Tag Archives: caramelization

DC Eats: Takorean – Union Market

This past weekend my family and I stopped by Union Market for some tasty lunch and stumbled upon Takorean, a Korean taco restaurant with a variety of options. Since I am vegan, I got the tofu tacos of course. BEST DECISION OF THE DAY! These tacos consisted of soft corn tortillas, spicy kale slaw with purple cabbage & carrots tossed with soy sauce and gochugaru dressing, organic tofu sautéed with house-maid hoisin sauce (caramelized), cilantro, avocado crema and sriracha! AMAZING! I highly recommend visiting Takorean.

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Question: Since there is so much contradicting information surrounding tofu, what are some of the benefits you’ve heard as well as warnings you’ve heard with regard to the use of tofu in one’s diet? Which do you believe?

 

Caramelized Baked Chicken Recipe

The following recipe features chicken baked in a sweet and tangy sauce, and I chose the recipe because the caramelization is an example of one of the chemical changes we were discussing in class. The honey in the recipe is used to keep the sauce sweet, while the soy sauce makes it a little more tangy.

Link: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/8614/caramelized-baked-chicken/?internalSource=popular&referringContentType=home%20page

 

Discussion question: Out of all of the cooking oils, why do you think the recipe decided to go with olive oil?