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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 […]

Korean Food: What You Probably Didn’t Know About

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What Makes Korean Food Fascinating Korea, in spite of being geographically situated between two strongly influential Asian giants (China and Japan), has maintained its own unique cuisine. Knowing about them helps broaden our appreciation for this tiny nation’s fighting spirit. Generally, Korean food is hot and spicy. Fermented red chili paste or gochujang is a […]

Dining Korean: Amazing Side Dishes

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What Are So Many Side Dishes For? Korea’s side dishes are called “banchan.” They are commonly served at every table when you dine Korean. And there are lots of them – small servings of different taste adventures, each offering a unique flavor to a dining experience. You can call them appetizers, if you will. You […]

Remembering Korea’s Traditional Festivals in Bellevue

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Traditional Holidays and their Special Foods Korea’s lunar calendar is marked with many holidays that Koreans love to celebrate with pomp and food. They observe these traditional holidays, many of which go way back to their early history, and particular foods have been associated with the holidays. Take Seollal, the Korean New Year, which is […]

The Year of the Fire Rooster

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Born in the Year of the Rooster When you mention Lunar Calendar, you readily think of China. However, Korea also follows the same calendar, basing the dates of the holidays and celebrations with cycles of the moon. Years are represented by animals that follow each other in an established order repeated every 12 years. When […]

A True Signature Korean Dish at Seoul Hot Pot

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A Simple Classic in a Big Bowl A hot pot traditional bibimbap is the ultimate Korean comfort food of rice with beef, sauteed and seasoned vegetables, fermented soybean paste, and some chili pepper paste for spice. On top of these, one raw or fried egg is added. It’s an attention-grabbing dish; downright simple but amazingly […]

Be Your Own Chef for a Hot Pot at Seoul Hot Pot

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What’s in a Hot Pot? A hot pot is an East Asian casserole of meats and vegetables simmering over a fire at the center of the dining table. Here at Seoul Hot Pot, the broth is delicious by itself and flavors all the ingredients one throws into it. The restaurant offers a variety of sliced […]