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Korean Kimchi cooking class

Preparation and cooking with kimchi, 10 Februar 2024

NEW - Korean Cooking Class, Škofljica, Ljubljana

Next Korean Cooking Class for 6-8 participants:
Class - 13th Januar 2024

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Alge soljene, kim, nori, 20g, -10%

ACTION, Tokpokki 600g -50%

AKCIJA, tokpokki for soup, 600g, -50%

Ramen, Buldak, pekoč Piščanec, 불닭 볶음면 , 140g

Ramen korejski instant rezanci, Buldak, Carbonara

Korean food and Tradition

Welcome to the online Korean store KJ Market. We offer a selection of Korean food and Korean food preparation. We regularly strive to increase the selection of products. All your feedback is welcome. We send orders to Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy. Take a look at our collection of original and customized recipes for preparing Korean traditional dishes. We also recommend Korean Language instructions (on-line). Production of homemade Korean Kimchi and Korean cooking courses for small groups (3-6 people) is in preparation.

Thank you, Team KJ-Market

Korean Food

Since ancient times, the Korean people have maintained a belief that food and medicine have the same origin and hence perform the same function, following the adage that 'food is the best medicine'. They believe that health and illness alike come from the food they consume and how they eat it, and this idea has played a crucial role in the development of traditional Korean medicine whose basic principle is that we should use medicine only after food has failed.

Korean food is a unique and delicious cuisine that is enjoyed by people all over the world. It is known for its bold flavors, vibrant colors, and diverse ingredients.

One of the key ingredients in Korean cuisine is gochujang, a spicy and sweet red pepper paste that is used in many popular dishes such as tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and bibimbap (mixed rice bowl). Gochujang is made from red chili peppers, fermented soybeans, and rice, and gives Korean food its characteristic spicy kick.

Another important ingredient in Korean cooking is doenjang, a fermented soybean paste that is used to add depth and savoriness to dishes. It is often used in soups and stews, such as doenjang jjigae (fermented soybean paste stew) and kongguksu (cold soybean noodle soup).

Other common ingredients in Korean food include sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and green onions, which are used to add flavor and depth to a variety of dishes. Korean cuisine also makes use of a wide variety of vegetables, including Napa cabbage, radishes, and zucchini, which are often pickled or used in salads.

Overall, Korean food is a delicious and flavorful cuisine that is made with a variety of unique ingredients. Whether you're a fan of spicy foods or prefer more subtle flavors, there is something for everyone in Korean cuisine.

Korean Kimchi

Now beginning to gain a worldwide reputation as a representative food of Korea, kimchi has been praised for its anti-carcinogenic properties and nutritional value, as well as numerous variations that create excitingly diverse flavors and tastes. The most common type of kimchi is made by mixing salted white cabbage with kimchi paste made of chili powder, garlic, spring onion, Korean radish ginger, fish sauce and other ingredients like fresh seafood. Kimchi can be eaten fresh but is normally consumed after fermenting it for several days. Kimchi is normally eaten after fermenting it for several days although some prefer called mugeunji, (ripe kimchi) which is fully fermented for over one year.

The ingredients of kimchi vary according to each region and its special local produce and traditions. Seoul, for instance, is famous for gungjung kimchi (royal kimchi), bossam kimchi (wrapped kimchi), chonggak kimchi (whole radish kimchi), and kkakdugi (cubed radish kimchi), while Jeolla-do Province is well known for its godeulppaegi kimchi (Korean lettuce kimchi) and gat kimchi (leaf mustard kimchi).

In 2001, the Codex Alimentarius Commission listed Korean kimchi in the internationally recognized standards, and in 2012 officially recognized the term "kimchi cabbage," which had previously been referred to as "Chinese cabbage" until then. In 2006, a US health magazine, Health Magazine, selected kimchi as one of the five healthiest foods on earth.

There are many different varieties of kimchi in Korea. It is a traditional Korean dish made from fermented vegetables, typically Napa cabbage, and a variety of seasonings such as chili peppers, garlic, and ginger.

There are hundreds of different types of kimchi, and the specific ingredients and seasonings used can vary widely depending on the region, the season, and the personal preferences of the person making it. Some common types of kimchi include baechu kimchi (Napa cabbage kimchi), ggakdugi (diced radish kimchi), and oi sobagi (cucumber kimchi).

In addition to these traditional types of kimchi, there are also many modern variations that incorporate a wide range of ingredients such as seafood, fruit, and even chocolate.

Overall, the variety of kimchi in Korea is vast and diverse, with something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you prefer the classic flavors of traditional kimchi or want to try something more experimental, there is a kimchi out there for you.

  • Korean Kimchi (more than 250 kind)
    Korean national dish made from fermented vegetables and with various spices that Koreans have been eating for 3000 years. It is considered an almost indispensable side dish, but it is also used as a basis for the preparation of many dishes. Supposedly, regular consumption of kimchi is one of the reasons for their slim figure.
  • Bibimbap. Cooked rice served with fresh and seasoned vegetables, minced beef and chili paste. Bibimbap (literally “mixed rice”) is essentially a dish of cooked rice served after mixing it with an assortment of fresh and seasoned vegetables, fried egg, minced beef and other ingredients before cooking. The dish is closely related with Jeonju, a UNESCO-designated "City of Gastronomy," where food-related festivals, including the Bibimbap Festival, are held every autumn, attracting gastronomes from across Korea and beyond. Bibimbap has recently begun to attract worldwide attention for its nutritional balance, which is said to help keep those who eat it free from geriatric diseases, and is now generally cited as one of the three most representative dishes of Korean cuisine along with kimchi and bulgogi by enthusiasts outside Korea..
Korejski Bibimpap

Korean Cosmetics, K-beauty

K-Beauty is to cosmetics what K-Pop is to the world of music. A reworked version - adapted to local tastes, refreshed and rich in multiple influences, particularly Japanese - of what big international labels were offering until then. And with this original and innovative offer, the Land of the Morning Calm has recently established itself as the world’s third-largest cosmetics exporter after France and the United States.

Korean women are known to have very soft skin in general; however, many Korean women desire more translucent and porcelain-like glass skin.

To fulfill their dearest wish, they invest considerable time and money in cosmetics and beauty products to take care of their skin—which explains where the famous multi-step face-care regime is coming from. 

K-beauty, Korean Cosmetics

What is Korea best at?

It is difficult to say what Korea is "best at" as the country has a rich and diverse culture with many strengths and achievements. Some of the things that Korea is known for include:

  1. Technology and innovation: Korea is a global leader in technology and innovation, with a strong emphasis on research and development. The country is home to many leading technology companies, such as Samsung and LG, and is known for its advanced infrastructure and high-tech industries.

  2. Cultural exports: Korea is known for its cultural exports, including K-pop music, Korean dramas, and Korean cuisine. These exports have gained popularity around the world and have contributed to the country's global influence.

  3. Manufacturing: Korea is a major global producer of goods, with a focus on high-tech and high-value products. The country is known for its efficient and innovative manufacturing industry, which includes sectors such as automobiles, electronics, and shipbuilding.

  4. Education: Korea has a highly developed education system and is known for its high academic standards and strong emphasis on education. The country has a high literacy rate and a large number of top-ranked universities.

  5. Sports: Korea has a strong tradition of excellence in sports, particularly in sports such as taekwondo, archery, and short track speed skating. The country has a strong showing in international competitions and is known for producing many top-ranked athletes.

  6. Art and design: Korea has a long tradition of art and design, with a focus on ceramics, woodblock printing, and traditional textiles. In recent years, the country has also become known for its contemporary art and design, with many Korean artists and designers gaining international recognition.

  7. Environmental conservation: Korea is known for its efforts to protect the environment and has implemented various policies and initiatives to preserve natural habitats and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The country is also home to a number of beautiful natural areas, including national parks and forests.

  8. Literature and cinema: Korea has a rich literary and cinematic tradition and is known for producing a number of highly regarded writers and filmmakers. Korean literature and cinema have gained international recognition in recent years, with many Korean works being translated and screened abroad.

  9. Traditional crafts: Korea is home to a number of traditional crafts and arts, including pottery, papermaking, and metalworking. These crafts are an important part of Korean culture and are often passed down through generations.

  10. Health care: Korea has a highly developed health care system and is known for its advanced medical technology and research. The country has a high life expectancy and a strong focus on preventative care.

Korean Ramen ramyun
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