Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nicolas Cage's Son Kal-el

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Photo/story credit to National Photo Group,

Here is a photo of Cage's 4 year old son, Kal-el leaving Disneyland back in March. Kal-el seems to take after more of his mom's Korean features. What do you think?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Look at Korean School Lunches

Lunch A looks like potato, kimchee, bean sprout soup, and kimchi chigae over rice.

Lunch B looks like seasoned squid, meat and potato curry, kimchee, and soybean paste soup with rice.

Lunch C looks like sliced radish with egg, mandoo (dumpling), kimchee, Deukboki (rice cake dish), rice and fish cake udon soup.

Pictured above are typical school lunches given to Korean school aged children. As you can see, all of the lunch trays include rice, soup, kimchee, and a Korean main dish of some sort. The kids eat their lunches with metal chopsticks, which is unlike American children who primarily eat finger foods (sandwich, chicken nuggets, pizza) for lunch.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Cute Heart and Star Shaped Cucumbers!

I think I have bento fever as I can't stop looking at all the creative lunchbox ideas from Japan and Korea! Just learned that you can buy these molds to shape your cucumber (while they are growing) into hearts or stars! If you have a cucumber garden and want to try this, you can purchase them through Or if you live in Japan, you can purchase heart and star shaped cucumbers at the market. How cute these would look in your dosirak/bento!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Crocs Korean Nation

How cute are these USA and Korean ones? You can purchase these on the crocs website.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Korean Lunch box Egg Recipe

Looking for new lunch box ideas? Here's a fun recipe that you can try. Aeri from Aeri's Kitchen shares how to make "heart shaped" Korean fried eggs.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Children's Day Giveway Contest on Facebook!

Giveaway time! To celebrate Children's Day in Korea on May 5th, we decided to do a dosirak giveway contest. Children's Day is a big deal in Korea as children get taken out to a day of fun and get lavished with gifts! Making a special dosirak can be part of the fun!

To enter the contest, just post on the Little Seouls Fan Page wall a description of your child's favorite meal. If you can share the recipe and... a photo of the actual meal even better! Thought this would be a fun way for everyone to get new menu ideas! Winner to be selected next Friday, April 23rd so plenty of time to enter. Prize will be a Pororo Dosirak either in blue or pink (you choose).

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another fun dosirak recipe!

Dosirak Recipe for a Family Outing/Vacation

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Ingredients: Rice, seasoned seaweed (kim), soy sauce, sesame oil, imitation crab meet, carrot, cheese.

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Mix rice with sesame oil and soy sauce until light brown color is achieved.

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Make a round rice ball.

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Get rice and use the seaweed and fold over as shown above. Hotter the rice the better result.

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Cut the rice to shape into hat.

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Get a small piece of seaweed and put a little bit of rice and fold over as shown above.

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Place the folded over rice on top of the prior hat piece.

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Make eyes and mouth by cutting the seaweed with a kitchen knife.

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Take out the middle part of the crab meet as shown.

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Wrap the imitation crab meet around the rice ball and use any leftovers to decorate your dosirak "bento."

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Use cheese, vegetables and fruit to complete the look.

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Check out this Korean boy doing Hip Hop!

Credit to You Tuber, Rougesun4u.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Meet Mashimaro

Mashimaro is a Korean character that became popular for its flash animation which was released in 2000. Mashimaro is a bold, cute rabbit with a plump body and mischievous look. Its merchandise is seen everywhere in Korean stationary/ gift stores, similar to that of Sanrio.

If you are a Mashimaro fan, we just recently added some new products as seen above.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Adorable Photos of Celebrity Father with Son

I just love this family! These photos were taken to promote Sean's clothing line called LilSean. Another example of Korea's liking towards "matching clothes."

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Baby of the month is....

Saige! She's 9 months old and Korean, Irish and Polish. Congratulations to mom and dad!

To enter your baby for our monthly drawing, please email your baby's pic to Please include your permission for us to use your photo.