In Korea, during the hot summer monsoon season, people begin to crave makgeolli and jeon. Makgeolli refers to a type of Korean rice wine and jeon refers to a type of Korean fritter. As a nation, Koreans believe makgeolli and jeon are the perfect rainy weather food. As such, sales skyrocket when the monsoon season comes around in late June. People line up to eat at famous jeon restaurants until the monsoon season ends in August. One of my favorite types of jeon to eat during the summer months is saengseon jeon!
Have you ever eaten at a Korean barbecue restaurant? When you eat Korean barbecue, they often serve different types of banchan along with the grilled meat. In Korea, banchan refers to a plethora of side dishes served with the main dish of the meal. Often, these restaurants pair the side dishes with the main dish they they are serving. Pa muchim is an incredibly popular side dish served at barbecue joints. Many people believe it pairs perfectly with grilled meat and lettuce wraps.
Have you ever tried cooking with Korean sweet potatoes? If not, you are missing out! Not only is a Korean sweet potato jam-packed full of healthy nutrients, but it also tastes extremely delicious. This recipe is incredibly simple and basic. So, besides teaching you how to bake these potatoes, we wanted to share facts and recommendations on how people in Korea cook with them!
In South Korea, people make these easy handmade Korean rice balls, known as jumeokbap, as a side dish when making a packed lunch, out for a picnic, or eating spicy foods. Like triangle kimbap or kimbap rolls, jumeokbap is a In South Korea, people make these easy handmade Korean rice balls, known as jumeokbap, as a side dish when making a packed lunch, out for a picnic, or eating spicy foods. Like triangle kimbap or kimbap rolls, jumeokbap is a quick, convenient, and delicious meal. As such, you will see them often in packed lunches all across the country.
With the temperatures rising, why not make a classic Korean picnic food? In South Korea, kimbap is a quick, convenient, and cheap food you can easily find. Not only does kimbap taste great, but it also contains lots of vegetables, protein, and carbs. So, what better food to eat when on the go or out for a picnic? This particular kimbap recipe is known as chamchi kimbap. In English, this translates to tuna kimbap!