Tag Archives: Korean


SOUPY VS. STICKY FOODS BEFORE AN EXAM

MAIN PIECE:  Informant: So in Korean culture… Before like a test or an exam you’re recommended not to drink or eat something that’s like soupy or runny. So, like, don’t have soup on the day of. And you should rather have something sticky like sticky rice or taffy or something like that, that has that… Continue Reading »

MIYEOK GUK

MAIN PIECE: Informant: So in Korea there’s this soup called Miyeok Guk. It is…  Essentially like a seaweed soup. And um… Seaweed has like iron in it, I believe. And in your blood… Your like hemoglobin has iron in it as well? So Korean reasoning is that, whenever a woman gives birth, she loses a… Continue Reading »

Chuseok: Korean Thanksgiving

Main Text:  Chuseok: Korean Thanksgiving  Background on Informant:  Currently a student, my informant grew up in a Korean household and has shared with me the many traditions she grew up practicing and experienced throughout her life.  Context:  She explains: “In Korea we have this ‘holiday’ called Chuseok, which translates to ‘Autumn eve’.  It is celebrated… Continue Reading »

Doljanchi

Main Text:  Doljanchi Background on Informant:  Currently a student, my informant grew up in a Korean household and has shared with me the many traditions she grew up practicing and experienced throughout her life.  Context:  She explains:  “In Korea, a baby’s first birthday is one of the most important birthdays they will ever celebrate. The… Continue Reading »

Korean New Year

Main Text:  Korean New Year  Background on Informant:  Currently a student, my informant grew up in a Korean household and has shared with me the many traditions she grew up practicing and experienced throughout her life.  Context:  She explains: “Korean New Year is based off the Korean calendar, and it is one of most important… Continue Reading »