Haenyeo can be translated to ‘a woman diver’ in English and a Korean traditional Haenyeo traces back to Goryeo Dynasty. The typically elderly women go into the water off the local coasts and find marine products like seashells without a oxygen tank.
After my trip to Jeonju a few months ago, a historic Korean city known for its iconic bibimbap, the taste of Jeonju's specialty seemed to always be on my mind. To cure my bibimbap craving, I headed to Seopgil Boribap, a bibimbap establishment in Bijeon-dong, Pyeongtaek.
I’ve never made doughnuts before. This was my first time. I’m sure they will only get better the more I make them. So I started by doing a bit of research. Then I figured out what kind of doughnut I wanted and got to work.
When you live overseas, exploring the local food can be fun. But, for those times when you’re craving a taste of home, burgers might come to mind. Outside Camp Humphreys, a diner is serving up the American beef, bacon and breakfast classics you may be craving.
Kimchi, a fermented vegetable dish, is a traditional dish that accompanies every meal served in Korea. There are many variations in recipes and forms, using different vegetables such as cabbage, radish, and cucumber.
When you walk around Korea, you will quickly see the passion for food spilling over from stalls lining the street and small restaurants full of people noisily slurping noodles or preening away at a dish with chopsticks.
Whenever I visit my parents in Daegu, my mother always sets aside my favorite fermented cabbage kimchi so I can take back to my place with me. You might think I’m hogging my family’s kimchi, but fortunately for me, I’m the only one in my family who likes it.
Kimchi is considered to be a very healthy food and is a staple of Korean cuisine. Some choose to have it as a side but with a little work, you can add this flavorful pickled and spicy dish to other recipes as well.