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:
From fishcakes to different meats, there’s something so comforting about street food that elicits childhood memories. If you grew up in any Asian country, you know exactly what I mean.
Maybe it’s the way the freshly cooked sweet potato (another type of street food in Korea) warms up your body as you walk down a busy sidewalk in the middle of winter. Maybe it was your favorite place to eat with your friends after classes. Either way, street food has become a staple for busy workers, students, tourists, pedestrians, and basically anyone with access to these popular food carts.
It was inevitable that Jae and I talked about our childhood as we cooked up some delicious ddukboki, a traditional Korean street food. Jae and his friends grew up eating this dish from busy food carts after school. He was delighted to find out how easy it was to remake this at home.
Here’s a full video of us rambling on about weird childhood stories while stuffing our faces with ddukboki 🙂
ATTENTION TO ALL LAZY COOKS! We have a solution.
How amazing is it that we can now have an amazing meal after two hours of just doing NOTHING? You can spend that time reading, watching reruns of The Office, walking your dog, or even participating in that yoga class you’ve always wanted to attend. Now you don’t have to focus all of your energy to the kitchen, praying you don’t burn down the house. You have better things to do.
This is why I’m in love with my Instant Pot. It never wastes my time, finishes what it promises, and is ALWAYS dependable. Who doesn’t want a best friend like that? If you’re a meat-lover, you can have fall-off-the-bone, super tender, and juicy meat in half the time you used to need!
Jae and I were hungry af and decided to throw this together for an amazing dinner. We were so delighted to find out our Instant Pot worked it’s magic on these short ribs. Here’s what you need to do to have the best short ribs of your life.
- 8 short ribs
- 1 white onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 cups of Brussel sprouts
- 1 cup chicken stock
- A container of thyme
- Red wine
- Sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil for about 10 minutes
- Place the cooked onion and garlic in a different pot
- Place ribs into the same pan and brown it on all sides
- Flip the ribs bone down
- Cover the ribs in red wine and reduce with pan cover on
- While the red wine is reducing, sauté the Brussel sprouts for 10 minutes
- Place all ingredients into your Instant Pot (ribs first)
- Cook for 35 minutes (on manual), high pressure and let it natural release (~40 minutes)
It turned out amazing and we can prove it to you guys through our video:
What in the world is slime? These slime videos have gone viral the past year and we have no idea why. There are hundreds (maybe even thousands) of slime videos out in the YouTube world!
Supposedly, these slimes help with anxiety, relieve stress, and relax people. I’m not sure if that’s true; it’s probably the same reason why people play with stress balls. It’s weirdly sensual and one of those things you can’t stop watching. We honestly just felt extremely confused while watching people squish and mold their slime for 10 minutes straight.
So of course, we had to give it a try.
After making it, I think we finally understand why people have been (or are) obsessed with slime. Honestly, we really can’t deny the fact that the slime was strangely satisfying to poke, squish, and play with.
We’re pretty late on hopping on this trend, but if you’re really bored and live near any Target, Walmart, Michael’s etc. it’s a great DIY to kill some time.
What you need:
- Contact solution with Sodium Tetraborate (Borax)
- Baking soda
- Elmers glue
- Food dye
Mix everything together and you’re done! Here’s a video of us almost failing at making slime: