When one of my best friends came to visit me in Seoul, I wanted to show him some special places in the city. We decided to visit Changdeokgung Palace and secret garden, two sites that I didn’t have the chance to visit before and that, according to a lot of people, are two of the best spots in town.
For this visit, we joined a Meetup eve [...]
Porridge is often consumed by Korean people and it’s considered a light and healthy meal. There are many restaurants serving porridge (죽) in every city.
Today we will give you an easy Korean rice Tuna porridge recipe to try at home.
Ingredients for 2 people
2 cups of sticky rice (around 180 gr)
1 can of tuna in brine
Today, 14th of February it was the first full moon’s day of lunar calendar (Jeongwol Daeboreum) and in Korea many people eat nuts like walnuts and peanuts.
In the morning of the full moon the people would crack peanuts with their teeth (bureom kkeghi) while the other nuts would be served already without the shell. It is believed that b [...]
Bibimbap is well known as one of the most representative dishes of Korean cuisine. It consists in steamed rice, mixed with vegetables, meat, eggs and chilli pepper paste.
One of the key concepts behind this dish, is the concept of five colours. The five colours being blue, red, yellow, white and black are present either in the ingredient, or [...]
Life in Seoul can be quite hectic and many people during weekdays work a lot and don’t have the time or the will to cook a healthy and nutritious meal everyday when they come back home. I think this also happens during the weekends, when people try to sleep as much as possible, and they don’t really want to prepare their meals.
For my research on Korean food I was looking for a specific book (Korean food:The originality) that could not be easily found.
I wandered through several book stores (including Kyobo book store) and I couldn’t find it anywhere. Eventually I considered the possibility of finding it at the National library in Seoul.
After a quick search o [...]