What the name on the food label says…

When doing grocery shopping in Korea, did you ever wonder why the "names" for food on the price tag are sometimes rather long? 🤔 You may also notice that some names deviate from what's on these lists: Korean names for vegetables, fruits, nuts, seaweed, mushrooms, cereals and beans. If you find that confusing, you can... Continue Reading →

The most extensive list of vegetables in Korean

You may know already how to read and spell animal-based ingredients in Korean, so how about studying plant-based foods now? Here's essential Korean vocabulary regarding vegetables! 👇 [Don't like veggies?! 😱IMPOSSIBLE! But how about fruits? Or cereals, beans, mushrooms, seaweed, nuts or seasonings?] Btw, if you don't know how to read Korean yet, here's a... Continue Reading →

Pink and Green: Tomatoes in Korea

🍅 "I like tomato, you like tomahto... 🎶 🥔 I like potato, you like potahto." 🎵 Or was it the other way around? 🍅🤔🥔 Who decides what's correct and what is not when it comes to tomatoes and potatoes, anyways. Despite pronunciation,* there are also disputes regarding the classification of these two food items. Is... Continue Reading →

Seasonal treat: Spring greens

🐦Birds are singing.🕊 🌸Flowers are blooming.🌼🦋Insects are buzzing around.🐝 🌱New leaves are sprouting on plants.🌿 Everything is basically yelling: 🌤 SPRING IS HERE!!!! 🌷 Young plants of edible mugwort (ssuk 쑥). How else can you tell? 🤤Fresh spring greens (bom-namul 봄나물) are back!!💚 Traditional Korean food is characterized by turning seasonal and local ingredients into... Continue Reading →

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