Saturday, November 29, 2008
We just added and will be adding lots of new products just in time for Christmas! Here are some that are available now! Supply limited! If you have any suggestions, please email us at email@example.com.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Korean celebrates Thanksgiving very much like the rest of the Americans except they have a few more dishes on their table, like rice (a must!), kimchi (many different varieties), japchae, sashimi, mandoo(fried dumplings), banchan (side dishes) and they eat on paper plates with chopsticks.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
If you want to learn it, we also found this on youtube.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
For every $50 you spend, you get 10% off*. Coupon code: Spend50
For every $100 you spend, you get 20% off*. Coupon code: Spend100
*Coupon code cannot be used towards iHosa, iPhyeonhae and hanboks.
Coupon code must be used at time of checkout. Sorry, but we cannot give discounts once your order has been processed.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Does your baby have blueish, brown/blue markings on him that were present since birth? Those benign discoloration of the skin are called mongolian spots. Did you know that over 80% of Asians (especially Koreans) have them as babies compared to only 10% of Caucasian babies?
If your baby has these, make sure your pediatrician takes note of them on your child's medical file. As there have been some people who mistake them for markings caused by abuse.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
By the way, we have Dooly Pajamas Size 3 years old for both girl and boy for only $9.99! Its in our clearance category at Little Seouls. Also, if anyone is interested in ordering a Dooly video/DVD, email us as we can special order it for you.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I recently saw these dolls and thought they were actually cute and a good idea! I know my kids would love seeing their face on a doll! If only I knew how to read Japanese I would order them...
Monday, November 17, 2008
These are great unique gift ideas for your kids! They're just like Legos. The left one is based on the Korean Im Jin War...great way to introduce the Korean history to your kids. The right one is Hello Kitty...now what girl doesn't like Hello Kitty??
Please go to Little Seouls and click on Special Orders.
Due to the size of these toys, we will not be carrying them in our store but will be able to purchase them under Special Orders. Our special orders are placed every other month, so this order will be our Christmas order. Also if you have any suggestions, please let us know! We can order almost anything from Korea!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
1) Suh Yeon
2) Yeh Eun
3) Ha Eun
4) Min Jee
5) Jee Min
1) Woo Jin
2) Joon Hyun
3) Gun Woo
4) Do Hyun
5) Joon Hyuk
Saturday, November 15, 2008
To enter, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Baby of the Month Contest." Winner will be announced on Dec. 1st! Please include with your picture, a statement saying that you authorize Little Seouls to use your picture on our blog. Thank you!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Now that the weather is starting to get cold, it's time for the mink blankets to come out of the closet! The Korean mink blanket is a must-have, especially during the winter. Now don't get confused with all the "Korean mink blankets" you see for sale out there. Majority of them are made in China. The ones from China are definitely not as nice as the ones from Korea. I've heard the ones from China tends to fray after a few months. Make sure if you do purchase one, that it is made in Korea. Little Seouls carries Stellamor, a very popular Korean brand.
They also make a great gift! They come packaged in a nice box with a handle. We got a few of these as gifts at our son's dol.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Milkis drink has been around for some time. However, I finally decided to try it for myself. Its quite an interesting drink. It tastes like root beer without the root beer flavor if that makes sense. It comes in various flavors. Ingredients include: carbonated water, corn syrup, sugar, skimmed milk powder, artificial flavor, citric acid, phosphoric acid, natural food color, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, vitamin-D, milk. So, it seems to be much more healthier than drinking a plain soda. If your kids love soda, why not try Korea's Milkis drink as the "healthier' alternative.
You can find them in almost any Korean grocer.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Just like Americans, Koreans have their own version of Chicken Soup called "Samgyetang." The ingredients include cornish hen, garlic, sweet rice, jujubes, ginseng roots, green onions and water. I would recommend http://www.maangchi.com/recipes/samgyetang as she has a video on how to cook it.
According to an article written by Jane Han in today's Korea Times, Korea plans to export "Samgyetang" in a processed and packed form starting early next year. Meanwhile, you can try to cook it yourself or find a Korean restaurant that makes it.
Sometimes I don't have time to purchase all the special Asian ingredients, so I make a simple version just using the cornish hen, garlic with salt and pepper. My kids love it this way too.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Next month the prize will be a play mat and Korean music CD. Enter now! Email us at email@example.com with the subject "Baby of the Month Contest". And please specify that you give us permission to use your baby's photo for the contest.
We will now be calling it "Baby of the Month" since all babies are cute! The winner will be randomly picked.
Enter now and get something FREE!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Picture from ZenKimchi.
Our mom loves to make the kids mini versions for their small mouths! She usually puts bulgogi in it. They love it!
It's got everything...protein, veggies and carbs. Koreans like to make this when they go on trips or picnics since it's easy to eat. It also makes a great dosirak!
For recipes please go to ZenKimchi.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
photo from chosunilbo.
Children participate in a kimchi-making event at Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul.
I really want to learn to make kimchi. Although my mom makes it for us all the time, I never asked her to teach me. It just looks so time consuming and complicated! Plus she always makes it so there never was a reason for me to learn! :-)
Now that she's getting older I need to learn because I LOVE kimchi...all types of kimchi. It definitely is my comfort food. I can eat just kimchi and nothing else. The smell of it makes my mouth water.
The best I ever had was when I was about 10 years old. The very first Korean market in Los Angeles was called Olympic Market. There was a grandma that made this kimchi called chong gak kimchi (aka young bachelor radish pickle) for the market. It was the best tasting EVER! If I close my eyes, I can still smell and taste it to this day. I remember each time I went to the market with my mom, I would run to the kimchi section to see if there was any left (since it sold out all the time) and begged my mom to get it (it was quite pricey). I wanted it more than candy!
Anyways, the market eventually closed down and to this day, I have yet to find chong gak kimchi that good and I don't think I ever will. I also found out the grandmother that made it passed away not too long after the store closed down. So sad. What I wouldn't do to have that again...
picture of chong gak kimchi
-written by E.M.
Friday, November 7, 2008
It probably doesn't look good to most of you but to a die-hard Korean foodie like myself, it looks yummy! Wish I had that when I was growing up...
The top one looks like soy bean paste soup (dwen jahng chigae), radish kimchee, galbi jim, and pickles.
The second one looks like chicken soup, kim, kimchee, banana and pickled radish.
The third one looks like curry, tempura squid, kimchee and melon.
The last one looks like seaweed soup (mee yuk gook), spinach, kimchee, and kimchee chigae.
These are my guesses. :-)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
DREAMER There was a time when it was awfully hard for South Korean preschoolers to see Korean TV. The big winners on the local channels for the very young demographic were English-language shows like Teletubbies and Dora the Explorer--hits, sure, but imported ones. It took Choi Jong Il, 44, creator of Pororo the Little Penguin, to change all that.
Choi, the CEO of Iconix Entertainment, writes all the scenes himself from his office in downtown Seoul and says he got his inspiration for the show by watching his then 1-year-old daughter at play with her 4-year-old brother. "One minute they have all these differences. The next minute, everything is resolved," he says. Rather than push moral instruction on his audience, Choi gives his characters the freedom simply to play and learn.
Pororo has expanded well beyond South Korea in just four years and is now seen in 80 countries, its characters adorning everything from diapers to dishes. Still, it is the success at home that may be most surprising, since the show is not about learning ABCs--which is what Korean moms, eager to give their kids a leg up in the country's ferociously competitive education system, usually want. Choi's next big goal is getting a piece of the lucrative but highly competitive market in the U.S., where kids still do not know about Pororo and his playmates. If history is an indicator, they will soon.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I always grew up with my dad going to baduk clubs and watching the men in the family play baduk with each other. Similar to chess, baduk is a game of intellectual and analytical skills. Koreans say it is great for one's mind and discipline. It is far more popular than Chess in countries of Japan, China and Korea. There are many baduk schools in Korea that teach children and you can even find them in the US.
Here's the link for children baduk clubs, camps, and schools http://tigersmouth.org
Baduk is also known as "Go." More information can also be found at American Go Association
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Picture of head table and Paul Frank Backdrop
Monday, November 3, 2008
We can even customize them for you! We have ornaments, tote bags, shirts for adults and kids, mugs, teddy bears, mousepads, caps, clocks, aprons, and much more! Go here.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I hear hanbok designers are being less traditional in their styles. I like this little girl's hanbok but I think the traditional hanboks are much more beautiful.
And I never knew there were matching hanboks for the whole family. Quite interesting!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The prize for this month is a pair of Korean pajamas.
Next month the prize will be a play mat and Korean music CD. Enter now! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Baby of the Month Contest".
We will now be calling it "Baby of the Month" since all babies are cute! The winner will be randomly picked.