I don’t want to admit but I’m a big sucker for good Korean TV drama series .
My obsession started with 2003’s hit drama series Daejang Geum (aka Jewel in the Palace). For those of you who are not familiar, this 54-episode epic drama set in Chosun dynasty (1500’s) is about an orphaned kitchen cook who went on to become king’s first female physician.
Daejang Geum, my all-time favorite TV series, deserves a whole new blog entry on its own, so I will post more details and recipes from that show next time.
Speaking of good Korean TV series, I recently got hooked onto watching ‘Rooftop Prince’ (옥탑방왕세자, 2012). An eclectic mix of romantic comedy, murder mystery, historical fiction, fantasy drama series that involves time traveling and love across time! Who can resist that?!
This is where it got interesting for me (numerous cooking and dining scenes)- throughout the series, the crown prince who gets teleported into modern day Seoul from year 1700 gets introduced to ‘new’ Korean food and snacks. Among them are my childhood favorite, BANANA MILK (not vanilla but sweet banana flavored milk which tastes better than real banana milk shake!) and Japanese style Omurice (Omelet Rice).
Warning : Don’t watch Korean TV series on an empty stomach!
because their far-too-many food scenes will make you crazy hungry… and sad if you don’t have immediate access to anything edible! That’s what happened to me, the Omurice cooking scene made me so hungry that I decided to make an exact replica, so I pressed the pause button on my laptop and headed to the kitchen.
|15-20 pieces of sm||Frozen Shrimps thawed|
|1/2 each||Red, Green, Yellow Bell Peppers diced|
|1/2||med. sized White Onion minced|
|50g||Ham or Luncheon Meat thinly diced|
|2 cloves||Garlic minced|
|2 Tbs||Tomato Ketchup (for color and taste)|
|2 bowls||Cooked White Rice|
|Salt and Pepper to taste|
|8||Lg eggs (2/person)|
|4 Tbs||Cream or Milk (1 Tbs/egg)|
|Salt and Pepper|
|Chopped Parsley Leaves|
Musichef Tip Serve with green salad for more visually appealing omurice! 🙂