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One of my favourite dish in Korean food is this KimChi JJigae. How is everyone doing for the past 14 days? all #dudukdiamdiam? Some of you did request my version of  Homecoko Kimchi jjigae 김치찌개 Recipe. Sharing with all of you. It is a very simple dish to cook. You can add in any ingredients you like.

Prep time: 5 minutes

cooking time : 15 minutes.

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  1. 100 ml stock (can be any)
  2. 150 g kimchi (prefer 2-3 weeks old)
  3. 80 g pork belly
  4. 80g onion
  5. 1 japanese tofu stick (usual is the rectangle soft tofu)


    1. 1 tbl spoon sesame oil
    2. 1 tbl spoon spicy chili flakes
    3. 1 tbl spoon Gochujang sauce
    4. 1 tbl spoon soy sauce

Step by step on video:

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Why when you eat some kimchi jjigae taste so good. I believe 2 main ingredients that make it outstanding is Broth/stock and kimchi. Broth can be many kind. Chicken, fish, pork and others. Up to you to add in. If you do not have, just add in more kimchi!

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Gojuchang – is another important ingredient. That depends on you as they have a few flavours out there. Mine is Spicy gojuchang and there are 2 brands if not mistaken.

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most important of all. Kimchi. Doing kimchi soup without kimchi?

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Pork belly is one of the best ingredient to add into this. Some times you see pork kimchi jjigae or tuna kimchi jjigae is pretty good too.

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1 table spoon each. 

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stir and mix well

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add everything into your pot. add 2 pinch of sugar and 1 pinch of salt

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add the stock 100ml + 400ml water mixture in. total is 500ml water for 2 pax.

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bring it to boil for 8-10 minutes. In between do test the soup base.

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add in tofu when it is near ready. boil it for about 1-2 minutes.



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Here you go. My homecook kimchi jjigae 김치찌개 or Kimchi Stew recipe for your reference.

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enjoy and eat well.

  1. ADSMR Kimchi Fried Rice
  2. Spaghetti Vongole
  3. Dalgona Coffee
  4. Tau Yew Bak 
  5. Pork Leg Cabbage

I have always love this dish. It is not easy to fine a local restaurant that serve a pretty good one. Could be cost of it is high. Cause of white wine that I use 150ml which is near to a actual serving glass. Sharing with all of you is my version of Spaghetti alle Vongole Recipe for less than 30 minutes cooking time. Hope suits you.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

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Cook for 2

  1. 150 ml wine
  2. 600g clams
  3. 180g Spaghetti
  4. 30g garlic
  5. fresh rosemary

1. dry basil leaves (mccormick basil leaves brand pretty good cause its strong fragrant)

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Outback Jack – Semillon Souvignon Blanc 2017 – fruity and dry for easy drinking yet reasonable. Perfect for seafood and fishes.  Can be with any other white wine as your liking.

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Prepare Fresh Clams:

  1. Optional can be with any other hard shell seafood.
    1. wash clams in salt water for 45 minute
    2. after that rinse with water a few times to clean it off

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my cooking method:

  1. add in oil (agak agak – not too much)
  2. quick fry on garlic till aroma is out
  3. add in clams
  4. mix well with garlic for 3 minutes
  5. Seafood soup stock (best to have or find substitute) – add in 20 gram of chicken stock
  6. add in 20-30ml water
  7. add in Rosemary (1 stick is good enough but if you like it strong like me then 1nhalf stick of rosemary) – caution rosemary is strong herbs.
  8. Stir well for another 3-5 minutes – (depending on your pan)
  9. After 5-7 minutes prep  your spaghetti while shimmering your clams in medium fire.

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Last step: add in 150ml white wine before adding in spaghetti.

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Cooking Spaghetti:

  1. Add in half table spoon of butter
  2. dash of olive oil
  3. 2 pinch of salt
  4. San Remo Spaghetti – cook for 13 minutes

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after add in spaghetti, mix well for 3 – 4 minutes in high temperature till all the herbs coated onto the spaghetti. Then it is good to plate up.

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this is my quite prep of Spaghetti Vongole. A simple dish to prepare.

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Happy cooking for this home cook recipe.

My other cooking Recipe:

  1. ADSMR Kimchi Fried Rice
  2. Kimchi Jjigae
  3. Dalgona Coffee
  4. Tau Yew Bak 
  5. Pork Leg Cabbage

One of our favourite cooking dish when back in Uni days in Melbourne. Totally forgot out to cook this and lets re-start this again. We used to buy 5-10 packs of A1 curry chicken paste back for home cooking. Re-starting my Chin Chai cooking again during this MCO of 30 minutes quick cook on Malaysia Curry Chicken Recipe.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Platting: up to you loh, how nice you want to plate it.

video prep at the bottom.

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Because of MCO, I only use what ingredients available in my house at the moment.


  1. Potato  – 750g
  2. Chicken – 800g
  3. onion slices – 85g
  4. fine cut onion – 80g
  5. garlic – 30g
  6. A1 Curry Chicken paste 1 pack. (if you want more fragrant thicker gravy, then use 2 packs)

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my cooking method:

  1. bit of oil into the pan (if measured estimated 4 tbs) make sure the pan is hot first.
  2. add in garlic quick stir fry of 30 seconds of garlic dig all the paste out
  3. stir fried the paste only for 5 minutes till it sting your nose (means it is ready)
  4. add in onion, stir fry it till all well coated
  5. Then add in chicken by pieces (as I do not want the chicken water into it)

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6. Stir fry till the paste all well coated onto the chicken

7. Best to add in water 3/4 of the chicken (or estimated 600-700ml water)

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Shimmer the chicken for 10 minutes in high heat. Then it is ready to serve. Do note to test your cooking in between the time frame. Bacause I add in too much water, I add in 2 pinch of sugar, 1 table spoon of soy sauce and 1 tea spoon of Korean spicy chili flakes.

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Scramble egg just for the side to make it fusion.

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30 minutes cook recipe for your quick curry chicken.

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If your curry chicken become thicken’s then it is not right. Curry chicken suppose to have the curry gravy slightly watery or 20% thick.

What yo use in my video is I have done wrong.

My other cooking Recipe:

  1. Kimchi Jjigae 
  2. Spaghetti Vongole
  3. Dalgona Coffee
  4. Tau Yew Bak 
  5. Pork Leg Cabbage

Since this is a big hype at the moment and read some comments that this is a very common drink in Korea. Dalgona coffe

Hence this #dalganocoffeechallenge is viral now. Everyone have their own secret recipe and this drink is very easy to make.

watch my youtube video on how to make Dalgano Coffee

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this is like the most hype thing during this MCO lockdown. Everyone is getting creative on their cooking, dessert, coffee and others.

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3 simple ingredient to mix it, with 3 spoonful each.

  1. 3 x spoonful of nescafe (not 3in1) have to be teh bji bji format
  2. 3 x spoonful of sugar
  3. 3 x spoonful of hot/warm water

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Whipped until your hand cramp and patah.  the texture should be smooth and thick (like melted chocolate). Use machine the best!

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final step – add in  milk as the base – then pour the thick dalgona coffee cream on top. It will float. If your recipe dalgona kopi tenggelam, means ratio or beating process it not right.

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My final product.

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Thick, creamy, and those of you find that the dalgona coffee could be too sweet, substitute it with brown sugar, and use kau kau coffee powder like Nescafe Classic Dark Roast!

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Enjoy your afternoon tea.

After I posted up in my insta about what I cook for dinner, many of you asked to share this recipe. everyone is like becoming a master chef since this MCO (movement Order Control). This is my mom’s recipe for tau yew bak or Braised Pork Soy Sauce Recipe, which is a 30 minutes cooking recipe.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Platting: up to you loh, how nice you want to plate it.

Step by step of cooking method and video is right at the bottom. Follow me at Instagram – @taufulou

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some simple ingredient you need.

Cook for 2

  1. Pork Belly      – 200g  (depending what part of pork you like – can be any)
  2. Garlic              – 2 cloves
  3. Eggs                 – optional or add on. (if you like eggs can go as many as you like)
  4. 200 ml water
  5. Seasoning :
    1. Cheong Chan Dark Caramel Sauce
    2. Best to have Gee Hiang Sesame Oil (or any other sesame oil pun boleh la)

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Seasoning steps:

  1. 1 and half table spoon of dark caramel sauce
  2. 1 table spoon of sesame oil

Then stir and mix well, making sure the pork is all coated.
Then keep in fridge for 1 hour before cooking.

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this is the result after 1 hour seasoning.

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I took 2 more cloves of garlic, mash on it then add into cooking.

my cooking method:

  1. add in oil (agak agak – not too much)
  2. quick fry on your mash garlic
  3. add in pork marinated pork belly
  4. quick stir fry of 3-5 minutes till the meat become slightly solid
  5. add in 200ml water
  6. Then shimmer for 20 minutes on medium fire (depending on your gas stove burner)
    1. if induction cooker 1 notch before the last high fire.

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In between of shimmering, do test the flavour. If it is lacking of flavour, add on:

  1. soy sauce or salt
  2. brown sugar (most important) – agak-agak a pinch or 2 of it

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My mom’s recipe of Tau Yew Bak. The cooking result of the gravy base should be slightly thicken and caramelize abit.

final taste, abit of sweet fragrant, hint of sesame and dark caramel sauce is still prominent.

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Have fun in trying out this home cook recipe and step by step video below:

Quick Cook – 30 minutes Pork Leg Cabbage Recipe

Been wanted to do some cooking video but yet not sure what to do with it.
Here you go on my first cooking video.

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Chin Chai / Agak Agak cooking video for your reference.

1. Dry Shrimp 20g
2. Garlic 20g
3. Carrot 160g
4. Cabbage 700g
5. pork belly 40g
6. 1 can of tu kar

others: Soak dry shrimp for about 10-15 minutes

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1. quick fry on garlic till the fragrant is out
2. add dry shrimp and cook till the salted flavor is there
3. Add in carrot (fry for 2 minutes)
4. add in pork belly (fry for 3 minutes)
the whole process is about 5 minutes with all ingredient above

5. add cabbage in (then mix well with other ingredient). Keep frying in till there is water out from the cabbage
6. add in can pork leg
7. Then shimmer it for 10-20 minutes (Depending on your own preference of cabbage texture)

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do test the cooking – if lacking of flavour do add in a bit of sugar / salt or soy sauce

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