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My New Toy, The Happy Call Pan!

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Finally, I’ve joined the Happy Call Fan Club! The Happy Call Flip 'n' Cook Pan from Korea, is the latest craze now. Out of ten friends of mine, at least half of them already own one. So why did I join so late? Well, I was adopting the wait-and-see attitude as I didn’t know which to buy – the Double Pan (Red) or the Ocher Pan (Copper).

The main attraction of the pan for me is, cooking on both sides just by flipping the pan, making frying fish & eggs an easy task. However, there were couple of considerations:

  • Will the Ocher pan be too heavy for me to handle?
  • Since the Ocher pan is thicker, there’s more room for food. But then again, will the extra space be a concern when flipping the pan? I was concerned that there would be too much movement inside the pan during flipping.
korean happy call pan reviews
But at the end of the day, I decided to buy both. One for my mom & one for myself! Here’s what I had for dinner: 3 dishes using the Ocher Pan + a delectable Fish Maw Soup.

how to cook happy call pan stewed pork leg

how to cook happy call pan chilli fish
Trio Chilli Selar:
Tom Yam, Sambal & Hay Be Hiam (Spicy Shrimp)

cooking happy call pan minced pork omelette

Verdict:
As claimed, the pan requires little or no oil. The skin of the fish was crispy while the meat, tender. Although it wasn't easy to flip the pan with the eggs, it was still a success. The entire omelette was intact & came out nicely. The first dish also turned out delicious.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get very honest answers from those who own the Ocher pan & their feedback were vague. It wasn’t exactly trouble-free when flipping the pan. The fishes “swam” inside the pan & the omelette “swirled” when I flipped the pan due to the extra space in the pan. The double pan may do a better job as there’re less room for the food to move around.

Unless you’re cooking a big amount of food that requires a bigger pan, get the red double pan for better handling.

Well, I’ll be posting the recipes soon & experimenting more. For those who have not heard of this wonder pan, here’s a clip I found on YouTube:

54 comments:

  1. Welcome to HCP! Share your recipes with us, ok?

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    1. Amy, of course! Hahaha! Can't wait to share, dear!

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  2. wow.. how much will this pan cost.. ha ha ha.. I never care much on kitchenware, that's my problem.. :D..

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    1. Aki, got quite a deal from Gmarket :) Get it for your mom.

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  3. whoa! this is cool shirley! and that fish really looks delish!

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    1. Charles, I added 3 different types of chilli to the fish for hubby to try :)

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  4. you bhgt both!!! am very tempted to buy one too

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    1. Small Kuching, heehee! Can't decide so buy both lor.

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  5. I should get one of these pans Shirley and wonder if its available in Malaysia already. Btw, I am drooling over the fish you made and this is my fav fish. I can imagine how taste it must have been.

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    1. Nava, these pans are the latest rave in S'pore. Don't u have them in M'sia?? Mmmmm...... It's great for fish since the pan is covered, so oil doesn't splatter.

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  6. this looks like a good idea. i am quite hopeless with flipping eggs and fishes. normally end up looking beaten up:P how much are the pans going for in singapore? keen to get them when i head in next month.

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    1. missyblurkit, it's selling at S$108 on TV but I got it for about S$60 from Gmarket :)

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  7. Nice pan, Shirley! Would love to buy one but I find it too expensive. Glad you found a good deal.

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    1. Tina, it's definitely value for money :)

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    2. Loveforfood, thks & I'm glad u like it too!

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  8. I have the red basic pan, the egg also swirled when I flip. My honest comment is it is cleaner n the meat are more moist n tender. For this price, I think it is worth it. At least I do some fried dsh now

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    1. Jen, thks so much for your feedback! I've already tried the red pan but on different type of dishes. Will be posting my review soon :) Looking fwd to sharing!

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  9. we have double pan too in the kitchen! ^^ but i rarely use it..only dad that use it frequently..it's too heavy :p hehe..

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  10. Aemy, that's nice to know u own one too :) The red pan is still manageable but the copper colour needs more biceps. Hahaha!

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  11. This is a very interesting concept! We don't have anything like this in the US!

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  12. Bessie, really? What a pity! Hope it comes to u soon :)

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  13. I can never resist a new kitchen gadget! If I see one around here, I will definitely check it out :)

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    1. Lizzy, me too! Lol! Kitchen gadgets r so fun, aren't they?

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  14. Wow everything looks great! The happy call pan seems like a good idea.

    Lynn
    CARMEN VOGUE

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    1. Lynn, thks for visiting! Have a good weekend & will pop by your blog :)

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Of course I would love to follow each other! I am now following you through GFC, I also look forward to keeping up with your blog in the future.

    Lynn
    CARMEN VOGUE

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    1. Lyn, thks for following & I would love to join u too! Looking fwd to sharing :)

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  16. I have heard so much about this pan that does wonders. Nothing is impossible with this pan. Even baking of cakes can be done!

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    1. FoodieFC, indeed! Can't wait to try the baking part. Lol! U buying one too?

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    1. Shirley, oh yes! I'd a good time playing with my new toy :)

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  18. Shirley, I'm like you, waiting to see what kind of reviews and pro's & con's something like this gets first. It sounds like you're happy with your pan! :)

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    1. Kim, wise men think alike. Hahaha! So far, so good, dear! I'm still toying with it. Hahaha!

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  19. I would like to buy one of the red series..but do not know which one to choose. Apparently there's the standard, deeper and jumbo. i am trying to find out if there's any difference in the type of dishes that is suitable for cooking in the pans.

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    1. Duchess, that was my thought too... so many to pick. As for my honest opinion above after trying out both the normal & the deeper pans, I felt it's much easier to flip with the red one since it's slimmer. Too much movement inside the deeper one, not as easy as u see on TV. On the other hand, oil & sauces tend to flow out from the outlet behind the red pan compared to the deeper one. Hope this info helps!

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  20. Which would you prefer to cook with - the normal or the deeper pans. Can most of our daily cooking be done in the normal pan?Thank you.

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    1. Anonymous, both has its good & bad points. U can highlight links to the recipe above to read more about it. Yes, u can use the normal red pan for most cooking. Hope it helps!

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  21. what is happycall official website??
    i want to order from there

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    1. Andre, the website is lejel.com but it's more expensive to buy from there. Go to Gmarket to look for deals. Almost half-price!

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    2. what is the link for gmarket??
      i tried search on google, but find many links

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    3. I bought mine @ www.gmarket.com.sg. Some come with different types of free gifts, ranging from fruit knife, face masks etc. Just look for the one that suits u best. But pls read their reviews to ensure seller is reliable. Happy shopping!

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  22. I am at loss which to buy, thanks for your feedback, now i know which one to consider.

    As my daughter loves to eat fried batan fish, i really need one to do, will be shopping for one soon.

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    1. Jackie, glad to have u here with us! Thks for visiting & I'll hope to see u more often here.

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  23. ocher or standard, guess i got my answer here. thank you so much from sharing this. You save me from buying an extra large heavy pan when it will cause more trouble than helping me at the end of the day :)

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    1. Chinnee, I'm glad u've benefited from my review. Love to have u here with us & hope to see u more often :)

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  24. Hi Shirley, Just discovered your blog and found this post to be very interesting as I have just bought this pan and waiting for it's delivery. Meantime, searching for possible recipes to try:D Can you cook a saucy dish with this pan too? won't the sauce leak out when you do the flipping?

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    1. Jeannie, thks for visiting & it's great having u here with us! Welcome to the HCP Club! Sure, the pix above (Colourful Stewed Pork Leg) is a saucy dish & you can find other of my HCP recipes @ My Cooking. Just look under Happy Call & click on the arrow for recipes.

      Answering your questions: Don't worry, sauce won't spill out completely. But sometimes the sauce/oil will come out from the oil tray behind the pan, just needs practice. Have fun cooking!

      Do come back often, I always have Giveaways! If you're S'porean, click under the tab "Contest" for Giveaways happening now.

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    2. Hi Shirley, thanks for the very prompt reply:D I can't wait to try out my new toy! Thanks for visiting my blog too and am following you back, too:)

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    3. Jeannie, thks & have a wonderful weekend!

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  25. Hi Shirley, I am always tempted to invest an Happy Call frying pan, but I was told the rubble are easily give way after sometimes. And my "sleeping partner" is complaining I hv to much kitchen utensils with little storage space. And I am now can envy you only! ^_^

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    1. Christine, my HCP is still in very good condition. That's true; we ladies have collecting too many toys in the kitchen. Lol!

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  26. This pan does look very useful!!!!

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  27. I never heard of it before, although I somehow think I am going to stick with good old normal one.

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