Easy Cook Korean Rice Cakes

You can have fun in your own city visiting ethnic grocery stores and trying new foods. I bought some easy cook rice cakes in a spicy sauce at the Galleria Express on Bloor Street.

Definitely attractive packaging, the orange leaps out at you.

In small print below the Korean script (Hangeul), the product name ‘Bunmoja Tteok-Bokki’ is in English. Tteok-Bokki are Rice Cakes in Korean.

The instructions are only in Korean, but if you cannot figure it out, you may want to stick to EasyMac

I followed the instructions and cooked it in the 1000 watt microwave for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.

Not the best looking meal out of my microwave

You do eat with your eyes first, I can’t say it looked particularly appetizing, but I’m not a big fan of rice cakes. Overall it was OK, but the fun part was picking it up in the store and trying something new! Try it with anything the next time you’re in the grocery.

Cumbrae’s Beef Stroganoff for Dinner

I wanted something super easy to make and tasty. Cumbrae’s usually deliver on both with their packaged meals (spoiler: not so much this time).

Today the choice was Beef Stroganoff. It’s starting to get cooler, and what could be more comforting than beef, noodles and sour cream?

What you pickup in the store

Unfortunately, it’s expensive as heck and only just fills up two people. You can really only justify the price if you compare it to ordering out on UberEats, but you can’t justify it compared to actually cooking a meal.

After squeezing it out

It’s also not terribly appetizing to look at once you’ve squeezed it out of its plastic home.

Mix it up and it isn’t looking so bad.

There’s no instructions besides to warm it up gently. I left it on the lowest heat for about 20 minutes while watching a youtube video.

Served it up in a bowl

There was enough to fill up two bowls with Beef Stroganoff, and it was eaten up quickly with room for an ice cream bar afterwards.

There’s been meals I’ve enjoyed much more from Cumbrae’s, and while this one didn’t taste bad, it didn’t knock my socks off either. The beef was tender, but the flavour didn’t do it for me. Consider trying it yourself next time you want a quick meal and want an alternative to delivery food.

Pork Chops for Dinner

A super simple dinner tonight, but a great way to put the cast iron grill pan to use.

  1. Tanjo Farms Centre Cut Pork Chops from Sanagan’s Meat Locker
  2. Cumbrae’s Smashed Potatoes (Potatoes, Turnip, Rutabaga, Prosciutto, & Chives). It was super convenient to order these on UberEats!
  3. Green Giant Green Peas, an old school classic!

Very satisfying to see those grill marks and tasty juices for the centre of the plate! Guten Appetit!