Makgeolli has a deep history in Korea as a farmer’s tonic meant to give them energy to continue their hard day’s work. The rice wine is also pretty inexpensive and, thus, hit its peak in the 70s and 80s as an affordable libation.
Makgeolli is a deep part of Busan’s history. This fermented rice wine’s origins trace back to the Joseon Dynasty era when people began to brew it at Geumjeongsanseong Fortress, located 800 meters up on the top of Mt. Geumjeong here in Busan.
When you are in a rush, Bulgogi Chicken is a great way to put your stored bulgogi sauce to good use. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare and about 40 minutes in the oven. A great advantage with this dish is you can put the chicken legs on a barbecue and create a really unique and delicious barbecue flavor that will impress!
This traditional herb has a bitter taste and you can find it in many food products around the peninsula. When I was little, my mother used to make me tea with honey-soaked ginseng to help keep me healthy.