Chuseok is known for being the night of the year when the moon is unusually brightest. As one of the biggest holidays in Korea, there are a number of signature foods.
Here are three of our favorites!
송편 is a food made during Chuseok to express gratitude to ancestors after the harvest. It is a rice cake made of buckwheat flour, kneaded with water, and steamed with sesame seeds, red beans, and other ingredients. It’s not easy to make, so nowadays it’s often bought and eaten!
산척꼬치 is skewered with flavored meat, ham, crab sticks, and scallions. The foods used for skewering also vary by region and taste; I often use Korean pan-fried fish fillet, ham, flavored meat, and scallions. So yummy!
잡채 is a glass noodle dish that is often eaten at birthdays and festivals. It is made with vermicelli and various vegetables and meats. As it’s a great dish to share with others, many people enjoy eating it during Chuseok!