Tag: Chuseok

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. 

3 dips for Korean Barbecue

Korean Barbecue Dipping Sauces

Chuseok (추석), the mid-autumn festival literally translated as ‘Autumn Eve,’ is here! For the past two years, we’ve thrown a small Chuseok party with friends to celebrate the South Korean national holiday. This year is no different!  Often, the friends we invite have never eaten Korean, so we introduce them […]

Soybean Paste Stew

Doenjang Jjigae Recipe (Korean Soybean Paste Stew)

아침(Achim)- “Morning” 먹다(Meokda)  “to eat” 아침식사(Achim-Siksa) “breakfast”  반찬(Banchan) “Side Dishes”  된장찌개(Doenjang Jjigae) “Soybean paste stew” Let’s have a heart to heart about breakfast. Secretly, I do not like breakfast food. I could die happy without having another piece of bacon (Ah! I know! Shocker), eggs are boring to me if they […]

Happy Chuseok! 추석 잘 보내세요!

Fall is here, which means the countdown to Thanksgiving has officially begun!!! It is my favorite time of the year…warm drinks re-enter our lives, the leaves begin changing, and there is a crispness to the morning air.  In the United States, we have Thanksgiving, a time to gather with friends […]