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What the Koreans Consider Their Essential Ingredients

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15 Essentials for Korean Cuisine There are ingredients in Korean cuisine that you find in many of its dishes. There are 15 of these spices, condiments and other ingredients that a true Korean pantry cannot do without. While there are many others, these 15 are essential ones to start with. Korean homes and restaurants make […]

The Westernization of the Korean Breakfast

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Korean Breakfast: Traditional or Western So what’s for breakfast? In the West, breakfast traditions revolve around pancakes, waffles, eggs, toast, sausage, and bacon, to name just a few popular dishes. A typical American breakfast would comprise mainly of hot fuel foods, which means they are foods high in carbohydrates, vitamin and mineral content. For the […]

Korean Herbs & Cooking Traditions: Way to a Balanced Life

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Herbs for Balance and Long Life Wellness is a passion in South Korea, we all know how this East Asian people are just as obsessed with skin care as they are with their diet. Healthcare is very progressive in South Korea. Koreans integrate western and eastern practices and adhere to natural ways to really heal […]

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The Legend of Bulgogi in America

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A Home Dish Goes International Bulgogi is that classic Korean dish of thinly sliced, marinated beef, a staple in every Korean home and cook repertoire. It’s a dish deeply ingrained in the country’s culture. It’s origins go way back for such a simple dish. It was in the Goguryeo era (37 B.C. to 668 A.D.) […]

Battle of The Beef: Korean Beef vs Other Premium Beef

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Discovering Hanwoo We all know about Korean beef dishes, some great examples are famous internationally. There’s bulgogi, thinly sliced or shredded beef marinated and grilled, and there’s beef galbi, also known as the popular Korean barbeque. Beef is the most prized of all meats, with the cattle holding an important cultural role in Korea. You […]

Celebrating Korea’s Street Foods in Seoul

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The Food Scene on the Streets The streets of Seoul are places you’d like to be to experience South Korean vibrancy and urbane chic. And we’re not just delving into its facets of commerce and entertainment, but Seoul’s food scene is just as alive. The city is a foodie haven – swanky avenues lined with […]

Origins of The Hotpot and The Korean Obsession

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Hot Stew From China To The World Hot Pot has many forms and and each has its own beginnings. While some may say its a Korean invention, records show that it started in China. Hot pot is a Chinese cooking method where different types of food stuffs and ingredients are placed in a large pot […]

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 […]