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Kimchi: Korean Staple with Benefits

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The Health Mine of the Amazing Kimchi Traditional kimchi is made of salted and fermented vegetables, usually napa cabbage and comes with a variety of ingredients, like chili powder, scallions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal (salted seafood). Kimchi is a low-calorie, high fiber, and nutrient-packed side dish highly common in Korean homes and restaurants. What is […]

The Comeback of The Farmer’s Wine

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The Rise of Makgeolli Makgeolli is one of Korea’s oldest alcoholic beverage, dating back 2,000 years ago. It is a viscous, milky, creamy off-white liquid made out of rice wine. It’s slightly sweet, tangy, bitter, with a cloudy appearance because of the presence of sediments. It is also called nongju, meaning an agricultural or farmer’s […]

The Drinking Culture of South Korea

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Korean Alcohol and A Tradition of Manners South Koreans love their alcohol. It’s a huge part of their lives. It’s so important it is almost an obligation to drink. Traditionally, Koreans drink alcohol to celebrate important holidays and seasons, such as New Year, Rice Planting and their Day of Thanks. Their drinking involved rituals showing […]

A Pancake Perspective for the Rainy Season

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What’s in Pajeon? The Korean word “jeon” is often translated as “pancake.” In South Korea, the most popular comfort food during the rainy season is buchimgae or jeon, also known as Korean pancake or Korean pizza. Koreans eat it with makgeolli, a type of rice wine. The pa in pajeon means scallion, green onions that […]

Monkfish: Better Known for Flavor than Appearance

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Getting to Know Monkfish The monkfish is indeed a strange-looking fish, terrifying at first, because it is not a really well-known seafood. Its upper body range from brown to blackish in color, though its underbelly is whitish. The ghoulish appearance beguiles its taste. In particular, the meat of its tail is mildly sweet and has […]

Best of Korean Fruits: Through the Seasons

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Fruits, Fruits, Fruits, and More Fruits: All Year South Koreans love their fruits, even if they are quite expensive. They make sure they have the fruits in season whenever possible. During spring to summer, or from the months of March to August, people have the habit of having fruits before, after and even in between […]

A Thought for Tofu: A Lifestyle Trend

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Healthy Comes in Small Packages If you are deciding to shift to a healthier lifestyle or wanting to slim down, you can actually start by liking tofu. You don’t know what benefits this simple dish has in store for you. Regular consumption of tofu can replace a high meat diet that is usually associated with […]

The Powerhouse of Nutrition in Mackerel

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A Boost to Heart Health and More Just like salmon and tuna, the super-nutritious mackerel is another oily fish what your doctor will recommend for better cardiovascular health. Cardiologists say that at least two servings of fatty fish in your weekly diet can boost heart performance. Mackerel is an economically important food fish that is […]

The Basics of Korean Food in Bellevue

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All You Need to Know About Korean Food Being a peninsula, Korea’s diet has always been seafood-rich. However, meats have been popular with Koreans in the last 50 years. The people have learned the art of preserving their foods in ingenious ways, either pickled, salted, fermented and, of course, spicy which characterize their many side […]

Korean Cold Noodles in the Heat of Summer

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Naengmyeon: Top Favorite Summer Food in Korea Korean summers are scorching hot and make way for the top favorite food of the season – Korean cold noodles, the most popular is Naengmyeon. The noodle dish consists of long and thin handmade noodles made from the flour and starch of various ingredients, including buckwheat, potatoes, and […]