Kitchen Remodel – Week 3

In some ways, it doesn’t seem like it’s already the end of Week 3. And what a difference in just 2 weeks. All the plumbing, electrical, lighting and most of the drywall are done.

In what seems like no time at all, it went from this:

To this:

I realized this weekend that I never took before shots when all the old crappy cabinets and sink were still in. Bummer. Maybe I’ll have some shots of it in other pictures somewhere.

Meals for the week:

On my subsequent visit to Ipo BBQ (Week 2), I decided to try Ipo’s Spicy BBQ Ribs ($7.49) as well as the BBQ Beef Bulgogi Rice Bowl ($5.25). Let’s start with the ribs.

Ipo's Spicy BBQ Ribs

Compared to the regular BBQ ribs, this version is a bit spicy which made the ribs seem less sweet. I like this version and I think I’d be hard pressed to choose between the two. Guess it’ll just boil down to what I’m in the mood for at the moment. Other than the sauce, everything is the same as the regular BBQ ribs. A note that on a more recent lunch visit, the number of spicy ribs went from 4 to 3. I don’t know if this is a permanent change but I”ll confirm it next time I’m there.

Now the BBQ Beef Bulgogi Rice Bowl.

The size is about the same size as other rice bowl combos I’ve seen and reasonable for the price. There was enough beef to rice ratio to satisfy my hunger but I probably could have eaten just a bit more. I liked the flavor of the bulgogi, not overly sweet and the meat was tender. That pretty much rounds out the meals for this week.

I finally got the Waring Pro Portable Dual Burner on Friday. The only thing I’ve cooked on it is an egg. One single egg. Over easy and I broke the yolk, boo.  But it cooked up just like a regular stovetop. Likes: heats up fast, powerful enough to boil water (to be tested), solid and nonslip. Dislikes: takes a long time to cool down but I knew this going in since the burners are cast iron, the stainless steal body gets very hot when in use but I knew this going in too. Hopefully I’ll be making more meals on this in the next few weeks to come.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

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