In-between shopping, eating, and sightseeing in South Korea, my friends and I dropped by the Seoul Global Culture and Tourism Center to get a feel of popular Korean traditions.
We kicked it off by having our photos taken wearing hanbok, Korea's traditional dress.
We then dabbled in arts and crafts, making a hand mirror with a Chinese character design. I didn't get the connection!
The highlight of this excursion though was when we moved locations and learned how to make kimchi.
|Our Friendly Instructor|
It wasn't too hard because the two most important ingredients, cabbage and chili paste, were prepared ahead of time.
All we had to do was mix cut spring onions, radish, and white onions with chili paste.
Lay the cabbage down and cover back side of leaf with chili mixture
Until the entire cabbage is covered.
Next is to pack the kimchi tightly in a large container. Leave it for two days at room temperature to enable fermentation.
And voila! We had something to bring back home to our families in Manila.
For more information on Seoul Global Culture and Tourism Center, pls. click here.
Details on Kimchi Academy House can be found here.