It was a typical cold night. Hardi and Mike are busy with their group project. Lucky me, I got an invitation from them to eat something at Mike’s apartment. Maybe this is kind of gratitude since I was trying to help them with their project. But I feel that I’m the one who learns a lot from them, and I just screwed their work (:P). Nico opened the door and asked if I bring the camera. So this is going to be some eating challenge. Well, you can find one like this on Youtube, if you have time.
To eat Buldak was the challenge. Buldak is a dish from South Korea, I guess. Bul means fire and Dak is chicken. So we can say Buldak is fire chicken. Just like the name, this food supposed to be heavily spicy. I heard that Korean in some era started to seek spicy food, they believe spicy food can relieve the stress. Our situation was quite right to eat hot dish, we were tired, and in most town, it was spring already, but we still have snow that time.
To be honest, I was scared to eat this hot chick. I’m too young to die LOL. The dish was cooked using about 100 chilies. We also have more chilies as garnish. Come on, dude. Fresh chilies as a garnish was a really really fantastic idea. Okay, I shoved rice and the chicken. I ate the first, chewed. Came the second, the third and so on until I commented that this taste good and the spicy wasn’t evil enough compare to Samyang that made me cry even from the first bite. Samyang is a brand of Korean instant noodles and very popular because of spicy flavor.
I ate maybe a half of my plate. Suddenly I imagined that this Buldak cooked using blazing hellfire, the chicken was dancing on fire and contaminated by the tormenting flame. This crazy hot chick tortured my mouth, my tongue. Made me crawled like a worm under the direct sun. We don’t have milk to save us, and we ended up drinking Cola or whatever. And it did help for a while, but the hurt won’t go. In this crazy situation, we found that wafer and biscuit can help. Even it was only a 1€-Waffer.
Too bad, this challenge ended up prematurely. From 2 big pyrex, we left half of the pyrex. We were out of rice and wafer, so our champion Jek can’t finish the rest. Jek is the only one who can enjoy the food and said that the food is excellent. The rest of it was more tteok than chicken. Tteok is rice cake. We avoided them because the hot one can make everything worst. Anyway, it is better to stop, unless you want to boot-camp your ass. Eat this kind of food for a week; I can guarantee you that your anus won’t get hot when you defecate.
Here is the fragment of memory
So here is our reference Buldak, Junchef’s Style. From this version, we just multiply them about three times. But we use whole 100 chilies and still adding Gochujang and chili powder.
3.5 tbsp Gochujang
3 cloves garlic (minced)
10 red chilies (sliced)
16 green chilies (pierced)
3.5 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp chili powder (optional)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1. Put Gochujang and Scallion together in container
2. Then garlic and chilies
3. Come sugar and chili powder
4. Add 2 tbsp water and soy sauce
Cook the chicken:
1. Wait for the frying pan until hot enough, add chili oil.
2. Put chicken first till half cooked
3. Add the seasoning
4. Give 5-7 tbsp water, to avoid burn
5. Add some tteok and scallion