Playing the ladder game to choose a recipe
So Mi asking questions, winners get extra money for their team
Next, the participants were given 2 hours to do all the shopping, cook the entire dish and clean up. We all went racing to the supermarket to buy supplies. Our team members wanted to have a dish that was not only pleasant to eat, but also was also visually appealing. With our 32,000 won budget we were able to choose very colorful vegetables like red, yellow peppers (also known as "paprika" in Korea), bell peppers, onions, carrots and spinach. And we bought an expensive (meaning 2,000 won) bottle of makkoli, too, since we still had extra money. And we still had nearly 10,000 won left at the end... what happened to that money?
Preparing the Spinach
Very colorful assortment of vegetables
Me, cutting meat with an enormous knife...
A shy team member boiling noodles for the chap chae
The final stir
Introducing the judging part of the competition
Sample cups for passersby to taste
Group #6, the winners!
Celebrating victory with a box of Manoffins
Immortalizing the prize winning chap chae
1 package of fresh spinach
1 medium sized carrot
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 green pepper
1 package of mushrooms
100g of beef
1 bag of sweet potato glass noodles
sesame seed oil
cooking oil (vegetable oil, grape seed oil, etc)
(other vegetables as desired)
Cut all vegetables and meat into thin medium sized strips. Put the meat in a marinade of soy sauce (add oyster sauce to the marinade for extra goodness). Saute the mushrooms in soy sauce for several minutes. Boil the spinach for a few minutes. Add a little soy sauce and sesame seed oil to the boiled spinach to taste. Fry onion, peppers, and carrot together in a frying pan with a little soy sauce. Fry marinated beef separately. Boil the noodles until soft. Wash and rinse noodles thoroughly under cold water for several minutes. In a bowl, add cooking oil to the noodles and mix thoroughly. Fry noodles in a frying pan with soy sauce, to taste. Fry for several minutes, but don't allow the noodles to burn. Remove from heat and add the fried vegetables, meat, spinach and mushrooms to the noodles. Mix. Add more soy sauce if needed, add some sesame seed oil to taste and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Enjoy!
Not hard, but it is a little time intensive! Good luck! If you try this recipe, blog about it and leave a link here!
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The ad which got us interested in the event:
And the official video from the event: