Category Archive: Desserts

Seollal, Korean Lunar New Year

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Similar to Chinese New Year, the date for Korean Lunar New Year or Seollal is never really fixed on the normal Gregorian calendar. They follow the Lunar Calendar instead, which is based on… Continue reading

Patbingsu, A Shaved Ice Treat!

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Still feeling down because of the heat? If Samgyetang isn’t your cup of tea (or soup in this case), maybe a Bingsu might just do the trick! Bingsu 빙수 is Shaved ice. Although… Continue reading

Jjimjilbang! A Korean Spa!

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Jjimjilbang (찜질방) is a Korean version of spas and saunas. The direct translation would be Heating (Jjimjil) Room (Bang) and they don’t only have sauna related things! Modern variations can be considered mini… Continue reading

In preparation for Valentine’s Day in Korea

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By now, I’m sure most of you SOCKs would have realized that in Korea and Japan, 14 February Valentine’s Day, is all about confessing your love to the man/guy you like. Yes, it’s… Continue reading

Top 6 Franchised Korean Coffee Chains in Seoul (카페)

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Today, we’re going to look at our top 6 favorite Korean coffee franchises to check out when you’re in Seoul.