Its been one amazing year in my life. I got married to a great girl, bought my first home, and of course my first egg. The wife and I decided to celebrate our anniversary by going up to Philly, staying in a nice hotel and enjoying the city. We came back to DC yesterday and every restaurant was booked for Father's Day. So I decided to go check out this Korean supermarket in Fairfax and I'm glad I did. Ended up doing Korean Chicken wings and Kalbi (Short Ribs).
First some anniversary pics.
The wife in front of Indenpence Hall.
The Fanatic( I meant Phanatic!!)!!
On to the cook.
Chicken wings covered with flour and corn starch in the deep fryer. First 10 minute cook at 350.
Looking good, resting for 2 minutes here. Then going back in for another 10 minutes at 350. This is where they get uber crispy.
The wing sauce, Korean and Japanese influenced. All the ingredients are in the pic, notice the fresh garlic in the pan. (This is pic from a previous cook, same sauce was used for this one.)
At the end of the second 10 minute cook, 20 minutes in the deep fryer at 350 in total (rest for 2 minutes n between each 10 minute cook), so crispy.
Sauce applied, already eating. Notice how they aren't messy, sauce passes right through skin since its not thick. Great flavor, great crunch. Korean Bon Chon wings rule!
Time to light the egg. Warning do not drink and torch at the same time.
Kalbi, beef short ribs, marinaded in Monju Kalbi Marinade. Specifically made for short ribs, usually only found at korean markets.
You have to have some tortillas for the short ribs. Korean tacos!!
That was all that was left after dinner. Grilled corn and Kalbi were a hit.
All I can say is that there is a reason restaurants in DC are known simply as Korean BBQ joints. You have to love the sauces, the cuts of meat and the flavor. Great weekend, cook and anniversary.