Korean Food Category

Chuseok 추석

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The biggest and most important of Korean holidays are Seollal and Chuseok. Seollal is the first day of the first month of the lunar year, and thus is an observance of the start of a new year. Chuseok comes on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, and is a big traditional holiday that developed [...]

Everyone watches and loves ‘Boys Before Flowers’. So definitely everyone knows about the porridge shop that Geum Jan Di worked in. The name of the porridge shop is ‘Bonjuk’.

People visiting Korea’s countryside might be surprised to discover rows upon rows of large and small, brown earthenware pots placed on a special platform. Spices and seasonings used to make Korean food are pickled and preserved in these pots, which include hangari 항아리and onggi 옹기(pots typically smaller than hangari)

A lot of people think that most Korean food is hot and spicy, like Kimchi. However, there are plenty of Korean dishes that are not hot and are quite delicious. Pajeon is one among them.

Have you ever heard of naengmyeon (냉면)? The name literally means ‘cold noodles’. You really want to have some when it gets hot in summer, though they say it is supposed to be eaten in winter.

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