Distinguishing Dates and Daechu 대추

If you see the title and expect info about dating, please move on. Unless you are interested in edible sweetness! Because you will be introduced to two lovely fruits! 💕 Love at first sight? 🤔Don't judge a book by its cover! Regardless of their dry and wrinkly appearance, these guys are very sweet! 🥰 Each... Continue Reading →

Korea’s Cosmos of Corn 옥수수

Is corn a grain? 🌽🌾 Is corn a vegetable? 🌽🥬 Is corn a fruit? 🌽🍌 After reading this article, you might end up confused! But hopefully more clever! At least this is clear:Corn is cool. 🆒🌽 Why? Because all over the world, corn is used in a multitude of ways, ranging from being a major... Continue Reading →

Plant-based hiking the Korean way

☀️ The sun shines, the sky is blue. 💙⛰ Days are warm, but nights are cool. 🌠 Hiking on Mt. Unak 운악산. Gapyeong, October 2017. Can you guess what season this is? 🌸 Plants blossom and insects arise. 🐛 That sounds like spring, doesn't it? But the description can continue like this: 🍎 Fruits ripen... Continue Reading →

Diverse delicious seaweeds of Korea’s seas

As a follow-up on last year's post "What you need to know about seaweed" (aka "Seaweed 101"), here is more information about Korea's edible seaweed! In this post, "Diverse delicious seaweeds of Korea's seas" [Can you pronounce this tongue twister? 🤪] or in short "Seaweed 102", you can learn about various other seaweeds in Korean... Continue Reading →

Comparison of common citrus fruits in Korea

Despite the cold of winter, South Korean markets constantly offer edibles. Apart from beans, grains and other dry foods, there is also some fresh produce. The cold temperatures allow the harvest of seafood and seaweed, which would easily spoil in the summer. Winter vegetables such as spinach, cabbage and root vegetables (e.g. radish, sweet potatoes,... Continue Reading →

Learning Korean: Update on language-related posts

It can't be stressed often enough how important language is. In general and in particular. If you are concerned about food, for instance, knowing at least how to read Korean makes you more independent from electronic, internet-based devices (e.g. unreliable translation apps, asking friends or random people on Facebook for help). At the same time,... Continue Reading →

Quarantine in Korea

After traveling to Korea during the ongoing Corona pandemic, the journey was not over yet. It did not feel like I had arrived in Seoul, because I needed to undergo the mandatory quarantine. This is another personal account describing my experience of spending quarantine in Korea. Quarantine certificate received at the airport Quarantine in Korea... Continue Reading →

Traveling to Korea in times of Corona

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, people all over the world are facing great challenges which are the catalysts for many changes across the board. The way we live, work, eat, and celebrate is changing. The way we interact with each other - as individuals, among societies, as well as on international level - has changed.... Continue Reading →

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