Bread machine attempt no. 1

Milk bread with handmade brown sugar mochi and walnuts:

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Bread machine saves so much time on the bread making process! Next, I’m planning to buy a loaf pan (the kind with a sliding lid. Pullman loaf pan I think?), and make milk toast! Then if that succeeds, honey toast will be next on the list. :D

Fun, fun, fun~

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Midam Rice Cake House

Last time SarahBear, IKo and I were deciding on a place for dessert when SarahBear suggested Midam Rice Cake House. I have heard MilkTea mention it before, and it received good reviews on Urbanspoon, so we decided to give Midam a try.

The address on Urbanspoon says that Midam is in Burnaby, but it is actually more in Coquitlam. I have never travelled to Coquitlam via the skytrain before, so it was quite an interesting experience! Midam was located just a few minutes walk from the skytrain station, and it’s located in Korean Town. There are many Korean restaurants, as well as H-mart (I only knew about the Downtown and Aberdeen H-marts! Didn’t know that there was one there as well~). It took us a while to find Midam, because it’s kind of hidden away in a corner. If you are looking for it, just follow the sign located above H-mart.

Entrance to Midam Rice Cake House - Just follow the sign (and the sakura symbol!)

There was only one other table in the large restaurant since it was a cold and rainy afternoon. Upon entering the restaurant, I felt like I was stepping from Canada to Korea. The tables and chairs were all made of wood, and there were wooden cabinets inside the restaurant and against the walls. There were Korean clothing hung up on the walls, and cute replicas of rice cakes.

Interior of Midam Rice Cake House

Rice cake models on display

Tiny toy models on display

More rice cake models

We were seated promptly and given menus. Midam offers a variety of different parfaits and shaved ice, as well as drinks and savoury items (hot pot).

Dessert Menu (page 1)

Dessert Menu (page 2)

Unfortunately I did not get a picture of their shaved ice menu.

While browsing through the menu, I saw a red button on the table and wondered what it was. SarahBear told me that it was a call button used to call a server over to the table. IKo also told me that Japan had these call buttons too. I think that it’s an ingenious idea! If only all the restaurants in Canada can also adopt this idea, then I would never have to worry about not being ready when the waiter comes by to ask for orders.

Call button to summon the server

Now onto the actual desserts:

Chocolate Pudding Parfait $5.37
2/5

This was my order. It consisted of a layer of chocolate pudding, some cornflakes, vanilla pudding, more chocolate pudding, topped off with a scoop of chocolate ice cream, whipped cream, a slice of banana, and a piece of milk chocolate. The pudding tasted very normal (like the packaged kind you would find in a store), so there wasn’t really anything special about this parfait. If I go back to Midam, I will definitely order something else.

Green Tea Parfait $6.99

IKo ordered the green tea parfait. It was topped with green tea ice cream, some rice cakes and sponge cake chunks around it, and filled with red bean and more ice cream. It looked really good and IKo said she enjoyed it a lot!

Green Tea Shaved Ice $8.99

This one was SarahBear’s green tea shaved ice. It was a bowl of shaved ice, topped with red bean, walnut pieces, condensed milk, and a scoop of green tea ice cream. The shaved ice was surrounded by chunks of handmade rice cakes dipped in green tea powder. This looked very good and I will probably order this the next time I pay Midam a visit!

Overall, I felt like the parfaits were a bit pricey, but compared to Chicco downtown, the prices here are a lot more reasonable. It is impossible to find cheap Korean or Japanese food in Vancouver, so I think Midam Rice Cake House pulled it off quite well! Next time I want to try their Korean hot pot as well.

Midam Rice Cake House on Urbanspoon

Korean Mochi Bread

今天我想要教大家怎麽做韓式麻糬麵包~ 我第一次吃這種麵包時,是一個朋友帶麻糬麵包來學校當午飯吃,但是不喜歡,所以跟我交換。(是的,你知道你是誰~)

Today I am going to teach everyone how to make Korean mochi bread~ (Yes, I am translating some stuff into English today for the readers out there who can’t understand Chinese) I first tried this bread when a friend brought it to school for lunch but didn’t like it, so traded lunches with me. (Yes, you know who you are~)

其實做法很簡單,因爲是用預拌粉做的。

It is actually really easy to make because it’s from a mix.

這個預拌粉可以在韓國超市裏買到。我去的是H-mart.那時候剛好特價,所以就打算買回家做做看。

This mix can be purchased from Korean markets. I went to H-mart. It was on sale at the time, so I decided to buy it and try making it at home.

包裝後面其實有寫要怎麽做,但是是用韓文,所以我看不懂。最後妹妹上網查了一下我們才知道要怎麽開始。

The back of the package actually has all of the instructions, but they are in Korean so we couldn’t understand. In the end, sis went online to find the English instructions so we would know how to get started.

材料

- 預拌粉一包 (250g)
- 蛋一顆 (50g)
- 水 (70mL)

(我用牛奶代替了水)

Ingredients

– 1 Package mix (250g)
– 1 large egg (50g)
– water (70mL)

(I substituted milk for the water)

做法

1/ 把烤箱溫度調到180C
2/ 準備一個大碗,將蛋跟水在裏面攪拌均勻。
3/ 倒進一點預拌粉,攪拌均勻。再倒一點,攪拌,直到倒完爲止。
4/ 用手把麵糰和平均。
5/ 把麵糰分成8粒,放在烤槃上。
6/ 在麵糰上噴一點水。
7/ 放進烤箱裏烤35分鐘。

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
2. Mix the egg and milk together in a large mixing bowl.
3. Pour in some of the mix, stir thoroughly, pour some more, mix, until all of the mix has been poured in.
4. Using your hands, knead the dough a bit until it’s firm
5. Divide the dough into 8 balls.
6. Spray some water on the dough balls. Place onto baking pans
7. Place into the oven and bake for 35 minutes.

完成了~

Finished~

麵包裏面的芝麻是預拌粉裏面原本就有的。有些地方會賣原味的,所以可以在裏面加自己喜歡的東西,比如説起司。

The sesame in this bread was already part of the mix. Some places sell the original mix, so you can add things inside according to what you like, for example cheese.

Enjoy~