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Top 5 Korean Dishes you Must Try

Posted on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Korean food has become popular all over the world in recent years. The growing trend of K-pop has led to even more interest in Korean culture. 

Food has an important role in Korean history as a result of social and political changes throughout the centuries. Every province has its own dishes and ingredients that are unique to their own region. If you travel around Korea, you will be become accustomed to the various meals you should indulge in. For example, Jeonju is famous for Bibimbap and Jeju is famous for Black Pork. 

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Tags: Korean food, Korean dish, banchan, ordering food, food in Korea, eating out in Korea, eating healthy in Korea, eating in Korea, kimchi, bibimbap, samgyeopsal

5 Easy Meals To Cook in Your Korean Kitchen

Posted on Tue, Aug 02, 2016 @ 03:55 PM

 So, you have finally settled in Korea, got through ChungDahm training week and finished apartment hunting. You are exhausted and starving after unpacking and now the real nightmare begins... how do you turn on the stove? How does the gas work? What can I make to eat?

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Tags: food in Korea, cooking in korea, eating in Korea, Apartments in Korea, kitchens in korea, Korean food, western culture in korea

Try These Top Summer Dishes and Drinks While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 02:47 PM

If you haven’t been to Korea, Korea is a great place to live because you can truly experience 4 seasons. When I was in living in Las Vegas, all I knew was hot and cold. One thing that I like about living in Korea, is that Korean people eat specific foods according to season. Since summer season in Korea is quickly approaching, I thought it would be best for me to share the top 4 foods you should try while living and teaching in Korea during the summertime.

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Tags: eating in Korea, summer in korea, alcohol, food in Korea, eating out in Korea, eating healthy in Korea, alcohol in Korea, Korean food, korean drinks

Eating Healthy in Korea

Posted on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 @ 09:50 AM

One of the biggest challenges for fitness fanatics coming to Korea is worrying about your diet and how to maintain a western way of eating in Asia. Korean diets are predominantly saturated with carbohydrates such as noodles, rice and sweet potatoes. There are bread cafes on every street corner and sweet delights to misguide you on a sugary course of addiction. For those Paleo/Low Carb lovers Korea can be a disappointment when eating out or even figuring out what to buy in supermarkets.  The Paleo/Low Carb movement is taking off slowly in Seoul, as sports like Crossfit are becoming more trendy, but the country is still far behind in this way of thinking and providing people with services to support this way of clean eating.  
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Tags: eating in Korea, food in Korea

5 "Unusual" Korean Foods That You Should Try

Posted on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

It's easy to fall into a pattern of go-to foods -- the easy, comfortable, "normal" ones. Bibimbap, gimbap, donkas, ramen, and of course, BBQ. And there's nothing wrong with eating these foods, but lately I've been challenging myself to seek out some of the stranger foods here in Korea. So, during your time in Korea, here's what I recommend you try that's on the more adventurous side of dining...

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Tags: eating out in Korea, eating in Korea, food in Korea, eat in korea

Market Shopping: How to wisely spend your money on groceries in Korea

Posted on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Although Korea saves you money in many areas, grocery shopping is not one of them. Buying fruit and vegetables in Korea can be really exorbitant and possibly on par with European prices. It’s probably because as foreigners we are craving all those delicious products from back home such as strawberries, cherries and walnuts. We are used to cooking with certain items and eating certain foods. One of the toughest parts of living in Asia is learning a whole new way of cooking and having to try new vegetables and fruits that seem foreign to us.

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Tags: shopping in Korea, food in Korea, markets, Market, eating in Korea, market day, local market, Fruit, Vegetables, Activities to do in Korea

Home Cooking in Korea; New Ingredients, New Recipes!

Posted on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

I was never much of a chef at home, I usually stuck with boiling pasta, draining it, and then adding a bottled sauce and scarfing it down. So, when I first moved to Korea, I was worried about whether I'd still be able to find and use the sauces and pastas I was used to from the USA. Korean grocery stores have a wide variety of new ingredients (kimchi, radishes, gim, duk, etc.) I had never heard of, and at first I was a bit scared, but with a renewed sense of adventure I have been able to be a lot more creative in the kitchen!

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Tags: cooking in korea, food in Korea, eating in Korea, cooking in korea, eating in Korea

I think Korea is amazing! Part 2

Posted on Wed, Oct 09, 2013 @ 05:02 PM

Last week I wrote about why I think Korea is amazing, and this week I have even more reasons to share with you.

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Tags: ex-pat life in Korea, a year in Korea, outdoor activities, eating in Korea, trend in korea, having fun in korea, facts about Korea, drinking, Korean society, cultural differences, Activities to do in Korea, Nightlife in Korea

Korea Buffet Basics: I hope you're hungry!

Posted on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 @ 05:27 PM

Here's a great look (video post!) at one of the many different kinds of buffets that you can experience while living and teaching in Korea. This buffet has a fantastic variety of food options and a friendly cook who helps prepare your meal. This buffet in Seoul also offers many extra 'service' options. You'll have to watch to find out what these are.

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Tags: eating out in Korea, food in Korea, restaurants in korea, dishes in korea, eating in Korea, service, buffet, Korean traditions

Seafood Feast Korea Style: Exploring Nampo, Busan

Posted on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 @ 03:05 PM

While living and teaching in Busan, South Korea, I've heard a fair amount about Nampo and the Jagalchi Seafood Market. Jagalchi is one of the most famous seafood markets in Korea. It is huge, and has both an inside, multi-leveled area and an outside open market. There are restaurants to be found everywhere there, but just next door is another area famous for food and a bit less expensive, Nampo.

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Tags: eating out in Korea, busan, eating in Korea, food in Korea, food in Korea, eating in Korea, fish market, busan, Foreign Eats

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