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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Some fun facts about Kimchi
Celebrate Korean Lunar New Year (Seollal) with Woori Market! We will have fresh made rice cake in the store for the New Year celebration.
Korean Lunar New Year is 1/28/2017. We will have fresh made rice cake in the store starting 1/21/2017 so that you can make the best rice cake soup to celebrate the New Year. Also we will have a lot of items go on sale. Please visit us to discover what the fresh rice cake taste like and you will be happy that you did.
How to make rice cake soup
The Fillmore’s Korean market gets an overhaul
By Jonathan Kauffman
January 3, 2017 Updated: January 3, 2017 2:20pm
Photo: Russell Yip, The Chronicle
Eric Hak Kim, owner of Woori Market, stands by their gimbap (Korean sushi) case on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. The gimbap is made fresh in the market's kitchen.Some of the changes that Eric Kim has made to Woori Food Market in San Francisco’s Fillmore neighborhood since buying the business 18 months ago are easy to notice: The lights are brighter, the floors less gray. The produce looks more taut and crisp. Kim has added new refrigerated cases on both the right and left sides of the narrow store, and crowded more products onto the shelves.
Please visit us and get all you need to make Korean rice cake soup (Tteokguk) for the New Year! Watch the following video to learn how to make Korean rice cake soup and come on over to get all the ingridents and celebrate the New year in Korean style!
Teeokguk (rice cake soup) is a delicious, filling soup made of disc-shaped rice cakes in a clear broth. Koreans always eat it on Seollal (Korean New Year’s Day), the first day of the Lunar calendar and one of the most important holidays in Korea. Traditionally, according to Korean age reckoning, everyone’s age went up one year on Seollal, and the process wasn’t totally complete until you had a bowl of tteokguk. You’d ask someone on Seollal: “Did you eat a bowl of rice cake soup today?” Meaning: are you one year older?
Woori Market is introducing FOUR new kinds of Gimbaps!