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Top 5 Souvenirs You Should Buy in Korea

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What do you usually buy as souvenirs when you travel other countries? Small magnets? Cards? Or key chains? You may have had an experience of buying some souvenirs that only took a large portion of your suitcase and never looking at them again. So, Trazy recommends you the top 5 souvenirs from Korea that you won’t regret buying at all.


Korean Seaweed Pringles Taste Test!

We love trying out new snacks we see in stores in Korea. Most Koreans snacks are sweet, though, and I’m much more of a salty person. Also a lot of Korean snacks tend to be octopus/squid/shrimp flavored, which is just not something my palate is used to, haha.

In the past year we’ve seen so many more western brands entering the korean market and making it on the shelves, although their presence is very inconsistent. (there one day, gone the next!) But there is also a lot of western brands being adopted with a Korean twist. We saw these chips and thought it was a great example of that! We’re all familiar with Pringles, but SEAWEED FLAVOR? No way would that go over well in America. :P Check out the video to see our reactions!! Would you try them? If so, do you think you’d like it?


How to Make Tasty Tuna Kim Bop

 


How to Make Your Own ‘Crispy Gim’

My husband loves gim (김), Korean laver or seaweed. He prefers it roasted. We usually buy Korean roasted seaweeds in boxes, because those in packs don’t last a week. Last month, Omonim bought bundles of dry unsalted seaweeds, the ones that are not toasted yet. She said they are more delicious than the roasted seaweeds sold in packs. She taught me how to season and roast the seaweeds.


How the Sushi Rolls Start

Just like this, with square sheets of seaweed pressed and sun-drying on a row of wooden rolling mats.  In Korea, I eat more tuna kimbap–seaweed rolled up with rice, radish, sesame leaf, and a spoon of mashed-up tuna–than sushi, but it all starts with that dark algae plucked from the cool Asian waters. 

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Seaweed drying on Ulleungdo Island


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