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Bulgogi

Posted in Food by pianist93 on January 11, 2010
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Bulgogi is made beef or pork. The one made with pork is called pork bulgogil. For Bulgogi, tenderloin or sirloin is appropriate because these are good for broiled food.

Putting soft meat that has been minced and has been mixed with refined rice whine for a while will animate the effect of enzymes and the meat more softer. After mix by putting  minced green onion, garlic, ground sesame mixed with salt, pepper powder,  and sesame oil all in one bowl. Then stack the mixture for 30 minutes and roast it.

Here are other food that used bulgogi.

Bulgogi burger

Bulgogi rollsBulgogi Rolls

Japchae

Posted in Food by pianist93 on January 11, 2010
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Japchae is ordinarily made with cellophane noodles made with sweet potato starch. It is a cuisine made by frying cellophane noodles with shred meat, carrot, spinach, mushroom, onion and sesame oil. Sesame seeds are usually put on top of Japchae. Sometimes Japchae is ordered as main dish, but in Korean cuisine, Japchae is usually eaten as side dish.

Bossam

Posted in Food by pianist93 on January 11, 2010
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Bossam is a kind of  ssam( a Korean cuisine putting rice or meat on vegetables) by putting  boiled pork on lettuce. Usually, people sell it by classifying the meat into small, medium, and large. Koreans usually have bossam with soju(crude form of Korean hard liquor).

Tteokbokki

Posted in Food by pianist93 on January 9, 2010
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Teokbokki is distinguished by the tteokbokki that uses hot pepper paste to make it spicy and the the tteokbokki that uses  soy sauce. The former is called the snack bar tteokbokki and the latter is called the court tteokbokki. Tteokbokki originated from the court which did not have the spicy taste. The tteokbokki that has spicy taste uses hot pepper paste and sugar to  make tteokbokki spicy and sweet. Different regions put ketchup, pepper or mustard. There are a variety of ttoekbokkis that uses different seasonings.
 

Seafood Tteokbokki

Court Tteokbokki

Tteokguk

Posted in Food by pianist93 on January 9, 2010
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Tteokguk is Korea’s traditional food.  It is made with rice cake that is cut into certain sizes. Koreans usually put meat and eggs as side dish. In Korea, it is traditional to eat Tteokguk on New Year’s day. Koreans believe that  eating Tteokguk makes you a year older and it brings you good luck.

Bibimbap

Posted in Food by pianist93 on January 9, 2010
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Bibimbap is distinguished by regions and ingredients. Although each region has different traits,  Jeonju Bibimbap is considered as the most famous. Recently, as people’s diet becamse westernized, fusion bibimbap (which uses a variety of ingredients) appeared  and bibimbap became a tourists’ food.

Korean Food in Paris

Posted in Food by pianist93 on January 9, 2010
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Korean food is spreading throughout Paris.  The French people who enjoy Korean food say that Korean food has a wide range of tastes and it is healthy. According to a waitress at one of Korean restaurants, 80% of the customers are non-Koreans. Currently there are about 100 Korean food restaurants in Paris and is going to increase.

And it’s not just in Paris. There are numerous Korean restaurants in the United States as well. The Newyorkers enjoy pumpkin porridge and those living in Los Angeles enjoy spicy food.

Hanok village of the 21st century

Posted in 1 by pianist93 on December 1, 2009
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Nowadays, it is not easy to get to see hanok-a traditional Korean-style house- between huge apartments in the city. However, there is one place where you can find hanok and experience Korea’s history. Located in Seoul, Northern village is a hanok housing where hanoks are crowded together. People actually live in these hanoks so it is easy to undergo the lives of Koreans. History of Northern village

Northern village was built between Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung and Jongmyo from ancient times. It got its name because it was located above Cheonggyecheon and Jongro. Northern village is a traditional housing place in Seoul with over 600 years of history. The preservation of diverse branch shaped alleys show 600 years of history. In ancient times, because Senior officers and Royal families lived in this area, the Northern village was known for its advanced residential district.     Northern village’s houses

Even though Northern village was a place where all the rich people lived, it is not easy to find large hanoks. Rather, most of the houses are small in size and the main house and the Sarangchae(reception room for entertaining male guests) are surrounded together centering the yard. The hanoks in Northern village was built very closely side by side to solve housing shortage problems during Japan’s colonial ruling period. Although the hanoks are still very closely together, it has experienced various changes. People changed old wood into new ones, made double doors, and used the boiler heating system. As a result, hanoks are changing into a form where modern and tradition is harmonized together wonderfully. Programs to enjoy

At the Northern village there are a variety of activities and programs anyone can enjoy. There are many hanok experiencing halls where you can enjoy Korea’s traditional culture and go through hanok lifestyle. There are classes at the Northern village culture center, where you can learn about calligraphy, dyeing clothes, embroidery and lots more. There are classes available at Saturdays for people who are working at weekdays.

What do you think? Northern village in Seoul is a place where the traditional and the modern harmonize together, a place where it is experiencing endless developments, a place with wonderful memories and a place with youth and romance. Visit Korea and experience diversity here in Northern village!

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