I've tried recreating some of the stuff I've seen in the snack section of Asian markets and each time it came out awful. The ones that elude me are the sweet potatoes, corn, and mixed meat.
Their sweet potatoes and corn are so firm and sweet. I've tried steaming, but my corn just tastes like regular corn. Is there a specific type that's used?
Also the mixed meat dish...can't figure out how they cook it. Usually it's served with Korean blood sausage but it contains a mix of beef tongue, pork jowls, and pig ears. It's so nice and firm. Bought some tongue once and tried boiling it (recommended by the butcher) and it didn't turn out well at all. Thought about steaming, but it's so large, I couldn't figure out how to do it and didn't know if that was how it's done.