3 Classic Chuseok Korean Foods To Add To Your Table

The Biggest Holiday, Chuseok

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!

1. 송편 Songpyeon

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!

2. 산적꼬치 Meat and Vegetable Skewers

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!

3. 잡채 Japchae

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!

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