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<Dereka's life> Korean Culture 'Cooking' Class

  • 2016-08-03
  • 홍보전략팀
  • HIT303
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ITS- Korean Culture ‘Cooking’ Class

As a requirement for all ITS members, students have to enroll into a Korean culture class for their first semester at Korea University. This is the course that teaches foreigners about Korean customs, traditions, fashion, food and more.

On April 15th, Korean culture professor Ki Il Lee decided to teach the class about general Korean cuisine and learn how to cook a few Korean meals outside. Foreign students learned about the basic Korean food spices, such as red hot peppers, soybean, and doenjang.

The students also watched cooking videos from YouTube with instructions on how to make joen, a Korean pancake that consists of meats and vegetables. They also watched how to make Japchae, a stir fried noodle dish with meat and vegetables and as well.   

In return, the foreign students brought in a recipe of a dish from their home country to teach the other foreigners and the teacher. There were many dishes ranging from French toast, which is toast fried in egg and cinnamon, and American baked potatoes and fried chicken. 

"I planned for my students to cook their recipes from their home country and the Korean recipes they learned," Ms. Ki Il Lee explained. "But there were concerns of budget issues, so we could only cook the Korean recipes."

As learned in the class room from YouTube, the students took the recipes to make Green pepper joen and beef japchae outside of Nong Shim Hall and prepared two grills for cooking. Professor Ki Il Lee brought the ingredients necessary and guided the students through the steps of cooking both Korean meals.

“I enjoyed the japchae more than the Joen, it was delicious," said Katy Pugh, an exchange student from Maryland. As the class slowly concluded, little was left of the japchae, but a lot of the joen was left over.

“I don't think we cooked the pancake all the way, that's why no one really ate it," explained Shakerra Bartley, and exchange student from Florida. "Even though that meal came out bad, it was fun actually having some hands on experience with cooking Korean food."

Many students in addition to Shakerra Bartley left the Korean culture class with motivation to learn more Korean recipes to share with their families when they return to their country.

Written by: Dereka K. Bennett