Cycle 6 – Item 33
7 (Sat) January 2015
at MK/CS’s apartment
with MK + CS, TL, JL
Our first ever Movie Nite, which we hope to organize on a regular basis – this time featuring Whiplash and St Vincent – with the same core group of colleagues in the division.
For the occasion, I prepared a self-service bibimbap bar. The inspiration was a set-up that I had encountered at Incheon International Airport several months back (see generally 5.231 Bibimbab). The flavors turned out okay, as bibimbap usually does so long as nothing goes disastrously wrong. However, every component was kinda soft and mushy, even the egg*, lacking a contrasting crunch/crisp that would’ve provided a bright lift to the texture. In any case, the arrangement worked like a charm in terms of service, where everyone could eat as much or as little as they wanted, at their own pace, a single bowl in lap and spoon in hand, on the sofa as they watched the movie, easy clean-up.
Rather then fry the eggs, MK suggested poaching, so I compromised by soft-boiling them with my sure-fire formula (see 2.365 Perfectly Boiled Eggs), adjusted to 6 minutes given the smaller size; the method was certainly easier in preparing a large number of eggs at once, no oil to clean up; and better suited to the self-service set-up, as fried eggs don’t sit very well; the only drawback was that I missed the crispness of fried egg whites.
(See also FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)