KTO publishes Korean food recipes in foreign languages

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Feb 7, 2014 - 19:47
  • Updated : Feb 7, 2014 - 19:47
The Korea Tourism Organization has released a cookbook on quick and easy Korean food recipes in six foreign languages ― English, Japanese, Chinese, German and French.

“Easy Korean Cooking” introduces recipes of 14 popular Korean dishes including bulgogi, bibimbap, kimchi stew and soybean paste stew. The book also features four Korean foods liked by people from the six countries.

The cookbook also offers answers to questions frequently raised by foreigners when they try cooking Korean food. For instance, the English version answers what kind of oil should be used when cooking Korean food. The Japanese and Chinese versions answer why a whole chicken should be used when making samgyetang, a soup of chicken stuffed with rice, ginseng, Korean dates and other medicinal herbs.

The cookbooks are available for free in tourist information centers and tourism-related agencies across the country, or can be viewed at