Cycle 13 – Item 182
6 (Wed) July 2022
Egg Fried Rice
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
A couple new tricks to advance my fried rice journey (see most recently 12.229 Fried Rice).
First, I separated the egg yolks, beat them with a pinch of salt, then mixed them into the cold rice, so that every grain was sorta marinated in egg – gleaned from an episode of Made with Lau featuring Yin Yang Fried Rice (see Make BANQUET Fried Rice at HOME) (I will try making the full dish in a future post).
Then, rather than setting up my triple burner stove, which gets much hotter than our kitchen-top stove but still insufficient, I employed a hand torch to simulate wok hei – gleaned from various episodes of Kenji’s Cooking Show (see for example Smoky Stir Fried Greens).
The yolk thing was fine, providing a subtle egginess to every bite.
The torch thing was great, providing a strong smokiness to the entire dish.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)