Monday, February 20, 2017

Dried Persimmon Rolls/곶감쌈/ 柿子饼卷

Dear friends, have you ever tasted the dried persimmon rolls?
亲爱的朋友们,您可曾尝过柿子卷饼 ?

In China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam after harvesting, 'Hachiya' persimmons are prepared using traditional hand-drying techniques, outdoors for two to three weeks. The fruit is then further dried by exposure to heat over several days before being shipped to market. In Japan the dried fruit is called hoshigaki (干し柿), in China it is known as "shi-bing" (柿饼), in Korea it is known as gotgam (hangul: 곶감), and in Vietnam it is called hồng khô. It is eaten as a snack or dessert and used for other culinary purposes.

In Korea, dried persimmon fruits are used to make the traditional Korean spicy punch, sujeonggwa, while the matured, fermented fruit is used to make a persimmon vinegar called gamsikcho (감식초), which is alleged to have a variety of health benefits


柿树的栽培已有一千多年的历史,中国、日本、韩国和巴西是其主要产地

除鲜食外,整个柿子晒干之后可以制成柿饼。柿饼外部有一层白色粉末,叫做柿霜。柿霜并不是淀粉,主要是由内部渗出的葡萄糖凝结成的晶体构成。这些晶体并不易同空气中的水分相结合,因此柿饼表面通常会保持干燥。这也有利于柿饼的保存。柿还可以酿成柿酒、柿醋,加工成柿脯、柿粉、柿霜、柿茶、冻柿子等等。

在日本,柿子饼被称为hoshigaki (干し柿),在中国,称它为"shi-bing" (柿饼), 在韩国,被称为 gotgam (hangul: 곶감),在越南则称它为 hồng khô。

在韩国,韩国人用桂皮加糖,姜,煮成糖水,再配上柿子饼片,那就成了“ sujeonggwa” 甜品饮料。熟透的柿子,经过发酵后,也制成柿子醋,“gamsikcho”


In Korea, Sangju City(상주시) is famous for the persimmons~~


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Seasoned " Bomㅡ Dong"/ 凉拌春白菜 / 봄동무침


Dear friends, do you still remember the name of this vegetable in Korean ? Now, is the season for this vegetable in Korea. We call it " Bom-dong".
This vegetables are  available in Korea , mainly in  late winter and spring. We call it " 봄동 / Bom-Dong". We can use this vegetables to cook soy bean soup, kimchi or season with red pepper sauce,etc.....

亲爱的朋友们,您可还记的这蔬菜的韩文名称?
这蔬菜,通常在韩国的冬末和春天上市。 我们称它为 “봄동/Bom -Dong/春白菜。 我们用它来煮豆酱汤, 做泡菜或凉拌辣酱等。
The recipe for this vegetable is available at http://kkimchi88.blogspot.kr/2012/08/seasoned-bom-dong.html

Friday, February 10, 2017

五谷饭/Rice with five grains / 오곡밥...2017


On the Daeboreum (literally "Great Full Moon") is a Korean festival  that celebrates the first full moon of the new year of the lunar Korean calendar. 

Daeboreum (literally "Great Full Moon") is a Korean holiday that celebrates the first full moon of the new year of the lunar Korean calendar which is the Korean version of the First Full Moon Festival. This holiday is accompanied by many traditions. This year, it falls on the 11th Feb 2017.

For breakfast on Daeboreum, Ogokbap (오곡밥 / 五穀밥), a five-"grain" rice consisting of rice, millet, Indian millet, beans, and red beans is served . This is eaten with various dried herbs. One of the special foods of Daeboreum is Yaksik (약식 / 藥食). This treat is made of glutinous rice, chestnuts, pine nuts, honey, sauce, and sesame oil. Also there is drinking for Daeboreum. It called 'Ear-quickening wine(귀밝이술)'. This alcohol means that if someone drank this alcohol, he or she would be quick to hear and hear good news for one year.

One familiar custom is to crack nuts with one's teeth. It is believed that this practice will help keep one's teeth healthy for the year.
In the countryside, people climb mountains, braving cold weather, trying to catch the first rise of the moon. It is said that the first person to see the moon rise will have good luck all year or a wish will be granted.
Historically, people played the traditional game named Jwibulnori (쥐불놀이) the night before Daeboreum. They burned the dry grass on ridges between rice fields while children whirled around cans full of holes, through which charcoal fire blazed. These cans fertilized the fields and got rid of harmful worms that destroyed the new crops.

大滿月朝鮮語대보름),全稱正月大滿月朝鮮語정월대만월)、正月大보름朝鮮語정월대보름,「보름」為固有詞,月圓、望日之意),是朝鲜的傳統節日,又稱上元상원)、元宵원소)、元夕원석)、烏忌日오기일),每年農曆正月十五舉行,當天有很多慶祝活動。

在這一天人們食用各種應節食品,包括五穀飯藥食、乾菜等。人們早上空腹喝「耳明酒」,祈求不生耳疾,又可以一年都聽到好消息。然後嚼醉乾果再吐出來,相傳可以治皮膚病。其他還有用紫菜或蔬菜包飯吃(稱為福裹),以及用牙咬開堅果以鞏固牙齒。

在郊外,人們會冒寒風爬山,第一個看見月亮的人會得到好運或達成願望。他們會串門,向鄰人「賣熱」,以期望涼快的夏天。晚上又會焚燒用松樹枝條堆成的「月亮屋」。在節日前夕農民也會在阡陌上焚燒乾草,給土地辟蟲添肥,這兩種都是源自點火把驅蟲祈福的習俗。放風箏象徵不幸隨風而逝,而婦女們則會玩踩橋的遊戲。
정월 대보름(正月 大보름) 또는 대보름은 음력 1월 15일로, 오기일(烏忌日)이라고도 하며, 한자어로는 '상원(上元)'이라고 한다. '상원'은 도교적인 명칭으로, 삼원(상원중원하원) 중 첫 번째이다. 새해 들어 처음 맞이하는 보름날로서 농사의 시작일이라 하여 매우 큰 명절로 여겼다. 대보름 전날인 음력 14일과 당일에는 여러 곳에서 새해의 운수에 관한 여러 풍습들을 행한다.

대보름에 차려 먹는 절식으로는 부럼·귀밝이술 외에도 약밥·오곡밥·묵은 나물과 복쌈 등이 있다. 또 고사리·버섯·오이고지·호박고지·가지껍질·무시래기 등 햇볕에 말린 묵은 나물을 물에 잘 씻어서 먹으면 여름에 더위를 먹지 않고 건강하게 지낸다고 한다.
  • 부럼 - 정월 보름날 새벽에는 부스럼이 생기지 말라는 의미에서 밤·잣·호두 등 단단한 견과류의 부럼을 먹는다. 이때 부럼(주로 밤의 껍질을 직접 깨물어 먹음.
  • 오곡밥 - 쌀, 보리, 조, 수수, 팥 등의 다섯 가지 이상의 곡물을 섞어 지은 오곡밥을 먹음.
  • 진채식 - 무, 오이, 호박, 박, 가지, 버섯, 고사리 등을 말려둔 것을 먹는다. 여러 집에서 아홉 가지 나물을 아홉 번, 또는 열 가지 나물을 먹기도 함.
  • 약밥 - 물에 불린 찹쌀을 시루에 찐 뒤 꿀이나 설탕·참기름·대추 등을 쪄서 거른 것을 섞고, 다시 진간장·밤·대추·계피·곶감·잣 등을 넣어 시루에 찐 밥을 말함.
  • 복쌈 - 밥을 김이나 취나무, 배추잎에 싸서 먹는다. 여러개를 만들어 그릇에 높이 쌓아서 성주님께 올린 다음 먹으면 복이 있다고 함.
  • 귀밝이술 - 보름날 새벽에 데우지 않은 찬술을 남녀구별 없이 조금씩 마심.
  • 솔떡 - 솔을 깔고 떡을 쪄서 나누어 먹음.
대보름날에는 세 집 이상 성이 다른 집 밥을 먹어야 그 해의 운이 좋다고 하였다. 그래서 하루 세번 먹는 밥을 이 날은 아홉 번 먹어야 좋다고 믿음.
( sources : wikipedia )





Friday, January 27, 2017

새해 복 많이 받으세요~~2017

                                                     새해 복 많이 받으세요~~2017

                                                     Dear friends,
                                                     "Happy & Prosperous Lunar New Year"
                                                     恭祝大家”千祥万福 富贵年年“
                                                     새해 복 많이 받으세요

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Temple Food /禅食/사찰음식

For those friends who have visited Korea, I believe that you have been to Insa Dong in Seoul. Do you know that there is a Temple Food Center, is about 200 m from No 6 Exit of Anguk subway station ( have to cross the road) ? Not only for exhibition, they do offer  Temple Food courses.   If you will Korea again, please feel free to drop by there(No admission fee).   Share with you some of the pictures I took from there~~

那些曾经到访韩国的朋友,我相信您曾经游览位于首尔的仁寺洞。 您可知道,在那有个禅食中心, 从安国地铁站的6号出口,约200m的距离(需过马路)? 除了展示,该中心也提供禅食课程。 下回若您再莅临韩国,不妨到那参观! ( 无需付入门票)。与您分享我在那所拍摄的一些照片~~


























































Saturday, December 24, 2016

Baked the Christmas cookies on Christmas Eve 2016


Baked the Christmas cookies on Christmas Eve by my daughter ~~
在圣诞前夕,女儿心血来潮烘焙了圣诞饼干~~