Get your Spam Box Sets for Chuseok

Chuseok is coming. This year it is September 21st to 23rd. I’ll be in Nova Scotia for a business conference there so I will miss how tranquil Seoul can be when everyone is out of the city. As Chuseok approaches, you’ll see more and more gift sets appearing for sale. The one that has always been my favorite (to see, not to receive) is the SPAM gift set. This year at E-mart, they are upping the premium-ness of SPAM and they are packaging this with Canola or grapeseed oil so Korean families can pan-fry their processed ham snacks with healthy oil. (It sounds a bit like having a diet coke with a big mac and supersized fries to me.) Anywho, be sure to give the gift of SPAM this holiday.

Spam and Canola Oil

Spam with Canola, Grapeseed, and Tuna Fish!!!

Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray is a Korean adoptee and entrepreneur that returned to Korean in 2005 because he wanted to try and find his birth mother and to learn about Korean culture. He started a restaurant review blog in 2007, www.seouleats.com, that became a local and international hit. He and his blog has been featured in the New York Times, Monocle Magazine, The Kimchi Chronicles, Bizarre Foods, Rudy Maxa, Olive Magazine, Euronews and much more. He now is a partner at O’ngo Food Communications (www.ongofood.com), which is a culinary tourism and consulting company that offers Korean cooking classes and restaurant tours to travelers. In 2013, he started Brew 3.14 Pizza Pub. His food tours, cooking classes, and restaurant are ranked as some of the top attractions in Seoul according to the website tripadvisor. He lives in Korea with his wife.

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  • 40adventures

    Interesting. So what exactly is Chuseok holiday? What is celebrated? Just curious…

  • Anonymous

    It's their harvest celebration which is like the US Thanksgiving holiday and it's really about four days long.

  • CedarBough

    actually it's 3 days, and if you're lucky, it falls right before the weekend and gets extended that way, or if you're even luckier, your employer/school will decide to take off the entire week if it falls midweek as it has in 2010 (falling on Wednesday, it is a legal holiday t, w, th).

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