Guide to Bungeo-ppang

a box of taiyaki with red bean paste filling

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

ice pop in different flavors

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

Guide to Korean Injeolmi

a tray of injeolmi, tongs

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

hotteok with vegetable filling, hand

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

Health Benefits of Kimchi

delicious ready-to-eat kimchi in a bowl with spices around

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

What are the different types of rice

If there were a jack of all trades in the world of food, then the title would most certainly go to rice. This humble grain is a staple in any kitchen because it lends itself to a myriad of recipes – may it be fried, steamed, or baked. All around the world, … 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

Tips on Making Galbitang in a Slow Cooker

Galbitang or Korean braised short ribs is a creamy but delicate Korean soup that is made from Korean radish, short ribs, and glass noodles or dangmyun. These glass noodles are usually made with sweet potato starch. Galbitang most likely originated about 800 years ago during the declining days of the Goryeo Dynasty. … Read more

Guide to Types of Peas

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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

Guide to Cherries

Guide to Cherries

Cherries are probably one of the best fresh summer produce ever. You can eat it straight out of your hand and enjoy it as a simple dessert or snack. There are several types of cherries, and some of them have black, red, yellow, and pink colors. Each of them has different tastes, … Read more

Guide to Chicken Eggs

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Chicken eggs are consumed in almost every part of the world, and they have several uses, from cooking to baking. Eggs have been part of every breakfast, lunch, dinners, and even desserts for most of us. But there are still some things that we yet to know about one of our favorite … Read more

Guide to Honeydew

Guide to Honeydew

Just like any other melons, honeydew melon belongs to the Cucurbit, or gourd family. This fruit sweet, scrumptious, and juicy just as long as you harvest them off their vines at the right time. However, it is quite hard to recognize a ripe honeydew compared to detecting ripeness in other types of … Read more