Seongsan Ilchulbong

The Crown-Shaped Peak of Seongsan Ilchulbong

The Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak looks as if its the top of Poseidon’s head, for this majestic attraction’s features resemble that of a crown, while some say that it resembles a gigantic ancient castle. A volcanic eruption which is said to have occurred 100,000 years ago, caused the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak to rose from under the…

galbijjim

Galbijjim: melt in your mouth meat

Galbijjim: The Korean food aesthetic appeals to the five senses and this much is true across the board: the bold colors that pepper a particular cuisine appeal are visual feasts and this is complemented by heavily textured and deeply nuanced flavors. In many ways, Korean food is truly a gastronomic adventure. Galbijjim is translated into…

tteokguk

New year, new life and a bowl of tteokguk

Korean food is deeply-rooted in tradition and there are many that one will come across for certain occasions such as birthdays and chuseok. For Seollal (설날) or the Lunar calendar’s New Year, there is only one dish that comes to mind: tteokguk, or the rice cake soup.   Derived from the words tteok (떡) for…