Yukhoe Recipe Plus Korean Restaurant Guide Indonesia-Malaysia Application Review

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Yukhoe (Korean Raw Spicy Seasoned Beef with Asian Pear-Asian Steak Tartare)

Recipe Yukhoe (Korean Raw Spicy Seasoned Beef with Asian Pear-Asian Steak Tartare) & Review of Korean Restaurant Guide Indonesia-Malaysia Application. This post is featured in I Love Korean Food Challenge as a collaboration event of Indonesian Food Blogger with Korean Food Foundation.

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Yukhoe Korean Raw Seasoned Beef

 

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I Love Korean Food Challange- Review of Korean Restaurant Guide Indoneia Malaysia

Who love Korean cuisine??? that’s one heck of a silly question because it’s too obvious to answer as “who doesn’t???” Korean Food Foundation launched Korean Restaurant Guide Indonesia-Malaysia Application on December 2014. Korean Food Foundation is an official, legally goverment registered civil institution which goals was promotion and expansion of Korean food through out the worlds. KFF impoved the image of Korea throughout better oppotunities for business related to restaurant, travelling and cultures. KFF advertises  the excellence of Korean Food, both in the domestic and international food industries, develops, identifying the history and keeps the traditions, the cultural aspect and to discover, recover, sustain, and develop the original form of Korean Food.

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Korean Restaurant Guide App on My Android Smart Phone, Where’s Yours ???

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Korean Restaurant Guide Indonesia-Malaysia

Yes i love Korean food. I made my own Homemade Samgyetang (Korean Chicken Ginseng Soup Stuffed With Sticky Rice & Medicinal Herbs), Homemade Maeuntang (Spicy Fish with Vegetables Soup), Pajeon (Korean Scallion-Green Onion Pancake) and the most comforting and all favourite Jeonbokjuk (Korean Abalone Rice Porridge). Korean food spread throughout the word within it’s cultures, K-POP, K-Movies and also culinary. Thus, the booming of Korean Fever made Korean Restaurant Guide Indonesia-Malaysia is a great guidance for those who seeking for authentic Korean cuisine, beyond bulgogi, bibimbab, samgyetang kimbab, ttokpokki and many more. This application contains each all the best of selected 20 Korean restaurants  menu review by culinary experts as Bondan Winarno and Alice Yong as the authors and testimonial of Wiliam Wongso and Lidia Poetry and many more. Korean Restaurant Guide ID-MY application is available in 4 languages; Indonesian, Malaysian, Korean and English with adjustable font size.

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The Pdf Pocketbook  Preview of Korean Restaurant Guide, All Review Well Explained in Indonesia, Korean, English and Malaysian Language.

This Korean restaurant guide in Indonesia and Malaysia also available in a pocketbook which is a summaries of the main book to ensure it’s more easy to carry for.This Korean restaurant guide in Indonesia and Malaysia also available in a pocketbook which is a summaries of the main book to ensure it’s more easy to carry. Simply search for “koreanrestaurantguide” in playstore, there’s free application of Korean Restaurant Guide Indonesia-Malaysia in a iOS and Android platform smartphone. This application is also available in Pdf and E-Book in Korean Cultural Centre Indonesia website http://id.korean-culture.org.

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Main Page of Korean Restaurant Guide (Indonesia-Malaysia) App

The main page of this app have Indonesia and Malaysia logo that refers to each 20 alphabetically listed restaurant in Indonesia (Jakarta) and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur). So, be ready for yummylicious experience, once you tab either Indonesia or Malaysia, it will bring you to the authentic Korean cuisine restaurants.

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The List of Selected Indonesia (Jakarta) Authentic Korean Restaurants

This is the preview of all selected and trusted 20 authentic Korean Restaurant, it’s kinda embarrased me because i honestly had only visited 4 of the 20 restaurants. I definitely gonna visit the other 16 authentic Korean Restaurants because i trust this appplication. The restaurants in this app must be passed a serial high standarts approval of their food, service, hygiene and interior design and location range from hundreds of Korean restaurant in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. In this app preview, all restaurant also well presented and photograph with it’s iconic entrance or bill board so you won’t be confused once you do your visit. You also can select the type of dining in the Korean restaurant; either bbq; casual, formal or family style dining.

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The Review of Restaurant; Diner Testimonial, Address, Capacity, Estimated Cost etc

Each  authentic Korean restaurant had a short review or testimonials from diners about the restaurant and their favorite or signature dishes. The information also include restaurant restaurant address and phone number, business hours, seating capacity, and menu’s price range or estimated cost per person for a meal. The address refers to a GPS or google maps direction, while the estimated price also refers to a currency converter once you tab it.  In Indonesia (Jakarta), the restaurant located in Dharmawangsa, Central Jakarta, Kapuk, Kuningan, Panglima Polim, Pejaten, South Jakarta, Kelapa Gading, Pantai Indah Kapuk and Lippo Karawaci.

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Listed Korean Menu with Fine Photograph and Explanation

The app also had an alphabetically listed 52 authentic popular Korean dishes that georgeously photograph, complete with the explation and description about the basic ingredients, how it made or prepared and how it taste lile completely in 4 languages. So if you really blind about Korean cuisine, you better be download this application right away, i means NOW guys. Come on, LETS INSTALL THE KOREAN RESTAURANT GUIDE INDONESIA-MALAYSIA, it’s free, it’s hips and damn delicious presented. This is all in recomended app of what you need to know about authentic taste of Korean cuisine in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Many of DENTIST CHEF reader comes from around the world, don’t be hesitate, Korean Food Foundation also released restaurant guide in other major cities around the world; Los Angeles, New York & Atlanta (USA), Paris (France), Tokyo & Osaka (Japan), Qingdao, Yanbian & Shanghai (China), Bangkok (Thailand), Hanoi &Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam),Hongkong, Sidney (Australia), Auckland (New Zealand), (Greece/Italy/Spain), (Austria-Belgium-Denmark-Netherland-Switzerland), Germany and many more, don’t forget to search “koreanrestaurantguide + Your City or Country” in Playstore.

Well, honestly i recommend this application to my fellow collegues and most of them are moslem. My moslem friends is a little bit concern about the halal-ness label on the restaurants and ask me about it, unfortunately halal-ness is not review or available on this app, even i personally can eat pork and have no problem with it but i suggest it’s better to add halal-ness label on the restaurants for helping our moslem friends.

recipe yukhoe raw beef tenderloin recipe korean steak tartare korea pear sesame oil pine nutsyukhoe recipe raw steak tartare tenderloin seasoning korea pear soy sauce

Now were going to yukhoe recipe. Yukhoe [jukʰwe] is a variety of hoe (raw dishes in Korean cuisine), which are usually made from raw ground beef seasoned with various spices or sauces. It is basically a Korean steak tartare. Usually the most tender part of beef will be used; tenderloin or filet mignon. The lean beef is trimmed from it’s fat , sinew or silver skin, julienned, then mixed with seasoning soy sauce, sugar. The yukhoe seasoning or marinade usually contains; salt, sesame oil, minced spring onion, minced garlic, sesame seeds, honey, black pepper, and gochujang. The salted and spiced yukhoe marinate not only infused flavour, but also cured and preserved the raw beef by creates an salt ion solute-rich environment where the salted marinade osmotic pressure draws water out of microorganisms (bacterias & parasites) and slowing down their growth.

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Yukhoe Marinated Sous Vide Raw Beef Tenderloin with Julienned Korean Pear, Micro Herbs, Silchogu (Korean Chili Strand), Crispy Garlic, White and Black Sesame Seed, Pine Nuts and Quail Egg Yolk

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Yukhoe Marinated Sous Vide Raw Beef Tenderloin with Julienned Korean Pear, Micro Herbs, Silchogu (Korean Chili Strand) and Quail Egg Yolk

 Julienned bae (Korean pear or Singo pear) are used. Raw egg yolk is usually added, either on top of the dish or served separately. Pine nuts may be added, as well.The shredded beef is then marinated in a mixed sauce of chopped spring onion, minced garlic, pepper, oil, honey, pine nuts, sesame, and salt.

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Yukhoe Korean Style Beef Steak Tartare

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Yukhow Raw Spicy Seasoned Beef with Asian Pear Salad

Yukhoe or Korean steak tartare uses raw beef, freshness is the most important criteria. Freshly slaughtered  preferred or it is recommended to use no more than one day after defrosting from the vaccum packed, and traditionally should not be aged more than one day after slaughtering. Regular Korean yukhoe customers are often patrons of trusted restaurants or butcher’s shops which have well-known, high-quality beef distributors, so no way making yukhoe with cheap clearance stock supermarket meat for sure. So i asked my butcher to save my beef tenderloin in a vaccum packed right after slaughtered and kept the meat in the freezer before i come to picked it up in the afternoon right after i come back from my clinic.

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Nice Beef Tenderloin with Nice Marbled FatPattern (Silver Skin On)

Raw beef can be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria and  other parasites, the Enterohemorrhagic E. coli and Taenia Saginata flatworm being of particular concern. In April and May 2011, five people died and more than 35 people were hospitalised after eating yukke (Japanese spelling) made from beef not designated for raw consumption in various branches of a yakiniku restaurant chain in Toyama and Kanagawa prefectures, Japan, with enterohemorrhagic E. coli bacteria found in many of the cases, so don’t make your own yukhoe unless you strickly known the savety ways to prepare and made it. DO NOT TRIMMING/REMOVED ANY SILVER SKIN or sinew before sousvided the beef tenderloin, i’ll explained it later.

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Vaccum Packed Beef Tenderloin for Sous Vide Using Ziplock Plastic Bag & Water

To reduce the risk of eating raw beef, i decided to sousvide or slowly pasteurized the beef in a low temperature to kill the pathogens. Sous-vide French for “under vacuum” is a method of cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags in a water bath or in a temperature-controlled steam environment for longer than normal cooking times for p to 96 hours, in some cases; at an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 50°C (131 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for meats and higher for vegetables. Since this is sort of-sousvide, the beef tenderloin is vaccum packed with ziplock manually without any vaccum machine bu simply submerged the ziplock package under water partially to remove the air pocket and then zipped the package silicone seal once the air removed.

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Sous Vide (sort of-) using RIce Cooker without Lid, The Temperature fluctualed 50-52 C

I’m using my old rice cooker (warmer mode) for this sort of-sous vide cooking. As you can see from the photograph, my waterbath temperature was 51.8°C and it actually fluctuated from 50-52°C if i did’t put the lid, just perfect temperature for sousvide beef tenderloin for very rare or simply pasteurized it. The heat source is from the bottom of my rice cooker, so the temperature in the bottom and the surface of the the water bath is different with range about 0.5°C, so it’s necessary to flip it every 20-30 minutes to made it evenly pasteurized. Do not forget to submerged the vaccum packed beef tenderloin completely on the waterbath during the sous vide cooking, put some weight may help.

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The Pasteurized-Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin in Ice Water For Suddently Stop The Heat

The sousvide beef tenderloin with ziplock package then transfered into ice water to suddently cooled and stop the pasteurization process. At this stage, the beef meat is needed to be kept in low temperature to prevent the pathogen microorganism from the enviroments contaminated the beef once it cooled and opened from the package. So, keep it cold before  and during the serving.

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Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin with Pale Pinkish Color, Wait Until Trimmed!!!

This is the result of 2.5 hours sousvided beef tenderloin, seems pretty pale pinkis and not so appetizing right now, but wait until you slice the beef and see what happen after you pasteurized/sousvide it in 50C. There’s only a little bit of liquid drained out from the sousvide beef, which means the meat moisture is preserved. The sinew or silverskin that covering the beef tenderloin then peeled and all the discolored part of the sousvide beef then removed, you may use this part for other stif fry recipe, but it’s definitely not nice for making yukhoe or Korean style raw beef steak tartare, this is why i told you before to not trimming the beef before sousvide cooking.

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Look the georgeous Core Meat Color, Remove the Discolored Outler Layer with Cold Knives on a Chilled Chopping Board

Eversince my sousvide is definitely not to cook but to pasteurized it, so the result is raw beef but definitely savety to eaten raw, so i decide to use my old rice cookerfor making sous vide beef. My rice cooker can maintain the temperature about 50-52°C without putting it’s cover, just perfect to pasteurized the beef.FDA recomend to sous vide Raw Beef (Tenderloin) for makeing beef tartare  in 50°C for at least 60 minutes and not more than 36 hours, eversince i want to maintain the “rawness” of the beef so i decide to sous vide it for 2 and half hours to let the inner core of the beef reach the target internal temperature for at least 1 hour. This sousvide beef tenderloin method also a confirmation of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) new regulations  to require cooking the beef surface 1 cm deep to further reduce contamination after the enterohemorrhagic E. Coli  death incidence.

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Keep the Meat Cold, using Smaller Ice Water in The Bottom of The Meat Container Bowl

Remember always keep the sousvided “raw” beef tenderloin cold, righ after the silverskin and all the discolored part removed, then clean and chilled wooden chopping board and knive uses for thinly julienned the beef tenderloin. I also put some ice water on a small glass bowl in the bottom of  large bowl (used as a container the beef) to maintain the bowl temperature cold.

yukhoe recipe korean raw beef tartare tenderloin pear seasoning salt gokujang spoy sauce marinated filet mignonThe yukhoe marinade then added into the cold julienned beef tenderloin and then let it marinate at least about 30 minutes in the fridge before served and mixed with other yukhoe compliments; Singo/Asian pear, sesame seed, pine nuts, scallion, and egg yolk

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Using Mika Plastic Ring for Plating the Restaurant Style Yukhoe

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Yukhoe Recipe (Korea Raw Beef Tenderloin Steak Tartare with Korean Pear Salad) :

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams Beef tenderloin
  • 1 Korean Pear
  • Pine Nuts, toasted
  • White Sesame Seed, toasted
  • Black Sesame Seed, toasted
  • Egg yolk
  • 3 bird eye chili pepper, finely chopped #optional
  • Garlic Chives Blossom#optional
  • Shilgochu (Korean chili strand or chili thread) #optional

Yukhoe Marinade:

  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 3 red eye chilies
  • 1 tbs of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp gochujang
  • 1 tbs of honey
  • 2 tbs of sesame oil
  • and ¼ ts of ground black pepper
  • 4 slices onion
  • 4 spring onions

How to Make Yukhoe:

  1. Put beef tenderloin in a ziplock and remove the air pocket by partially submarging the package in a water.
  2. Put the beef tenderloin in a sous vide waterbath (or rice cooker) in 50 C for about 1.5 hours
  3. Put the sausvided beef in icy water to suddently stop the cooking process, keep it refrigerated.
  4. Trim away any sinew from the beef and thinly slice,pile a few slices at a time and cut into super thin strips.
  5. Place the beef in a cold large mixing bowl.
  6. Crush the garlic, peel and chop the ginger and crush the onion through a garlic press into a small bowl (or all in a pestle and mortar).
  7. Finely chop the spring onions and add to the bowl with the soy sauce, sesame oil, chilli powder and sugar and mix together. Add to the beef and mix well with a spoon
  8. Core and slice the pear into strips, remove the leaves from the Little Gem, wash and dry with a little kitchen paper or salad spinner.
  9. Divide onto four serving plates with a handful of Asian pear on each and the beef on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and top each serving with half a shell of quails’ egg filled with the egg

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Cold Cut Sliced Braised Beef Shin or Beef Shank in Spicy Soy Sauce

braised beef shin recipe chinese style slow cooked shank tender cold sliced thin beefBraised Beef Shin or Shank in Spicy Soy Sauce Recipe. Thinly sliced of braised beef shank that served chilled as Chinese style cold beef appetizer is a very pupular dish in Chinese restaurant. The whole beef shin or shank muscles is slowly cooked for several hours in a spicy soya sauce and fragrance spices braising liquid until turning into deliciously tender and fragrance beef meat with beautiful stripes of translucent collagen patterning once the it chilled overnight and thinly sliced.

braised beef shin recipe soy sauce slow cooked beef shank chinese style recipe cold beef appetizer charcuteriesrecipe cold sliced beef shank chinese braised beef shin thin chili oil chinese style appetizerThe Chinese style cold cut beef shank braised in spicy soy sauce is one of my favourite appetizer once i visit Chinese restaurant, even my sister used to judge the Executive Chef’s personal licking from it; either the chef got bland or kicking taste buds. Braised beef shank is also a part of classic siu mei (燒味) or roasted meat and cold cut meat platter appetizer. I usually saved the cold cut beef shank for the last bites once i ordered siu mei.

beef shank braised recipe beef shin tender slow cooked soy sauce chinese beef cold cutBeef shank or shin is a very versatile cheap beef cut,  mostly slowly cooked with liquid until tender. Slow heat cooking break down the beef shin’s  tough sinewy muscle (meat with tendon, ligament and silver skin) protein into tender translucent collagen within easily breakable meat. Beef shank is considered as second cut, a little bit of passion can turn that cheap beef cut into a very delicious hearty dish. You know why this braised beef shank will be lovely??? the spicy soy sauce braising liquid is very rich; garlicky, gingery, natural umamy savoury from the beef juice dripping, hot and spicy from chilies, numbning sensation from the szechuan peppercorn, sweetness from  kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce) and palm sugar and also tangy flavour from chinese black vinegar; isn’t it not quite seducing your taste buds???

braised beef shin chinese style soy sauce chili slow cooked beef shank roasted recipeRecipe braised beef shin soy sauce beef shank chinese style beef cold appetizerIn Indonesia, we used to called beef shank as daging sengkel sapi, it’s one of the most favoutire beef cut in Indonesian cuisine dishes. My Grandma used to make  soup or Indonesian Beef Rendang with beef shank. Bone-in beef shank with  a little bit meat attach is the best ingredients in Indonesian Pindang Tulang Soup, a dish similiar with Chinese Hot and Soup Beef Bone Soup. I actually love all kind of shank, you’ll find several lamb shank featured on my blog; Braised Lamb Shank with Chilies RecipeBraised Lamb Shank with Baked Navy Beans Recipe and Lamb Shank and Goat Shank Indian Vindaloo Curry Recipe. Pork shank or wild boar shin is also lovely to made rich stock for making Homemade Tontkotsu Ramen Broth from Scratch Recipe.

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In Indonesia, this Chinese styke braised beef shank with spicy soy sauce is similiar with  Semur Daging Sapi (Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce Beef Stew), but the kecap manis is a dominant ingredient that made semur pretty much sweeter than the Chinese style soya sauce braised beef. Chinese style braised beef shin got a fragrance aromas from excessive uses of spices; sichuan peppercorn, cinnamon and anise star within  garlic, ginger and scallion, while the semur daging sapi pretty much spiced with Homemade Garam Marsala.

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Braising beef shin or shank with spicy Chinese soy sauce  is a very simple and easy following steps recipe. There are three basic steps or braising; marinating, pan searing and simmering. The whole beef shank is trimmed from excessive fat without touching the sinews (whitish fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament or silverskins). The sinews is the highlight of the Chinese style braised beef shin with soy sauce once it become translucent. The  fat definitely needed to trimmed off the beef shank because the braised beef shank is chilled before serving and any fat will ruined the dish.

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The trimmed whole beef shank then marinated with salt, peppercorn and chinese five spice powder. The beef shank then seared on smokey hot cast iron pan until all surface browned and charred. Extra sliced bruised ginger, garlic, chilies and white part of scallion added and stir fried until slighly browned too. Plenty amount of premium soy sauce then added into the pan to stop the searing process. The bottom of the pan then scrapped off to remove any sticking seasoning then the mixture is transferred into a crock pot then boiled. Right after the mixture is boiled, spices like cinnamon, daun salam (Indonesian bay leaves), Szechuan peppercorn, and star anise. The pot then simmerred several hours above the stove of in a a medium high heat oven (about 160 C) until the beef shank is tender. The braising liquid is not compeletely submerged the beef shank, so it’s better be to turn the beef shank every 30 minutes to ensure the spices is transfered and penetrated throughly into the meat. To test the tenderness of the braised beef shank, insert a fork and it should be penetrate without any difficulty into the deepest part of the beef shank.

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Once the beef shank is braised until tender on spicy soya sauce, don’t be too greedy to cut the beef shank immediately. The beef shank is needed to be chilled overnight before serving. Remove the beef shank from the spicy soy sauce braising liquid, rolled into simmetrical cillindrical tube with a help of translucent cling wrap plastic. Let it sit in the coolest part of the fridge chiller to let the braised beef shank collagen and gelatine set and  made it more easy to thinly sliced. The Chinese style beef shin braising liquid is actually can be strained and then chilled until set, cubed and then served within the thinly sliced beef shank meat too if you like.

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chinese style braised beef shin soy sauce beef shank cold thin sliced beef appetizer

The chilled cold braised beef shank carefully sliced into very thin slices and then arranged in a serving plate. I personally love anyting hot and spicy, so i add some chili oil with a touch of toasted ground Szechuan peppercorn husk for serving my braised beef shin with spicy soy sauce. The kicking hot chili pepper and numbning sensation of Szechuan peppercorn balanced the savoury sweet braised beef shank. I also added some bean sprout and local herbs micro greens called daun kenikir (Cosmos Caudatus sp) or daun ulam raja for a extra crisp and refreshing bites

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Recipe Braised Beef Shank with Spicy Soy Sauce, Chili, Garlic, Gingger and Scallion ( Cold Cut Thin SLiced Beef Shin)

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 – 2 kg whole  beef shank or beef shin
  • 1.5 cup premium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp chinese black vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mushrooms sauce #optional
  • 1 cup water or beef stock
  • 3 red chillies, halves, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 12 cloves garlic (whole bulbs), bruised
  • 1 tbsp toasted szechuan pepeprcorn
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 cm ginger, bruised, thinly sliced
  • 5 cm cinnamon stalk
  • 3-5 star anise
  • 2-3 green cardamon #optional
  • 1/2 nutmeg #optional
  • 1 daun salam (Indonesian bay leaves)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Beef Shank or Shin Marinade Recipe:

  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp chinese five spice
  • 2 tbsp oil for pan searing

Garnish and Dressing :

  • Chili and Szechuan Peppercorn oil (Recipe below)
  • Bean Sprout
  • Micro greens leavy herbs

How to Make Thin Sliced Cold Cut Braised Beef Shank with Spicy Soy Sauce:

  • Marinade the beef shank with salt, chinese five star  and peppercorn, marinade 2 hours in the fridge.
  • Heat up 2 tbsp oil  until sizzling hot, sear the whole beef shank all over, make sure all surface are throughly seared. set aside
  • Heat up the 2 tbsp oil in a heavy bottom sauce pan, saute the garlic, ginger, onion, and chilies until charred and browned
  • Pour the  stock and put the rest of the ingredients, scrapped the sticking ingredients in the botton of the pan
  • Transfer the beef shank and the braising liquid mixture in a heavy botton crock pot, bring the liquid to boil.
  • Reduce the heat, put the lid and simmer, turn the beef shank every 30 minutes
  • Simmer the beef shank until  tender for about 2-3 hours
  • Remove the beef shank from the spicy soy sauce braising liquid, set aside
  • Wrapped and rolled tthe tender braised beef shank with plastic cling wrap to make a regular cillindrical tube shape
  • Refrigerate the braised beef shank with Chinese spicy soy sauce overnight
  • Carefully thinly sliced the braised beef shank
  • served the cold cur braised beef shank with chili and szechuan peppercorn oil, bean sprout and micro greens leaves.

Recipe Chili and Szechuan Peppercorn Oil:

  • Heat up 1 tbsp oil, add 1 tbsp chopped fresh deseeded bird eye chilies, 2 tbsp chili flakes and1 tbsp toasted Szechuan peppercorn husk
  • Slowly saute with low heat and then springkle some salt
  • Add 1 cup olive oil and let it simmer in a very low heat (one small bubbles comes out at a time) for about 45 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and the chili oil is ready to use

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Steamed Red Grouper or Coral Trout Fish with Spicy XO Sauce

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Steamed Red Grouper or Coral Trout Fish with Chinese Spicy XO Sauce

Steamed Fish with Spicy XO Sauce with Blue Dotted Grouper (Cephalopholis argus). Very fresh grouper steamed into perfection with savoury chinese gourmet xo sauce, a simply elegant with a kicking umami flavour. The fresh fish flesh is firm, succulent, and sweet with glutinous smooth texture with a kicking umami flavour of premius quality dried seafood in Chinese XO Sauce , what a heavenly threat.

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Chinese Style Steamed Grouper Fish with Spicy XO Sauce

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XO Sauce (Lee Kum Kee Brand)

XO sauce is a savoury bomb that burst into umami flavour once you put it in your mouth, that’s the correct definition for my taste buds. Chinese XO sauce made of  several premium dried seafoods, including dried scallops or conpoy, dried fish and shrimp, sometimes crab and shrimp roe, Chinese ham/Jinhua ham, and abalone that rehydrated, shredded and then fried and mixed into XO Sauce. The roughly chopped rehydrated dried seafood then cooked slowly with chili peppers, onions, and garlic then  cognag or other old liquor added, this is what XO (extra old) Sauce name comes from. I’m using Lee Kum Kee Brand XO Sauce for this recipe, it’s savoury enought even without any Iham at all (it’s also Halal). Lee Kum Kee penetrated Indonesia with their halal version sauces and condiments because the Indonesian majority population is moslem. I love using XO Sauce as a condiment or as a flavouring agent, i recently made my own and  hopefully i can share it a.s.a.p.

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Steamed Fresh Fish with Premium Quality XO Sauce and Fresh Spices

Steamed live grouper fish with XO Sauce is simply what you’ve served if you want to impressed your future mother in law if you want to married your Chinese descent boyfriend. Simple steaming fish technique is highly appreciated in mostly Asian, especially Chinese descent, but not for Bataknese people like my family tree. Batak people used to spiced up any dish, so light seasoning that present the natural sweetness flavour of the fish such as Hongkong Style Steamed Live Humpback Mouse Grouper that probably cost you a lot of money won’t impress any batak mother in law.  Batak people apreciate the freshness of seafood, we used to pickled fish called Naniura or Spicy Pickled Raw Grass Carp Fish, and again it’s spiced up with with lots of spicy chili and andaliman pepper. My bataknese descent mother used to steamed fish lately due to health issue concern, mostly spicy Thai Style Steamed Whole Fish  Recipe that suits with my family licking that adore spicy food.

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Live Grouper Fish a.k.a kerapu lodi/sunu @ Grand Lucky Supermarket Jakarta (42 USD/Kg)

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Very Fresh Argus Grouper (Blue Spotted Red Coral Trout or Kerapu Sunu Hitam)

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Kerapu Sunu Hitam ot Dark Red Grouper with Small Blue Dotted, Extremely Fresh (7 USD/Kg)

XO sauce fish in this recipe using Blue Dotted Grouper (Cephalopholis argus), it’s also known as red rock cod, seven star grouper or coral trout. In Indonesia, we used to called this fish as kerapu lodi, kerapu sunu hitam or black grouper, the small blue dotted grouper called kerapu tungsin or kerapu tungsen, while the larger blue dotted called kerapu bintang. This fish is highly regarded as a fancy dinner menu and usually cooked once it alive prior to served in the table, the price is dropped once it dead and this is why live grouper fish usually displayed in the aquarium window infront of the high end Chinese restaurant. My grouper was tagged about 42 USD/kg once it alive in Grand Lucky Supermarket, Jakarta, called me a lucky bastard; i got this lil grouper with only 7 USD/Kg tag because the fish section staff told me that this fish is just dead or  about 3 hours before i got there, just a great deal very-very fresh grouper fish for steaming.

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Simply Damn Delicious Steamed Fish with XO Sauce!

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XO Sauce Steamed Fish; Low Calories, High Protein and DAMN DELICIOUS!!!

Steamed fish diet it’s a part of a healthy living. Steaming food preserved it’s natural taste and most of it’s nutrients  withoud adding enormous ammount of unnecessary calories. Don’t you know that deep frying fish can triple it’s calories??? Don’t be shock that deep fried fish infact left only half amount of it’s proteins and vitamins due to high heating that can reach about 180C compare to 100 C of steaming process. Beside, the natural unsaturated fatty acid mostly retain in steaming process. Unsaturated Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid  considered as a GOOD FAT that cleanse clotted cholestrol or BAD FAT in your capilary. I guess it’s better be increased  steaming food intake in your daily life from now on. Boring taste of steamed fish it’s not an excuse now, it’s before you try this kicking savoury steamed fish with XO sauce.

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I love steamed fish with XO Sauce, my previously recipe of Steamed Tiger Prawn with Spicy Chinese XO Sauce turn out stunning dish even with very simple preparation. After that, i almost XO sauce anyting, XO Sauce beef steak using a cheap ribeye cut, XO sauce fried rice, noodle and several kind of stir fried veggies  goes with the sauce, obviously turn out delicious. Then i just had an idea to steam whole grouper fish with the XO Sauce.

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Fresh Whole Grouper Fish with Firm, Sweet and Succulent Meat

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Delicious Steamed Fish with XO Sauce, Can’t Stop Diggin!!!

Delicious steamed whole fish requires freshness as the key to avoid any fishy and muddy aromas. First, you should choose the freshly catch fish or live fish that swimming in the tank is preferred. Rub and also brush throughly the fish upper cavity ribs area, below the fish back bone, there’s a blackish dark red organ which is actually the fish kidney that should be fully removed or your steamed fish gonna be muddy and fishy. Some people like to steamed the fish twice; first, the fish was steamed until half done, and then the dripping liquid is discarded, after that  the rest of the ingredients added and the fish is steamed until done. I’ve never discard the liquid once i handle a live fish or a very-very fresh ones (except freshwater fish) because discarding the dripping liquid means discarded the nutritional juices from the fish, and i think it’s such  a waste, that’s why i simply place the chopped fresh chillies, garlic, Homemade Chinese Sausage/La Chang and XO Sauce over the fish and steam it directly until done

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Steamed Whole Grouper Fish with Spicy Chinese XO Sauce, Chili and Garlic

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Steamed Grouper Fish with Spicy XO Sauce

Steamed fish recipe  is easy, but a little bit tricky. Timing is the key of any steaming seafood. DO NOT OVERCOOKED! fish because the flesh gonna be tough, dried, flaky and rubberry.. You should stop steaming any whole fish until nearly done, the remaining heat will throughly cooked the fish meat in the platter. When you throughly cooked  the fish in the steamer, it will be overcooked once you serving it in the dinner table.  Medium size  whole grouper fish need about 7 to 10 minutes to be cooked in the steamer.

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Recipe Steamed Whole Fish with XO Sauce, Chili and Garlic (Grouper, Kerapu Sunu Hitam,  Coral Trout or Rock Cod)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium size whole grouper fish weighed about 500 gr, cleaned, gutted and scalled (you can replace with any white flesh fish, live ones would be preferred)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 40 gr XO Sauce ( I’m using Lee Kum Kee XO Sauce)
  • 1 tbs of rock sugar, dissolved in 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp premium mushroom sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cm knob of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped chilies
  • Sea Salt for taste

Garnish: Chopped chili, garlic chives and shredded spring onion

Dipping *optional : Chinese Black Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Jullienned Ginger, Chopped Bird Eye Chillies

How to Make Steamed Fish with XO Sauce:

  • Rub the grouper fish lighly with salt and lemon juice, set aside
  • Put the fish in heatproof steaming bowl
  • Put half of the chopped  inside the grouper fish belly
  • Put the remaining chopped chili, ginger and garlic over the fish, rub the fish gently
  • Place the XO sauce over the grouper fish
  • Pour the soy sauce and rock sugar mixture and add some extra oil from the XO Sauce
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Fresh Whole Grouper Fish, Freshly Chopped Chili, Garlic and Ginger with Generous Ammount of XO Sauce

  • Steam the fish about 7-10 minutes until nearly done
  • Let is rest about 5 minutes and the remaining heat cooked the fish flesh throughly
  • Put the fish in a serving plate, garnish with chopped chili, garlic chives and shredded spring onion

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Recipe Maeuntang Korean Salmon Head with Kimchi Soup in Spicy Sour Chili Broth

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Salmon Head with Kimchi Soup in Spicy Sour Chili Broth

Recipe Spicy Salmon Head and Kimchi Soup a.k.a Korean Maeuntang Soup. We used to called it as Sup Kepala Salmon Asam Pedas dengan Sayur Kimchi  Salmon fish head is the best part of it, beside it’s cheap, its very versetile; grilled, boiled, stewed, deep fried, you name it. It’s obviuous that that fish head is way much more appreciated by we all Asian. I even thought i even can be a friend who didn’t like fish head. Salmon is delicious with it’s succulent, fatty, crunchy cartilagous with it’s all gelatinous and slurrpping goodnes, a truelly divine foodgasm. This some sort of Korean salmon fish head and kimchi soup is basically similiar with my Malaysian Asam Laksa Fish Head Noodle Soup, but served without the egg noodle, even it’s possible and would be agreat idea  thou.

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Korean Kimchi Salmon Head Soup in Spicy Sour Chili Broth

This salmon head with kimchi soup is hearthy for it’s spicy, rich, tangy and hot broth and it’s what my Indonesian licking wanted. The rich broth made of slowly boiled fish head gelatine and it’s all comes with savoury and pungent gochujang (fermented Korean chili, soy bean and glutinous rice paste)  and kelp or edible seaweed. The gochugaru (Korean chili flakes) also added to light up the heat on the broth alongside with kimchi liquid add spicy ,tangy and pleasant sourness a into it.  The kimchi vegetables added just before serving  add the extra crunch and fibers  to your healthy tummmy.

 

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Hot, Spicy and Sour Chili Korean Salmon Head with Kimchi Soup 

The recipe of Korean kimchi and salmon fish head soup is simple and a very healthy, no need to add extra calories from oil for stif frying because all you need to do is boiling. The gochujang paste dissolved into water, then the chopped garlic, ginger, white part of scallion,  thrown into the pot and then boiled. The salmon fish head then added along with other seasoning; soy sauce, fish sauce, and gochugaru. The hot and spicy salmon head soup mixture then boiled slowly, spoon any ugly foam or scum that floating in the surface of the broth to made the soup more plateable. Once the soup done, you can garnish with chopped scallion and shilgochu (Korean chili strand or chili thread).

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Store Brought and Ready to Eat Kimchi

I’m using a store brought and ready to eat kimchi, you can find it in the chiller area in the Asian-Korean food section in the supermarket nearby. I guess iy’s better if you have guts to try to made kimchi from scratch. I’m lucky enought to had this “fresh” kimchi, the veggis is crisp, the seaoning is spicy enought but a little bit too sour for my licking, glad that i had to enjoy the kimchi within the salmon head broth. This kimchi had napa cabbage, radish,  and scallion on it, so you can replace it with the fresh ones if you can’t found ready to eat kimchi.

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Maeuntang Spicy Hot Korean Salmon Head with Kimchi Soup

Let’s say this spicy salmon head and kimchi stew is a cheat version of Korean maeuntang soup. Authentic maeuntang using fresh vegetables and whole fish, but i using salmon head and collar and ready to eat store brought kimchi instead.But this maeuntang-sort of soup is seasoned as good as the original with chili powder, garlic, soy sauce, and gochujang.

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Easy and Quicky Maeuntang Soup-sort off

Mae-un tang is Korean  hot and  spicy  fish and vegetables soup, seasoned with with gochujang (Korean red chili pepper paste), gochugaru (chili powder). Maeuntang derived from maeun or maepda (맵다), meaning “hot and spicy”; and tang, meaning “soup”. Maeuntang usually using whole  fresh or saltwater fish is cut into several pieces and boiled with green vegetables such as watercress and garland chrysanthemum. Onion, radish, chilis, crown daisy, garlic, and sometimes zucchini and bean curd are added to the mixture to absorb the chili pepper paste which is the main flavoring of this dish.

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Maeuntang garnished with shilgochu (Korean chili threads)

I had a new culinary crush now, shilgochu  or Korean chili threads. Shilgochu made everything fancy, looks the vibrantly dark red bright garnish over my spicy and hot salmon kimch soup. Shilgochu is not all about garnish, it’s  fruity, sweet, and mildly spicy make a  delicious garnish on Asian dishes.  One of our favorite spices, we always keep a jar on our kitchen counter to simply add a few threads on top of noodle and rice dishes, so check it in any Asian-Korean supermarket nearby you !

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Salmon Eye Ball, The Best Part of Salmon Head!

This is the salmon eye balls, the best part of the salmon head. back then when i was a little kid i used to had the eyeball when my mom made a dish with fish head like Woku Ikan Belanga (Indonesian Red Snapper Fish Head Curry Soup) or Palumara Ulu Juku ( Spicy Grouper Fish Head Soup with Turmeric Based Broth)  eversince i used to be “the kid” in the house and it made both of my sisters pissed off. Well, honestly the previlledge as a youngest  and only son it’s more pleasant for me rather than the fish eyeballs itself, you can called me childish, but i really missed that argues even more now once we grown up.

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Recipe Hot Spicy Salmon Head Kimchi Soup (Korean Maeuntang Soup):

Recipe Hot Spicy Salmon Head Kimchi Soup (Korean Maeuntang Soup):

Ingredients:

  • 2 large salmon fish head, cut in half
  • 1 pack Kimchi (about 250 grams)
  • 1 block firm tofu
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp (or more) gochujang (Korean chili-bean paste)
  • 1 tbsp gochugaru (Korean chili powder)
  • 1-2 handfuls of bean sprouts
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp soju or cooking wine
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger root, finely chopped
  • 6-8 cups water
  • 1 sheet of kelp
  • shilgochu  or Korean Chili Threads for garnish

How to Make Hot Spicy Salmon Head Kimchi Soup (Korean Maeuntang Soup):

  • Clean the salmon head under running water, remove the gills
  • Marinade with salt and lemon juice to remove the fishy odor
  • Wash the salmon head under running water once more time, drain the excess water
  • Pour the water and the kelp into a deep pot, bring to boil and simmer about 20 minutes, remove the kelp
  • Add all the ingredients  except the shilgochu and green onion, bring to boit and simmer for about 10 minutes
  • Spoon out the floating foam and scum from the soup surface
  • Turn off the heat and add the kimchi into the soup
  • Served the salmon head maeuntang soup with the green onion and shilgochu

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Recipe Ebi Sashimi (Japanese Sliced Raw Live Shrimp or Prawn, Served with Soy Sauce Dip)

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Ebi Sashimi ( Japanese Style Sliced Raw Prawn or Shrimp)

Homemade Ebi Sashimi is a Japanese simple dish consisting thinly sliced of very fresh raw flesh from live shrimp or prawn.  Sashimi lloterrary means “pierced meat”,. The preparation of ebi or prawn sashimi is quite simple, no need of cooking, just a chef’s knive skills involved. The live shrimp or prawn used to be prepared just before serving, even it’s ususally prepared by sushi chef right infront of the hungry customers. The chef twist the body of the prawn to separate it from the head, devein, cleaned, sliced  and then served, that’s it!. Most of you may think it’s sounds icky, but i’m pretty sure that i had a pretty high standard of taste buds,  you should try give it a try first!, don’t overthink and then you’ll gonna love it. I love eating raw prawn, shrimp or lobster, if you want to introduced yourself with eating  raw seafood, i think my spicy and tasty Live Lobster Ceviche Recipe will be a great starter, just adjust the ingredients with prawn, shrimp, scallops or any fish fillets you’ve got.

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Raw Prawn Sashimi

Prawn sashimi used to be served ikizukuri style; the prawn or shrimp flesh is thinly sliced while the head laying beside is still crawling, twitching, and moving. If you didn’t had a stoneheart like mine and consider it’s over than too fresh, ask nicely to the chef to remove the head from the serving plate. Instead of discarding the prawn or shrimp head, the sushi chef used to deep fried or grill it to made a little side snacks. But i think i’m not gonna do that, i’m gonna made a shrimp or prawn head miso soup using my Japanese Lobster Miso Soup Recipe.

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Live Giant Tiger Prawn Swimming in a Tank, Ready to Catch for Making Ebi Sashimi

I’m using live giant black tiger prawn for making this prawn sashimi. The giant tiger prawn was pretty huge, weight about 150-200 grams each and about 25-30 cm long, only six of seven of giant tiger prawn for a kilo. Tiger prawn flesh got a bluish translucent color when it’s raw. Live giant tiger prawn is not available at all market here in Indonesia, you can go to trusted supplier of live prawn. In jakarta there  several live prawn supplier; Iane fish market, Everfresh fish market, Bandar Djakarta Fish Market or in Grand Lucky Supermarket. If you can’t access the live prawn or shrimp, purchase the vaccum packed ones with certified sashimi grade.

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Live Tiger Prawn Compeletely Sedated in Ice Cold Water on a 12 Inches Shallow Porcelaine Bowl

Killing live giant tiger prawn for making sashimi is another tricky problems. My palm is almost injured once i try to grab it with my bare hands. I was trying to handle it with my hands and taking it’s photograph, but it’s keep jumping all over and made a hillarious kitchen mess.  My sister told me that she used to sedate the lobster or catfish with ice cold water and lucklily once i try it, it’s works. The ice cold water made the prawns sedated without killing them.  I put one of the live giant tiger prawn in a 12 inches (30 cm diameter) bowl filled with ice cold water to compare the  prawn size. The freshness of the ingredients is the key of delicious sashimi. Never buy raw shrimps or prawn from market stalls to make shrimp sashimi, even it’s freshly caught, the fluctuative temperature during the transportation may degraded it’s qualities. So, i personally only eat sashimi once it’s only from a live prawn or shrimp.

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Fresh Raw Prawn Meat with Bluish Translucent Color

Before you thinking to made your own prawn sashimi, you should know there’s several rules to follow for making a delicious, edible and SAVETY prawn sashimi.  Prawn sashimi is eaten raw,  any improper preparation and excessive intake can lead to food poisoning.  Any raw animal product like raw prawn flesh is a high risk food. Marine prawn or shrimp are commonly used in prawn  sashimi.  Their shells are easily contaminated by pathogens, like Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio cholera, the risk even higher with eating raw freshwater prawn or shrimp. In order to reduce the risk, you should pay extra attention on the following tips to make prawn or shrimp sashimi at home :

  • If you had live shrimp or prawn, keep it  alive as long as posible, kill it just before served as sashimi,
  • If you had a vaccum packed prawn or shrimp with cerrtified sashimi grade, thaw it in the fridge overnight or submerged the whole package in a cold water before making sashimi, never thawing it in room temperature or your sashimi prawn or shrimp gonna be spoiled.
  • Keep all the tools clean and properly desinfected for making sashimi, stop handling sashimi if there are accidentally wounds / cuts on your hands.Cleanliness is the law for the sushi chef!!!
  • Keep the shrimp or prawn cold, right after you dressed the live shrimp or prawn, put some ice to kept it cold, it’s better you served prawn or shrimp sashimi over a bed of ice.
  • Keep it fast and moving, dress your prawn or shrimp quickly and served it immediately, it’s better to served raw prawn or shrimp sashimi within 2 hours after the prawn or shrimp killed and dressed.
  • Incase your sashimi is not fresh or with a strange taste (usually from the frozen vaccum pack), stop eating it.
  • Consult the doctor  if gastrointestinal symptoms appear after eating raw shrimp or prawn sashimi
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Prawn Sashimi Served Over Rice Vermicelli

Prawn sashimi  is typically draped over a garnish. The typical garnish for serving sashimi is shredded or grated daikon white radish, sisho or perilla leaf, sliced lime or lemon, and boiled rice vermicelly. Sashimi is normally served only with a dipping soy sauce, wasabi paste, and  thinly jullienned fresh ginger. I used to add some chopped birs eye chillies and chinese black vinegar. Chilli and vinegar may overpowering the natural sweetness of the raw prawn or shrimp flesh, but a splash made the sashimi tasty even more. Wasabi paste give extra hotness flavor and it’s  also killing harmful bacteria and parasites that could be present in raw seafood

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Giant Tiger Prawn Sashimi

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Raw Live Prawn Sashimi with Savoury , Sweet, Succulent, Bounchy and Crisp Flesh

How does raw prawn or shrimp flesh taste like ?? well to answer that question, at least you’ve gotta try once. Raw prawn or shrimp meat taste savoury and umami sweet with a hint of the sea, live prawn or shrimp meat  isn’t fishy at all . The texture is succulent and bounchy with a tone of crisp, just like a cross combination of konyaku jelly and agar with a little bit of crisp when you chew it. Giant tiger prawn flesh got a pretty nice flavour, eventhough the meat isn’t as sweet as Amaebi shrimp that used to be served as ebi sashimi in Japan.

Ebi Sashimi Recipe ( Live Prawn or Shrimp Thinly Raw Sliced Meat):

  • 1 kg of live giant tiger prawn or shrimp
  • ice box with crushed ice block
  • ice cold freshwater
  • 1 medium size daikon radish, peeled
  • 1 lemon or lime, thinly slice
  • 1 pack rice vermicelly, cooked with package instruction, set aside
  • sisho or perilla leaves
  • Sesame Seed, toasted

Ebi Sashimi Prawn or Shrimp Sashimi Dipping Sauce Recipe:

  • Kikkoman (Japanese sauceapanese soy sauce)
  • Wasabi Paste
  • Thumb size fresh ginger, thinly jullienned*optional
  • Chinese black vinegar*optional
  • Bird eye chillies, finely chopped*optional

 How to Make Ebi Sashimi (Thinly Sliced Raw Prawn or Shrimp Meat):

A. How to humanely killed live shrimp or prawn:

  • Add about 3 -4 cups crushed ice in 1 litre water, put the live shrimp or prawn on it, close the bown with lid incase the shrimp trying to jumped out
  • Wait until 2-3 minutes until the shrimp or the prawn  is totally onconcious but still alive
  • Hold the live shrimp or prawn with both of your hand, twist the body againds the head to compeletely seperate it
  • Washed the head and also the body under running ice cold water and put the cleaned shrimp or prawn on ice box
  • Repeat this step one by one until all your shrimp or prawn is cleaned
  • REMEMBER TO KEEP THE SHRIMP OR PRAWN COLD

B. How to Prepare or Dress Shrimp for Sahimi:

  • First you have to devein the prawn or shrimp, using a sharp tiny scissor, cut the back of the shrimp and pierce the middle side of the back longitudinally
  • Discard the entire vein
  • Peel off the shrimp or prawn meat from the shell
  • Washed it with running ice cold water from any debris or shell fragment and put it in the ice clean box
  • Repeat this steps until all the shrimp or prawn meat is compeletely peeled
  • You can thinly slice, or butterflied  the meat first, but i like to split it in half and then cut into bite size
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Raw Giant Prawn Sashimi, Deveined and split into two, ready to cut into bite size

  • Keep the sliced raw prawn or shrimp meat for sashimi in ice box before serving
  • REMEMBER TO KEEP THE SHRIMP OR PRAWN COLD

C. How to Arrange Prawn or Shrimp Sashimi Platter:

  • The simple platter of prawn or shrimp sashimi may vary a lot, but i like to put mine in a shallow plate
  • Put the grated daikon and sisho leaf side by side
  • Lay the rice vermicelly and arrange the sliced raw prawn or shrimp sashimi over it
  • Put few slice of lemon or lime as a garnish
  • Served the raw prawn or shrimp sashimi aside with the dipping sauce
  • I like to hold the sliced raw prawn or shrimp sashimi and the rice vermicelly with chopstick and then dip it into the dipping soy sauce, then eat and enjoy it!!!

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Homemade Peking Duck Recipe with Crispy Crackling Skin, Served with Homemade Soft Chinese Pancake

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Homemade Roasted Peking Duck with Crispy and Crackling Skin

Peking duck is the most popular duck dish in chinese cuisine around the world. Roasted Peking Duck is prized for its thin, crispy and crackling skin. Authentic versions of peking duck used to be dish served or carved the skin and little meat, skillfully sliced by the cook in front of the diners. The rest of the meat is eaten with scallion, cucumber and hoisin sauce with homemade chinese pancakes rolled around the fillings.

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Homemade Version Roasted Peking Duck

Homemade Roasted Peking Duck Recipe is quite an effort with hectic and prescise step by step preparation. All the effort worthed when you’ve making your homemade peking duck that mostly away cheaper than chinese restaurant along the fact that you’ve could adjust the test of your homemade peking duck. Once you’ve try making peking duck  very on kitchen,  it’s actually not really that hard, i even adjust the bycycle pump that used to plump the duck skin with ball pump as long as you can lifted up and seperate the skin from the meat. I’ve try  this method for making Crispy Roasted Chicken with Herbs Butter Recipe, ant it’s turn out successfully.

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Crispy and Crackling Homemade Roasted Peking Duck

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Peking Duck with Moist, Aromatic and Tender Meat

How to pump air under the duck skin is quite tricky, you can’t skip this step if you wanted your peking duck crispy. Air is pumped to separate the skin from the fat and let the fat under the skin renderred and being “fried” out the skin until crisp. The trick is you put your pump tips under the duck skin without pierching it’s meat through the neck cavity, seal the airway to make sure all the air from the pump entering the soft tissue underneath the duck skin. Once the duck skin is raised up, you may push or slightly palpate the duck skin to distribute the air underneath the duck skin. After one side, flip out the duck and doing the same treatment with another side.

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Pump The Peking Duck with Balloon Pump from The Neck Skin

I like my roasted peking duck meat is tasty, quite spicy with  nice aromatic, moist and fork tender. Sometimes the chef in the chinese restaurant is too focus on the crispy skin highlight and let the meat overcooked and dry. Honestly, i think it’s a kinda unnecessary waste . That’s why one of my friend who is a junior executive chef in famous chinese restaurant in Palembang told me that i need to spiced up the duck cavity and then seal it good. He recommended to rub salt throught out the skin and cavity and then dust the cavity with a generous amount of bumbu ngohiang or chinese five spice powder, sliced ginger, chopped scallion and few cloves of crushed garlic. Once you’ve stuffed the duck cavity, seal it with bamboo skewer or you can sew it with butcher twines. The cavity stuffing gives a nice aromatic flavour and keep the moisture in the cavity, then the peking duck would be flavoursome, moist and tender. Never forget to discard the oil gland (Uropygial Gland) from the duck tail since it’s had stink aromas, but you should keep the pope’s nose since it’s quite meaty there.

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After the duck skin being pumped or blown out and the cavity is well sealed, now it’s the glazing step.  The duck is glazed with soy sauce, maltose and chinese red yeast rice or angkak as natural coloring agent mixture.  You can purchase the red rice in almost chinese groceries store nearby your place, if you can’t find any, instead you can simply use food coloring  and adjust the consistency of the glazing mixture with cornstarch.  While the duck is hung, the duck is glazed with the boiling glazing mixture until the duck skin is thighten, and the duck skin changing it’s color into nice reddish brown.

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The Peking Duck is Glazed Until The Duck’s Skin is Thighten and The Skin Color is Nice Reddish Brown

Drying out the duck skin is the next crucial step. You can expose the glazed peking duck with blowing fan for a couple of minutes then let the duck stand for 24 hours until the skin is totally dry in a dry cold place. This steps is sounds easy to do if you live in a cold climates, but if you live in tropical climates like me; letting the duck standing in room temperature for 24 hours may iniciate the bad bacteria and fungus spores to ruined out your duck. That’s why i suggest to hung dry your duck in your fridge. Instead, you can laid it down in a shallow and hollow metal rack to allow the air circulated all over the duck skin, but i more like to hung out my duck in my fridge door, just like what i did to dry cure my Homemade Bresaola Recipe and Homemade Duck Prosciutto.

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The glazed peking duck is hung to dry in a fridge door!

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The peking duck skin is totally dry and it’s ready to be roasted!

Peking Duck is traditionally roasted in either a closed oven or hung oven, but eversince my oven is to small for that, i used my shallow and hollow baking rack with a tray underneath.  Preheat the oven to 170ºC/325ºF. Place the duck in a roasting tray and put it in the oven for about 2 minutes. You should discard the excess water and oil dripping from the duck every 10 minutesor your duck is steamed instead of roasted. This will make the skin go wonderfully crispy. Generally, after a 40 minutes it will be perfect,the leg meat will pull off the bone and the skin will be wonderfully crisp. You don’t always need to, but I sometimes turn the heat up to 200ºC/400ºF/for 5 or more minutes until it’s really crispy and cracking.

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Shining Roasted Peking Duck, The Oli Gland is Totally Removed from the Duck’s Tail

Serving  your homemade roasted peking duck is quite optional; you can eat it either with steaming hot rice, steamed buns or mandarin pancake.To made youer live easier, you can buying a couple of packs of pre-made chienese pancakes which you can place in a steamer or microwave and slowly steam until nice and hot. But eversince i’m too lazy to work out my butt to the supermarket, i like to made the chinese pancake from scratch. The basic recipe is quite simple, just like my Homemade Tortilla Recipe, but you just recplace the water with boiling water.

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Roasted Peking Duck, Chinese or Mandarin Pancake with Condiments and Vegetables

Once the duck has cooled a little bit, use two forks to cut out the meat off the carcass and place it in a plate. You can served it with plenty of greens and condiment sauce. i prefer using sweet bean paste sauce a.k.a hoisin sauce and spicy chilli sauce. I also add plenty of veggies within the roasted peking duck and pancake roll; thinly sliced scallion and cucumber, thinly shaved carrot, baby romain lettuce hearth and some pea sprout.

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Nic Stuffing for Chinese Peking Duck Pancake Roll

 I would love to tell you the way how i roll out my chinese pancake with my thinly sliced roasted peking duck. Starting by spreading the hoisin sauce and some spicy chilli sauce in the middle of the pancake and followed by placing the vegetables and the sliced roasted peking duck. After that i fold the base of the pancake and then fold out with slightly rolleing movement the pancake horizontally and let the other side of the pancake exposing the goodness inside.

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Step by step instruction how to wrap the roasted peking duck with chinese pancake

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Enjoy Your Roasted Peking Duck Wrapped in Chinese Pancake!

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 Homemade Peking Duck Recipe with Step by Step Instructions:

Ingredients:

  • One 2- 2.5 kg Peking Duck
  • Salt for rubbing

Peking Duck Stuffing Recipe:

  • few slice ginger
  • 1 bunch of roughly chopped scallions

Peking Duck Glazing Recipe:

  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 cup Chinese Cooking Wine/dry sherry
  • 1/2 cups Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cups Red Yeast Rice powder or Angkak (replace with 1 tbsp red food coloring plus dissolved 2 tablespoons cornstarch)
  • 1/2 cup Maltose or Honey
  • 2 tbsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • Few slices of Ginger
  • 1 roghly chopped Scallion

How To Make Homemade Roasted Crispy Peking Duck:

1. Making The Peking Duck Glaze:

  •  Place the water into a large wok pan, add the chinese five spice powder, ginger and scallion, bring it  to boil and let it boil gently for about 10 minutes
  • Strain the mixture through a fine sieve and discard the solid ingredients, put the liquid back into the large wok
  • Dissolved the rest of the peking duck glazing ingredients and keep stirring and bring it to boil, turn off the heat and set aside

2. Preparing the Peking Duck

  • Clean duck inside out and wipe dry
  • Discard the oil gland from the tail and cut the wing’s tips and the duck feet
  • Rub  the duck all over  with salt
  • Pump the skin to seperate it from the meat with bicycle or balloon pump from the neck skin
  • Put the stuffing ingredients inside the ducks cavity and seal it good with  bamboo skewer
  • Bring the glazing ingredients to boil
  • Hung the duck and then pour the glazing mixture all over the duck skin until it thighten out and the skin color is rurn into nice reddish brown
  • Expose the glazed peking duck with blowing fan for about 30 minutes and let it stand for another 24 hours in a cold and dry place (i placed the duck in my fridge)
  • When the duck duck is really dry, preheat oven to 170ºC, put the duck in a shallow and hollow baking rack and make sure the roasted duck dripping can’t touch the skin
  • Let the peking duck roasted for about 10 minutes and discard or spoon out the dripping from the tray and continue to roast another 30 minutes (discard the dripping every 10 minutes)
  • Increase the heat to 200ºC/400ºF and let it roasted for another 5 minutes until the skin is very-very crispy
  • When your homemade peking duck is done, carved it and served it with the homemade pancake and other condiments

Homemade Chinese Pancake Recipe for Roasted Peking Duck:

Ingredients

  • 450 grams plain flour
  • 310 ml boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame oilplus 1 tbsp cornstarch