Korea hot sauce, South Korea
Kim Jong Il’s Visit to Russia ends, the movement of trains and trains restored, hooligans threw stones in an armored structure of the Korean leader, the computed and will be punished. Everything seemed to be unprecedented along with his mysterious passenger was gone. But it is still very common to hear on the streets of the capital talk about the mysterious visitor. Kim Jong Il and Korea today keenly interested in the Muscovites. Alas, the visit of the chief bearer of the Juche idea, we have not added information about this in all respects far from us the people. To remedy the situation, the reporter MK went in search of Korean curiosities, peculiarities and traditions.
On the Korean Peninsula swoop then clouds of yellow dust from the Gobi desert, the Typhoon from the Philippines, and at the end of March bombarded by a flow of cold air under the romantic name of the wind destroying the flowers of envy. 35 years, Korea was a Japanese colony, before that, a vassal territory of China, and then completely divided along the 38th parallel between US and USSR. Now one half of Korea floods domestic markets with cheap clothes and electronics, and the other eats with the hunger of flies and grass. But then there is little that unites both parts of the Peninsula, it is the national traditions and customs.
The greeting, which the Koreans exchanged at a meeting, in a literal translation sounds as if you Ate. In fact, it is perceived as an American Hau du Yu du? not requires serious and common reply. But if a man says that he is hungry, he will feed you. It is believed that appeared this greeting in a period of severe famine, and then preserved in the form of a polite question. And even leaving the table, instead of Thank you! in Korea they say: I ate a lot. But lately, these phrases leave everyday vocabulary and youth is often not used.
To say that all Koreans eat dogs, the same thing to claim that all the French are crazy about frog legs.
On the Korean Peninsula to eat meat in dog food was started for the same banal reason of food shortages, with meat when in the country was tight. Dog meat cooked with lots of onions and red pepper, to completely repel a specific taste. Today dog meat is one of the most expensive dishes in Korea that can be enjoyed only in upscale restaurants in Seoul. This is a real exotic, which is often only affordable for wealthy foreigners.
There is a perception that the soup of the friars minor helps to better tolerate the heat. And dog meat increases male potency. So if you order it and then mostly men, women dog offer is not accepted. In addition, seafood in Korea more than dogs, and the most delicious dishes are crabs in a spicy sauce and salted shrimp, algae and fern the young shoots are soaked in the marinade.
Russian cuisine Koreans called fatty, sugary and Chinese. Marinated with large amounts of spices cabbage Korean mothers begin to feed their kids, they barely reached three years. Spicy food is not conducive to disease Europeans to obesity, but leads to liver cancer. Instead of bread, to the soup for example, Koreans PABA serves of fresh rice, the only food that can extinguish the fire in your mouth.
The biggest holidays for Koreans considered 100 days a year and since the birth of child, wedding, wedding anniversary and 60th anniversary. In North Korea, for obvious reasons, practically already are not respected. There are many other significant dates, such as: the creation of the North Korean army and others, familiar to us in the socialist period, the red days on the calendar. Dedicated torchlight parades foreigners make a lasting impression. One of the few remaining national fall harvest festival and the 60th anniversary, this figure is particularly significant for men, it is believed that the time had come to take stock. The descendant of Korean guerrilla commander Kim Jong-Il turns 60 next year. It is anticipated that the event will be celebrated very solemnly.
In the southern part of the country where live to this age has become quite real, in recent years the main jubilee life endured and now celebrates the 70th anniversary.
In both South and North Korea it is not customary to kiss on the streets. Manners still strict. The rules of etiquette still dictate to stay away from unmarried woman to a man in public, even if they have long been associated with love relationships. And criminal responsibility for living together without entering into formal marriage in South Korea was canceled in 1994. Korean culture is initially assumed that the woman must be inside, i.e. at home, and the man to be out to lead an active social life. But Korean women are not born yesterday and won a right to independence. And then in the Korean language an expression of a woman who created herself borrowed from the Americans.
One of the most revered Koreans have a tradition of reverence for elders. In South Korea, even the monuments are loving sons and devoted women. Mother and father are two of the most respected person for Korean.