Healthy, tasty seafood to help beat the heat

Healthy, tasty seafood to help beat the heat     Mineo croaker fish (민어) are just one of the many types of healthy seafood that are in-season during the summer. The photo above shows a delicious pot of mineo gamjeong croaker fish hotpot (민어감정). By Kim Young Shin  Photos = Institute of Traditional Korean Food The most well-known Korean…

Halal food on the rise in Korea

Halal food on the rise in Korea   Lamb shish kebab (top) and Adana kebab are both signature menu items at Kervan, a halal Turkish restaurant certified by the Korea Muslim Federation.   By Kim Young Deok, Xu Aiying and Yoon Sojung Photos = Xu Aiying July 27, 2017 | Seoul The word halal simply means “allowed” in Arabic. For Muslims, this…

Our seven cooking difference

Our seven cooking difference   By Korea.net Honorary Reporter Aigerim Sadykova The most delicious way to be acquainted with another country is to taste its national cuisine. However, the best way to understand it is to learn how to cook it. Months ago, I had the chance to participate in free Korean cooking classes. Every…

Culinary delights of Gangwon-do: Chodang tofu serves up natural bean taste

Culinary delights of Gangwon-do: Chodang tofu serves up natural bean taste     “My restaurant is not an eatery that serves fancy food.” Kim Hun-hoi runs the Wonjo Chodang Sundubu restaurant (원조초당순두부), a third-generation family business in Gangneung, Gangwon-do Province, that serves a wide range of tofu dishes, known locally as chodang sundubu(초당순두부). When he…

Culinary delight of Gangwon-do: freeze-dried pollack

Culinary delight of Gangwon-do: freeze-dried pollack     “We’re all ready to serve during next year’s Olympic Games.” Kim Sunyeol runs Hwangtae Hoegwan (황태회관), one of the time-honored hwangtae (황태) restaurants in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. The town of Pyeongchang is one of the three host cities for next year’s 2018 PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic…

Korean recipes: samgyetang

Korean recipes: samgyetang     In the summertime, we can often see streams of people queuing up around samgyetang restaurants, especially during the three -bok days in the heart of summer: Chobok (초복, 初伏), Jungbok (중복, 中伏) and Malbok (말복, 末伏). This year they fall on July 17, July 27 and Aug. 16, respectively. Despite…

Exhibit spotlights time-honored summer foods

Exhibit spotlights time-honored summer foods     Visitors browse some of the invigorating dishes that ancient people used to enjoy in the summer, at the ‘One Summer Day’s Repose: Taste, Palate & Healing’ exhibition currently underway at the National Folk Museum of Korea.   With no air conditioners or electronic fans, how did our ancestors…