• What is Jjajangmyun?

    What is Jjajangmyun?
    Jajangmyeon (Black Bean Sauce Noodles) is a Korean-style Chinese cuisine served in most of South Korea's Chinese restaurants and has now become a favorite among Koreans. In Korean TV dramas and variety shows, you will also see individuals eating jajangmyeon. It is said that over 7 million jajangmyeon bowls are sold in South Korea every day. This is also one of the foods that I always ate while I was in Seoul learning Korean. In this blog post, let 's talk about Jajangmyeon.Jajangmyeon, what is it?Jajangmyeon is a thick noodles (made from white wheat flour) non-spicy...
  • Delicious taste, Meticulously prepared: traditional Korean snacks

    Delicious taste, Meticulously prepared: traditional Korean snacks
    Korean traditional snacks (sweets and rice cakes) have been an appetizing and important part of Korean cuisine since ancient times, coming out on special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and memorial services in the limelight.The creation of these traditional snacks is mainly due to the wisdom of Korean culinary precursors in choosing the right ingredients for different recipes. There are hundreds of traditional snacks, prepared with the utmost of dedication and care, made using a variety of ingredients and cooking processes.With the rising interest in one's well-being in recent years, not only in Korea, but globally,...
  • SHAKE SHACK ADDS KOREAN FLAVORS TO BURGERS AND FRIES WITH GOCHUJANG SET

    SHAKE SHACK ADDS KOREAN FLAVORS TO BURGERS AND FRIES WITH GOCHUJANG SET
    Get ready to head over to Shake Shack soon if you're in love with Korean cuisine. In addition to its burgers and fries, the New York-bred chain has now introduced gochujang flavors.For those who are not familiar, gochujang is a red chili paste made with glutinous rice and meju powder, mostly used as a dipping sauce for cooking or on its own. Shake Shack 's culinary director, Mark Rosati, influenced by his recent trip to the region, created new menus focused on some of his favorite finds. Kicking off the selection is the Gochujang Chicken Shack,...
  • To relieve stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Koreans seek spicy food, according to data

    To relieve stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Koreans seek spicy food, according to data
    SEOUL — The tension caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has driven South Korean customers to search for hot and spicy ready-to-eat menus at convenience stores, analyzed by a domestic convenience store franchise.Scientifically, spicy food has been shown to increase the development of feel-good hormones such as serotonin that alleviate stress , frustration, and ease depression. After working with a dish of spicy food such as hot and spicy pork ribs or a bowl of spicy noodle soup with shots of Soju, an popular Korean distilled spirit, it is normal to see working people handling their tension.Sales...
  • BTS: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email

    BTS: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert  Facebook  Twitter  Flipboard  Email
    The Small Desk has been working from home for the near future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you shows from around the country and around the world. It's the same spirit — a stripped-down setting, an intimate setting — just a different room. We've been trying to make a BTS Tiny Desk concert happen for years now — even gaming ways we could move Bob Boilen 's desk far enough forward to match the dance moves of the Korean boy band. At the end of the day, a global pandemic — and the...
  • Fortnite will debut the latest music video of the Kpop BTS band and two new dance emotes.

    Fortnite will debut the latest music video of the Kpop BTS band and two new dance emotes.
    Fornite is lighting up her party island for another major musical event. This time, Party Royale — the Fornite outshoot intended for chilling instead of killing — will host the debut of a new music video by Kpop band BTS for their single Dynamite. This Friday, September 25th, you should catch the grooves. Dynamite already has a music video (and even a second music video?) but this latest iteration will be the "music video choreography iteration" of the Epic Games in their announcement for the event. Presumably, this means more emphasis on group dance steps. Fitting...
  • The Top 14 South Korean Foods to Try

    The Top 14 South Korean Foods to Try
    South Korea has been better known for its technology than for its food in recent years. Things are beginning to shift, however, thanks to delicacies like kimchi, which has become a global phenomenon. Here's a list of South Korean foods that you need to check out. Hoeddeok (sweet pancakes with syrup) A popular Korean street food is known as a sweeter version of the Western pancake, hoeddeok, or sometimes spelled as hotteok, particularly during the winter season. Loaded with a mixture of cinnamon, honey, brown sugar, and small pieces of peanut, it is basically flat, circular...
  • The defected North Korean soldier has been awarded lifetime Choco Pies

    The defected North Korean soldier has been awarded lifetime Choco Pies
    The Korea Herald confirmed this week that a North Korean soldier who embarked last month on a dramatic defection through the Demilitarized Zone was given a lifetime supply of Choco Pies.The soldier, known by his family name "Oh," had reportedly been asking for some Choco Pies when he woke up in hospital after being shot during his defeat.Since 1974, Orion, the South Korean snack maker, declared they would give Oh a lifetime supply of the treat, as long as he remained in South Korea. The company has sent 100 boxes to the emergency room of Oh,...
  • What is tteokbokki?

    What is tteokbokki?
    Tteokbokki is a spicy stir-fried dish that typically consists of rice cakes in the form of a cylinder, sweet red chili sauce, and fish cakes. It's considered one of Korea's top street food products, and can typically be purchased from street vendors known as pojangmacha.During the Joseon Dynasty era, when it was used as a remedy, the dish originated and it was also one of the dishes of the royal court. Tteokbokki was originally referred to as tteok jjim, a braised platter of sliced rice cakes, meat , eggs, and seasonings.While being brown in colour, it...
  • At Mukja Food Truck, Mother-Daughter Duo Make Korean Fusion Snacks

    At Mukja Food Truck, Mother-Daughter Duo Make Korean Fusion Snacks
    It is commonly understood that a not-so-slight portion of the early success of David Chang came from his unfortunate tendency to mix Korean cuisine with whatever he saw fit. Korean cuisine is hearty in its own right with its ample kimchis, an endless selection of sweet, spicy and fried meats and a variety of robust jangs, or sauces and pastes. Even with its general knowledge of noise and large , bright flavors, despite a strong ability to command center stage, the food still manages to lend itself to collaboration and blending. Enter Mukja, a food truck...
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