Anchovies Recipe and New Korean Butchery

New Korean butchery opened near Beauty World MRT ! New gem found for quality meat Korean home bbq ! My hubs is very fussy…he doesn’t really like those frozen meats we got from NTUC for BBQ. He prefers fresh and quality ones. So sometimes i will have to check Cold storage to see the waygu beef or pork got discount or not. Sometimes 1 slab of waygu beef cost about $20 and just nice for 2 of us to pair with bbq mushrooms and bean paste stew etc.

Seoul Butchery is located along Yuk Tong Avenue. I got to know about this butchery after i went to Oppa’s Korean friend’s house for BBQ. K&J butchery moved to Martin road which is abit out of the way for me. So now i get my meats from Seoul Butchery ! They do sell home made side dishes , korean sauces and all the things you need for Korean bbq so it is actually convenient and one stop for everything..Price point also slightly cheaper than K&J. But because it is just newly opened , the variety not alot yet lah. The boss told me they just opened for less than a month ( when i went in July )…he said there will be more variety of meats and groceries in August.

Weather was very hot and hubs does not want to use the electric pan to bbq at the balcony so we bbq the pork belly i bought from Seoul Butchery over the stove using a frying pan instead.

Hubs love the new tofu recipe i cooked. I was watching the variety show “Dinner with Me” and saw this Korean nutritionist ajumma fried tofu over perilla seed oil. So i tried it and it was sooo yummy. Very simple to cook, yummy and healthy !

Just oil the pan with perilla oil and add in sliced tofu ! Fry till golden brown and you can serve as a main dish or side dish. Hubs love it so much and asked me to buy more tofu and cook often. When i go out for evening appt and unable to cook , he will cook this dish himself and eat together with other side dishes.

Very easy to cook and make the anchovies side dish !

You can do at home and save $$ and no need to go out to buy them.
1 small box cost about $8 and it is not worth it because it is so easy to make at home.

Ingredients ?

Anchovies ( preferably medium size ones )

Minced garlic

Cut red chilli padi (optional)

Anchovies

Korean Soy Sauce

2 spoon of Sugar

2 to 3 spoon of Corn/Rice syrup

How to cook ?

Oil the frying pan and add a spoonful of minced garlic and fry

Add in the anchovies and keep stir frying so that they will not get burnt. They get burnt easily so you need to keep flipping them over medium heat.

Add cut chilli padi (optional).

Add soy sauce (Slowly add to taste. Some people prefer more salty ones then you can add more). I usually add about 4 spoon because the anchovies itself is already salty.

Add the sugar and corn syrup and continue stir fry.

If you realized you added too much soy sauce and it is too salty , just add more sugar.

Once done , let it cool in a tupperware before you put in the fridge. Once it cooled , it will become slightly sticky like those you saw in Korean restaurants. The rice syrup will harden and become sticky once cooled. So don’t put too much else your anchovies side dish will all stick together like nougat lol .

I add the soy sauce amount based on estimation and depending on the type of anchovies i bought and my hubs like it more salty. So usually i add about 4 spoon of soya sauce.

Very easy to make hor..took me about 10 mins to prep it and i can keep in the fridge and eat over 10 days.

Hanyul Artemisia

Used up my Pyungkang Yul set in June and got my housemate to help me buy this set when she went back in June.

I started to love this series after i bought and used the moisturier last year when i went to Korea in Oct.

I bought the Toner and Fluid which i apply after my serum.

So my steps are Cleansing -> Toner -> Essence -> Serum -> Fluid -> Moisturiser.

Ehh..when i first used the moisturiser , i am not used to the scent. Because all the while i have been using Hera and other brands which gives a more derma or perfumed scent. Whereas for this Hanyul artemisia series, it smells abit like freshly cut grass lol. But it is very mild and i find it quite pleasant actually ! Smells very light and refreshing. The texture of the toner and fluid is also smooth and does not leave sticky feeling so it is easy to apply make up after that. It is very moisturising and i really like it. So this coming Sept when i go to Korea to fulfil my daughter-in-law duties during Chuseok , im going to stock up this and another series (Rice series which is pink bottle).

I love how this moisturiser and calm my skin without feeling sticky. It is also refreshing. Packaging also looks atas and the bottle is actually quite heavy. It absorbs into my skin quite fast too. I really love this!!! Suitable for Sg weather.

If you prefer something not so creamy and light in texture , the artemesia series from Hanyul will suit you ! You can get from any Aritaum stores in Korea. If i remember correct (how much i paid back to my housemate) , the toner + fluid set costs less than SGD 40.

I’m From Honey Mask Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New mask review from KR !

I thought i was unable to head to KR in Sept so i asked a friend to help me buy from Olive Young (KRW 35,000) .

 

 

 

This mask is very hard to find because very fast out of stock ! I was contemplating between the Honey , Ginseng or Vitamin Tree one. Decided to get the Honey mask because it is the more popular choice. There must be a reason why it is the more popular choice right.

How to Use ? 

Unlike your usual sleeping mask where you can apply and go to sleep , it is better to use this mask during shower because you need to wash it off. So what i do is that , i will cleanse my face , towel dry and then apply this mask before i wash it off after about 15mins.

The texture is very sticky and ermm…sounds disgusting but when you apply on your face , it is like smearing jam on your whole face. Very sticky and all. I think if you were to leave it overnight , all the ants will come and stick onto your face leh !

Results ? 

I was taken back by effect and how it makes my skin soft and smooth after that. Now wonder this mask was quite popular. Skin also looks brighter. Worth buying and trying.

What i don’t like about it ? 

The smell and it is really damn sticky (because of the honey ingredients). The mask got onto my hair and i need to shampoo my fringe and side burns again. So now smart liao..i will wear a headband and hide all my hair behind so it will not get to my hair.

The whole mask’s texture is just like strawberry jam + peanut butter. It smells like very thick and pure honey. This brand is known to be organic so i guess that’s why.

Besides the smell and the stickiness, i think everything is okay and i really like it ! If only it comes in leave on mask version.

 

Buy or not ?

YES ! If you don’t mind the hassle and the thick organic honey smell.
I’m From products are available in Olive Young outlets.

Reviews and updates coming soon !

Past 1 month was an eventful month. Pple who followed my dayre will know…but still this wordpress is a better and convenient place to off load my thoughts in chunks.

Lots to share…perhaps tomorrow when i have 4hrs of spare time between 2 appts.

New butchery….

New recipe….

New products reviews….

And a pregnancy which ended early….

Prayers and Positivity

Just few days ago, i went to GYM (Guan Yin Ma) to bai bai. After this coming period ends, will be going for IUI. So that should be around 3rd week to end of August.

So July’s cycle is the last “natural” TTC.

I cannot try in May , June and July because i went for chickenpox vaccine. There are 2 doses and only can try for pregnancy 1 month after last dose. Otherwise, it will affect the foetus because the vaccine contains live virus.

Yes so we actually went to the hospital to ask for the IUI back in March. I made the call in March and the earliest appt available was in late April/Early May. We decided to switch our doctor from Private Hospital to Government hospital. Mostly because of the government subsidies should we decide and last resort have to go for IVF and cost is cheaper. I cannot keep spending few hundreds at month at the private doc to scan and take this meds and that. Plus they screwed up my invoices. And i kanchiong lah..scared what if screw up most impt thing how.

And also after trying for 1yr 7mths but not even successful at ttc-ing naturally, i think that there maybe a chance i may or may not have pregnancy complications infuture and what if i have to go for many tries and by the time i late 30s liao. So i opted to switch Government hospital.

This journey is very mentally and physically draining. This is something i always mentioned i want to share but i kept hesitating and i didn’t blog about it yet. I have been hesitating for awhile…but now decided to share my journey here. Previously i shared on dayre cos not many people read there.

After i posted on my instag story that i am going for IUI, i received many msgs from other ladies who are experiencing the same thing. Months and months or even years of disappointments, people around you not being even empathetic about your situation and rubbed salt into your wound etc so many actually kept to themselves.

They have the same issue. They want to find someone to talk to but no one around them can understand and some felt ashame to share.

But im glad that some girls who had successful iui texted me to give me encouragements and positive notes. Some even went through their whole iui or ivf process with me so that i can be mentally prepared and to be honest, they gave me some hope. Instead of feeling disappointed that we failed to conceive even after 1yr 7mths of trying, there is hope that we can.

And i hope to share my upcoming journey. Just like how others shared with me and opened to me about their experiences with iui or those who are in the same situation as me who failed to conceive after so long, i hope by sharing my journey and thoughts, it can give them some positivity just like how others give me and also if you feel that people around you dont understand how you feel, i do.

It is 11pm. Need to do alot of paperwork and meet underwriters tomorrow.

See you at this space real soon.

Going to kun liao.

Promotion

#throwback to 2 weeks ago at the promotion ceremony in Capella Sentosa.

Joined Pru since 2015 and i am very grateful to all my clients for their trust and faith in handling their portfolios (insurance, wealth accmulations and retirement) and everyone who has been supportive in what i do (my team manager, the secretary and my hubs).

The journey is not easy and being promoted to Senior Financial Consultant is the first milestone of my career.

There are so much i want to share and i hope by sharing, it can help people who are in the same boat or circumstances.

My TTC journey, my career and work and #smartlady posts…Been holding back my TTC and # smartlady posts because it is abit personal and was wondering if i should share.

Happiness

Finally paid down the 10% for our future home nest. And just 4 more years to have a place we call our own. 4 years seems long but we have so much we need to do, achieve and work towards to in these 4 years.

And our 2nd wedding anniversary is coming soon. We were discussing should we have a cook out at home (haha i cook of cos) or go out for a meal.

Hubs “created” this thing called MF Time (Mobile-free Time) which we have it once every few days. I will prepare tea and he will prepare fruits or tidbits. And we will go to the garden and talk. No mobile phones. Just us, tea/snacks and communications. We talk about everything…about work, people, life and our future goals and how should we or how can we work towards it.

Communication is crucial in a marriage. Instead of just always being on our mobile phone, TV or laptop, this session allow us to spend more quality time with each other and know the stress each other is facing at life or work.

Now..i need to look for good caffaine free tea. Because we both cannot sleep after drinking soo many cups of tea 😂😂.