ROM location- Done.
Catering – Done
Venue styling – Done
Flowers – Done
Now just need to file notice of marriage with ROM and book my JP.
Yup we are having a cozy and intimate ROM ceremony in SG and the main wedding will be in Korea.
Everything is almost done.
Make up and hair – Make up artist and lash technician booked with Lushlashh. Wendy will be my make up artist. She did my lashes for my pre wedding shoot. The lash studio is located at Arcade (Raffles Place). Lol..when i feel tired and want to take a nap , i will go find her to do my lashes. So i can sleep for an hour and wake up with beautiful eyes.
Btw i just bought the Laneige concealer cushion and also the highlighter cushion! I love it!
Red Cheongsam – done and waiting for last minute touches.
Hair coloring – Booked appointment with Joanne @ Hair Affairs. I have been going to her to get my hair done. She did my hair colour for my pre-wedding shot. The make up artists in Korea and everyone said the colour is very nice and looks good for phototaking. So it was a good choice made by Joanne ! Her salon is located conveniently at Chevron House ( Raffles Place ). So sometimes i popby over lunch hours or tea time to get my hair cut.
Actually i have quite a number of things to share. But too many things on my mind. Work…wedding prepp…cleaning the house…what groceries do i need to buy…have i paid this and that bill…and what to cook.
Yes talking about what to cook….well we just moved to a rented place recently.
So yup , i have been waking up at 745am in the morning to make breakfast , dish washing and bring in the laundry before i prepare for work.
Yes..very tiring. So i really pei fu those ladies who can work and look after house at the same time. My sat morning is all about grocery shopping , vacuum and cleaning the house. After that ….totally no energy already.
So last week , i went to Korean supermarket. It is soooo hard to find a good Korean supermarket and those good one which stocks up all Korean made sauces etc are so far far west. Mostly are at Bukit Timah area.
So yup …i shall name some of my posts as #sgahjumma ( meaning SG auntie ). Married women in Korea are called Ahjummas. It does not necessarily mean “auntie” but it is just a term for married women. SG Ahjumma #sgahjumma posts shall be about my cooking and life as a wife of a Korean.
So now have K-beauty (Korean beauty and make up) , SG Ahjumma (Food and Lifestyle) and Smart Lady ( Finance ).
Speaking of which , i haven’t blog much about K-beauty lately. Because to be honest im still using the same brand and skincare from Hera and Sulwhasoo. For hair care , im still using Korean shampoos and recently my mother in law bought me boxes of hair packs from Cha Hong which i will blog about it later after i took pics of it. Cha Hong is a famous celebrity hair stylist in Korea and she came up with her own haircare line.
Well , back to SG Ahjumma lol.
Yup so i shopped at Korean mart and bought alot of sauces and spices.
Here are the staples for Korean food cooking. You definitely need Soya Sauce , Sesame oil , Vinegar and Salt. I keep a bottle of soju in the fridge to marinade with meat to get rid of the strong “meaty” or “porky” smell.
With these sauces, you can whip most of the basic dishes already. Btw there are 2 types of soy sauces. One is for soup and one for normal cooking.
But it is hard to find them. That is the problem. There are so many Korean marts in town but none of them have the entire and full range of sauces available. So i have to go to NTUC to buy the chilli pepper flakes from CJ , sauces from Shine supermarket and Lotte Mart and the rest from Sol Mart.
This was the first meal i cooked at our new place.
Kimchi Soup and Norweigan Salmon in lemon butter sauce.
1) Kimchi Jiggae
Sliced pork belly , garlic , green chilli peppers and Kimchi. I had cravings for Tofu so i added some tofu also.
There is no need to add any red chilli pepper paste ( gokchujang ) or the chilli flakes.
Firstly , boil water and add in some medium size ikan billis. After the water boiled for about 5 minutes , remove the ikan billis. Keep the water aside.
Fry the pork belly slices in a non-stick pot.
Once the pork bellies are cooked , add in Kimchi and the Kimchi juice (the leftover sauces in the kimchi packets/tubs).
Those sauce is the essence. We call it Kimchi juice. It is the essence that makes the soup nice.
Fry the kimchi and the pork belly for 5 minutes and then add the juice form the kimchi pack/tubs.
After that , stew it on medium heat for about 5 minutes. There should be a very very nice fragrant.
After that , add in the boiling water which was set aside after throwing away the ikan billis.
Add in Tofu or golden mushrooms , tunas or Spams if you want after that.
Let the whole pot of Kimchi soup simmer at low heat for about 30 minutes.
And then it is ready to be served ! On simple days , you can just cook this soup , fry 2 sunny side ups and rice to eat. Simple and easy.
Decided to eat at the balcony cos it was cooling and raining.
And i steamed salmon too ! Very proud of this haha because it is my first time to make steamed salmon fillet.
I adde lemons , ginger , onions and butter. But i first marinate the salmon with soy sauce , salt and pepper.
And i made bean paste soup the next day too. Very easy and just took 30 minutes.
You need to buy the bean paste.
Because we do not have a rice cooker at home yet (brother-in-law will bring from Korea for us in Sept..because my fiance only believes in that particular Korean rice cooker brand) , i replaced rice with Korean sweet potato noodles.
I made a mistake to boil it together with the bean paste soup. Because the noodle soaked up alot of soup..
So it ended looking abit dry. And i have to prepare the soup broth again with the bean paste and boiling water to top it up.
Ingredients for the soya bean paste soup.
Not in the picture are lala and minced garlic.
Everything is so yummz and easy to make.
Im really becoming SG Ahjumma already.
Btw , if you are looking for quality meat for Korean bbq at home , you should head down to K&J Butchery which is located conveniently infront of beauty world MRT. It is opened by a Korean and you can find really yummy Pork bellies. I just held a housewarming and ordered 5 trays of pork bellies. Cost about $116 for 5 trays about 7 or 8kg but it is damn good. Everyone loves it. 2nd floor of the butchery is a Korean mart. You can buy all your sauces , lettuces etc for your home made Korean BBQ there.
Getting abit hungry after blogging all these food !
Im addicted to this new variety show called Same Bed , Different Dreams.
It is a very interesting show..so you must definitely watch it !
So dead tired now. Reach home at about 9pm daily , do some housework and laundry.
Too tired..sometimes i want to blog and share some things but too tired to do so and kept postponing the blogging. Until to the point that i forgot what i want to blog and share liao. I haven’t even plan and make the bookings for my relatives and friends who are flying to Busan for my wedding in Oct. GOSH ! I just realized it.
Really need to write down what i need to do on a paper and strike them off one by one !
Haven even decided on the photos yet. Just managed to filter those we like from the 1800++ pics. And now need to finalize all of them.
But next up gonna be on K-beauty and Smart Lady posts. So sorry, i know some of you emailed me to request that i share this and that but too many things and i lost track what to share. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!