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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Happy Lunar New Year! What do we eat during Seol (lunar New Year)?

Have you seen any notice of closure of businesses in Korea?
This is to celebrate our national holiday, Seol (Lunar New Year)!

We will definitely fail on our new year’s diet plan during Seol because there would be variety of foods as whole family gathers together, right?

Then we will have a look into the types of Seol food that people will be looking forward!

Number one!

Jeon (Korean pancake)

During Seol, we often have memorial service to wish peaceful new year. There is one thing that cannot be missed on memorial service table, which is assorted Jeon! I remember myself waking up early because of the Jeon smell. There is a Korean style meat ball that children love, and Pollack Jeon, pumpkin Jeon, meat Jeon and even Jeon skewers sometime.

Then you might be thinking, ‘Don’t you need so many ingredients to make Jeon, then?’ I will tell you what we need to make Jeon. It’s very simple! You need egg, pan frying powder (Korean pancake mix), meat ball ingredients, pumpkin, Pollack, and so on. How is it? Isn’t this simple?
I hope you can enjoy Jeon, that children and adults both love, during this Seol!

Number two!

Seasoned vegetables

In Korea, variety of foods are developed in different regions using seasonal vegetables, and I think the most classic side dish that cannot be missed both on our daily meal and national holiday is, seasoned vegetables. It might look easy to be cooked; however I think that it is mother’s hand that makes seasoned vegetables tasty.

It seems like fresh housewives have to take extra care while cooking as the cooking method is pretty fastidious. Then which seasoned vegetables would be represented as Seol food?

People usually have 3 colored seasoned vegetables during Seol, which are seasoned balloon flowerseasoned bracken, and seasoned spinachBalloon flower is good for our body during cold winter because of it is enriched with component called saponin, which is good for short breath symptom, coughing, asthma, phlegm or even cold symptoms. Spinach and bracken are good for diet and even helps to reduce swelling by stimulating urine extraction. Let’s promise that we will be having some seasoned vegetables at least once~

Number three!


Have you been preparing Seol gift? There are varieties of Seol gift merchandises at shopping mall or department store in Korea. Especially apple and pear are tasty and nutritional Seol food! They have to be on the memorial ceremony table and our mothers always prepare them as dessert after heavy meal. Would these two fruits are only just delicious? How can pear and apple effect on our body?

It’s even more delicious if you know what it does! Firstly, pears grown in Korea have saponin, which helps on relieving many symptoms such as flu symptoms, phlegm, and so on just like balloon flower. Adults usually enjoy drinking when family gathers together, and pear is very effective on relieving hangover because it is composed with more than 85% of water.

Apple also contains various useful components which are helpful on diabetes prevention, fatigue solution, anemia improvement and even skin care. Take a good rest during this Seol, and stay healthy by eating tons of pear and apple!

Finally… Number four!

Sikhye (Sweet rice drink)

We definitely need something to drink apart from delicious foods for digestion, right? I introduce Korean traditional beverage, Sikhye!

Sikhye is a sweet rice drink that is traditional. During the production of Sikhye, ingredients such as malt, cold cooked rice, sugar and possibly licorice or date depending on individual’s taste. It is good for preventing constipation by stimulating intestine activity. It also helps to prevent different types of lifestyle diseases including arteriosclerosis by excreting cholesterol in our body. Don’t you think that you will have to drink a cup of Sikhye after having Seol food for digestion?

Korean national holidays / Korean tradition / Korean traditional food / Korean national holidays Chuseok / Chuseok / Chuseok food / Sikhye / Assorted jeon / Songpyeon / Golden week / Health

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