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On The Menu for Chuseok 2014


On The Menu

We're going to need some help this year.    Although we haven't finalized our menu for 2015 yet, we are asking for more help from families to prepare a variety of traditional Korean food along with new takes on American favorites. We will need help with preparing rice, kimchee, watermelon, and marinades. The menu below gives you an idea of the variety of delicious items representative of Korean cuisine and what we've offered in the past. Delicious!

Watch this video.    And, if you want to learn more, check out this video from Korea Today that describes and shows the traditional Chuseok cuisine:


Appetizers & Side Dishes
Korean-style sushi is considered one of the most popular and nutritious Korean meals. It consists of rice and strips of vegetables, egg, and meat, rolled in laver (dried seaweed) and sliced into bite-sized pieces.

Kimchee A national Korean dish consisting of fermented chili peppers and vegetables, usually based on cabbage. Common ingredients include Chinese cabbage, radish, garlic, red pepper, spring onion, ginger, salt, and sugar. Kimchi has been cited by Health Magazine as one of the world’s five “healthiest foods”, with the claim that it is rich in vitamins, aids digestion, and may even prevent cancer.

Mandoo This is a Korean dumpling consisting of minced meat and vegetables wrapped in a thin piece of dough. Popular meat fillings include shrimp, ground beef, pork or fish.

Steamed Rice A staple of every Korean meal — breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

Main Dishes
One of Korea’s most popular beef dishes and made from thinly sliced sirloin or another prime cut of beef (rib eye). It is usually marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, garlic, onions, ginger, and sugar for two to four hours to enhance the flavor and its tenderization.

Galbi Beef short ribs marinated in a sauce made from Korean pear juice, rice wine, soy sauce, garlic, sesame seed oil and sugar.

Japchae A stir-fried dish that combines sweet vermicelli noodles made from the starch of a white sweet potato, thinly slices of beef, and various vegetables. It is usually prepared with carrots, green onion, spinach, shiitake mushrooms and green peppers. Beef may be added as an option but may be left out to be served as a vegetarian dish.

Traditional Korean-style pancake. This is a very popular appetizer or snack made with pancake mix batter, eggs, and green onions/scallions, served with a mixture of soy sauce & vinegar for its dipping sauce. Two types are available: Regular and the more spicy Kimchee Pajeon

Bibimbop Literally meaning: mixed rice or mixed meal in Korean. This is a popular meal consisting of a bowl of steamed white rice topped with vegetables, beef, a whole egg, and gochujang (red chili pepper paste). Gochujang is usually served separately to control its spiciness of this rice dish. Limited to special, RSVP requests only.

This is a great way to finish off a meal: sliced watermelon!

Source: Descriptions from Celebrating Korean Food

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Chuseok Dishes (Korea Today)
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