Bibimbap is a dish mixed of cooked white rice, vegetables, beef, garnishes and fried red pepper paste. It is said that this dish came from the customs of memorial services and rural villages. This dish is very easy to prepare, just mixing together cooked white rice with various vegetables, namul and red pepper paste.
◎ Ingredients & Quantity
March 10, 2014 | The Institute of Traditional Korean Food
* 450 g (2½ cups) non-glutinous rice, 600 g (3 cups) water
* 300 g young pumpkin, 2 g (½ tsp) salt
* 200 g skinned bellflower roots, 4 g (1 tsp) salt
* 120 g beef (top round), 200 g soaked bracken
* Seasoning sauce : 18 g (1 tbsp) soy sauce, 6 g (½ tbsp) sugar, 9 g (2 tsp) minced green onion, 5.5 g (1 tsp) minced garlic, 2 g (1 tsp) sesame salt, 0.3 g (⅛ tsp) ground black pepper, 4 g (1 tsp) sesame oil (more…)
This book examines the Korean Neo-Confucianism of Toegye and Yulgok with special focus on the so-called Four-Seven thesis (sachillon) and its implications for self-cultivation. As a common intellectual, moral, and spiritual discourse, the topic itself is significant for not only Confucian/Neo-Confucian studies, but also Korean philosophy, religion and intellectual history. In general, it constitutes the metaphysical and ethical essentials of each Korean thinker’s thought; in particular, it is a sophisticated and fascinating Neo-Confucian controversy for understanding the status of human nature and the role of the mind and feelings. This volume deals with such a topic by addressing the major philosophical and moral questions and issues, as well as their practical implications for self-cultivation, the central and vital theme of Neo-Confucianism.
Special mention must be made of the Four-Seven debate (sachilnonpyon), one of the historically most important and philosophically most challenging debates in the whole history of East Asian Neo-Confucianism. It was initiated by Toegye in 1559, and Yulgok took it over thirteen years later. The term four-seven refers to the focus of the debate in terms of “Four Beginnings” (of virtue) and “Seven Emotions,” two of the most important concepts in the entire Confucian tradition of metaphysics and ethics. (more…)
March 8, 2014 | Manila Korean Times
Heads up to all KPop enthusiasts as the Philippines’ largest and first ever KPop Cosplay Convention is back in its 4th year! KPop Cosplay Convention 4 will be held at SM Megamall’s Megatrade Hall 1 on March 30, 2014.
In this year’s convention, not only KPOP fans but also League of Legends aficionados will be able to have fun. League of Legends will be sponsoring the event and will be giving away heaps of LOL merchandise.
Moreover, get ready to delight your eyes with colorful outfits in the KPop Cosplay Contest! Participants of the contest will have the chance to win up to 2,000 pesos in cash and merchandise from sponsors. Not only that, there will also be a marriage booth – Seoulmate – where fellow fans can confess their feelings to anyone from the KPop community. (more…)
March 6, 2014 | Zae Plana
After years of waiting, finally, “Skip Beat” was aired on Philippine TV! “Skip Beat” is a Taiwanese drama starring Taiwanese actress Ivy Chen and Super Junior (Korean Boy band) members Lee Donghae and Choi Siwon. Super Junior fans a.k.a. ELFs have been anticipating the said drama ever since it was announced. As a proof of their support #SkipBeat already made it to the Philippine trends on twitter when the teasers were released. The support poured out during the premiere as it trended for hours on twitter. (more…)
March 5, 2014 | SuJin305
Hobakjuk is a porridge of boiled and sieved pumpkin, sweet red beans, soybean and rice cake balls. Hobakjuk is a typical Korean porridge; it stimulates the appetite with its sweetness and tender color. Hobakjuk is low calories and a good diet food.
Ingredients & Quantity
* 700 g (½ ea) sweet pumpkin, 1 kg (5 cups) steaming water
* 400 g (2 cups) side water
* 25 g red bean, 200 g (1 cup) scalding water, 800 g (4 cups) boiling water
* 15 g kidney bean, 800 g (4 cups) water
* 100 g (1 cup) glutinous rice powder, 150 g (¾ cups) water
* Rice cake ball dough : 75 g (¾ cups) glutinous rice powder, 0.5 g (⅛ tsp) salt, 20 g (1⅓ tbsp) water
* 500 g (2½ cups) water, 36 g (3 tbsp) sugar, 4 g (1 tsp) salt
March 4, 2014 | The Institute of Traditional Korean Food
1. Wash and clean the sweet pumpkin, halve the pumpkin, scrape inside stuffs out.
2. Mix glutinous rice powder with water uniformly. (more…)
For those YG stans and Kpop enthusiasts who weren’t able to watch Big Bang Live here in Manila, Pulp Live World and Happee Hour in cooperation with SM Cinemas presents Samsung Galaxy “Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour 2012”on March 15 and 16 in selected SM Cinema branches nationwide.
Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 in theaters is a special concert screening with clips from different countries during their world tour and rare behind the scenes footage, all with English subtitles. Get to watch one of South Korea’s best boy group for as low as 250php! (YES! FOR ONLY 250 PESOS!)
Here’s a list of the participating SM Cinema branches: (more…)
March 2, 2014 | SabrinaChoi
It was a sunny afternoon last Sunday at the Theater Park in Victory Central Mall where Hallyu Dream Festival Philippines hosted the KPOP Summer Showdown 4!
The event was jam-packed as kpop fans coming from both north and south areas gathered to place their bets for this year’s Battle of the Champions, where only the best of the best were able to compete. Kpop Dance Cover Amateur was also open for dedicated newbies and passionate hopefuls who want to showcase their dancing skills amidst the fierce competition. Aside from dance cover contests, Filipinos were again able to prove their vocal prowess with Pinoy Kpop Superstar 2!
Here’s the list of winners for those who missed out! (more…)
March 1, 2014 | SabrinaChoi