wanted to celebrate with food (what else?). I was still in my post-Korea dumpling addiction, so when Mr Eats suggested Opium it was an instant winner. Neither of us had been before but I was drooling over the menu from my first glance at it….

Korean BBQ Sauce

I was just looking through and realised I don’t think I really took any pictures of this unfortunately! Korean BBQ sauce is a gorgeous sticky-sweet sauce packed with flavour. It’s great as a glaze on meat or as a dip, or to drizzle onto Korean lettuce wraps. This makes quite a bit – I was…

Langoustines

Langoustines make me so happy. I think they’re probably my second favourite seafood (the first favourite being squat lobster tails – and since they’re so hard to get hold of they basically don’t count). They’re so quick and simple to cook – delicious with a nice buttery sauce to dip into. Ingredients Langoustines – the…

Orange Flower Cake

My work has a healthy love of charity bake sales, for which I’m very grateful. It allows me to eat plenty of delicious things (calorie free cos it’s for charity obvs) and practice my baking skills, and all for good causes. The most recent event was a bit different, where we baked full cakes instead…

Potato Dauphinoise

Is there anything more gratuitously delicious? Potatoes loaded with cream and covered in cheese and baked to carby, garlicky perfection. Ingredients 1 kg potatoes, peeled. Pop them in a bowl of cold water after peeling to stop them browning as you slice and assemble everything. I used Maris Piper potatoes which worked well. 3-4 cloves…

Yorkshire Puddings

I love, love, love Yorkshire Puddings. I’d always been too nervous to make my own until recently – and now I can’t believe I haven’t been doing it all this time! These ones pictured are not my best – I’d mucked up the timings of the roast I was doing so in the ensuing flap…

Chorizo and Cheese Potato Skins

These are such a tasty and moreish snack – dangerously snackable! Ingredients Potatoes (we used maris pipers), up to about 12 small/mid sized. About 1/4 of a chorizo ring, very finely chopped. A handful strong grated cheddar Salt & pepper to season One or two chopped spring onions. Sour cream for dipping   Method Microwave…

Japanese Food in Seoul

We visited two Japanese restaurants whilst in Seoul, both very different and very good. The first was near Bukchon Hanok Village – a traditional ‘village’ in the Gye-dong area of Seoul. After a morning of traipsing around the hilly streets admiring the gorgeous traditional buildings, we headed off for lunch. The restaurant we found was…

Korean Chicago Pizza

It seems a little weird to go for Chicago pizza when in Seoul, but we’d passed this place on a previous day and it had given me and Jenn quite the craving. I was also curious to try it as I’ve never found anything close to the proper Chicago pizza that I got from Lou…

Salmon & asparagus tartlets

These are really nice as a light dinner, or cold the next day for lunch – they’d be a great addition to a picnic. Ingredients (makes 7-8 tarts using 4-inch tins) About 500g shortcrust pastry (I used shop bought but feel free to make your own) 2 eggs 2 salmon fillets, any skin removed, flesh…

Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ was definitely something I’d been looking forward to experiencing and I wasn’t disappointed. I think we were wandering around the Itaewon area when we came across a BBQ place we fancied. I  was excited by the setup when we got inside: You know it’s going to be exciting when there’s a barbeque on…