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Korean bamboo salt benefits

Korea bamboo salt health benefits and why we should use it !

Korea bamboo salt   Developed by the Korean doctors and monks Korean bamboo salt is a folk medication for different types illness.These bamboo salts are made by putting rock salt or sea salt in small cases made from bamboo trucks with three years of growth. The salt is roasted nine times ,due to which the salt gains its higher medical effectiveness. Some of the health benefits of this bamboo salt are:- An absolute package of mineral and vitamins Scientific researchers have confirmed that [...]

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Starbucks opens 1,000th store in Korea

Starbucks Coffee Korea opened its 1,000th store in southern Seoul, Wednesday, setting another milestone as a leader in Korea’s booming coffee franchise industry. The Korean unit of the Seattle-based coffee chain, which opened its first outlet near Ewha Womans University in Seoul in 1997, will continue to aggressively expand its presence here in the coming years, company officials said. The Cheongdam Star store is Starbucks Korea’s seventh Coffee Forward outlet, which offers a wide range of premium coffee beans for a [...]

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Mr. Pizza Korea enters India

Mr. Pizza Korea (MPK) Group will make inroads into India by establishing a joint venture with an Indian food firm to capitalize on the growing number of middle-class consumers there, the company said Tuesday. Korea’s largest home-grown pizza franchise plans to nurture India into one of its two strategic markets, along with China, using the world’s second-most populous country as a springboard to become a major global pizza brand. MPK Group Chairman Jung Woo-hyun signed an agreement with his Indian counterpart [...]

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BAT nurtures Korea into Asia hub

British American Tobacco (BAT) will nurture Korea into its export hub in the Asia-Pacific region, the head of its Korean unit said Thursday. In an interview with The Korea Times, BAT Korea CEO Tony Hayward said the company will continue to expand its production capacity and hire more workers, as well as implement more give-back programs to become a more responsible corporate citizen. “It has been a tough year, but BAT Korea has done a great job, given the current unfavorable [...]

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Korea to launch Muslim-friendly certificate system for restaurants

A Korean state-run tourism promotion agency is pushing to introduce a “Muslim-friendly certificate” for local restaurants where visitors could be served well-prepared halal food, industry sources said Thursday. According to the sources, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) plans to launch the Muslim-friendly certificate system around August, which will be granted to restaurants based on how well halal food and other dishes are prepared and served. Halal food refers to food products that are prepared in a specific way according to Islamic [...]

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Kooksoondang releases banana makgeolli

Traditional liquor producer Kooksoondang has released a new line of makgeolli flavored with banana, the company announced Thursday. The Rice Makgeolli Banana combines traditional Korean methods of brewing makgeolli together with banana puree, an internationally enjoyed ingredient. The makgeolli contains 4 percent alcohol, and will be priced at approximately 1,700 won per 750 milliliters. Rice Makgeolli Banana will be sold in 11 countries around the world. It has already been released in seven countries, including the U.S. and China, and is [...]

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Eat like a local on Jeju-do Island

Christine Cho, a Korean-American expat in Seoul, has been eating and cooking her way around the world for 16 years as a private chef. — Ed. The list is long as to what one should eat on Jejudo Island as a visitor, but it is a top culinary destination. Some of the most flavorful fruits and vegetables in the country grow on the island and it is prized for its Jeju black pigs and the abundance of seafood from the [...]

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Drinking soju can be a lesson in gastronomy

Drinking is almost a national sport in Korea, and soju takes a large chunk of the market. Soju is so popular that the fact that mineral water sales outpaced those of soju at one of Korea’s largest supermarket chains made headlines in 2015. Soju comes in many shapes and guises, ranging from the cheap but effective brands that cost about $1 a bottle at a supermarket to those produced using traditional methods with significantly higher price tags. Regardless of the quality of [...]

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Korean biosimilar drugs on way to global expansion

Led by Celltrion and Samsung Bioepis, South Korea’s biopharmaceutical companies are making strides in the emerging drug category of biosimilars — lower-cost replications of the world’s top-selling biologic drugs that have lost patent protection. Drawing much spotlight this week, Samsung Bioepis, Samsung Group’s biopharmaceutical affiliate, said Sunday that Benepali, its biosimilar copy of Amgen’s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis treatment Enbrel (etanercept) has been granted sales approval in Europe. A day later, Celltrion announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is scheduled [...]

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Home cooking: Slow cooker galbijjim (braised short ribs)

The slow cooker is such a convenient kitchen appliance when you need to multi-task. You can do other things you need to do while it does the cooking for you. This recipe is a slow cooker version of traditional galbijjim, hence the same great authentic flavor. When I use my slow cooker, I like to minimize the prep work as much as possible. So, there’s no grating, mincing, par-boiling or browning in this recipe. You can do the prep work [...]

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