Today we are devouring some fluffy pancakes and Korean pork belly/bacon! Jae and I were beyond excited to film this mukbang because we are huge pancake fans.
We’re not talking about your everyday, flimsy, soggy, fluff-less pancakes you find at your average all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet or fast food joint. Why are pancakes so easy to screw up and what can we do to save these beauties??
I grew up eating flimsy, lifeless pancakes so I only recently discovered how crispy, fluffy, subtly sweet, and satisfying they could be. Ahem, thank you Jae :). We figured we couldn’t go wrong with a Japanese pancake mix because we’ve had a great experience so far (shoutout to our favorite natto brands). It was a safe and delicious decision.
These pancakes were pretty fluffy out of the box, but if you want to make your pancakes even FLUFFIER here are some tips:
- Don’t over mix the batter…this can make your pancakes tough. It’s best to stop mixing when there are small lumps.
- Wait to flip until you see bubbles in your pancake.
- Separate and beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold in the egg whites right before cooking and after mixing in your other ingredients.
Here’s the full video of us eating Japanese pancakes with Korean bacon:
That’s what I asked myself before signing up for Coffee Meets Bagel five months ago. But it actually turned out to be the best decision of my life.
Before we dive into today’s topic, I want to welcome you to our very first Mukbang episode! If you don’t know what it is, here’s a definition.
Jae and I recently discovered some magical, make-it-yourself, Korean bread/pastry at our local asian grocery store and we were blown away by its chewy, crispy deliciousness. Basically, these sesame balls complete our lives.
What you need:
- Huge bowl
- One egg
- 70 mL of water
- Throw everything into the huge bowl and mix your heart out
- Roll out the dough into small balls
- Spray the balls with water for thicker and crispier crust (or skip if you’re not into that)
- Bake it in the oven at 360 degrees for 30 minutes
They’re extremely easy to make and are the perfect snack to munch on while talking about how we met on CMB (Coffee Meets Bagel).
Watch the full story here:
Happy new year, everyone!
Hopefully, you guys are working hard to achieve your new year’s goals. Jae and I have been thinking of ways to maintain a healthy relationship this upcoming year, so we thought it’d be cool to talk about how to resolve common problems that young couples face.
The last four months were exciting, sweet, chaotic, and filled with laughter…but as much as we love spontaneity, it’s time to find some balance. It’s not easy to practice discipline when you’re having so much fun, but it’s definitely a key factor to long term happiness and productivity with your partner.
The main habit we’re trying to solidify is waking up early. How amazing would it be to read your favorite book, drink a cup of delicious coffee, exercise (#winterbody), eat breakfast, cross off some important items on your to-do list AND talk to your boyfriend/girlfriend in the morning?? You won’t have to rush out to your 9-5:00 job (or school) and you will feel more accomplished throughout the day. But of course, to set yourself up to succeed, you need to practice another habit: sleeping early.
The biggest downfall to our goal has been sticking with our bedtime. Time after time, Jae and I catch ourselves drinking wine at 10:00 pm, staying up late to finish work, scrolling through useless FB/IG feed, and being distracted in general. This month, we are working towards replacing these habits with better ones to find some balance in our lives.
It’s already the second month of 2018 so let’s continue to work on our passions, meet new friends, make some money, and do things that make us happy (aka have an occasional wine night hehe) 🙂 See you guys next episode!