MANILA, Philippines – For many of us, quarantine has become our introduction to the world of K-drama. And when we’re deeply immersed in our favorite series, it’s natural for any fan to look for ways to enhance K-drama evenings at home. It happens especially when we see a character indulging in a delicious meal, and we feel a desire to try whatever it is they’re eating.
Here’s some good news: many of the dishes featured in Korean movies or series are actually quite simple to learn! There are many staples that are considered classics when it comes to Korean food in series or movies. One of them is Kimchi Fried Rice. This dish might remind you of that episode of Coffee Prince where Choi Han Gyul (portrayed by Gong Yoo) eats a whole plate of Kimchi Fried Rice after his fight with Eun Chan.
Kimchi Fried Rice Essentials
A must when making kimchi fried rice is good kimchi. You can find it at select Korean restaurants near you, or you can go to Korean grocery stores that have it packaged. Another must-have for this recipe is sesame oil. The nutty aroma and flavor go well with spicy dishes – and you can use it in many other Korean recipes. Finally, you need delicious rice to pair it with. Royal Umbrella Rice is sourced from the finest grains from Thailand and is known for its aromatic fragrance and delicious texture.
With this simple recipe, there’s nothing standing in the way of a delicious meal while you lose yourself in your next K-drama series.
Kimchi Fried Rice by @haingpinoybykat
● 120 grams, kimchi
● 1 pc onion, chopped
● 3 cloves garlic, minced
● 2 tbsp vegetable oil
● Salt and pepper
● Royal Umbrella Rice
● Sesame seeds
● Chopped onion leeks
● Sunny side up egg
● Beef bulgogi (optional)
1.Preheat a pan with oil and saute the onion and garlic until translucent.
2.Add in cooked white rice and mix well under medium heat.
3.Add kimchi and mix thoroughly until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.
4.Transfer to a serving plate or bowl and add the beef bulgogi.
5.Garnish with onion leeks, sesame seeds, and sunny side up egg.
6. Serve and enjoy!