Dance to the rhythm of cooking
Sing to the wonder of life

Dance to the rhythm of cooking Sing to the wonder of life

Dance to the rhythm of cooking
Sing to the wonder of life

Can you say Omurice?

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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.

The name of Recipt
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For the Fried Rice
15-20 pieces of sm Frozen Shrimps thawed
1/2 Carrot diced
1/2 each Red, Green, Yellow Bell Peppers diced
1/2 Potato 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
For the Omelet:
8 Lg eggs (2/person)
4 Tbs Cream or Milk (1 Tbs/egg)
Vegetable Oil
Salt and Pepper
Chopped Parsley Leaves
Tomato Ketchup


    For the fried rice:
  1. In a hot frying pan, put some oil, then fry garlic till aromatic, onion till they become translucent. Next add the thawed and dried shrimps, wait till they change color.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients in the order of hardness (potatoes, carrots, then the bell peppers) then stir-fry. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Finally stir in the cooked rice, tomato ketchup and mix everything evenly.
    For the Omelet:
  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl (add in cream/milk for smoother texture), beat it with a fork until smooth. Season it with salt and pepper.
  2. Oil the lightly heated non-stick pan, then pour in the egg mixture (about 2 eggs/person), you need to repeat 4 times to make 4 serving. Immediately following, scramble the eggs for a bit until they start to solidify.
  3. Turn off the flame when the egg is still a little runny in the center.
    For typical Omurice:
  1. Put in the fried rice in the center, fold in the egg on four sides make it into a blanket.
  2. Get a plate onto the pan, then flip the pan to get the perfectly shaped Omurice out onto your plate. Garnish with tomato ketchup and parsley leaf.
    For Omurice Roll:
  1. Take the egg blanket out, cut the edges so that it’s in the shape of a large rectangle.
  2. Put the egg blanket onto a plastic wrapped bamboo sushi roller, put the fried rice evenly on the top, roll it. Cut into 6-8 piece rolls. Garnish with a sprig of parsley leaf and a dot of tomato ketchup.

Musichef Tip Serve with green salad for more visually appealing omurice! 🙂

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  • Pete


  • TJ

    Hello world, very nice website!!! 🙂

  • e kim

    Another TV series to avoid while hungry – Flower Boy Ramyun Shop!

    • I will look into it! E! come to Beijing to visit me and we’ll go around the city restaurant hopping, taking chinese cooking/opera/dance classes….camp out on the great wall…etc!

  • Muchas Gracias !! Sabroso…..

    • !muchas gracias! un dia, voy a cocinar para Uds.

  • ayeh422

    great website TJ! nicely designed and laid out. Simple and elegant 🙂

    • Hey Thanks Andrew! so when is Jinlinye getting back together to write another song?

  • Nobody is going 2 eat that! Its way toooooo pretty! You have 2 make it for me 2!!