Thursday, August 6, 2020

Korean recipes: Ipchun osinban five spring greens

Ipchun (입춘, 立春) marks the beginning of the first of the 24 solar terms and it falls around Feb. 4. It heralds the beginning of spring and the time to start farming. As the spring air begins to spread, the body's metabolism gets more...

Tales of Korean life win Colombian book prize

Andres Felipe Solano, writer and instructor at the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, wins the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana award for his 2015 novel 'Corea: apuntes desde la cuerda floja.' The book is based on the author's experiences living in Korea. A book based...

Explore Joseon palaces at a glance

"Palaces In My Hand" is a new mobile app that serves as an integrated information source and tour guide for the four major palaces -- Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Deoksugung and Changgyeonggung -- and the Jongmyo Shrine. Through the app, users can download guides at each...

Korean retailers win over Vietnamese shoppers

Korean retailers, bakeries and home shopping channels have recently been winning more and more favorable responses from their Vietnamese customers. Korean retailers win popularity in Vietnam as they reflect the interests and preferences of local customers. The stores have differentiated and upgraded their fresh food...

Korean instant noodle wave hits food lovers worldwide

From Jungfrau Peak atop the Alps to Punta Arenas at the southernmost point of Chile, it's possible to enjoy one signature Korean dish. Can you guess what it is? The answer is Korean instant noodles. Called the “snack of the nation,” Korean instant noodles, or...

Korean enterprises dive into virtual reality

During the Samsung Galaxy S7 presentation at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on Feb. 21, audience members using virtual reality headsets fail to realize that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has entered the venue. (Photo: Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook profile) Experiencing a virtual reality, like being able...

Royal relics emerge from museum storage

The four boxes that held the royal seal of Heungseon Daewongun, plus the seal itself, are collectively known as the ogae sabibin (오개삽입인, 五個揷入印). They're intricately formed so that they cover and keep each of the smaller boxes, according to size. Each side of...

Korean comfort food inspires new wave of young chefs

For many years now, Korean cuisine has been sailing into the mainstream of North American cooking trends. Now, a new wave of second generation Korean-American chefs are adding their modern twist to the flavors of their childhood comfort foods. Comfort food and home cooking evokes...

Korea, Japan to further develop tourism industries

Experts from the tourism industries in Korea and Japan have met in Tokyo for a two-day festival aimed at developing tourism between the two countries. The industry experts discussed ways to expand the Korea-Japan tourism partnership, while the comedy show "Nanta" appeared on stage along...

Usu (우수, 雨水)

Today is Usu(우수, 雨水), "The First Rainfall of the Year," so the worst of winter has now passed and we can begin to emerge from our winter hibernations across the northern hemisphere. Usu, Feb. 19, marks the beginning of the second of 24 solar terms...

Sea squirts emerge as good dental solution

When your teeth smart, you can now rely on sea squirts to help ease the pain. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has found a solution in the gallic acid secreted from the marine invertebrate as a way to cure toothaches, a...

Thank you for development cooperation, support: Palestinian leader

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn (right) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pose for a photo on Feb. 18 prior to an honorary banquet in Seoul. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, currently on a trip to Korea, discussed ways to boost bilateral exchanges...

North Korean nuclear weapons are unacceptable: Palestinian leader

President Park Geun-hye (right) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands during a summit at Cheong Wa Dae on Feb. 18. President Park Geun-hye and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have exchanged their views on measures to boost bilateral cooperation between Korea and Palestine. The two...

Gov’t to push new industries for export growth

Korean citizens will soon be allowed to list their spare rooms at Airbnb or other accommodation sharing services, renting out their houses or rooms to visitors or tourists. Companies that develop brand new products, such as drones, wearable devices or unmanned vehicles, will soon...

New comic takes us back to streets of Joseon

'The Mogul Merchant,' a new online comic book created by the Cultural Heritage Administration, is released on Feb. 17. The 14-part series will be published serially online every Wednesday. Part one of "The Mogul Merchant" (물상객주, 物商客主), a new online comic book that explores Korea's...

Enjoy the royal palaces at night

An evening journey around the Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbokgung Palace allows you to appreciate it from all angles, as it's reflected in the pond under the moonlight. Evenings at Seoul's royal palaces are soon to grow longer. Gyeongbokgung and Changgyeonggung palaces, two of the must-see tourist...

‘Museums tell story of humankind through history, culture’

Stone blades from the Neolithic Era, stone arrowheads from the Bronze Age, stainless steel spoons, hwatu  gambling cards and even blue jeans worn by people today. These are all part of the resources owned by the National Folk Museum of Korea, and all of these...

Antarctic station breaks ground on glacial research

Korea's Jang Bogo Antarctic Research Station, in its second year of operations, expands its research to cover Antarctica's sub-glacial lakes, geology and meteorite craters. Jang Bogo, Korea's second permanent research station in Antarctica, has been breaking ground in Antarctic research. This year, it will have...

‘A dining table can change the fate of a nation’

CEO Cho Tae-kwon of the Kwangjuyo Group emphasizes that, 'Our traditions are something that will never disappear. They're the things that have been accumulated all these years.' There is a man who has turned traditional culinary arts into a business, has turned them into art...

All smiles in Myeongdong

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok attends a 'K-Smile' tourism promotion event in Myeongdong on Feb. 12 and presents a tourist with a gift. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok and cast members of the TV show "Abnormal Summit" ("비정상회담") have...

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