Episode 12 : Hangwa / Travel Back to Joseon Dynasty / Swimming Crab
World Ch. Schedule : THU 10:30 KST
Date : 2018-09-21
Traditional Korean dessert, hangwa, is one of the most beloved Korean desserts especially around the Chuseok (Thanksgiving) holidays. With Chuseok just around the corner, we pay a special visit to a hangwa factory established by Mr. Kim Gyu-heun, Korea's first certified hangwa master who has dedicated his life to hangwa-making for the past 38 years. Let's take a peek at how hangwa is made by one of the best hangwa masters and get a taste of a wide variety of the traditional Korean confectionaries.
If you want to know more about the history of Korea, you must visit the royal palaces of the Joseon Dynasty located in Seoul. There is a special palace visit program where visitors are offered a rare chance to compare Changgyeonggung of the past and present by taking a closer look at "donggwoldo (19th century painting of the two royal palaces, Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung, during the Joseon Dynasty)." Also, the Gyeongbokgung night tour in this fall will provide a precious opportunity for visitors to learn more about the history of Gyeongbokgung and get a taste of traditional royal Korean food while enjoying traditional Korean music.
In Korea, fall is the season of harvest and abundance. It is also the bountiful season of swimming crabs. That is why fishermen in the West Sea are busy capitalizing on the plentiful catches these days after two closed seasons. Taking on the capricious weather conditions in the sea, fishermen sail out to the waters off Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do Province, one of the places where you can enjoy a variety of seafood year round. Let's hop on the boat for an exciting crab fishing experience and get a taste of one of the most popular Korean crab dishes, kkotgetang (spicy crab stew)!