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Korean Soy Sauce
Lifestyle and Culinary Tips

Korean Soy Sauce: Which Soy Sauce Should I Buy?

Undoubtedly, the most common ingredient used in a typical Korean households’ kitchen is soy sauce. Yes, many recipes use condiments such as gochujang and doenjang, but soy sauce is added into almost everything–From braised dishes and pickled foods to soups and stews, soy sauce is an integral part of building the Korean flavor profile. For Korean cooking beginners, picking out the correct soy sauce for particular recipes can be a daunting task. This guide is meant to help you navigate purchasing and using Korean soy sauce. 

Korean Fruit
Lifestyle and Culinary Tips

Korean Fruit: A Beginners Guide to Korean Fruits

In South Korea, popular fruits from around the globe, such as oranges, strawberries, and bananas, are commonly available. Unfortunately, many native fruits to South Korea are not as easy to find in other countries and continents. Below, I listed some popular types of Korean fruit to look out for. On one hand, you may find these in your local grocery or Asian market. If so, definitely make sure to try them! On the other hand, some of these fruits may only be available if and when you travel to South Korea or other East Asian countries!

Korean Fish Pancake With Salad
Entrées, Korean Recipes, Recipes, Side Dishes

Korean Fish Pancake (Korean Saengseon Jeon)

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!