Come wintertime, families across Korea engage in the beloved tradition of kimjang (or gimjang) - a kimchi making day where Koreans communally prepare batches of healthy kimchi for the winter months ahead. I joined in this decades-old Korean custom that centres around people filling napa cabbages with various fermented seasonings and ingredients to create Korea's iconic side dish, kimchi.
What are the best Korean side dishes that you must try when you eat a traditional meal in Korea? What are some delicious banchan you can make at home to impress your friends and family with your Korean cooking skills? Here are ten of the best Korean side dishes to try, details about how to prepare them, and dozens of insights into the world of Korean cuisine.
Travellers to Korea in winter can see incredible sights, including snow-covered palaces, dazzling lighting festivals, and sparkling Christmas decorations. However, the true beauty of Korean winter can be seen in the small street stalls and steamy traditional restaurants selling hot Korean winter foods that power people through the cold days.
Want to get out of the big Korean cities and see more cultural, historic, and natural sights that will entertain and educate? Then you should check out all the interesting things to do in Buyeo, a UNESCO World Heritage City located in western Korea.
Do you know what the tastiest traditional Korean dishes are? You might be think of Korean BBQ, or maybe kimchi and ramyeon. These are just the tip of a culinary iceberg that covers a wide range of dining options for all travellers.
How much do you know about South Korea beyond K-Pop, BBQ, and the odd conflict with North Korea? Korea is a diverse country with a rich history and deep culture that has grown to become a must-see destination. With these 50 South Korean culture facts you'll gain amazing insights into the culture of Korea, the Korean people, life in Korea, food, history, traditions, and lots more.
Here's a list of the 50 most amazingly unique Korean experiences that you'll absolutely want to try when you visit Seoul or other parts of Korea. From dressing up in traditional Korean hanbok and visiting Korean hanok, to sitting down to enjoy ramyeon noodles and watching the cherry blossoms, there are many novel ways to spend your time in Korea and unique places to visit.