6 Spooky Must-Have Songs for your K-Pop Halloween Playlist

Halloween is upon us again and with the holiday comes an excuse to have a great time; what’s better than music! There is no shortage of spooky bops for K-Pop fans, but there are a few must-haves that no Halloween playlist would be complete without!

The following are 6 of the MUST-HAVE K-Pop songs you need for your Halloween playlist to keep the night fun, and of course, spooky!

6. Paradise Lost by Gain

Starting off list is a creepy yet sexy song from Gain. It starts with the classic Halloween sound of an organ and the beat throughout the song is deep and dark, and paire with Gain’s voice makes your skin crawl in the best of ways.

5. Obliviate by Bigflo

Next, we have a more energetic and trance-like song. For a long time, the trance sound has been synonymous with the creepy people of the night. Not every Halloween song has to sound dark and a bumping song like this is just what you need to get the creeps on the dancefloor.

4. Manyo Maash by Puer Kim

This song sounds like it came straight from The Addams Family soundtrack. It’s mystical sound really makes your body want to move as Puer Kim’s voice pulls you around the floor. This song pulls you in so quickly that you may want to have this placed more than once in your playlist.

3. Mine by Kim Jaejoong

Next up is a perfect mix of pop and rock that is perfect for the Halloween season. “Mine” will have you jumping around one second and then slowly moving your head to the melody the next and Kim Jaejoong’s voice will pull you into the song even more!

2. Full Moon by Sunmi ft. Lena

This song is perfect for any playlist but really shines for Halloween. It has such a soft sound, but it easily can make you always feel the need to look over your shoulder. Sunmi’s soft voice pairs great with the music and Lena’s rap is a perfect contrast to wake up your ears.

1. Fantasy by Vixx

Finally, we have whom many would call, the Kings of Halloween, Vixx. Fantasy is perfect for Halloween with a key changed Moonlight Sonata starting the song and continuing throughout as the song builds. The vocals really pull you into the Halloween and the rap brings out your inner monster.

These 6 songs are perfect for the creepy night of Halloween as your swinging and stalking on the dancefloor or your living room. Not only do these songs have a spooky sound, the music videos can be a little frightening as well. Remember to have fun and be safe on this beautiful Halloween night.

Here are a few honorable mentions if you need a couple extra tracks to finish off your playlist:

Voodoo Doll by Vixx

Coup D’Etat by G Dragon

Get Down by Boys Republic

Images: VIXX (Jellyfish Entertainment)

Written by Lindsey Conley

Stifling the Sniffles: Korean Soups

Winter is fast approaching, and with the cold weather comes the inevitable sniffles. Whether it is just a brief cold from the changing of the seasons or a very uncomfortable case of the flu, a nice meal is sure to make you feel better.

Here are four warm and delectable soups to help pick you up when you are under the weather or just battling the cold winter days.

Samgyetang (삼계탕, sam-gye-tang), Chicken and Ginseng soup.

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First on our list is samgyetang, the Korean version of grandma’s chicken soup, that is made with a whole small chicken stuffed with glutinous rice, garlic, jujube (red dates), peeled chestnuts, and Korean ginseng. Traditionally, it is eaten by Koreans in the summer on the warmest days of the year, because it is believed to help regulate body temperatures, and they are not wrong! (Click here to read why!) They even have a saying that you must fight the heat with heat, 이열치열 (yi yeol chi yeol). However by losing this internal heat, your appetite reduces and you lack energy, but by eating this extremely nutritious dish, the internal warmth in the body is restored, giving you an energy boost. The ginseng in this dish is renowned for its medicinal properties such as boosting energy and the immune system. There is also an “Imperial Samgyetang” that contains seven medicinal herbs, so it will cost slightly more (about 3-4000 won more). So if you are feeling the sniffles of the autumn season, combat your fever with some samgyetang! Click here for an easy to follow recipe.

Kongnamulguk (콩나물국, kong-na-mul-guk), Soybean Sprout Soup.

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Next, we have kongnamulguk, or soybean sprout soup. This dish is eaten daily in some Korean households. It’s a simple, non-spicy soup that’s perfect for indigestion or when you’re feeling queasy. It is mostly made up of bean sprouts, anchovies, and other seasonings!  It is cheap, extremely easy to make, click here to see, and is packed full of nutrition. Kongnamulguk is light and healthy, high in vitamin C and low in calories and the roots of the bean sprouts contain a special chemical called asparagines which helps get over hangovers very quickly. If you prefer things on the spicy side, you can add hot pepper flakes or kimchi.

Miyeokguk (미역국, mi-yeok-guk), Seaweed Soup.

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Miyeokguk is made with a protein broth, most commonly beef broth, and miyeok (미역), or seaweed. In Korea, new moms are given this in the hospital because it is full of nutrients that help with postpartum recovery while also aiding the production of breast milk. Because of miyeokguk’s association with childbirth, it’s also a Korean tradition to eat it on birthdays. Nonetheless, you do not have to have a baby to enjoy this delicious soup. Seaweed is high in iodine, calcium, iron, magnesium and has more vitamin C than oranges. It’s the perfect soup to fight off a cold.

Juk (죽), Rice Porridge

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It’s a Korean staple for the sick, especially those with stomach aches. It’s made by slow-boiling rice that’s been left out to soak in water for many hours. The soft, moist texture of the porridge is easily swallowed and digested. Many Koreans mix in different ingredients, such as pumpkin and abalone, and it is often enjoyed for breakfast or when recovering in the hospital. The grains are full of nutrients and help replenish the body’s needs. To add more of some restorative and medicinal qualities, Koreans like to add ginseng making it a power boosting meal. It’s also a popular baby food.

To learn more about juk, click here to read a SnackFever blog all about this staple Korean dish!

Hopefully, these four soups can bring a smile to your face, as well as to your immune system when battling the flu and colds that are increasingly present during this time of year. Keep an eye out for a part two next week!

Written by Lindsey Conley

100 Days With You

As we know cultures are all different no matter where you go, even in cities inside the same country. So it’s not surprising when you find out that even things as random as dating are different as well.

Let’s talk about Korea. I’m guessing this is the main reason why you clicked on this blog because you have some sort of interest in Korean culture. Dating in Korea is somehow different from other countries. As a conservative country, it is common that the men pay for most of the things a couple would do or eat when you go on a date. This might not be so different from other countries, but now-days it’s more common to see couples splitting the bill for dinner or when they go out to the movies; one would pay for the food while the other the entrance/tickets. But, in Korea, it’s more like a tradition than anything else for the guy to pay for things on behalf of his partner.

In terms of anniversaries, most couples in Korea celebrate much more than just monthly or yearly milestones as you would in other countries. An important anniversary amongst Korean couples is the day known as, 100th day. This first 100th day it’s the most important, but some other couples also celebrate the 200 days, 300 days, 400 days and so on. This day is a special date where you can receive or give an extra bouquet of flowers, have a romantic dinner, give surprises and more. It depends mostly on the couple and what they would enjoy to have or do. It is usually expected for the guy to make plans for the 100-day celebration or at least for the couple to plan the day with each other beforehand on what to do but without losing the romance throughout the process.

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This is how it is in Korea. While most could say “ok, it’s like an anniversary. What difference does it have from the 3 months anniversary?”, I’ll have to be entirely honest, I don’t know exactly what makes the 100 days anniversary any different from a 3 month anniversary, but it’s a celebration that has a lot of meaning to Koreans. I’d like to think that it has something to do with a similar celebration that is really important to them as well. This 100 days significance is also recognized in a child’s first 100 days of life. On this day parents celebrate that their child has endured the first vulnerable days of life. Perhaps its similar with the couples; it could be the same idea where couples celebrate that they have endured the vulnerable first phase of their romantic relationships and that they are ready to continue with a stronger bond.  

But, what exactly do people do on this 100th-day celebration?

Well as I already said, it really depends on the couple, but in most Korean relationships it is typical that the guy buys “couple rings”, a bunch of flowers, and most likely a nice dinner to surprise their partner and have an unforgettable romantic day. The rings symbolize that you’re in a relationship, but it’s not the same as an engagement rings. You wear a couple ring on the ring finger of your left hand and a couples ring doesn’t guarantee that you will get married; it simple shows others that you are in a relationship. It is mostly young couples that do this, however.  

In Korea, romantic relationships and the celebration of them is something really important that sometimes can be experienced to the extreme. Even holidays that are not romantically related at all for us, like Christmas, are almost exclusively couple holidays since they’re holidays meant to be spent with loved ones. So don’t get too surprised if one day you asked a Korean if they are excited for Christmas and they respond by saying something like “No. I’m single.”

Korea also celebrates different days where they can express their love, (mostly the 14th of each month). These days are exclusively made for couples or in some cases like April 14, where single individuals have a day to “celebrate” themselves. This day is for anti-romance or single people who don’t really have anyone they can be romantic with. But we can go into further detail on this holiday some other time. For now let just enjoy the triumph of the 100 days.

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Beginners Guide to Eating Korean

Trying a new cuisine can be exciting, but sometimes going through the menu can leave you blank. There are dish names you don’t understand, ingredients you don’t know; you might even think if what you have ordered is going to be good or if you end up being disappointed.

Don’t worry, if you are having Korean food for the first time then we have got you covered. Here are a few dishes you need to try and trust me, these will leave you wanting for more.

  1. Bibimbap

Bibimbap literally means ‘mixed rice’. It is a colourful dish consisting of rice, vegetables, and meat topped off with a raw or fried egg then mixed together with gochujang. Vegetables commonly used in bibimbap  include julienned cucumber, zucchini, mushrooms, spinach and soybean sprouts. Chicken, pork, or seafood can be substituted for beef and vegetarians can add tofu. You can even order it in a heated stone pot called dolsot. The bottom of the bowl is coated with sesame oil so that the rice becomes crisp and golden brown. This variation of bibimbap is typically served to order with the egg and other ingredients mixed in the pot just prior to consumption.

  1. Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki is an iconic Korean street food made of garaetteok (long cylindrical rice cakes). The rice cakes along with scallions, boiled eggs and fishcakes are mixed into a spicy sauce made with gochujang which gives the dish its bright reddish-orange colour. You can add ramen to it or top it off with cheese. Have it any way you like. For people who cannot handle spice, there is a non-spicy version made with soy sauce. It’s a win-win.

  1. Jajangmyeon

Jajangmyeon is the ultimate Chinese-Korean fusion dish. Dubbed one of Korea’s favourite comfort foods, this dish of black-bean sauce, pork and onions ladled over thick noodles is a must try. It’s mild flavor is perfect for those with a low spice tolerance. The dish is usually served with danmuji (yellow pickled radish). Fun fact : On April 14 also known as Black Day, single Koreans dressed in black get together to eat jajangmyeon.

  1. Kimbap

No, this is not Sushi. I know what you are thinking, ‘They look the same’, but they taste different. “Kim” means roasted seaweed sheets, and “bap” means rice. A traditional Kimbap filling includes a protein, commonly beef or ham with carrot, spinach, egg and pickled radish. While sushi rice is seasoned with vinegar, the rice used in kimbap is flavoured with sesame oil and salt. Kimbap unlike sushi is not eaten with wasabi and soy sauce, because the rice, meat and vegetables in the kimbap are already seasoned. In Korea this dish is a favourite for picnics and family gatherings, and it’s commonly packed into school lunchboxes. So if you see this on the menu, don’t skip it, otherwise you will definitely be missing out.

  1. Mandu

Mandu is the dumpling of Korea, and you can enjoy it steamed, fried, or in  soup. It is usually filled with pork and onions and served with a soy dipping sauce. They are always a safe bet if you are unsure of the other items on the menu. Dumplings in general are delicious and juicy, and mandu is just that.

  1. Korean fried chicken

What’s so special about fried chicken? Well, you haven’t had Korean fried chicken. This dish is Korea’s take on the quintessential American fast food. Unlike its American counterparts, the chicken is lightly battered and fried twice. As a result, the meat is juicy and the crust more crunchy and less greasy. You can have it plain or coated with a sweet and spicy sauce. Take your pick.

  1. Hotteok

Hotteok is a variety of filled Korean pancake. It is a popular street food of Korea and consumed especially during the winter season. It is essentially a piece of dough filled with a mixture of cinnamon, honey, brown sugar, and peanuts. The filled dough is then placed on a greased griddle and pressed flat into a large circle. These sweet pancakes are best eaten straight off the grill when they are piping hot. They are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Hotteok promises a finger-licking sweet mess and a potentially burnt tongue.

  1. Yukgaejang

Yukgaejang or spicy beef soup is a soupy Korean dish made from shredded beef with scallions and other ingredients which are simmered together for a long time. Beef brisket is the ideal meat of choice, because it gives the broth great flavor and is really tender when cooked. Vegetables added are usually bean sprouts, mushrooms and green onions. It is packed with flavour and is popular due to its hot and spicy nature. This is another dish that is great to eat during winters, so grab a bowl of rice and get eating.

  1. Korean Barbeque

When its comes to Korean barbecue, it is not only about the food but also about the experience. Sitting around the table with a grill in the centre and grilling your own meat is fun. You can choose from a selection of marinated and non marinated meats. The variety of meat can be overwhelming and confusing to choose from, so I am suggesting 3 tried and tested choices – bulgogi, galbi and samgyeopsal. The most popular is bulgogi, usually made from thinly sliced beef sirloin or tenderloin marinated with a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic and pepper. Another popular form of marinated beef is galbi. The marination may contain soy sauce, water, garlic, sugar and sliced onions. While bulgogi and galbi are marinated, samgyeopsal is not. It is made of thicker strips of unsalted pork belly. All of this is best enjoyed with the a lot of banchan (side dishes), fresh vegetables like lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, and soju.

Tip: A popular way of eating is to wrap the meat in lettuce with condiments such as kimchi, pajoeri (spicy scallion salad) and ssamjang (a spicy paste made of doenjang mixed with gochujang).

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  1. Bingsu

Bingsu is a Korean shaved ice treat. It consists of fine shaved ice in flavours such as milk, chocolate or green tea. The best part? You can top it off with anything and everything. Every edible treat imaginable: a slice of cake, edible flowers, a scoop of ice cream, fresh fruits, cookies, nuts, candies, jams, whipped cream, syrups and much much more. The list is endless.

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#Trending In Korea: Macarons

In the last year and a half, A certain French dessert has gained popularity in Seoul. What dessert?! Macarons. Macarons have been taking over Korea recently, with many stores popping up all over the city, making us all drool over all the Instagram pictures of the delicious treats.

Just to be clear, we’re talking about macarons, not macaroons. A macaroon is a coconut based cookie that sometimes had the bottoms dipped in chocolate; a macaron is a meringue and almond flour based cookie with a crispy outer shell and a chewy center. They are most commonly eaten as a sandwich with various fillings. Macarons can have fillings made out of custards, jams, creams, ganaches, caramels, and even candies! But some are creative enough to use a combination of any two of these!

Now, let’s focus on the macarons of Korea! Stores like Horizon 16, Dal Dal Macaron, and other small shops are popping up almost every day! Don’t you want to just eat your way through all of them?

Some unique fillings in Korea are yuja (a citrus fruit), condensed milk, injeolmi (rice cake rolled in bean powder), or even black sesame-flavored!

They are really good with ice cream, usually made of a scoop of ice cream sandwiched between larger macaron shells like this Paris Baguette and BT21 collaboration that is blueberry-flavored. There’s also a cookies and cream one.

Even McDonald’s is got in on the act with chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, and caramel! They covered all bases with their fillings: ganache, cream, and caramel.

Get one of your favorite characters like this cute vanilla ice cream-filled Ryan macaron at Iksan Cafe. Iksan Cafe is one of our favorite places to grab some of their Melona-flavored macarons!

Your favorite foods like everyone’s favorite…pancakes! These are made with maple syrup and have a small surprise hidden inside the filling!

Or even from nature! Look at how adorable the strawberry-flavored clam one is, complete with an edible pearl! The peach-yogurt and the raspberry with freeze-dried raspberry bits looks just as good.

They are just as versatile as they are delicious! It’s a Nutella cream cheese macaron…on an edible stick! You can’t put too many things on a stick and it still look this amazing, but here you have it!

What flavors would you like to try while in Seoul?


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Team ‘We Are The Strongest Interns’ Top Picks for Halloween Costumes Worn by K-Pop Idols!

Halloween is approaching and we at SnackFever have dug through the spooky side of Instagram and found our personal favorites!

Maegs:

Chanyeol from EXO as Iron Man


Where do I start! Chanyeol as Iron Man blew my mind away. He looked so realistic and so happy in the suit. He would give Tony Stark a run for his money.

JIMIN from BTS as Bok Choy

I saw this costume in the 21st Century Girl dance practice. He blends in with the costume so well that sometimes you can’t even see his head. Definitely the top two costumes for Halloween on my list!

Arnold:

NCT’s Taeyong as Jack Frost

As soon as I saw this photo of NCT’s Taeyong in a Jack Frost costume (from Rise of The Guardians, i.e. one of the most underrated animated films ever) I knew I’d chosen my NCT bias wisely.

Every look from TWICE’s “TT” Music Video

Call me a cheater, but I couldn’t bring myself to choose just one of TWICE’s looks from their “TT” MV. They nailed every single one perfectly.

Britt:

BTS’ Suga as Naruto

Taking full advantage of having a head full of blond hair, Suga of BTS goes full Naruto for their Halloween party hosted on V Live. A striking resemblance, isn’t it?!

Red Velvet’s Irene as Holly Golighty (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

Heralded as a cinematic icon from Audrey Hepburn’s unforgettable portrayal of the literary character in the 1960s, Irene plays coy as the suspiciously showy Holly Golightly at SM Entertainment’s 2017 Halloween party.

Kristina:

Kibum from SHINee as Ronald McDonald


As a not-so-much junk food eater or a clown fanatic, I still managed to fall head-over-heels for Kibum as Ronald McDonald. Sure, the yellow overalls and red hair have a certain clownish vibe to them, but he still manages to look cute in whatever he’s put in.

SooYoung from SNSD as Sadness (Inside Out)


SooYoung decided to go as Sadness from “Inside Out”, the movie that won over many hearts. Not only does she look absolutely beautiful as a blue character but also inspires others to dress up as ‘emotion’ characters.

Let us know what your favorites are!

Cover Image: SHINee (SM Entertainment)

Dancing through BTS’ Annual Halloween Celebration

It’s not uncommon for South Korea’s top performers to release official dance practices of some of their biggest hits. Filmed in studios without the use of major cinematic effects, these videos give fans an intimate glimpse into the challenging steps of their favorite artists, and in some cases, a laid-back look at the talented entertainers goofing off between eight-counts.

Artists such as Seventeen, Hyolyn, EXO, Blackpink, iKON, and many others have put their moves online, and in 2014, global phenomenon BTS began their October tradition of annual Halloween-themed dance practices. Costumed from head-to-toe, the group members do their best to follow through with their known-to-be intricate footwork, no matter how obstructive the outfit may be. These playful antics have prompted fans to look forward to what tricks and treats the group will pull out next.

Here’s a look at BTS’ Halloween dance practices over the years:

2014: WAR OF HORMONE

What do you get when you put together Dracula, Jack Sparrow, Chucky, Papillon, Charlie Chaplin, The Joker, and the Grim Reaper? A band of misfits for BTS’ first-ever Halloween dance practice, “War of Hormone,” from their 2014 full-length album, Dark & Wild. Watch as the group members completely immerse themselves into their roles for a wickedly fun time.

2015: DOPE 

Character onesies, a sorcerer’s robe, and Gudetama, oh my! Beware of falling hats… The Halloween version of “Dope” aired as a special performance during BTS’ Halloween Party on V Live. “Dope” first appeared on the 2015 mini-album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 1, and again on 2016’s The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever.

2016: 21ST CENTURY GIRL

An anthem of empowerment for women, “21st Century Girl” was released on 2016’s Wings, and served as the background music for BTS’ silliest Halloween practice to date. Between Jin’s horse-riding cowboy, Jimin’s bok choy, and Jungkook as a giant bunny, cartoonish hijinks were sure to occur.

2017: GO GO

For the first time, BTS members wore coordinated costumes in this fairytale-themed practice. After a round of Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide who will play the heroine, the group appeared festively dressed as Snow White and the Seven Six Dwarves to perform “Go Go,” a catchy stand-out from their 2017 album, Love Yourself: Her. Now, if only they could get their shoes to stay on…

What’s your favorite Halloween dance practice BTS has released so far?
Let us know in the comments below!

7 Facts About Korean Food Delivery Service That Make It The Best Thing Ever!

In Korea, food delivery is quite popular, probably because of its simple process and well-organized methods. So, you’re probably thinking ‘What on Earth could be so interesting about food delivery that this person felt the need to write about it?’. Well, here are 7 facts about the Korean food delivery service that makes it something you will absolutely want to try!

1. Easy Clean-up!

Yes, one of the many great things about Korea’s food delivery service is that the clean-up process is very easy and simple! While in other countries, food is delivered in plastic, cardboard, or styrofoam plates that are sometimes very flimsy and unstable, which causes the food to sometimes be spilled or look messy even before being delivered.  However, food in Korea is delivered in nicely, tightly sealed plates and dishes. Not only that, but with every delivery, there is an abundant supply of utensils provided, relieving customers from using their own utensils.

But wait! It doesn’t stop there!

After the food is finished, the clean up process is also very easy.  All one has to do is pack up the dishes and plates and leave them outside the door. That’s right! In Korea, a delivery man will come later for the plates and containers so that their customers don’t have to clean them up, as if the cleanup is done for them!

2. Easy-Peasy Lemon-Squeezy

Not only is there no hassle with cleaning up the delivered food, but there’s also no errors or complications while ordering it either! Ordering your food in Korea is as easy as 1-2-3. No matter where the customer is, all they have to do is call the restaurant, order their food, provide an address, and the delivery man delivers!

Often, many places log or save a customer’s address when they order frequently so that the customer doesn’t have to go through the trouble of placing an address every single time. Very handy, right?

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Language barriers are not an issue when ordering delivered food either. There are multiple apps that one can install, such as YOGIYO, to order food in the language they speak. How convenient!

3. Food Is Delivered… ANYWHERE!

When I say anywhere, I mean ANYWHERE. If someone is in the middle of a local park the delivery worker will call upon arrival and literally deliver the food to your very location. It’s one of the greatest things about the Korean food delivery service – allowing their customers to enjoy a delicious takeaway meal, while relaxing in the beautiful scenery of somewhere such as Hangang Park. No matter where one may be, these guys have got people covered.

Maybe one has gone to see the Seoul International Fireworks Festival by Han River and found the perfect spot and their stomach’s shouting at them to eat, but they’re too cautious to go and get themselves something for the fear of losing their space. They have no need to worry because no matter where they are or what they’re doing, the food is delivered right at their feet!

4. Menus Everywhere!

If someone is in Korea for the first time and they want to order a takeout but don’t know any popular restaurants or spots to order from, they have no reason to fear! There are literally menus everywhere! I mean, EVERYWHERE. If a customer somehow can’t find the many menus posted everywhere, all they have to do is ask a cashier and will immediately be provided with one. Some restaurants will already have some placed neatly on the reception counter. Eventually, one may just end up with a large collection of takeout menus! Think of all the choices!

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Once taking a menu is successful, the next question is, what food is there to order?

5. Literally Everything!

From traditional Korean to Japanese to Chinese to Western, there is a huge variety of cuisine options to choose from! Despite making foreign food orders, customers can still order all of their favourite side dishes to go with it. Although foreign foods might be slightly pricier than traditional Korean food, they are all delicious!

6. Speedy Delivery!

After customers have chosen what to eat, placed their order and address, they always wonder how long the actual preparation and delivery takes. In many cases, food delivery always take longer than expected or doesn’t come within the expected delivery time. However, in Korea, this is not at all an issue! Restaurants in Korea are located quite close together and almost everywhere so that delivery is quick and efficient. The tiring and agonising feeling of waiting that people would usually have to endure does not happen for those in Korea! In fact, it is quite common for food to be delivered within just 10 minutes of ordering it. That’s right! The term “Takeout Tuesday” just became a whole lot more appealing!

7. Cash or Card?

Lastly, paying for a delivered meal is super easy! While ordering, people will be asked whether they would prefer to pay with cash or card. This is so the driver knows whether to bring along a card reader or extra cash.

Bonus – No tip! That’s correct! In Korea there is no need for people to tip for the service they have received, as it’s just not something that’s commonly done. So instead customers can spend more money on their food! Isn’t that lovely?

Well, I hope this article was able to show you how truly awesome Korean Food Delivery is, and I hope it will help you on your journey to discovering Korea’s food and it’s wondrous ways! Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you’re favourite thing about Korean Food Delivery is!

And now, there’s only one question left to ask… Who’s ready for a takeout?

Autumn Food That’ll Make You Drool

It’s that time of year where the leaves are changing and the temperature is starting to cool down from the intense blistering heat of the summer. In Korea autumn is referred to as “the season of high sky and stout horses,” which essentially means that the skies are clear and the grains have fully ripened. With the new season, there exists a whole variety of food that you can savor during the season.

Korean Blue Crab

The season for blue crab is upon us with the abundant plump meat of male crabs. There are various ways to cook up this delicacy such as the infamous spicy crab soup; which incorporates vegetables and other seafood such as shrimp. One remarkably favorite dish that can be described as “crabtacular” is gejang or raw crab marinated in red chili-pepper paste sauce or soy sauce. There is also something special about blue crabs as they have unmistakably proven their worth since they prevent some diseases such as geriatric diseases, as well being used as alcohol detoxification.

Sujeonggwa 

If you want a drink that can put pumpkin spice in its place look no further. This drink that can be served hot or cold has everything delicious for autumn. Flavors including persimmons, cinnamon, brown sugar, and honey this drink has a pleasing balance of sweet and fruity with the added punch from the cinnamon. The drink is a reddish brown color and is generally garnished with pine nuts. With it being a popular festive beverage it makes its appearance on Korean holidays such as Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day).

Gizzard Shad

During the fall gizzard shads store up an abundance of nutrients to outlast the cold winter; in other words, they’re filled with flavor and healthy oils. September and mid-November are the best months to chow down on these delicious fish. Since the larger gizzard shads are high in fat than the little ones it best to pick a fish that is over 15 cm to truly enjoy the fish’s taste. One of the best ways to prepare the gizzard shad is to take the entire fish, salt it, and put it on the grill. However, if you don’t feel like cooking you can eat this raw in slices that are wrapped in lettuce and seasoned with garlic and chili sauce.

5 Korean Side Dishes You Need To Try

Side dishes aren’t made just to sit on the edge of the table while you eat the main course. They are a part of the meal, part of the experience. In Korean cuisine, Banchan (반찬) are side dishes that are usually served with rice. Banchan can come in any form, from soup to pickled bean sprouts; There are hundreds of banchan out there but here are just a few that can introduce your taste buds to an entirely new world of flavor.

The classic soybean paste stew, Doenjang-jjigae (된장찌개), is one of the most popular stews in Korea. It’s made of vegetables, seafood or pork and doenjang (된장) which is fermented soybean paste. Doenjang-jjigae can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There’s nothing better than Doenjang-jjigae on a cold day, it’s comforting and delicious; this stew gives you a piece of Korea, you can enjoy from anywhere. It’s usually a homemade dish, so for those of you who want to try making it, Mangchi has the recipe here on her blog. This savory stew is worth all the work.

If soup isn’t your kind of side dish, then there’s Gamja-jorim (감자조림), which is potatoes braised in soy sauce. All you need for this side dish are potatoes, soy sauce, dry sea kelp, and green onions. There’s no need to worry if your not an expert cook and you’re afraid about messing it up. This is one of the easier dishes to make, Holly from Beyond Kimchee explains the process in more depth here.

For those of you who liked pickled side dishes like kimchi, try Mumallaengi-muchim (무말랭이무침). These seasoned dried radish strips are slightly crunchy and taste great with just about any other dishes. You can get radish strips at any Korean grocery store and  Mumallaengi-muchim can be found at some Korean restaurants. Mangchi, queen of cooking, also has a video on how to make it if you want to give it a try.

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Do you want an eggcellent banchan? How about Gyeran-mari (계란말이)? This rolled up omelet is perfect for a lunchbox and it’s also a popular drinking food in Korea. You can put anything in them if you want to, things like green onions and carrots if you want something simple. Gim (김) or seaweed is another ingredient you can add to this side dish. They’re bite-sized and packed with flavor. Hyosun from Korean Bapsang has got you covered with her recipe.

For those vegetable lovers who just can’t get enough, there’s Kongnamul Muchim (콩나물 무침), also known as seasoned bean sprouts. This dish is quite common and can be found in most Korean restaurants. It can also be easily made at home with easy to follow steps. Crazy Korean Cooking can help you out on your cooking adventure with their recipe. It can be made spicy or non-spicy, it’s all up to you and your preferences.

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With so many side dishes, the possibilities are endless. Do yourself a favor and try them out; make them, buy them or try them at a restaurant. Whatever you choose you won’t be disappointed.