On The Border
A Taste of Korea
60 Years of the Republic
Versatile Japchae, a Dish for Special Occasions
Among the key dishes in Korean cuisine is Japchae, cellophane noodles with thinly sliced beef and a variety of vegetables. The name, in fact, is a poor description of the dish,...
Sep. 23, 2010 09:40
No Chuseok Without Songpyeon
What turkey is to American Thanksgiving, songpyeon is to Chuseok. Also called Hangawi, with the literal meaning of "great middle," since it falls on Aug. 15 by the lunar calendar...
Sep. 22, 2010 08:43
Gujeolpan: a Royal Pleasure for Eye and Palate
Gujeolpan is an elaborate dish consisting of nine different foods. In Korean, "gu" means "nine" and "jeol" and "pan" mean "section" and "plate"; thus the dish's name denotes nine...
Sep. 21, 2010 08:34
Bibimbap, a Dish with Many Faces
Bibimbap is a traditional Korean dish mixed with sauteed and seasoned vegetables, meat, and Korean chili paste over steaming rice. It can be served either cold or in a sizzling...
Jul. 29, 2010 13:11
What Made Bulgogi a Worldwide Hit?
Sizzling soy sauce blended with sugar, sesame oil, garlic, spring onion, and rice wine to accompany juicy marinated beef grilled to perfection -- the literal meaning of this...
Jul. 24, 2010 08:14
Why Samgyetang Is Good for You on Hot Summer Days
Many Koreans enjoy chicken ginseng soup or samgyetang on three special summer days -- Chobok, Jungbok and Malbok that are said to be the hottest days of the year. Collectively...
Jul. 20, 2010 12:23