Korean cuisine has continued to grow in popularity worldwide, and kimchi in particular has been labelled as one of the world’s top food trends in the coming year. However, for those of you that have never tried it, its pungent and sharp taste might take a bit of getting used to, and so I’ve decided to share a recipe for kimchi fried rice, a lunchtime favourite of mine that you can whip up in less than 20 minutes. The mix of added ingredients such as a fried egg and spam neutralise the strong flavours of the kimchi a little bit, so it’s a great dish to introduce your taste buds to!
I’m definitely not a morning person, but when I heard that the newly-opened Dishoom at King’s Cross was offering a 50% discount off all meals, I knew I had to seize the opportunity and finally try out their highly-lauded breakfasts. After all, who doesn’t love a good deal? 🙂 I’ve visited once more since the deal, and can definitely say that it’s worth a visit even if you have to pay full price.
Address: 1/F, Hung Wai Building, 3-5 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok
It’s no surprise that I’m addicted to Japanese food, particularly cheap, tasty and filling Japanese dishes. Dondonya manages to satisfy all three of these criteria through its selection of low priced donburis, udons, and curries. The day I went it was quite empty as it was around 3pm- quite late for a lunchtime, and hence very easy to get a seat.
The interior of the store was fairly clean but we were seated at a table where the hot air from outdoors kept spilling in.
Above shows the menu with the selection of rice bowls and udons available- each order comes with a free drink, and you can add HK$10 for appetizers such as corn or fried chicken. We settled for the Chicken & Egg Rice Bowl (HK$48) and Fried Pork with Ginger Sauce Rice Bowl (HK$45), and added a side of fried chicken.
The Chicken and Egg rice bowl had the perfect proportion of chicken to egg to rice, and the chicken was tender and flavoursome. However, the egg was a bit too undercooked in places for my liking, although when mixed with the rest of the ingredients tasted okay overall.
The Fried pork with ginger sauce rice bowl came with 3 slices of pork- which doesn’t seem a lot but when you pull apart the pieces into separate bits you could actually fit in a small slice of pork with each bite of rice. The ginger flavour complemented the sweet tasting pork and the dish also came with fried onions scattered throughout the meal. I also incorporated the pickles served at the side for that extra sweet “kick” to go with the onions and ginger.
As for the fried chicken- well you can’t really wrong with fried chicken, can you? (shoutout to Minnie who can definitely vouch for this)
Overall the meal was delicious and not pricey at all. I’d definitely recommend it 🙂