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Yum goes the kkotgetang

Across the world, crab dishes are always a treat especially when you get your hands on the fattiest of these. In Korea, there is a festival dedicated to snow crabs and a dish that puts together the best of Korean flavors. Called kkotgetang, this dish makes use of kkotge, translated as ‘flower crab’ but is…


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.  …


Winter in Korea: Top 5 Destinations

Traditionally, Winter in Korea, and around the word in general, was a harsh and rough time. In modern times, Winter is a festive time of year that many people around the world look forward to. It’s a time to share with  friends, family, and also hear Mariah Carey’s “All I want For Christmas” (unfortunately) everywhere…


Will you try seasoned raw beef?

The yukhoe is quite a delicacy when you consider it. Not many people can eat raw meat, but the Korean version of the fancily-named beef tartare is soft, tender, and flavorful. The meat is tenderized by way of marinating it in garlic, green onion, soy sauce, honey, ground black pepper, sesame oil and sesame seeds.…


Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website and our first ever blog post. My name is Albert Kim and I am the COO/VP of This is Korea! I have worked at This is KOREA! since January, 2014. It seems like my first day was just yesterday. I can’t believe it has been nearly 3.5 years. Enough about…


Video by an enthusiastic client

Korea is different things for different people. For some, Korea is the home of K-pop and Samsung. For others, Korea is a land rich in history, culture, and beautiful scenery. This enthusiastic client put in great effort to show what Korea is to him and his wife. They went on a 3 days tour of the…


Udo Island: Mini Jeju

Looking for a nice setting to experience bicycle tours, fishing, hiking, jet skiing, sight-seeing and many more fun activities? Its all in one place! Named after its resemblance to a lying cow, Udo island is situated off the eastern coast of Jeju Island, and it is also renowned as mini Jeju for it speaks of…


Tteokgalbi is burger patty, Korean-style

The tteokgalbi is a compound word and its direct translation means ‘rib rice cake’ which is more of a luxurious beef patty than a regular, commoner food. Rib cuts are pretty expensive and tteok dishes are often served during important Korean holidays. But then again, when you look at the history of tteokgalbi as a…


The White Sand Beach of Hyeopjae

A good place to go after a long stroll at Hanrim Park, and guaranteed as the most romantic place to watch a natural exhibition which we all loved: the view of the sunset contrasting with the pink and orange skies, Hyeopjae Beach located just on the western side of Hanrim Park (and is a part…