Korean Food Story
- Shabnam(이슬) / 2014.12.05
Sweet red bean soup
red bean paste, sweet rice flour, boiling water, sugar, pine nuts, cinnamon powder.
In a pot, place 1 cup of washed red beans and 4 cups of water and heat it over high heat for 10 minutes.
Lower the heat to low medium and simmer for 50 minutes.
Check if the beans are cooked fully. Remove extra water from the beans and crush them with a wooden spoon or use your food processor to grind it.
Add 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 ts of salt, 1 ts of cinnamon powder into the red bean paste and set it aside.
Put the red bean paste in a pot.
Pour some water (about 4- 5 cups) and 1 cup of sugar (depends on your taste) and boil it.
Mix one cup of sweet rice powder, a pinch of salt and 1 tbs of sugar in a bowl.
Add ½ cup-1 cup of hot water in “3” and mix it with a spoon first and fold it by hand to make dough. (The amount of hot water varies depending on the dryness of sweet rice powder you use, so first use ½ cup of hot water to make your dough and put more hot water while kneading the dough)
Make small rice balls with the dough about 0.5 cm diameter.
When the red bean soup boils, add the rice balls and cook it.
Keep stirring the soup and it will get thicker.
Ladle the soup into a bowl and add a few pine nuts on top and sprinkle some cinnamon powder and serve it.
Fermented Cabbage Soup
Kimchi chigae is a very popular soup made primarily with kimchi. It is often prepared using older, more fermented and ripe kimchi, creating a stronger and flavorful taste while fresh kimchi may not bring out the full and rich flavors. Different variations can exist but sliced kimchi is usually put into a pot with tofu, onions, garlic and beef, pork or seafood, which are all boiled together with water or anchovy stock.
The soup is seasoned with either dwenjang and/or gochujang which contributes to the distinctive red color. Final soup is normally served in a stone pot and still boiling when served on the table. Typically, kimchi chigae is eaten with a bowl of rice accompanied by various side dishes!
What does it mean?
It's Korean soup made with vegetables ,fish,meat and plenty of water!
Koreans,who love this healthy and simple food called Soup people...
GUK is a hot food but Korean says it's a cold food,
(I think it's because the comfortable feeling in their stomach after eating Guk)
Let's find out about guk and what it means to Korean people!
Korean have Guks in many forms,it can be clear,milky white or spicy.
Korean from the past to the present always have Guk in their meals!
Chefs say there are 100 kinds of Guks in korea!
Like: Bean sprout guk , Beef seaweed guk , Doenjang guk , Fish cake guk , Dried pollock seaweed guk.....
You can make all of them by plenty of water & many ingredients!
Korean says their meals couldn't be completed without Guk!
In Korean dining culture is one pot culture with the whole family sharing one dish! Eating in korea is not only about test and nutrition but also about sharing!
Korean use not only vegetables in guk they use seaweed,too!
The Korean table is set 'BAP' on the left, 'Guk 'on the right,Sujeo (Korean spoon & chopsticks) next to that!
#Korean Food Story
I want to write the reason that I choose this theme!
Nobody like to be sick or get a cancer! Yes??
Do u eat sugar,chocolate,candy a lot??
Do you have bad habits that make u ill??
Do you have some health problems??
Just watch what you eat!
Scientists found out we can cure many diseases by eating healthy food!
One of the healthy food is Korean food!
I'll tell u the secrets behind Korean food and how you can have a healthy life like most of Koreans!
The first food that we 'll read called 'GUK'...
SEE U SOON!