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[HanCinema's Digest] Food Lovers' Lane

2017/01/21 | 565 views | Permalink

Travelers Today lists some 'strange' Korean foods to try, Simon Cockerell shares his experience of North Korean cuisine for the Decan Chronicle, learn how to make dakgaejang with Korea Bapsang, and the Korea Herald visits Green Table in Gangnum.

"Strangest Korean Dishes Every Tourist Must Try"

Fancy some 'live spoon worms'? How about a cup full of silkworm larvae? While strolling Korea's streets you may be surprised at the sheer variety of local delights and delicacies available; Korean cuisine is not all about kimchi and soju there'll be plenty of daring new dishes to test your taste buds. In fact, visitors to Korea say that experiencing new foods and flavours is one of the main reasons they come! Live octopus anyone?

...READ ON TRAVELERS TODAY

"North Korea's food culture is nothing like what you expected"

South Korean food has taken the world by storm, particularly over the past decade, but what about its northern neighbour's cuisine? Simon Cockerell has visited North Korea many times (over a 100, according to the Decan Chronicle), and he says that the DPRK's dishes are right up there with South Korea's. Some items, Simon says, like beer, are actually better on the other side of the DMZ! However, Simon's work is not without criticism...

...READ ON DECCAN CHRONICLE

"Dakgaejang (Spicy Chicken Soup with Scallions)"

Hyosun, a Korean-American and owner of Korean Bapsang, shows us how to make dakgaejang, spicy chicken soup with scallions. This flavorful dish requires only a few ingredients (the main two being chicken breasts and scallions) and takes around 10 minutes to cook. "Dakgaejang is a summer favourite in Korea as a nourishing soup that boosts the energy level during hot summer days", writes Hyosun, "but this hearty, comforting soup is great all year long! Not to mention weeknight friendly!"

...READ ON KOREA BAPSANG

"Korean-French cuisine with a fresh attitude at the Green Table"

The Korea Herald puts "Green Table" in Sinsa-dong in the spotlight and talks to its owner/head chef, Kim Eun-hee about her passion and process. The restaurant, according to Times' writer, "channels Korean flavors with a French backbone and fresh nuances". If you're looking for fine dinning in Korea's capital, why not start by checking out Green Table for some incredible fusion delights!

...READ ON THE KOREA HERALD

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