Monday, June 18, 2018

juk -

Juk () is a typical Korean porridge made from rice crops such as rice, soybeans, and ground nuts and braised sesame. Additional ingredients for the contents of juk include abalone, chicken, pine nuts, vegetables, ginseng and fish.

Koreans enjoy the jukes while warm, especially in the morning instead of rice. Juk good for digestion because of its soft texture.

The jukese cooking tradition has long been practiced by Koreans, but the recipes were only written in the Joseon Dynasty (1397-1910). People in Joseon's times present juk for parents in the morning in palaces and houses of ordinary people. In winter especially on dongji day (winter solstice), jok cooked with red beans are believed to repel evil spirits who hate the red color.