My sister started asking me to buy samgyeopsal (pork belly meat) because she was excited to try cooking 탤글탤글파스타 (Taelgul Taelgul Pasta)!
NCT’s very own Master Moon Taeil prepared the pasta which consisted several ingredients that can be found at home.
Fun Fact: Jaehyun named the dish ‘Taelgeul Taelgeul Pasta’ coming from the Korean word ‘탱글’ (taenggeul/chewy) combined with Taeil’s name (‘태일’).
I helped my sis cook a little tiny bit on the side. I was mainly the taster of the pasta. 😋
Let’s start cooking!
Taelgul Taelgul Pasta Ingredients:
- Pasta Noodles
- 2 strips of pork belly
- Chungyang pepper (green chili pepper)
- Olive oil
- Soy sauce
- Ground Pepper
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
Taelgul Taelgul Pasta Recipe:
- Slice 4 cloves of garlic
- Chop half an onion
- Slice pork belly into convenient pieces
- Pour olive oil into a heated frying pan and cook the garlic
- When the garlic is cooked, put the pork belly into the pan and cook it as well
- Finely chop the chungyang pepper
- Boil pasta while pork belly is cooking (one person – noodles bunched up to 500 won size)
- When the pork belly is cooked, put onions in pan and fry
- When the onions are cooked, put chungyang pepper in pan and fry
- Make pasta sauce (2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sugar)
- When pasta is al dente, transfer it to the frying pan
- Mix sauce and 3 tbsp pasta water into pan with pasta (salt to taste)
- Transfer pasta onto a plate and sprinkle ground pepper, parmesan cheese and parsley to finish
It was a delicious and simple dish! The pasta sauce was very familiar to my palate since it’s the same as of Adobo which also has the basic ingredients (soy sauce and sugar). It was Adobo-ish but pasta. I liked the samgyeopsal and green chilli pepper mixed in it! 🙂 Thanks Taeil for this receipe!
By dinner, we planned to have kimbap. All the ingredients were there except for the very important one that gives a punch of flavour to the rice – sesame oil! It would’ve make the kimbap taste better but I had no choice but to use only salt to mix with the rice and afterwards just dip it in the sauce to make it tastier. But my mom insisted on buying one in the grocery so yay! (Thank you Ma!)
My goodness! Kimbap may seem easy to do but apparently it was not because of the outcome. Ha! 🤭 The sesame oil mixed with rice was lacking. I put lots of rice on the nori so when rolled, the kimbap was fat full of rice! 70% rice, 30% filling HAHA. 😅🤣 I thought I was putting lots of filling! 🤷 It tasted good though, not bad though for a first timer like me~ *taps self* 🤗
To more Korean dishes to cook~
(c) Ingredients and recipe came from an information on Twitter 🙂