seollal tteokguk recipe

Seollal Tteokguk Made Easy

Eating tteokguk on Seollal, the first day of the year, is a Korean tradition that dates back to the late 18th century. The white color of the tteok signifies purity and cleanliness and the shape is symbolic of round Korean brass coins, which is a wish for prosperity and wealth. On cold, wintery nights, nothing…

korean chuseok

Songpyeon: a Chuseok Staple

Songpyeon is the food most associated with Chuseok and it’s easier to make than you might think.  Songpyeon (송편) is a traditional Korean rice cake that is commonly made and enjoyed during Chuseok, also known as Korean Thanksgiving Day. Chuseok falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, usually in…