Tuesday, June 19, 2018


surasang - www.healthnote25.com

Surasang (수라상; 水刺 ) is a special dish served on a dinner table for the king during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) in Korea. The dishes served are called sura, while the table is called the Korean. Sura was borrowed from Mongol when Korean during the Goryeo Dynasty was occupied by (Yuan Dynasty). This tradition is inherited to the Joseon Dynasty.

Surasang is served to the king 2 times a day, at 10 am and 5 pm. The food served as breakfast (chojoban) is a bowl of porridge (juk), then snacks will be served at 2 pm.

Surasang is provided on 3 tables, wonban (main table), gyeotban and chaeksangban (table complement). Wonban is placed in front of the king and contains dishes such as bap, tang (soup), jjigae (stew soup), jjim (stew), seon (vegetable and steamed tofu) and 12 other types of cooking including kimchi and vegetables. 

At two other tables there are hoe dishes (raw fish or beef), sinseollo (vegetable soup and meatball meat), gu-i (grilled dishes), jeongol (vegetable and meat stew soup) and so on.