There's a saying in Korea that Koreans get their energy from a bowl of rice. In other words, it is important to Koreans that they eat rice three times a day. This importance is evident also in the Korean language, with such expressions as "hansotbab," which means "rice from the same caldron," and "sikgu, which means "eating mouths" and "family."
Korea's bap (rice) culture is all about creating a community through the sharing of meals.
Cultivated 15,000 years ago, rice is Korea's representative staple food and Koreans enjoy variations of rice.
This episode introduces a variety of rice dishes, such as ogok-bab (rice mixed with five types of grains) and yeonip-yeongyang-bab (rice wrapped in fragrant lotus leaves). Benjamin also explores juk (rice congee) and gangjeong (traditional Korean rice cookies). Don't miss this chance to learn all about Korea’s rice dishes!