More Folk Dishes Discovered in DPRK

Pyongyang, August 25 (KCNA) — Jang Chol Gu Pyongyang University of Commerce has discovered more folk dishes. It has dispatched its teachers and researchers to different parts of the country to collect materials on folk dishes as part of the efforts for preserving and carrying forward the inherent national character.

With the help of natives of different areas and those with profound knowledge of folk food, they have learnt about materials and cooking methods of local dishes.

Meanwhile, the university has collected and systematized materials on folk food through historical books including “Ryolyangsesigi”, “Haedongjukji” and “Tongguksesigi” which deal with the creation and development of traditional folk dishes.

It has confirmed the materials and original cooking methods of over 100 kinds of folk dishes including rice boiled with four other sorts of cereals, Kimchi wrapped in a large cabbage leaf like a bundle, soybean paste soup, sweet rice dish and fried cake made of wheat flour, honey and oil, which were favorite ones of the ancestors of Korean people.

It has also discovered Juak (sweet dish) and Taechudanja (dumpling stuffed with honey and sesame).

It published the book “Special Local Dishes” which introduces a thousand and hundreds of kinds of local food on the basis of their discoveries.

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