Korea's Most Refreshing Summer Dishes

Summer in Australia is in full force, bringing with unprecedented heatwave.

 As temperatures rise to the record level, people try to escape the heat by heading to the beach, the swimming pool, or air-conditioned cafes and malls.

There is a better way to beat the scorching heat according to a mantra in Korea.

Signature Korean dishes colourfully feature in major newspapers

Australia’s major daily newspapers, ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ and ‘The Age’ have presented a full coverage on Korean food allowing huge space in their life and style section.

The newspapers have featured a variety of Korean delicacies offered at a range of Korean restaurants in both Sydney and Melbourne, describing them as emerging mainstream cuisine, which is going off like fireworks and shooting out sparks all over town.

Grilled Gizzard Shad embodies a delicacy of autumn in Korea

There is a conventional wisdom in Korea, saying “the delicious smell of grilled gizzard shad in autumn makes a runaway daughter-in-law return home.”

Gizzard shad with soft flesh and bold flavors indeed embodies a delicacy of autumn in Korea.

In autumn in Korea,  gizzard shads store up plenty of nutrients for the long, cold winter; meaning they are packed with healthy oils and plenty of flavor.

The best months to eat these delicious fish are between late September and mid November.

"Korean fried chicken 'GAMI' is taking over Australia"

According to SBS Food section, a Korean fried chicken restaurant ‘Gami’ is taking over Australia.

Gami was founded by the four university friends from Kora, Jun Lee, Rio Yoon, Ayden Jung and Max Ji and has been grown to multi-million business.

In an interview with SBS, the four said, “Every Friday was Korea day. We’d have a Korean student gathering and we  talked about starting a business together.”

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Jeonju Bibimbap Festival

Bibimbap was one of the top three foods during the Joseon period and it is thought to be the most favorite Korean meal among foreigners. In particular, Jeonju Bibimbap is considered one of the best foods in Korea. Jeonju's bibimbap is decorated with five colors and withholds five tastes that come from 30 different ingredients including gingko, pine nut, chestnut, walnut and fresh seasonal vegetables. Jeonju Bibimbap has a balanced nutrition that embraces the ancestor’s wisdom in a bowl.

 

When
Oct. 25, 2018 ~ Oct. 28, 2018

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Korean food festival kicks off in Seoul

A festival of traditional Korean food, known as hansik in Korean, kicked off in Seoul on Thursday as South Korea pushes to promote the country's food culture around the world, the government said. 

The two-day 2018 World Hansik Festival, featuring cooking shows by star chefs and a program of making traditional Korean pastes, among other events, is taking place at the Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in Seoul, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said. 

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‘CHUSEOK’ –Korean Thanksgiving Day

"Chuseok”', the Autumnal Full Moon Harvest Festival like a Thanksgiving Day in the West, is celebrated by Koreans all around the world. 

 

It is the most important family get-together to enrich family values and commemorate ancestors.

 

Sons, daughters or grandchildren gather at parents or grand parents’ place to celebrate the annual Korean festival of the full moon at harvest time, resulting in the whole nation’s move.

 

In fact more than two thirds of the entire population of Korea travel for the occasion to their hometown and villages.

Learning from Korean masters, renowned foreign chefs compete in Korean cooking show

"Korean Food Battle" is a popular television show where traditional Korean food masters from all over the country boast regional delicacies and compete against each other.

The new season on the food channel Olive TV came back with a twist. This time, Korean masters pair up with popular foreign chefs from Canada, Belgium, Italy, the United States and Mexico who have little knowledge of Korean food and teach them how to make authentic Korean dishes.

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