Category: 2014

Korean Fusion Food

Korean Food meets Western Food. Korean food is known for its delicate spices and its umami-like flavours found in dishes like, Kimchi, and Bulgogi. So when Korean food is cleverly infused with conventional western food, it becomes a unique delectable. Here are some of Korean Fusion Foods worth a try: […]

The History of the South Korean Won

If you are in Korea or visiting Korea, you’ll definitely have to handle with South Korean won (South Korean currency) .You will probably be spending a lot of your Korean money everyday, and you will be seeing the faces on the money everyday as well, right? So, it would be […]

Healthy and tasty kimchi

Gimgjang: making of kimchi for winter When did Koreans start eating kimchi? The history of kimchi goes back to at least the Goryeo Kingdom (918-1392). A vast collection of poems and essays by Yi Gyu-bo (1168-1241), Donggukisanggukjip in 13 books of 53 volumes, mentions “pickled radish,” an early […]

Jeongwol Daeboreum Celebrations

Jeongwol Daeboreum Celebrations and the Best Places to View the Full Moon Jeongwol Daeboreum refers to the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, which falls on the 15th day of the lunar calendar. On this day, traditions and customs are performed to ward off misfortune and […]

Traditional Sports

Ancient Koreans are recorded to have engaged in numerous traditional sports and games, such as kite flying, tug-of-war, geune, jegichagi, neolddwigi as well as taekwondo and ssireum. Park Tae-hwan is about to make his dynamic splash at the World Swimming Championships. Among the traditional sports that have been […]

Gimjang, Korea’s winter tradition

As temperatures continue to drop, people in Korea have begun preparations for the long winter ahead. The recent weeks from mid-October to late November, in particular, marked a special time of year known in Korea as gimjang season. Just in time, the National Archives of Korea has introduced […]

Where to Experience Korean Traditional Culture

Hanok Village at Namsan-gol | hanokmaeul.seoul.go.krNamsan-gol is a place in which hanok (Korean traditional houses) have been restored and people can appreciate their beauty. Classes in intangible cultural assets include brush painting of sagunja (the Four Gentlemen: Japanese apricot, orchid, chrysanthemum and bamboo), etiquette, the tea ceremony and […]