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Discover Korean Food 101: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s “Nakji-bokkeum, Stir-fried Baby Octopus”

Discover Korean Food 101: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s “Nakji-bokkeum, Stir-fried Baby Octopus”

Nakji-bokkeum is a stir-fry of baby octopus with various vegetables and seasonings. There is a saying, “If you feed 3 to 4 octopi to a scraggy cow, it will soon have strength.” Octopus has been enjoyed as a health food since olden days. It tastes best in the autumn and winter. Octopus can also be […]

HYPER JAPAN 2012 Christmas

HYPER JAPAN 2012 Christmas

HYPER JAPAN is the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and cool. HYPER JAPAN is a unique event that offers something for both the dedicated Japanophile and those not so familiar with Japanese or Asian culture. It’s fun, colourful, diverse, and a great way to discover new and interesting trends. Further details will be […]

BFI London Film Festival: Nameless Gangster – Rules of the Time

BFI London Film Festival: Nameless Gangster – Rules of the Time

He’s not nameless, actually. His name is Choi Ikhyun, and he’s played by Choi Minsik (star of Old Boy). But director Yoon Jongbin argues that he might as well be anonymous, since he so completely reflects the social and political conditions around him. We first encounter Choi as a corrupt customs office in Busan in […]

Japan Foundation at Japan Matsuri

Japan Foundation at Japan Matsuri

The Japan Foundation will be holding a stall at the Japan Matsuri, London’s annual celebration of Japanese culture. Come and visit us to learn more about what we can offer to learners and teachers of Japanese language, take part in a Japan Quiz and maybe even grab some Japanese goodies! Date: 6 October 2012 from […]

SLURP A Social and Culinary History of Ramen – Barak Kushner

SLURP A Social and Culinary History of Ramen – Barak Kushner

Japan’s noodle dishes have in the last half-century come to represent “Japan” in the world market. For noodle eaters globally, the word “ramen” often evokes Japan, even though some foreigners and many Japanese believe that ramen has long historical roots in China that were mysteriously transformed in Japan. We need to look at food history, […]

Discover Korean Food 99: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s “SAENG-GANG-DAN-JA”

Discover Korean Food 99: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s “SAENG-GANG-DAN-JA”

SAENG-GANG-DAN-JA is a Ginger rice cake mixed with coconut powder. Cinnamon is sweet and spicy and helps keep the body warm. It is good for menstrual pain. Ginger also keeps the body warm. Ingredients 3 cups sticky rice powder, 1 tsp salt 30 g ginger, 2 tbsp sugar ½ cup coconut powder * water for […]

JAFF: Japan Food Festival – Hiroshima Prefecture Edition

JAFF: Japan Food Festival – Hiroshima Prefecture Edition

Japan loves local and so do we! In collaboration with the Association of Import Business Advisors (AIBA), Japan Centre is showcasing the best of Japanese regional cuisine and culture with their fourth JAFF event, a unique Japanese Food Festival this September. This time JAFF’s super foodie fest will feature specially selected local food from the […]

Discover Korean Food 98: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s “DAE-CHOO-JUK”

Discover Korean Food 98: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s “DAE-CHOO-JUK”

DAE-CHOO-JUK is a sticky-rice-porridge dish contains jujube. It is good for breaking out in a cold sweat. A jujube helps keep the function of the five viscera and has a anti-ageing effect. It tastes sweet and is coloured reddish. [Ingredients] 1 Cup sticky rice 40 g jujube 6 cups water ½ tsp sesame oil [Recipe] […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club