New Year’s celebration with Korean Mandu (dumpling , gyoza or wonton)

Along with Tteokguk, a soup made with sliced rice cakes, another Korean people’s traditional New Year’s signature dish is mandu (dumpling, gyoza or wonton).

It is a Korean dish with a particularly long history that was considered so delicious that it was even able to pacify the wrath of the gods.

 

Tteokguk (Rice Cake Soup, 떡국) – NYD’s must-eat dish

Tteokguk is a soup made with sliced rice cakes, usually in beef broth. It's a traditional must-eat New Year's dish in Korea.

 

"Tteok" means rice cake, and "guk" indicates soup. The type of rice cake used for this soup is called garaetteok, whici is unsweetened and looks like a white water hose. But nowadays you can get already sliced garaetteok (rice cake) from any Korean grocery shop; even in Korea, making the soup preparation much easy.

Welcome to my family’s Sang (SANG means a dining table in Korean)

There’s a new kid on the Surry Hills block, and I’m willing to say it’s going to be the next big K-thing.

We’ve got K-Pop, K-Drama and K-Beauty…but when it comes to K-Food, I think you’ll find a lot of people are still a little bit confused as to what it actually is…

Is it Korean BBQ?

Is it a lot of stinky soybean paste?

Is it just kimchi and bibimbap?

If you’re on this website now, you probably know that Korean cuisine is so much more than just these quintessential foods. But, the broader community has come to know the cuisine by these.

 

DANHOBAK-JUK…Korean sweet pumpkin porridge

Danhobak-juk, Korean sweet pumpkin porrideg is widely known as a creamy orange treat for winter in Korea, touching all the senses.

It is usually made with Korean sweet pumpkin, also known as kent pumpkin or Kabocha squash. 

There is a saying in Korea that goes, “What’s good for your body is bitter to your taste,” but it is not the case with pumpkin porridge. 

With its minimized cooking process you can get the full health benefits of pumpkin: it’s great source of vitamin A, C, E, potassium, beta-carotene, all of which enhances the blood flow and immune system. 

Korea's Most Refreshing Summer Dishes

Summer in Australia is in full force, bringing with unprecedented heatwave.

 As temperatures rise to the record level, people try to escape the heat by heading to the beach, the swimming pool, or air-conditioned cafes and malls.

There is a better way to beat the scorching heat according to a mantra in Korea.

Signature Korean dishes colourfully feature in major newspapers

Australia’s major daily newspapers, ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ and ‘The Age’ have presented a full coverage on Korean food allowing huge space in their life and style section.

The newspapers have featured a variety of Korean delicacies offered at a range of Korean restaurants in both Sydney and Melbourne, describing them as emerging mainstream cuisine, which is going off like fireworks and shooting out sparks all over town.

Grilled Gizzard Shad embodies a delicacy of autumn in Korea

There is a conventional wisdom in Korea, saying “the delicious smell of grilled gizzard shad in autumn makes a runaway daughter-in-law return home.”

Gizzard shad with soft flesh and bold flavors indeed embodies a delicacy of autumn in Korea.

In autumn in Korea,  gizzard shads store up plenty of nutrients for the long, cold winter; meaning they are packed with healthy oils and plenty of flavor.

The best months to eat these delicious fish are between late September and mid November.

"Korean fried chicken 'GAMI' is taking over Australia"

According to SBS Food section, a Korean fried chicken restaurant ‘Gami’ is taking over Australia.

Gami was founded by the four university friends from Kora, Jun Lee, Rio Yoon, Ayden Jung and Max Ji and has been grown to multi-million business.

In an interview with SBS, the four said, “Every Friday was Korea day. We’d have a Korean student gathering and we  talked about starting a business together.”

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Jeonju Bibimbap Festival

Bibimbap was one of the top three foods during the Joseon period and it is thought to be the most favorite Korean meal among foreigners. In particular, Jeonju Bibimbap is considered one of the best foods in Korea. Jeonju's bibimbap is decorated with five colors and withholds five tastes that come from 30 different ingredients including gingko, pine nut, chestnut, walnut and fresh seasonal vegetables. Jeonju Bibimbap has a balanced nutrition that embraces the ancestor’s wisdom in a bowl.

 

When
Oct. 25, 2018 ~ Oct. 28, 2018

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