Understanding Weight Equivalents When Cooking

a kitchen scale and food items on a table

Thanks to the internet and all the cooking shows, now we have a plethora of recipes available at our fingertips. But sometimes, a recipe from outside your country or region might leave you scratching your head, wondering how many cups are in a tablespoon and vice versa. Some countries use imperial measurements … Read more

What Sports are Popular in Vietnam?

men playing rugby

Like many other countries in the world, Vietnam is also actively involved in sports. In fact, sports have played a very important role in Vietnam’s cultural field, and it is also essential in its cultural development. The sports sector began to improve and became promoted widely in Vietnam in 1975. In the … Read more

What Sports are Popular in South Korea?

the starting lineup of South Korea’s basketball team in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Different sports are being played in different countries. In fact, each country can possibly have their own local or traditional sports that have become popular in many parts of the world. One of the most popular countries in Asia, where people love sports, is South Korea. They have lots of traditional or … Read more

Guide to Different Types of Kimbap

kimbap on a plate

Often called the Korean sushi, Kimbap is a Korean food that is made of seaweed or kim, seasoned rice or bap, and ingredients such as fish cakes, beef, seafood, cucumber, pickled radish, and carrots. Just like sushi, a Kimbap is rolled and sliced before serving. Aside from the ingredients we mentioned, you … Read more

Guide to Types and Varieties of Nashi or Asian Pear

Guide to Types and Varieties of Nashi or Asian Pear

Asian pears are real pears, even if they look more like apples. Asian pears or nashi is yellow-green fruit that has a round shape and plump texture that you might have the urge to cup them in your hands and just stare at their lightly speckled skin for a minute before you … Read more

Guide to Types of Peas

green, peas, vegetable on a plate

There are several types and varieties of peas that are available to plant and consume. Each of them varies in size and taste. Some pea types mature earlier than others, and some of them might require some particular procedure to mature and flourish. However, some seed companies tend to sell several pea … Read more

History of the Korean Language

The Korean language, named hanguk-eo in South Korea and chosŏn-mal in North Korea, is a language in East Asia that is spoken by more than 77 million people. A majority of those speaking the language mainly live in Korea, but several speakers can also be found in China (Yanbian Prefecture and Changbai County) as well as … Read more

History of the Korean Royal Family

Before the formation of the Sixth Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Korea had a long history of monarchs ruling over the land. The last monarchy that ruled Korea was during the Joseon Dynasty, which governed the country for more than 450 years. Although … Read more

The Amazing History of Korean Cuisine

The Amazing History of Korean Cuisine

From the earliest known pottery makers of 8,000 BC, through the evolution of city-states and kingdoms from scattered tribal villages and nomadic barbarians, to modern day civilization, Korea has a very rich and colorful history that spans thousands of years. The earliest peoples of the Korean peninsula were small bands of hunter-gatherers, … Read more

Gat-kimchi – Mustard Leaf Kimchi

갓김치 A kimchi made of gat, a kind of mustard leaf. The stems and leaves are seasoned with pickled anchovy sauce. The strong flavor of the mustard leaf and the anchovy is what makes this kimchi popular. Source: Korean Food Guide in English (Ed. The Korea Foundation, Cookand, 2003) ISBN: 89-89782-10-4

Candied Bellflower Roots – Doraji-jeonggwa

도라지정과 Whole bellflower roots (doraji) peeled and simmered in a mixture of water, honey, and sugar until candied. Source: Korean Food Guide in English (Ed. The Korea Foundation, Cookand, 2003) ISBN: 89-89782-10-4

Weight Equivalents: Lettuce

Lettuce was first cultivated in Egypt where it was probably selectively bred to produce large edible leaves. It spread from Egypt into Greece and Italy, then throughout the Roman Empire. There are several types of lettuce, but the three most common are Leaf, Head, and Cos (Romaine). How much does lettuce weigh? … Read more