Sunday, September 27, 2015

Holiday in Korea 'Chuseok' :: Korean Food for Thanksgiving Day of Korea

Korean Holiday Chuseok, Korean Food for Thanksgiving Day of Korea
Korean Food for Chuseok (Thanksgiving Day of Korea)

Chuseok(추석) is a Korean thanksgiving day.
The day falls on Sep 27 in 2015, but the holiday is celebrated for a total of four days (September 26 to 29) this year.

Koreans will visit their family homes to spend time together and give thanks to their ancestors for an abundant harvest. 
You should look forward to the day because Chuseok is a good opportunity to enjoy traditional and cultural experiences throughout Korea.
Also one of the big reasons we expect the holiday is that we can eat good Chuseok Food such as seasonal fruits, grain, rice, rice cakes and liquor. :D

Here, Daegu Travel introduces some Korean food eaten during Chuseok holidays. 

Songpyeon [송편]

Songpyeon is one of the Korean typical and traditional food for Chuseok.
It is a small half-mooned shaped rice cake stuffed with sweetened sesame seeds, pine nuts or chestnuts. 

Japchae [잡채]

This dish is most commonly served at Korean parties and special occasions such as Chuseok, Seolnal(Korean new year’s day) and one’s birthday.
It is a Korean dish made from sweet potato noodles, stir fried in sesame oil with vegetables (typically thinly sliced carrots, onion, spinach, and mushrooms), sometimes served with beef, and flavoured with soy sauce.

Jeon [전]

Jeon are pancake-like Korean dishes. 
There are many different types of Jeon such as Saeng Sun Jun(Pan-Fried Fish), Kimchi Jun (Kimchi Pancake), Hobak Jun(Pan-Fried Zucchini), Pa Jun(Scallion Pancake) and more.
They can be made from anything seafood, vegetables, meat and kimchi and they are either coated with an egg, flour, or combination batter before they are pan-friend.

Gotgam [곶감 : Dried persimmon]

Gotgam is usually eaten as for a snack and traditionally used to make a spicy sweet Sujeong-ghwa(수정과: cinnamon drink) in Korea.
It is also usually used as a gift for Chusoek (Korean Thanksgiving Day) and Seollal (Korean New Year's Day).

Why don’t you try some Korean traditional food on this Chuseok? :D