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Patjuk 3

Dongji aka The Winter Solstice Korean Style

Like many holidays, unofficial or not, in Korea, there’s something that should be eaten on the upcoming winter solstice, or Dongji (동지), so get your...

Jeju, Korea: Kalguksu, Korean Soup 4

Conversations With Koreans: Have You Eaten?

Recently in a conversation with four Korean women, the topic of etiquette and manners came up. We were discussing differences from the west compared to Korea. I brought up how endearing, although strange at first, that Koreans consistently ask if I’ve eaten and if I respond that I haven’t, inevitably food shows up.

Korean Eating: Duck Stew 2

Korean Eating: Duck Stew 오리탕

While it looked similar and it had duck as the main ingredient, it wasn’t as thick as the oritang that I had become accustomed to eating in the north. My father-in-law explained that this was actually oritang and what I had wanted based on my description was oribaesuk (오리백숙). I had never heard of the latter and was sure that my teacher friends had always ordered the former, but it seems there is quite a difference.