Dorito Kimchi Carbonara Steamed Buns

Dorito Kimchi Carbonara Steamed Bun
Dorito Kimchi Carbonara Steamed Bun. Grilled Cheese Social
  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 steamed buns

If you're into crazy fusion stoner food, you might have heard of the infamous secret menu dorito kimchi carbonara from King Noodle in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Just as it sounds, this dish features creamy bacon-y kimchi carbonara over noodles topped with cheese doritos. Crazy, right?

And since I moved out of NYC a few months ago, I've been craving its craziness ever since. So for this steamed bun recipe, I've combined the complex flavors of their secret menu item into a DIY steamed bun that will make your taste buds go "WTF GIMME MORE". So yeah, let's get to it...

Oh, and FYI, I've written this recipe as if you've got frozen steamed buns on hand - However, if you'd like to dare to make them yourself I recommend following {this recipe} from Epicurious or try your hand at this cheater's version from Steamy Kitchen at the bottom of their blog post {here}.

What You'll Need

  •  3 frozen steamed buns
  • 1 handful of doriitos
  • 3 slices kraft american singles
  • 3 slices of cooked bacon
  • 3 tbsp kimchi (I always recommend Mama O's)
  • 1 tbsp green onion
  • 1 serving tamagoyaki
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp fish stock
  • 1 dash mirin
  • 2 dash soy sauce
  • .5 tbsp sugar
  • .5 tbsp oil

How to Make It

 1. Prepare the tamagoyaki. Whisk together eggs, fish stock, mirin, soy sauce, and sugar. In a small frying pan (or in a traditional tamagoyaki pan if you have one) add the oil and turn the heat to medium-high. Little by little, pour the egg in and let it cook almost in a crepe like manner. Once each layer is cooked through, roll the egg into a tube. Continue to roll cooked egg layers into tube shape until finished with all the egg batter.

Let the tamagoyaki cool for a few minutes and slice it into rounds - about .5 inches thick.

2. Prepare steamed buns accordingly. Once the buns are out, quickly add a slice of american cheese to the center and place back in the steamer so the cheese begins to melt, about 1 minute more. Next, equally distrubute the bacon, the 3 slices of tamagoyaki, kimchi, and green onion. Serve immediately.