Sunday, 14 November 2010

Korean Spicy Stir-Fried Squid




I participated in a Korean (food) photo contest some time ago. This contest was organised by Maangchi, the online Korean food goddess :). I sent two pictures, one from my Piggy Pork buns post and the other one from my Kimchi mandu post. I was lucky and I got the 4th and 9th place...! Two days ago I received two big boxes from Sempio Foods, a Korean food company which sponsored Maangchi's photo contest. I was so very happy... :D!!! Lookie what I got...!





I got 4 bottles of soy sauce, 8 bottles of drinking black vinegar with 4 different flavours: Quince/Citrus, Red ginseng, Wild Grapes and Pomegranate (need to try them, I have never in life drunk black vinegar...), 4 bottles of seasoning soy sauce (for soups and stir-frying), hot-pepper paste, soy-bean paste, grilled seaweed and 3 sachets of instant seasoning sauce.

I tried one of the instant sachets today. Since my knowledge of Korean is zero, I had to check the Sempio website to find out the names of each instant sauce ;). The one below is Mokpo Nakji-Bokkeum sauce or Spicy Stir-Fried Baby Octopus in English.



The sauce tastes great but extremely hot...!! I drank 2 litres of water while eating the stir-fried squid - this was a mistake I suppose, since I have heard that water would only make it worse and we should drink milk instead to neutralise the biting sensation. I felt bloated afterwards, but it was nevertheless a very nice meal :).



I used 800 g of squid, 2 tbs oil, 1 medium onion and spring onions plus the sauce to make this dish.



I ate the spicy squid with rice together with the grilled seaweed which I also got from Sempio. I absolutely adore the seaweed, it was crispy, crunchy and slightly salty. Just delicious!

Thank you, Maangchi and Sempio!!


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39 comments:

  1. congrats on your winnings!!! you deserved them! your stir fried squids looks so yummy! could you pls serve me a plate?

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  2. Wow,questa è un'opera d'arte di bontà Cara,complimentissimi!!! ;-)
    Un bacio e buona serata:-**

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  3. Me encanta ver tús recetas porque aprendo mucho de otras culturas desconocidas para mí.

    Saludos

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  4. What a beautiful photo! I want to do this. How exciting to get all the Korean products. I haven't tried to make too much Korean foods, but our local Asian market is owned by Koreans so we get exposed to a lot there. I am going to sign up for one of their cooking classes, it should be fun. I love the Korean sesame oil, it has such a nice flavor, I like it better than others. Congratulations on your winnings!

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  5. yeah, you are a culinary artist! Awesome!
    I emailed your website to Sempio. They will be happy to hear your feedback!

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  6. Congrats!!! the recipe looks very very very yummy :)

    xx

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  7. congrats!the dish looks amazing,very beautiful presented!

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  8. Congrats! your recipe looks too good.

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  9. Congrats . I love your presentation of rice.

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  10. Yoohoo! Wonderful! And the squid stir fry is my FAVORITE Korean dish! Congrats! :)

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  11. Congrats on winning the Korean Recipe event. You truly deserve this award.


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Congrats! You're dishes look so tasty (:
    Nice presentation as well (:

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  13. whoaaaa....hadiahnya banyak amat. Congratulation ya sin :). Trus, uda dicoba blom minuman black vinegarnya? rasanya apa sin? haahah daku yang penasaran, abis baru pernah denger minuman black vinegar.

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  14. hebat dikau CG!...mana hadiahnya bejibun begitu hahaha...mayan ngirit :)

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  15. Congratulations on winning- that looks like a LOT of sauces =) The squid looks really flavoursome and delicious!

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  16. I'm so jealous! haha.... You lucky girl, Congratulations! Your squid looks great and I bet that sauce must be so delicious. Yummm....
    Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  17. Wow! congratulations on your winnings that looks like a lot of sauces! And I love the look of your spicy squid, so pretty the way you cut the squids.

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  18. Congratulations on your winnings! Your photos are beautiful and I LOVE the piggy pork buns! They are so adoreable! You have a lovely blog here and I'll be back soon to visit. Thanks for stopping by earlier! Hope you visit again soon.

    Take care,
    Rosabela
    cookingwithrosie.blogspot.com

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  19. Congratulations on your winnings! I still remember your Piggy Pork buns, so cute :) Those spicy squid looks so delicious, give me extra rice and I can finished that whole plate.

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  20. Wow, I'm jealous of your prizes, but your wins are so well-deserved! Your spicy squid here looks so mouthwateringly delicious too!

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  21. Congrats on winnings! I love Maangchi recipes too!

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  22. congratulations on your wins! woah, that's a lot of products! the stir-fried squid looks so good.

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  23. aigoo aigooo enak banget dapet sauce & product korean food laennya .
    masa sih kepedesan pake sauce buat squid itu ? org korea makan biar pedes masih kalah ama org Indo .
    apalagi gw yak ? hua222 kl kepedesan musti minum air hangat sedikit panas , lgs deh kebuang rasa panas di dlm mulut n leher .

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  24. What an honor to be recognized in this way. I love prizes that can be banked (money) or eaten. I hope you really enjoy all your goodies. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  25. Congrats on the win...wow!! Hope you win more and share with us :D Love your dish...so neat and looks very delicious....yum.

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  26. Congrats on winning the contest! Those products should last a good long time :) Happy cooking with them.

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  27. Lucky you! Looks like you put it to good use. Your squid dish looks delicious and beautiful!

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  28. Congratulations CG on your win and very well deserved! You're so creative! :D

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  29. Wow, looks so tempting! Congrats for the winning :D. You rock!

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  30. Congratulation on your winning! Lucky you!
    Delicious temping dish a good use of those goodies!

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  31. Congrats on your win!!!

    Enak sekali your food! See already also i got craving! Aduh~!

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  32. This recipe looks divine and you photos are just gorgeous!

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  33. Fabulous post! Everything looks mouthwatering! You have a wonderful blog!
    Cheers~

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  34. The rolls look like a checker board! I have to get over my fear of making asian food, everything looks so tasty.

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  35. Congrats on your win. Your photo is drool-worthy. I'd love to taste some of what you made, it looks delicious.

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  36. yummmmmmmmmmmmms ^___________^


    Have a fabulous long weekend!
    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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  37. Yay! You are making Korean dish! Congrats for the 4th and 9th place :)

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