Korean perilla leaves (also often referred to as “deulkkae” or “beefsteak plant”) are the main ingredient of the popular Korean banchan dish Kkaennip (깻잎). Unfortunately, it is not easy to buy fresh perilla leaves outside of Korea. The good news is, however, that it is extremely easy to grow your own Korean perilla leaves at home in your garden or even on your balcony. This blog post explains how to do that.Continue reading “How to grow Korean Perilla Leaves at home?”
What are the best makgeolli brews? We curated a list of the top makgeolli brands. The list only includes “draft” makgeolli, i.e. fresh makgeolli that was not pasteurized yet.
With Singapore being the food capital of the Asia, it comes at no surprise that it is quite easy to find makgeolli in Singapore. Also, there are around 20,000 South Koreans living in Singapore, primarily as expatriates, which also helps to keep up makgeolli demand in Singapore. So where can I find Makgeolli in Singapore?
For makgeolli enthusiasts living outside of Korea, it is very difficult (if not impossible) to find fresh unpasteurized makgeolli (“saeng makgeolli”). As frustrating as it may be, there is a simple approach to solve this problem: If you can’t find it, just brew it! Brewing makgeolli at home is an easy undertaking and much easier than brewing other alcoholic beverages like beer or wine. This post serves a beginner’s guide on how to quickly get started brewing makgeolli at home for the first time. Continue reading “Beginner’s Guide to Makgeolli Homebrewing”
First, let’s start with the good news: Japan is probably the easiest place to find makgeolli outside of Korea, it currently being the biggest export market for Korean makgeolli. Also, because of its close proximity to Korea, it is one of the few places in the world to easily find unpasteurized makgeolli (생 막걸리, i.e.”saeng makgeolli”). Sounds great doesn’t it? So, where can you get your favorite rice drink in Tokyo?