Lifestyle and Culinary Tips

What Is Korean Chuseok? (Korean Thanksgiving)

Around this time every year, people in South Korea prepare to celebrate an important cultural holiday known as Chuseok. While businesses, government offices, and schools close down for the National Holiday, the roads, trains, and buses become congested with people heading home to spend time with their families. Here, we will discuss Chuseok–First, we will learn about the holiday. Then, we will discuss when people in Korea celebrate Chuseok as well as how to say the proper Chuseok greetings. 

Korean Sweet Potato Noodles

What Is Dangmyeon? (Korean Sweet Potato Glass Noodles)

Dangmyeon (당면), also known as glass noodles, vermicelli noodles, cellophane noodles, and sweet potato noodles, is a type of Korean noodle made from purified sweet potato starch, water, and salt. These noodles are used to make some of the most famous and popular Korean dishes. Here, we will take a deep dive into these Korean sweet potato noodles. Let’s get started!

Korean Kimchi

What Is the Purpose of a Korean Kimchi Refrigerator?

A kimchi refrigerator is a type of refrigerator specifically designed to store kimchi. Not only does the refrigerator need to keep the kimchi cool, but it also needs to facilitate the fermentation process necessary to make proper kimchi. For those interested in making large quantities of kimchi, you may want to invest in one of these. After all, for many people in South Korea, especially those who make their family kimchi, a kimchi refrigerator is an invaluable tool they cannot live without. 

Korean Chopsticks on a Bowl

Korean Chopsticks: An Informative Guide

In this post, we will focus on learning about Korean chopsticks–First, I will answer common questions about Korean chopsticks such as ‘why are Korean chopsticks metal’ and ‘why are they flat.’ Then, I give hints about proper chopstick etiquette.