Every once in a while, we like to have a pot luck so we can showcase our culinary skills or lack thereof. This time we decided to go with a semi Korean theme.
Monica made Fried Tofu Chobaps (유부 초밥). It's basically a fried tofu pocket that you fill with rice. It looks easy to make but it is actually pretty complicated because you need to steam the tofu and also flavour the rice with sauce and any vegetables of your choosing.
The chobap is great as a light snack or appetizer before a meal!
Not going with the Korean theme because I don't know how to cook Korean food, I decided to make deviled eggs, its a an easy dish to make and a good spin on eating just a normal hard boiled egg. The type I tried this time was bacon cheddar deviled egg and it was definitely easy to pull off! All you have to do is mix the yolk with some mayonnaise, bacon bits and cheddar and you're good to go!
The meat that we ate for the pot luck was samgyupsal (삼겹살), so basically a Korean version of bacon, commonly known as pork belly although it is sliced much thicker and you don't need any marinating. The meat gets the flavour from any of the side dish sauces that usually accompany the meat.
After you cook the pork for awhile, you cut it up into little pieces and you can either eat it with rice or wrapped in vegetable leafs such as a lettuce or sesame leaf. You can add an assortment of sauces to the wrap or even some kimchi to spice it up a bit!
Having a potluck is an awesome way to catch up with friends in your own home where it's nice and quiet. You can always try a different variety of food with a pot luck and it's a great way to make cooking fun! Remember not to make TOO much food as there is usually always left over with a potluck!