Friday, October 9, 2009

Interesting Facts about Kimchi

I think this is interesting thing about kimchi. You know, kimchi is getting famous around the world. They even serve it on the plane. But because of its spicy flavor, some people can't eat a lot or kids don't like it much. But I found out this evening while watching tv that there are different kinds of food with kimchi flavor like chocolate kimchi, cheesecake kimchi, and a lot more. But what interest me more was the lemonade kimchi that is sold in Japan. It sounds strange but it's also good to know that kimchi is getting more popular not only in Korea but also around the world.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Food for Chuseok (Thanksgiving Day)

Last week from Friday to Sunday, we celebrated Chuseok (Thanksgiving Day) here in Korea. I should've taken some pictures of the food that we made but I couldn't get chance to do it because of my in laws. I don't think it's allow to take pictures while everyone was busy in the kitchen. Like what I always do, I was in charge again with the dishes and was an assistant of my sister in law. Of course I can cook but I'm afraid to make mistakes so I just let my sister in law do it and helped her in cutting or washing some vegetables and ingredients that she needed.

Like what most people prepare every Chuseok, we made some "jeon" or fried dishes like mushrooms with meat, fish fillet, shrimps, oysters, etc.. We also cooked different kinds of "namul" (vegetables, spouts). Also toran guk (taro soup) is always in the list every Chuseok. We also steamed some fish. Luckily, we didn't have to make daejigalbi. My mother in law just bought some pork (oh gyeopsal, thicker than samgyopsal) and beef (seogogi) and made barbecue at night. We're also lucky because we don't make soeng pyeon (a half-moon-shaped rice cake stuffed with beans or sesame seeds and sugar or honey and flavored with pine needles) on Chuseok. My mother in law just buy some in the supermarket.

Chuseok today is not too hard for us because we didn't prepare lots of things like what we always did on the past Chuseok.