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Korean recipes: Sweet rice with nuts and jujubes, yaksi...
Jan 08, 2016
Yaksik cuisine is usually eaten on the Jeongwol Daeboreum, the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. It's made with healthy ingredients, such as chestnuts, jujubes, pine nuts and honey. Many people make it for Seollal Lunar New Year's Day and other banquet days. Yaksik takes tim...


'Army on the Tree' examines contradictions of war
Jan 05, 2016
The play 'Army on the Tree,' currently on stage at the Seoul Arts Center, is based on a true story of two Japanese soldiers who hid in a banyan tree on Okinawa during World War II. In Okinawa during the final days of the World War II, two Japanese soldiers climbed up a ...


Explore Korea's national heritage online
Dec 31, 2015
The Cultural Heritage Administration reopens its digital cultural information service today. The website offers a wide range of historical records, pictures and videos related to Korea's cultural heritage. An updated version of the government website, 'Korea National He...


Exhibition celebrates Year of the Monkey
Dec 24, 2015
Monkeys are not indigenous to the Korean Peninsula, but as one of the 12 animals of the East Asian zodiac, the monkey can be found in many aspects of Korean history and traditions. As the ninth zodiac animal, it symbolizes maternal love and success, and can act as a talisman to w...


Two 'Nutcrackers' enrich year-end celebrations
Dec 23, 2015
“The Nutcracker” is on its way to rekindle the innocence of childhood, as Christmas draws near. The classical ballet is based on the story of Germany-born E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” The tale begins on Christmas Eve when a young Marie receives a...


Korean recipes: patjuk red bean porridge
Dec 23, 2015
A staffer at the Korean Folk Village in Yongin-si City, Gyeoggi-do Province, offers patjuk, or rice and red bean porridge, to visitors to mark Dongji, the winter solstice, which falls on Dec. 22 this year. Earlier this week, it was easy to see people enjoying red bean porridge,...

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Eat your way across Korea -- kimchi soup
Dec 23, 2015
Korean cuisine just wouldn't be the same without its vast and various varieties of kimchi. There are 187 officially-recognized varieties of kimchi listed at the Kimchi Field Museum in southern Seoul. In reality, however, that number is most likely an underestimate, as every famil...


Stroll through a world of orchids
Dec 23, 2015
A Darwin's orchid is on exhibit at the National Institute of Ecology. The flower is associated with the naturalist Charles Darwin who correctly predicted that evolution would lead to the development of a species of moth with a long proboscis ideal for pollinating this specific pl...


Exhibition shows present, future of craftworks
Dec 22, 2015
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (right) looks around the 2015 Craft Trend Fair on Dec. 17 at COEX in southern Seoul. Ceramics and light fixtures that were created using 3-D printers were recently on display at a convention center in southern Seoul. ...

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Eat your way across Korea -- spicy soft tofu soup
Dec 15, 2015
The jagged rectangle of the Korean Peninsula juts southward out of Manchuria, at the far eastern edge of the Asian landmass. Being thusly located, Korea has always shared in East Asia's extraordinary wealth of vegetables and plant life. It's estimated that Western Europe has abou...