Garden of Morning Calm

The Garden of Morning Calm (The Perfect Eye Candy)

The Garden of Morning Calm, the oldest private garden in Korea which derived its name from a great Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore’s description for Korea as “Land of the Morning Calm” during the Joseon Dynasty, is one of the must-see places you need to check out, whether you love garden and flowers or just looking…

kimchi jjigae

Kimchi Jjigae, the King of Stews

If the world regards kimchi as the representative Korean food, it is only natural that this highly-nutritious and super addictive fermented dish is made in to kimchi jjigae, a stew, which Koreans love.   Kimchi, the fermented staple in a Korean cuisine spread, is considered as one of the healthiest food in the planet due…

tangerine

Celebrating Tangerine Season

The tangerine season is probably the best time of the year for orange lovers. In this season, everybody’s favorite oranges are never as delicate and as sweet. With that, Jeju is a perfect pick for this celebrated season. Let’s go through the orchards in search for the glorious fruit. This inexpensive yet very enjoyable activity…

dongchimi

Dongchimi (water radish kimchi) all year round

The requirements for dongchimi is pretty straightforward: radish, korean pear, ginger, garlic cloves, red chili peppers, and green onion. The radish is primarily fermented in a water-based brine and this brine, in turn, is used as part of many of the known Korean dishes such as naengmyeon.   Like many other Korean dishes, dongchimi was…

bulgogi

A bulgogi hot pot stew in the dead of winter

With many vegetables as supporting characters to bulgogi jeongol, the crowd-favorite pan-grilled beef transforms into a delightful dish that’s perfect to share with friends over lengthy conversations in the dead of winter. That’s quite an image, but bulgogi jeongol, translated to Korean barbeque in a hot pot recipe, is more of a poem-inducing creation than…

Seorak

The Big Mountain of Snow: Seorak National Park

If you love the cold winter season so much and would prefer challenging winter treks, the best place to go to is Seorak National Park where snow would not melt even after a long time, keeping \ the mountain in its preserved, snowy state. That’s why it is called Seorak because it is derived from…

Kkakdugi

Kkakdugi for your soups

Kkakdugi |깍두기 Kimchi is a very well-known Korean side dish, and arguably the country’s representative food. But kimchi has many varieties and kkakdugi or cubed radish kimchi is one of those. In the same way, there are several different varieties of radish around the world and the Korean radish is characterized mainly by its rotund…

yangnyeom-korean-chicken

Yangnyeom Chicken: It makes you crave for more

The yangnyeom Korean chicken is perhaps one of the most successful Korean food ever to invade the foreign market, at least in Southeast Asia. In malls across SEA, one would find Korean chicken stalls and restaurants marketing these unbelievably crispy chicken dishes coated with sticky, spicy sauce, together with other flavors of deep-fried chicken goodness.  …