S: South Korea
FC: South Korea
1: Seasonal Climate | Temperate, with rainfall heavier in the summer than winter.
2: Climate Affects To Food | When floods come through due to weather, farmers lose about 30% of livestock and crops. Forcing the civilians to eat more fish and and things like tofu, soy beans, and rice because of the huge loss. Rice will always be in a home even when rice plants are washed away from serge.
3: Geography | Located in the Southern half of Korea at the border of Japan and Yellow Sea. Korea was an independent kingdom for for much of the past millennium. Following its victory in the Russian Japanese war in 1905, Japan occupied Korea, and 5 years later it formally annexed the entire Peninsula. After WWII, a republic was set up in the Southern half of the Korean Peninsula while a communist style government was installed in the north. Now the President of the North is Kin Jong Il, And the South's President is Kim Tae Chung.
4: Geography's Affect | Most of South Korea eats soups, rice dishes, and kimchi, but due to conflict with North Korea, all of Korea has suffered from food shortages.
5: Agricultural Products | Vegetables: Rice, Wheat, Corn, SoyBeans, and Potatoes Fruits: Pears, Grapes, Mandarin Oranges, Apples, and Peaches
6: Native Spices | Korean Native Spices- Red Pepper Powder, Red Pepper Paste, Chili Pepper.
7: Major Religion in South Korea | The most prevalent religion in South Korea is Buddhism. (Buddhism 26%, Christians 26%, Confucianism 1%, other 1%)
8: How Does Religion affect food in the country? | According to the Buddhist belief they can only eat brainless meat. (meaning the animal can't be killed just for them alone.) If a Buddhist prepares food for himself, there'll be vegetables in the meal. However some Buddhist will eat anything given as an offering.
9: What are some native customs or beliefs? | Confucian emphasizes on respect for the elderly, ancestors, and age which influences Korean family life, work, and social life. A major Korean belief is that spirits of the departed don't leave the earth for several generations after. Deceased parents and grandparents are still considered a part of the family.
10: Major Holidays celebrated in the country and what foods are featured? | Liberation day which falls on the 15th of August. | Annual Kimjang festivals | The annual kimjang festivals always pepare the winter supply of the dish kimchi. | (Liberation Day marks the day Korea gained independence from Japan)
12: CURRENT SITUATIONS AFFECTING FOOD IN SOUTH KOREA? | A candle-lit rally demanding a complete ban on American beef. Demonstration in Seoul on May 2, 2012 marked the 4th anniversary of protests against the outbreak of mad cow disease in America.
14: The most popular city in South Korea is Seoul ,because of it historic backgrounds such as prehistoric sites, majestic palaces, national parks , and of course the golden beaches of Seoul ! also this year is considered visit South Korea Year !!
15: Here are some the places you will see in Seoul !
16: The Most Common foods eaten in South Korea are the Following :1) Kimchi , 2) Bulgogi, 3)Samgyeopsal and 4) Gulbi . some of the exotic foods are 1) Honggeo, 2) live Octopus 3)Sundae and 4) Gopchong.
17: Here are some examples of the foods in South Korea
18: Restaurant Review the Tosokchon is located in Seoul South Korea and is widely known throughout seoul , its a lively restaurant with a friendly atmosphere . the line is long , on average the wait is 20 minutes long , after you get out of line the service is amazing ! the menu is diverse and full of common and exotic foods heres a brief description of the menu :
19: 1) Awijjin lg. 40,000 won 2) Sangyetang 15,000 won 3) Pajean 15,00 won 4) roasted Chicken 15,000 won the most popular item on the menu is the sangyetang it is the most eaten food at the restaurant ! the location of the restaurant is great its on a corner so it within walking distance . its also a big tourist attraction for people all over the globe . Tourist tell other tourist that tis place is a major hot spot !
20: Here are some common goers eating at the Tosokchon Restaurant
21: Here is an outside view of the establishment
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