Makgeolli or Makkoli is a slightly sweet alchoholic beverage. It is a traditional Korean rice wine, probably the oldest drink in its history with a 6 – 7% alcohol content. It is naturally fermented and unfiltered which gives it its … Continue reading Makkoli Surprise
We put our luggage into the lower compartment hold and wearily climbed into the coach one by one. Whether it was the sharp cold air of Seoul that greeted us or the tearful heartfelt farewells to our Korea.net colleagues, the … Continue reading Reflections on a week long trip to Korea
Her voice is soft and focussed. Her hands are an extension of her words, as she uses them to express herself whilst describing to BBC Journalist Razia Iqbal where she got the idea of writing The Vegetarian. It is … Continue reading Han Kang and Deborah Smith at the British Library (Man Booker International 2016)
My brother is staying with me for a few weeks and I introduced him to Kimchi rice the other day and he loved it. He has had Kimchi before, but staying with me is the opportunity to have it least … Continue reading Kimchi Stories in toons (Cartoon)
“I always wanted to find the earliest memory from my life”. Bongsu Park is looking at me in response to a question I have just asked her about her strongest memory. We are sitting and chatting on the ground floor … Continue reading Reading between the lines: The Bongsu Park Interview.