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Taste of Korea

by Genie Kwon

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Written by Genie Kwon
Tteokguk
First, Tteokguk is for Seollal(New Year's Day). Do you know how Koreans become a year older? They have a special way. They eat Tteokguk, a rice cake soup, on Seollal. Eating Tteokguk means getting one year older. The thin-sliced Garatteok which is as
Second, Songpyeon is for Chuseok(Korean Thanksgiving Day). During Chuseok, Koreans make and eat Songpyeon. They give thanks for the year with Songpyeon. Making pretty Songpyeon means having a pretty child someday. Traditionally, families gather to make
Lastly, Miyeokguk is for birthdays. It's a kind of seaweed soup. You might be afraid of it at first, but when you try the soup, you will feel its rich taste. The seaweed will run around in your mouth. It is more slippery than oil! It will be a new taste
People say that food tells us about culture. In my opinion, you can learn Korean culture better while you have Korean food. Why don't you try Korean food and take the special chance to understand Korea?
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