Recently, I wrote about a Korean fried seaweed snack known as ‘kim bugak’ (or gim bugak). Traditionally, people in Korea make this fried crispy seaweed chip by coating dried seaweed in a glutinous rice paste. Then, they would once again dry out the seaweed and rice paste before deep-frying it. Nowadays, people have started making this traditional dish using pre-made rice paper instead of making rice paste from glutinous rice flour. Not only does it skip a few steps, but it also is less messy. Here, we will learn about this new trendy way of making kim bugak!
Have you heard of temple food? In South Korea, temple cuisine refers to a type of culinary culture that originated in Buddhist temples. A popular type of fried seaweed snack, known as kim bugak (김부각), started out as a Buddhist temple food. Nowadays, people often eat these fried seaweed chips as a quick bite, banchan (side dish), or anju (drinking snack).
During the summer months, in our household, we love making oi muchim, a type of spicy Korean cucumber salad. While this seasoned cucumber dish has a spicy kick, it is also refreshing during the extreme summer heat. Here, we will teach you about oi muchim and answer any questions you may have about this dish.
Since 2018, around this time every year, the ‘Greek momo’ pops up across social media in South Korea. This aesthetically pleasing summer recipe is extremely delicious–To make this recipe, you combine creamy greek yogurt with a sweet and juicy peach. In the end, you have the perfect breakfast or brunch treat for yourself, your significant other, and/or friends!
In South Korea, the two most popular alcoholic drinks are undoubtedly soju and beer. While some people choose to drink copious bottles of beer or shots of soju, others mix the two into a smooth cocktail known as ‘somaek.’ Here, we will take a deep dive into how to make good somaek. Then, we will learn about some somaek food pairings, as well as Korean drinking culture tips.