Chuseok is Sep. 23rd, 2018.
Chuseok is one of the largest and most widely celebrated holidays in South Korea. This holiday is a time of happiness and reconnecting as families gather, chat, and have great feasts.
The primary reason for Chuseok in South Korea is to honor ancestors, but the holiday also serves the purpose of keeping the family together in a time when work and other obligations may separate people. Traditionally, Chuseok also allowed South Koreans to celebrate the Autumn harvest after a season of hard work. Chuseok is held on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar, or the fall equinox.
Since Chuseok is a holiday oriented around a great feast, there is also a large selection of unique South Korean food that is eaten. One of the most common holiday foods of Chuseok is songpyeon. Songpyeon is a sweet rice cake that is enjoyed as a snack or dessert. It is consisted of rice powder dough that has been stuffed with sesame seeds, red beans, chestnuts, and other fillings that vary from region to region. Songpyeon is steamed and covered with pine needles for a fresh scent. During Chuseok, South Koreans also enjoy rice liquor with their friends and family.
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Please visit us on July 4th as we will be open with our regular business hours of 8am - 9pm.
Looking for delicious meat to grill to celebrate 4th of July? Please look no further. We have marinated Korean Galbi (Korean BBQ short rib) and bulgogi (sliced rib eye) ready to go!
No need to go dine out for Father's Day!
Visit us at Woori market, grab some marinated Korean BBQ and have an at-home celebration in your own backyard.
What is ChuSeok?
ChuSeok is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon. As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of Korean traditional food such as songpyeon (송편) and rice wines such as sindoju and dongdongju. Songpyeon (송편) is a traditional Korean food made of glutinous rice called of tteok, small rice cakes, and it became a popular symbol of traditional Korean culture.
Woori Market will have fresh made songpyeon (송편) available to you during the week starting September 29th since this year, Chuseok starts on October 3rd. The market will have everything you need to make the Chuseok feast! Please visit us and celebrate Chuseok with Woori market.
A typical ChuSeok food dishes are Jeon (Korean pancake), Japchae (sweet potato glass noodle), Galbi JJim (braised beef rib), and much more!
Woori (우리) means 'we' or 'us' in Korean. Korean people commonly use "We" instead of "I". The definition of woori is "the word that indicates the person himself/herself or several people who are on the same side". The article by Korean dream describes that the word woori is used frequently by Korean because Korean place higher value on the larger society value.
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We will be open July 4th with our regular business hours of 8am - 9pm.
Celebrate 4th of July with Korean marinated beef, Galbi.
Galbi means “ribs” in Korean, and is a popular Korean dish served in many places. LA galbi is a style of galbi – barbecued beef short ribs – cut thinly (about ¼ inch thick) across the bones.
You can order Galbi in two ways; 1) marinated and 2) already cooked
Marinated: $10.99 per pound
Cooked: $11.99 per pound
Please place an order at least 48 hours in advance.
Doenjang (soy bean paste), a traditional Korean food that is fermented from soybeans, has been a fixture of the Korean diet for centuries. There have been studies that show Doenjang is effective in preventing cancer. Soybeans, the main ingredient of doenjang, contain high quality proteins in the form of amino acid which acids aid digestion. Abundant amounts of vitamin A and C can be supplemented by adding pumpkins when making doenjang. Doenjang is also effective in preventing and treating constipation and diarrhea by increasing the activities of the large intestines. You can read the article by Chosunilbo about the health benefit of Doenjang here, Study Proves Benefits of Korean Fermented Paste (Jang) by Chosunilbo & Chosun.com
According to Shape Magazine, Kimchi is a probiotic food that aids the digestive system. Also a study finds that kimchi contains properties to reduce the risk of cancer!
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