Chuseok (추석) is coming up! It’s a major traditional holiday in Korea, which is celebrated over 3 days. Also referred to as Hangawi (한가위), it falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Outside Korea, Chuseok is also known as a Mid-Autumn Festival or Korean Thanksgiving.
Families gather and celebrate the year’s harvest, paying tribute to their ancestors with a scrumptious spread which includes many traditional dishes, such as songpyeon (half-moon shaped rice cake), galbijjim, japchae, various jeon dishes, soup, three color vegetable side dishes (samsaek namul, 삼색 나물), etc.
Here, I’ve collected 15 most common, traditional Chuseok recipes! Hope you have a wonderful Chuseok with your family!
1. Songpyeon (half-moon shaped rice cake)
2. Youngyang Chaltteok (Healthy Sweet Rice Cake)
3. Kkaennip Jeon (Stuffed Perilla Jeon)
4. Modeumjeon (zucchini, shrimp, and fish pan-fried in egg batter)
5. Gogi Wanjajeon (pan-fried meatballs in egg batter)
6. Nokdujeon (mung bean pancake)
7. Doraji namul (bellflower root side dish)
8. Gosari namul (fiddlehead ferns side dish)
9. Sigeumchi namul (spinach side dish)
10. Japchae (Stir-fried starch noodles with beef and vegetables)
11. Gujeolpan (platter of nine delicacies)
12. Muguk (radish soup)
13. Galbijjim (Braised short ribs)
14. Spicy Braised Pork Ribs
15. Tteokgalbi (beef short rib patties)
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