Tag: Korean

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Korean Sweet Potato Latte (Goguma Latte)

During the upcoming autumn and winter seasons, try making our sweet potato latte recipe to warm your belly–It is the perfect treat to get you into the cozy, fireside mood. You can easily make this comforting and subtle Korean cafe drink at home in just a few minutes of active cooking. Soon, you will be sipping on this velvety, fragrant drink!

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. 

Rice Paper Kim Bugak in a paper lined basket

Korean Rice Paper Fried Seaweed Trend (Rice Paper Kim Bugak)

Recently, I wrote about a Korean fried seaweed snack known as ‘kim bugak’ (or gim bugak). Traditionally, people in Korea make this fried crispy seaweed chip by coating dried seaweed in a glutinous rice paste. Then, they would once again dry out the seaweed and rice paste before deep-frying it. Nowadays, people have started making this traditional dish using pre-made rice paper instead of making rice paste from glutinous rice flour. Not only does it skip a few steps, but it also is less messy. Here, we will learn about this new trendy way of making kim bugak!

Kim bugak in a wooden bowl.

Korean Fried Seaweed Snack (Kim Bugak 김부각)

Have you heard of temple food? In South Korea, temple cuisine refers to a type of culinary culture that originated in Buddhist temples. A popular type of fried seaweed snack, known as kim bugak (김부각), started out as a Buddhist temple food. Nowadays, people often eat these fried seaweed chips as a quick bite, banchan (side dish), or anju (drinking snack).