Korean fried chicken – President’s choice review

korean fried chicken

Korean fried chicken, the other KFC, the best KFC there is.  It is sticky and spicy and sweet and so delicious! If you haven’t tried Korean fried chicken, you need to stop what you are doing and give yourself a whack in the head.  This is the one thing you need to accomplish this year.  Forget your new years resolutions, long forgotten and abandoned.  Promise yourself that this year you will do something for yourself, you will self-care, you will eat Korean fried chicken.  It is hands down, the best thing you can do for yourself that doesn’t involve too much energy (like exercising), hard work (like learning a new language) or self restraint (like dieting).  It is is just treating yourself right!

World of Flavours gochujang chicken

So I have been craving KFC ever since my daughter and I watched nonstop cooking shows in the hospital when she had her appendix rupture, but that is another story! Then I saw that Superstore had President’s Choice Sweet & Spicy Gojuchang Chicken Wings in their World of Flavours brand and I knew I had to try them!

President's choice chicken

I must admit, I was disappointed when I opened the box and found that is was just breaded chicken wings with a little packet of gojuchang, spicy red pepper sauce and some sesame seeds.  I’m not sure if I was expecting them to be pre-seasoned, but I felt let down.

gochujang chicken

I carefully followed the cooking instructions which simply involved putting them on a tray in the oven.  Once they were cooked, I put them in a mixing bowl and added the gojuchang sauce.  Now this is where it came in handy that they were not pre-dressed.  I made some really spicy ones for me and my yobo, some lightly seasoned ones for the kids and even left one plain for our littlest guy. After sprinkling on the sesame seeds and adding some green onion for garnish, I have to say they resembled the box pretty closely! 🙂

So the verdict, they are good.  They were not a.m.a.z.i.n.g but I didn’t really expect them to be.  They were prepackaged and frozen after all.  The kids liked the less spicy version and they were all eaten.  So if you are wanting to try Korean fried chicken for the first time and want the socks blown off your feet, I recommend you go to a restaurant or wait for the recipe I hope to post.  If you need something fun and fast to eat or share, this is a good tasty option.


Slow cooker Korean beef roast

beef roast

A gratifying taste experience! With notes of garlic, soy and sweetness, this slow cooked beef pot roast is delightfully delectable!

fall

The weather has turned, the days are shorter, the house is colder and fall is definitely here and here to stay.  That means the lawn chairs should be stored in the shed and the furnace needs to be turned on, the BBQ is under cover and it is time to pull out and dust off the slow cooker.

Last year, we enjoyed slow cooker Sundays.  With the busyness of the day between church and family, it was nice to come home to a cooked meal in the crock pot hot and ready. This year, I feel like I could have a hot meal waiting for me every day.  Since the budget does not allow for a live in cook, I have been putting my slow cooker to good use on more than just Sundays.

I happened to be at my mom’s house and made a comment that I was keeping my eye out at the thrift stores for a bigger slow cooker.  With my birthday around the corner, it took my mom less than 24 hours to get herself to Costco and to my house with a fabulous new big crock pot and a hug and a kiss for a happy early birthday! Well, I have been enjoying it immensely!  I have been making bigger batches of my standby recipes (including this pulled pork) and trying new ones, including this one. Thanks mom!  🙂

Slow cooker Korean beef roast stew

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Slow cooker Korean beef roast stew

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb beef pot roast
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 whole garlic peeled
  • 2/3 c soy sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 c sesame oil
  • 1/4 c rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp Korean red pepper flakes (goju garu)
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onions

Instructions

  1. Cut the onions, carrots and potatoes
  2. Place on the bottom of the slow cooker
  3. Add the pot roast
  4. Mix together the remaining ingredients
  5. Pour over the roast
  6. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, high 3-4 hours
  7. 30 mins Prior to serving, remove the roast, cut the strings and shred the meat
  8. Return it to the pot and allow to sit
  9. Serve with rice and enjoy!

Notes

Increase and decrease the amount of broth in relation to how many potatoes and carrots you are using.

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Stay tuned for a tempting leftover dish from this beef roast!