13.188 Mommy and Baby in a Mexican Blanket

Cycle 13 – Item 188

12 (Tue) July 2022

Mommy and Baby in a Mexican Blanket


by me

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with DJ and IZ

Can’t believe that this dish hasn’t been featured on GMTD in nearly 10 months (see most recently 12.255 Peking-Style Shrimp Egg Wraps).

6 new points:

    1. Chicken for the first time – more substantial than shrimp, easier than duck.
    2. From boneless thighs, the skins were separated, deep-fried separately, cut into strips, then added to each wrap for a bit of crunch just before serving – alas, not enough skin to make much difference.
    3. The meat was sliced thin and stir-fried in a wok, along with a hand-torch to enhance wok hei (see for example 13.182 Egg Fried Rice) – nice hint of char.
    4. Onions were added to the stir-fry – ended up mushy, releasing moisture during the brief rest before the wrapping.
    5. 30 grams of egg per wrap (down from 33 grams) – neater wraps (no egg/oil seeping out around the perimeter), but visually less appealing.
    6. Sliced cucumbers (along with scallions) – good flavor boost but turned kinda limp under the heat of the chicken (next time: add them on top).

As for the name of the dish, another euphemism in the grand Chinese tradition (see previously 13.187 Mommy and Baby Swimming with Trees).


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