Kelvin Cheung’s Favorite Snacks!
With all the cocktails that that has been keeping us busy, we felt a need for satiating sustenance. In need for an inspiration we reached out to Chef Chef Kelvin Cheung and Chef Boo Kwang Kim who recently opened One Street Over in Bandra.
They shared with us some of their favorite snacks and their recipes. “These are some of my favorite all time snacks for when I’m drinking, drunk, or nursing a hangover. They’re simple to execute, yet impressive and your friends will love them!” explains Chef Cheung.
One Street Over is also part of the Hipcask Cocktail Fest, so get a cocktail and try out some of the recipes the way Chef Cheung interprets them. For others who love cooking he has simplified his recipes for you to make them easily at home.
Happy cooking and Bon Apetit!
Korean Barbequed Wings
Barbequed chicken wings are globally a popular snack. The meat is soft and melt in mouth when done right. One Street Over adds an Asian twist to wings, with soya sauce and Korean chilli paste.
This dish will go very well with a cocktail with a lot of fresh citrus flavors. The aromas and hints of tartness will balance the hot-and-sweet flavors of the wings.
1 kg Wings
5 gms Salt
2.5 gms Pepper
2.5 gms Your favorite spice mix
Toss the wings with salt, pepper and the spice mix.
Arrange the wings on a baking tray.
Place the baking tray in a preheated oven and cook the wings for 7-8 minutes at 165 C or until cooked (depending on size of wings).
100 gms Soya Sauce
50 gms Apple Juice (fresh if possible!)
15 gms Honey
15 gms Rice Vinegar
15 gms Toasted Sesame Oil
2 gms Korean Chili Flakes
50 gms Korean Chili Paste
Put in all the ingredients in a saucepan.
Bring the liquid to the boil and then reduce it till it becomes thick.
Serve the wings with the sauces poured over it and use the extra sauce as a dipping sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions.
Cheese Bacon & Egg Sandwich
Cheese, eggs and bacon; eternal comfort food. Bring them all together you have a hearty and wholesome meal. At One Street Over the pile all three of these on homemade bread toasted to perfection.
This is a versatile combination which would work well with a variety of cocktails, like a whisky based one – bacon will enhance the deep notes. You can try it with a long lime fizzy drink as well. It will cut through the richness of the cheese.
In a non stick pan, make a roux by cooking flour and butter together till it starts to change color.
Whisk in the milk, hot sauce, mustard, and cheese.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Any bread will work for this. But fresh homemade bread comes highly recommended.
230 gms Bacon (You can buy quality pieces at Joseph’s Cold Storage in Bandra.)
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
2 Tsp Bourbon Whiskey
Mix together sugar, bacon and whiskey in a bowl.
Add bacon into the bowl and toss.
Bake bacon until crispy.
Cook eggs to your liking. Chef Cheung prefer sunny side up because “runny yolks are sexy.”
Place the eggs on toast.
Pile bacon on top. Pour on cheese sauce.
Yet another comfort food is pancakes. It has the goodness of a cake yet not as time-consuming. Add chocolate to the mix you have nirvana in the making.
A whisky Cocktail will be a brilliant partner with this dish. Whisky will balance the sweetness of the pancakes while chocolate will bring out the woodiness and vanilla in the cocktail.
250 gms of favorite chocolate
3 cups of chef’s love
Sift all dry ingredients.
Fold in wet ingredients until it just comes together. Batter should be lumpy.
Allow it to rest 30 minutes.
Gently heat unsalted butter in a pan, pour in the batter.
Cook on low to medium heat until bubbles form.
Add chocolate. Flip.
For doneness check with cake tester or toothpick. It should come out clean.
Serve with butter and maple syrup.