Here’s an infographic summarizing the impact of the new Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreement. For those living in Korea, look forward to cheaper beef prices as Canada joins the listing of beef importers: US, New Zealand, and Australia. Korea agrees to cut import tariffs on Canadian beef by 40% over the next 15 years. Interestingly, Canada was banned from exporting beef to Korea for 9 years following a mad cow outbreak. The Korea Times reports that Korea is the first Asian country to make an FTA with Canada.
Korean barbeque always tops the list of favorite foods for foreigners. Table grilling offers a unique bonding experience, much like a backyard picnic. And like any BBQ, beer and soju are a must. There are many different ratios for making so-maek, which is a mixture of soju and beer (maekju). Some restaurants even provide special measuring glasses that aid in creating the perfect recipe. If you look closely at the picture above, you’ll see that soju is poured first followed by the beer…it’s up to you to choose the best mix. Here’s a picture of the same Hite-Jinro so-maek glass. And more pictures.