I make this soup often, because its simple and my dad loves it... hehe~ I hope you guys like it as much as him! :)
If you need some guidance with the ingredients, you can check my Korean Cooking 101. ;)
2 dashima/dried seaweed
1/4 Chinese cabbage
soy bean paste
red pepper paste
1/2 firm tofu
chopped green onions
Grab a pot and add water, anchovies, and dashima. Cook the broth for about 15 to 30 minutes depending on you.
I usually take out the anchovies and dashima, before I throw things into the broth. Unfortunately, this time around I didn't cook the broth as long as its suppose to be *sigh*. Towards the end of the broth, I just threw in the potatoes. :X
After 20 minutes of cooking the broth, I took out the anchovies and dashima (depending on the person you might use this at the end of the recipe). I left the chopped potatoes, and threw in chopped garlic and Chinese cabbage.
I added 2 spoonful of soy bean paste and 1 spoonful of red pepper paste. You don't have to add the red pepper paste, but I do to add some spice to the soup... hehe~
I added seafood mix.
I added firm tofu.
I added squash and let it cook for 5 minutes. At the end, taste the soup to fit to your taste bud. If you need more soy bean paste, add a little bit more. Top of the soup with chopped green onions, as well as, the cut dashima you used for the broth.
Now you can eat with rice and kimchi! :)
Yesterday, I got a postcard from Napoleon Perdis. I must have signed up for something, but I can't recall... hehe~ :X So today I went to the nearest Napoleon Perdis store to pick up my freebie... whee~
They gave me this cute bag! How cute is the packaging and the bag!?!?
The postcard said I get a free Protege Lipgloss worth $25, but didn't expect samples. The salesperson included three samples I didn't know until I came home. How nice was she!?!? :) I got pre-foundation skin primer, foundation, and eye spy eye cream and primer samples.
The back of the lipgloss it says "This limited edition mint-flavored lip gloss is the secret to lustrous lip 24/7. A built-in mirror ensures ease of application, while Bees Wax nourishes and protects your pout. Results: Lips are left super-shiny." I tried it on as soon as I got home, and its a pretty color. It doesn't look orange on me as it does in the tube. It's a very natural nude-ish pink color, and it doesn't sting my lips... woo hoo~ I can feel the mint for 5 minutes max but not to the point of pain. :X
Since I was at the mall, I decided to get my free lotion from Victoria's Secret.
It's a 1 oz. body lotion. You can print your own coupon here. Remember Monday, March 2nd is the last day to get this lotion. ;)
Then I stopped by H&M and bought myself some hair accessories... wheee~
I bought hair pins and hair bands. I also picked up the free magazine.
To end the shopping trip, I stopped by MAC store.
I asked them if they were giving out free Hello Kitty bags since they didn't give me one the last time I bought some Hello Kitty stuff (click here to see my last haul on Hello Kitty MAC products). The salesperson said she would give me one for free. How nice was she!?!? Of course I ended up buying something though. :X I bought Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in Pink Fish.