Local Specialities

[porcelain]
Korean ceramic ware is pure and unique, because it is made of great raw material. Their shapes look healthy and lively. The Korean potters always live to adapt to nature and make a ceramic ware for living function rather than complicated craftsmanship and various colors. They spend the time and effort to find beauty from the simple color tone and liberal-minded molding. Then, they accomplished the original ceramic arts of their own.

Icheon Porcelain :
The well-made Joseon white porcelain mainly manufactured in Gwan-yo near the South Korea's riverside includes a branch of Sa Ong Won in Gwangju-gun, Gyeonggi-do. Unfortunately, the Gwan-yo was abolished because of the Japanese annexation of Korea. The pulse of porcelain ceased to beat in a long-term tradition. After that, Yu Geun Hyeong, Ji Geun Taek as well-reknowned potters gave their attention to revive the tradition in Sindun-myeon, Icheon. That's why Icheon is famous as the porcelain-producing center.

Gwangju Porcelain :
the porcelain producing center of Sa Ong Won, which produces porcelain for royal family of Joseon Dynasty, is located in Gwangju-gun. It presents to the king for 400 years.
Also the Gwangju white porcelain is famous before built in Gwangju producing center. That time ruled by the Great King SeJong. They sometimes represent it to the emperor and the envoy of Myeong Dynasty of the China.

Yeoju Porcelain :
Someone say that Yeoju produced porcelain ware from the beginning of the Korea Dynasty and porcelain ware industry develops from the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty. It is because there are a best place to product of clay, white clay and kaolin the parts around the Ssa ri mountain between Daesin-myeon and Bungnae-myeon in a whole country.

[pear]

High in sugar, soft pulp and very juicy. Because it is rich in minerals is good for Asthma, colds and constipation and it also hastens blood circulation.

Namyangju Pear(Meokgol Pear) :
Meokgol pears are grown in orchards near the Jungnangcheon(Stream). That soil the pears are cultivated in brings out the delicious flavor and this is why it is called "Meokgol pear (delicious pear)".

Anseong Pear :
The white flesh is soft and over 13 percentage of it contains sugar. These pears are juicy and the quality is known to be the best of its kind. And also it is strong in storage.

Pyeongtaek Pear :
Pyeongtaek pears grow in rich clayey soil in mild weather. Contains sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and other lactic acids which affects alkali making the pear good for maintain health.


[wine]
Yongin Okro Wine :
King Jin Sang of the Joseon Dynasty favored this folk wine. This folk wine is currently the 12th intangible cultural asset in Gyeonggi-do, Daehanminguk and the 10th traditional food appointed by the Korean government. This folk wine is now produced in Yongin by distilling Job's tears and the percentage of alcohol is 45.

Bulhwi :
Bulhwi is a high quality health liquor made from 12 kinds of medicinal herbs such as Dongchunghacho (mushroom that grows in silkworm), and has local red ginseng as a main
ingredient.

Namhansanseong Soju(Gwangju) :
Namhansanseong Soju is a conventional type of Korean traditional wine made of malted rice () (including Grain syrup ()). It is distinguished from other wines because
it uses grain syrup, which is brewed twice. This is the reason for its delicate taste and aroma. The brewed rice wine has a beautiful bamboo leaf color () and has the scent of the honey.

Pocheon Makgeolli :
Makkoli contains glucide and choline. This relieves the liver and prevents geriatric diseases. It is full of vitamin B, which reduces fatigue and helps the circulation of blood. It also is good for prevent discoloration and freckles.

[grape]
Contains lots of sugar (glucose, fructose) which helps relieve exhaustion and the vitamin ABB2CD contained in it helps metabolism. As a alkali food, it strengthens muscles and bones while suppresses virus activities and tooth-decay.

Daebudo Grape(Ansan) :
The skin of Daebudo grapes are thick due to the ocean climate and the scent is very sweet. The grapes are high in sugar (over 15Bx). It is time competitive to other grapes because these grapes can be harvested about 10 days later than other regions. Cold-resistant and excellent for storage.


Songsan Grape :
Songsan honey grapes are high in mineral and contain nourishment because it grows in clayey soil. This fruit is harvested later than other grapes from other regions because of the ocean climate.

Hwaseong "Honey Grape" :
Hwaseong grapes are high in sugar and the skin is thin. These grapes have a reputation for being sweet has honey making it the most popular among other grapes. Contain plenty of nourishment and grown in clayey soil and also the ocean climate cause harvesting later than other regions but high wrapping technology made it possible to eat these grapes without even washing them.

Peanuts(Yeoju) :
Peanuts are high in calorie and also fat, fiber, vitamin C which is good for high blood ressure and diabetes. These peanuts are products of nature itself because they are chemical free.

Icheon Rice :
Icheon rice is known to be distinctively delicious and eaten by Kings. Icheon rice is especially clean and transparent which the very sight of the rice stimulates the appetite.
It is low in calorie and protein that obstructs the rice taste but it is high in thiamine, amino acids, vitamin and iron.
 

Suwonhwaseong Office supplies :
It is a fusion product where old color patterns and natural assets were blended into modern colors and made for practical use.

Suwonhwaseong key-chain :
Using International Cultural Assets, Suwonhwaseong key-chains feature traditional shoes, Eunhae, Mokhae, and Taesahae.
Confectionary Plate :
Dishes to hold sweets with finely ground bullhorn pictures drawn on them. Dishes are wooden, lacquer ware, ceramic ware, bamboo, metal and glass. The shape depends on the confection.For Korean sweets, use wood ware and lacquer ware, and for Western sweets use ceramic ware and glassware or compote. For pastries, use lacquer ware and ceramic ware.
Green-Light Ornaments :
The green-light natural gemstones, which were first discovered in Korea, are processed to make inexpensive ornaments.
Natural gem stone jewel box :
These feature brilliant layer patterns with clear coloration and serve as practical ornaments.
Miniature Gayageum (12-string Korean harp):
Scale models of a traditional instrument with attached sound processor to recreate traditional characteristic
sounds.
Blue porcelain flower pattern 5-piece tea service:
The traditional teapot & cup sets with traditional pattern.
Daily ceramic ware :
Daily ceramic ware with an emphasis on tradition by printing yin/yang pattern on the blue porcelain and engravings of Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon, the national flower).
The Taste of Korea :
Daily ceramic ware with an emphasis on tradition by printing yin/yang pattern on the blue porcelain and engravings of Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon, the national flower).
Buncheongsanggam Tableware :
The wild flowers from the Korean countryside are the subject best represented in tableware products.
Mushroom Snacks :
Processed mushroom that preserves its nutrition and characteristic taste.
Geumssaragi Melon(Yeoju) :
Since Geum Ssa Ra Gi melons are grown in sedimentary soil on the northern riverside, sugar takes up over 15% which almost close to that of melons. The fine flesh has a great chewing taste making it a special local product.