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Cooking : Canned Sardine with a Kimchi Twist

When you have a can of sardines and are thinking of a way to put a new (spicy) twist to it

How many times have you gone through your cabinets or pantry to find canned food and you're thinking to yourself 'I've just made this the other day, don't tell me...le sigh....'

I don't know about you, but it happens to me a lot. If you cook almost everyday, this could be you too. I hope I am not alone in this. XD

Anyway, my friend's friend made some kimchi and knowing that me and my younger son are fans of kimchi, she shared some of her stash with us. Having (more or less) recovered from a severe bout of stomach and gastric problems, I am a little careful with the spice.

And as mentioned, I opened up my cabinet to see said can of sardine. My friend gave me the idea of mixing the two, saying that she really liked it that way so, it was HER idea, alright? LOL

So, if you have a can of sardine and would like to do something quirky with it, try this. I have it up on Cookpad if you want to view it there or have the app, otherwise, read on and give it a shot.


  1. 1 large onion
  2. 5 cloves minced garlic
  3. 3 servings of Kimchi
  4. 1 can Sardine
  5. 2 tbsp soy sauce
  6. 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  7. 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  8. 1 cup water
  9. 1 tsp salt
  10. 1 tsp white pepper
  11. 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  12. 1 dash sugar
  13. Method

    1. Saute onion and garlic until onion is slightly soft and garlic is fragrant

    2. Add Kimchi to it and stir fry for a while until Kimchi is also making your nose dance

    3. Add canned sardines and break the sardines up. Stir a little and add water, soy sauce, oyster sauce, tomato sauce, salt and pepper (hold the sugar till the end because kimchi is a little unpredictable)
    4. You're almost done!
    5. Have a taste-test to see how you like it. If (in our case, it wasn't spicy enough or the kimchi wasn't as crunchy as we liked it), we added a bit more kimchi towards the end)
    6. If you like it sweeter, please add sugar but...erm...not too much... =0
    7. Serve with cooked rice and some stir-fried vegetables and that's already a meal!

      Happy Monday
      ...and to Americans, Happy long weekend and July 4th ahead of time!
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