Korean Pickled Radish

Daikon

Recently I picked up some pretty cheap white radish or daikon (korean white radish) which prompted me to make and share this recipe with all of you.

Pickles is not something I ate growing up, apart from the pickles that came in a MacDonald’s cheeseburger. And even then, I’d pick them out and toss them to my sister or Mama Choy to clear up. 😛

I simply was not a fan of pickles.

UNTIL!… University. I don’t remember the exact point or restaurant I discovered this, but I am sure it was with some friends (M&N) eating KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) that I discovered that pickles can actually be yummy ^_^

I discovered how to make these types of pickles which I refer to as “cheat’s method for pickles” from my neighbor

She shared with me the secret O_o of pickling root vegetables, that I could eat without my nose screwing up, WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE!!

I like to have it along side BBQ meats, with dumplings, with noodles, as a snack on its own, or my favorite is to have it after a heavy meal and it makes me feel so much better!

Let me show you how easy it is to eat it, and it goes with almost ANYTHING 😛

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Potato Salad

potato salad

I always find it so fascinating that food not only bring people together, but also reminds us of special moments in life.

This salad is one that reminds me of a close friend whom I hold very dear to my heart.

I was given the pleasure of being introduced to this salad as a result of one of the many potluck sessions my high school friends and I have had over the years.

At one point, I made it compulsory for every person who came to these catch ups to make the dish. No take away allowed. 😛

It was a challenge many of my friends grumbled and whined about with “do we really have to?” or “I’m not a good cook” or “I can’t cook”. Especially the friend who came up with this salad.

After all the whining and pleading every girl brought something to the table that they made. And so the tastings began.

I think this salad surprised her as much as I was delighted to have a new go to salad in my life.

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Chicken & Bean Salad

Chicken and bean salad

This salad was invented by Mama Choy, she makes it for potluck parties or when she brings home 2 or 3 roast chickens because they are on sale.

This salad has won an award at a potluck event before, for being the “most healthy dish” of the night. 😀

It’s a salad that always gets a lot of praise, as it is super healthy, but when you eat it, it feels super naughty. 😛

The combination of roast chicken, the sweet fruits and corn combined with creamy mayonnaise. Not sure what it is, but it doesn’t taste as healthy as it sounds.

Seriously, it’s like a party of flavors inside your mouth! 😛

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