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.
Lifestyle and Culinary Tips
Gochugaru, also known as Korean red pepper flakes or Korean red pepper powder, is a type of ground pepper spice used in Korean cuisine. This Korean spice has a unique and complex spicy, slightly sweet, and smokey flavor profile.
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!
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.
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.