13 Best Korean Cooking, Food & Wine

List Updated April 2020

Bestselling Korean Cooking, Food & Wine in 2020


Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook

Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Rux Martin Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Koreatown: A Cookbook

Koreatown: A Cookbook
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Clarkson Potter Publishers

Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes

Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Ten Speed Press

Korean Food Made Simple

Korean Food Made Simple
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Houghton Mifflin

K-Food: Korean Home Cooking and Street Food

K-Food: Korean Home Cooking and Street Food
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines

My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • SASQUATCH

The Kimchi Cookbook: 60 Traditional and Modern Ways to Make and Eat Kimchi

The Kimchi Cookbook: 60 Traditional and Modern Ways to Make and Eat Kimchi
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Ten Speed Press

Seoul Food Korean Cookbook: Korean Cooking from Kimchi and Bibimbap to Fried Chicken and Bingsoo

Seoul Food Korean Cookbook: Korean Cooking from Kimchi and Bibimbap to Fried Chicken and Bingsoo
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • CALLISTO

Quick & Easy Korean Cooking: More Than 70 Everyday Recipes (Gourmet Cook Book Club Selection (Paperback))

Quick & Easy Korean Cooking: More Than 70 Everyday Recipes (Gourmet Cook Book Club Selection (Paperback))
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Chronicle Books

Korean Cooking: Discover One Of The World'S Great Cuisines With 150 Recipes Shown In 800 Photographs

Korean Cooking: Discover One Of The World'S Great Cuisines With 150 Recipes Shown In 800 Photographs
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Southwater Publishing

Asian Pickles: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Cured, and Fermented Preserves from Korea, Japan, China, India, and Beyond

Asian Pickles: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Cured, and Fermented Preserves from Korea, Japan, China, India, and Beyond
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Ten Speed Press

Korean Cooking (The Essential Asian Kitchen)

Korean Cooking (The Essential Asian Kitchen)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Tuttle Publishing

Everyday Korean: Fresh, Modern Recipes for Home Cooks

Everyday Korean: Fresh, Modern Recipes for Home Cooks
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Japanese Plum Wines: The Top 5

Sometimes called "umeshu", the Japanese word for plum wine, is very popular in Japan and throughout the world. You can even get an inexpensive bottle at your local wine store. Here are some of the top five Japanese plum wines you can try out.

One of the benefits of Japanese plum wine it's not a strict dessert wine like so many other fruit wines. Depending on how sweet the ume is you can serve it as an appetizer or with a light meal. If the plum wine is very sweet then it is the perfect dessert wine for you and your guests. Incidentally, plum wines are not to be confused with Japanese sake, which is made from rice. Japan's equivalent to Napa Valley is in Yamanashi Prefecture, which is not far from Tokyo. Many urbanites take day trips to check out the 90 vineyards and wineries. For your wining and dining pleasure here are the top five Japanese plum wines you can find online or ask for them at your nearby wine shop.

1. Fu-Ki Plum Wine

This and the rest of the Japanese plum wines on the list can be found at the Internet Wines amp; Spirits website. The Fu-Ki wine is cultivated by a method used for hundreds of years in Japan. The plums are picked at the break of dawn and then processed the same day. This is to help preserve and keep in its dewy freshness and flavor that makes this plum wines distinctive from all others. It's also made with grape spirits and other natural flavors such as sake. You can serve it chilled or on the rocks. Fu-Ki Plum Wine is a delicate, light and subtle wine that goes perfectly with desserts. Price: $10.89

2. Gekkeikan Plum Wine

Wakayama Prefecture is another equivalent to the Napa Valley of Japan, which is where this plum wine comes from. They are made from the choicest plums of Wakayama. It has a sweet, but subtle taste from its natural plum flavor with just a hint of tartness. The light, sweet sensation makes it perfect on the rocks or served chilled or in a variety of cocktails. Even though this is a dessert wine it can be served with Japanese or other ethnic foods that is not too spicy. Price: $15.00

3. Hakutsuru Plum

Once again by using select plums or ume this wine is brewed with highly developed fermentation skills and techniques. It is then characterized by Hakutsuru's semi-sweet, sour taste and matured aroma from the plum fruit that makes it so refreshing. Flavor-wise it is sweet with a light-bodied structure. Serve it chilled for the best effect along with an appetizer or as a dessert. Price: $14.16

4. Akadama Plum

In central Japan is where the beautiful Wakayama orchards are that have the choicest plums for this plum wine. The ume's rich nectar and other natural flavors are blended carefully until its reaches a perfect balance of aroma and flavor. You can enjoy Akadama Plum Royale at room temperature, chilled, on the rocks and served with desserts. Price: $8.13

5. Kinsen Plum Wine

By far the most popular plum wine in Japan and all over the world due to its production that imposes the strictest quality control. It is a sweet wine with aromas from plums, oranges, cherries and rice. You can serve it with lunch or a light dinner ideally during the late summer when it's the hottest. Kinsen Plum Wine goes excellent with chicken salad, teriyaki and sushi. The crisp plum flavor is great as a cocktail or other fruity drink. You can try it with desserts or fruit salads. Price: $9.56

These wines are truly prefect to chill out to, but do go well with appetizers, salads and light meals. No matter if it's on the rocks or chilled this is a splendid way to relax with friends and family when you opt for a bottle of Japanese plum wine.

SOURCES:

Fruit wine, Wikipedia

Five Best Japanese Plum Wines to Try, HubPages

Rice amp; Plum Wines, Chiff.com

Plum, Internet Wines amp; Spirits

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