Title : Korea Food Series (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2379
KPC#
C-1845 
StanGib#
2759 
Scott#
2149b 
Date of Issue
06/15/2004
Quantity
700,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Hwayangjeok
(Skewered boiled beef) 
Designer
Kim, Hyun 
Image Area
37mm x 27mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 x 4
(four stamps setenant) 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
This fourth stamp packet in the Korean Food Series introduces sinseollo, hwayangjeok, bibimbap , and Gujeolpan, all expressing the style and wisdom of Korea's ancestors and their cuisine.

Hwayangjeok (Skewered boiled beef):
This recipe is a type of nureumjeok (skewered kebab) for which each ingredient is cooked and then skewered. First, beef, Chinese bellflower, carrots, oak mushrooms and other ingredients are seasoned with spices and roasted. Then, the roasted ingredients are placed on the skewer side by side, creating a delicious, multi-colored serving. The dish is reminiscent of the rainbow-striped garment worn by children, and was especially loved during Chuseok (Korean Thanksgivings Day). The recipe calls for equal amounts of vegetables and meat. Bowls of condiments known as honghapcho (sea mussel in soy sauce) and jeonbokcho (abalones in soy sauce), are placed in the middle of the serving tray. Besides being delicious, these sauces add more nutritious value to the hwayangjeok.