Learn About the Culture of Korean Food

Learn About the Culture of Korean Food

Apart from K-Pop, K-Dramas, cosmetic products, tech giants, and its stunning country itself, another fascinating aspect of South Korea is its food culture! The nation has a unique and rich taste in terms of food, bringing many popular dishes, such as kimchi, bibimbap, kimbap, Korean barbecue, and delicious hot pots and soups … Read more

Top Korean Street Food You Must Try

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Any visitor in South Korea is astonished by the variety, affordability, and amazing tastes of the treats available in its streets. Indeed, Korea is a haven for street food and these gastronomical delights are a significant part of their pop and food culture.  You can easily spot vendors selling them on streets, … Read more

Guide to Bungeo-ppang

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If you’ve been to South Korea, chances are, you already know bungeo-ppang. This Korean fish-shaped bun is typically filled with sweetened red bean paste and is popular during winter, sold by the street merchants in Seoul. As opposed to its name, which means “crucian carp bread,” bungeo-pang doesn’t contain fish. And despite … Read more

Guide to Melona

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Melona is a popular ice pop in South Korea manufactured by Korean-based company Binggrae Co. Ltd. Although the dessert is called “Melona” and is famous for its melon flavor, the ice pop also comes in various other fruit flavors, like coconut and cantaloupe. As of 2009, each bar of the 80 ml/2.7 … Read more

Learn About Traditional Korean Breakfast Food Items

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Seeing a Korean breakfast for the first time would surely get you thinking: they have really outdone themselves in the kitchen. Well, that couldn’t be more true. Koreans are so passionate and in touch with the chef inside them that they always prepare dishes in the most palatable and presentable way possible. … Read more

Guide to Korean Injeolmi

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Injeolmi (인절미) is a variation of tteok or a Korean rice cake made from steamed and pounded glutinous rice flour, shaped into bite-sized pieces, and typically covered with cooked powdered dried beans or other elements. The dessert is a representative sort of glutinous pounded tteok and has variations depending on what kind … Read more

Guide to Korean Kkul-tarae

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The next time you’re in Seoul, try taking a bite of their kkul-tarae, a sweet snack sold along the streets of Myeongdong and Insadong. Kkul-tarae (꿀타래 translated as “honey skein”), also called Korean court cake, is a South Korean variation of the Dragon’s beard dessert that originated in China. Many vendors turn … Read more

What is Korean Rice Paper?

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Korean rice paper, more generally known as edible rice paper, is a common ingredient in South-East Asian cuisine and has many uses. The edible paper is pretty simple to make and doesn’t require much time. In this article, you’ll be learning all about the cooking ingredient and how to make them. Also … Read more

Guide to Korean Hotteok

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Hotteok (호떡), also called Hoeddeok, is a South Korean pancake stuffed with different fillings. It’s a sweet or savory snack from Korean cuisine and is also a popular type of street food. In winter, the delicacy’s appeal comes from the warm heat it exudes after being made fresh and its sweetness that … Read more

Books That Talk About Korean Food

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Whether you have tasted every Korean food on Earth or you are new to it, these popular books by the ever-famous Korean cooks themselves will let you recreate popular dishes. You no longer need to spend at fancy restaurants for your K-food cravings. Here are the ten best books about Korean food, … Read more

Do you Need Special Equipment for Korean Recipes?

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Making Korean cuisine at home may be an intimidating prospect first. But, if you know how to sear your meat and saute vegetables with the harmony of flavors, you could go all in to prepare a Korean feast yourself. With hopping on flights to Seoul being no option and restaurants being expensive, … Read more

Types of Cooking Utensils and their roles

History of kitchen utensils is nearly 3 million years old. As the archaeological records tell us, the stone age was followed by bronze and then by iron age. This era eventually produced more useful utensils for food preparation. Things really started to change in the 8th century with the start of the … Read more

Healthy Choices in Korean Cooking

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The culture of every country is not just different from the other in many ways, but it also reflects the food traditions of a respective nation. Here we are going to talk about Korean food that is originated from Korea and became quite popular globally for all the right reasons.  About Korean … Read more

Health Benefits of Kimchi

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Growing vegetables all year round has never been possible. Therefore, people have developed several methods like pickling and fermentation to preserve their palatable delicacies worldwide. It is a process using enzymes for creating chemical changes in food.  One such food is the ever-famous Kimchi. Hailing from South Korea, Kimchi is a Korean … Read more

The History of Kimchi

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When it comes to popular pickled foods, Indians have achaar, Germans have sauerkraut, and Koreans have kimchi. The fiery fermented Kimchi from Korea is a living history in essence. It is the national dish of South Korea and dates back as far as two to three thousand years.  A harmonious combination of … Read more