Posts Tagged ‘glaze’


This recipe is an update of a previous recipe I posted 3 years ago.

Why fix it when it’s not broken? I often ask myself this question whenever I try to “fix” a time-tested recipe. Then again, it can’t be considered “fixing,” rather, it’s an attempt to improve the recipe.

This recipe for instance


My Korean Fried Chicken is been one of my famous recipes in this blog, garnering lots of views everyday. Perhaps, it’s the madness that is KFC all over the world that sends thousands of people online to search for a recipe. Although I’m pretty much satisfied with my recipe, I am not too thrilled with its crunch factor. After all, a korean fried chicken is famous for its crunch, among others.

So, when I tried to upgrade my recipe, I thought of ways to fix this ‘broke’ thing. The result, a crunch that is better. A crunch that lasts longer. A crunch like no other.

Hear that crunch? Here’s the recipe:



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More than any other cupcake in the world, chocolate cupcakes are my absolute favorite. It’s the simplicity in the cupcake that makes it my ideal cupcake. It is also in it’s simplicity, however, that makes it tricky to make. Before this recipe, I have already tested 3 other recipes and all yielded wonderful cupcakes. But there would always be a ‘but’. One’s not chocolatey enough, the other one was too eggy and the other one was a bit dry. Although these three tasted great, it’s not the ultimate chocolate cupcake.

Then it hit me, chocolate cupcakes are just miniature chocolate cakes (duh!), so for really really good cupcakes, I just need a really really good chocolate cake recipe.

I have to look no further, my go-to chocolate cake recipe is a modified version of Ina Garten’s Beatty’s Chocolate cake. No buts, this recipe produces a soft, moist, and definitely chocolatey cupcakes. Not to mention a simple set of instructions. Although the original calls for an electric mixer, this particular recipe can be made with just a bowl and a whisk. Finally, I have found the recipe for my ultimate chocolate cupcake!

CCC dissect

So why chocolate, chocolate, chocolate cupcakes? Simple, it’s a (1)chocolate cupcake, frosted with whipped (2) chocolate ganache, and finally drizzled with a (3) chocolate glaze. So that’s chocolate in THREE forms in ONE cupcake. What could be more chocolatey than that? Here’s the recipe:


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If there’s one food I’ll eat for the rest of my life, that would be fried chicken. When I was a kid, I would always had to have the drumstick. Now, I’m in love with chicken wings.

So when I read last year that there’s a place that serves mean fried chicken, I had to try it out. So after obsessing much with BonChon chicken, I was finally able to satisfy my appetite with their chicken wings. And they were good.

Although I think it was overhyped. Chicken Joy tastes better! Haha. I mean, yeah, the flavor profile is somewhat new to most people, but I think it’s just because of the sauce. If you strip the chicken off the sauce, what you’ll have is just a bland piece of a crunchy chicken wing. I have to give it to Bonchon though for the crunchiness of the wings. They stay freakin crunchy even after 30 minutes with the sauce. Plus, I find them expensive too! At first, I thought P375 for 12 pieces was okay. But they actually separated the mini drumstick and the wing, so what we actually had was 6 pieces of wings. That’s almost 3 kilos of wings for P375 actually.

All in all, my Bonchon experience was nice. Thanks to buddies Arjay and Joan 🙂 I was just expecting more from them coz of all the hype I’ve read and heard bout them.

So my quest for this Korean delight did not stop there. I knew I had to learn a recipe similar to Bonchon. Through research, I found out that their fried chicken is actually just Korean Fried chicken  and found hundreds of recipes online.

It is just a simple fried chicken recipe. The main difference is the re-frying. This vital step gives the fried chicken the crunch that  makes a Korean fried chicken.

So after going through dozens of recipes, I settled for Andrea Nguyen’s recipe, and this, and this 🙂 I combined these three recipes for my ultimate Korean fired chicken.

Forget Bonchon! (What Bonchon?) This one’s better!


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