EVENTS AT KOCHU KARU
Winemaker evening with winery Gross
On Friday, 11th of March 2022 , at 7:30pm
Summer In SOuth Korea
From 03.07.2022 our restaurant will be closed until the 27th of July.
We are travelling to Korea and will also meet Master Jeongkwan there.
Whoever thinks we are just on holiday there is mistaken though: José will once again support Jeongkwan in the temple and get inspired by her.
By the way, the hours of squatting work require daily stretching exercises in the bamboo forest. Not for rusty bones!
Sommer in Südkorea
Chunjinam, Baekjang Temple
Normally, the summer heat wave doesn’t start until mid-July in Korea. But climate change does not stop at Korea. The temperatures rise earlier and earlier and last longer. Even at night it doesn’t really cool down.
Fortunately, we are in the mountains, because the high temperatures are easier to bear here than in Seoul. It even rained last night and José enjoys the wonderfully cool air in the morning and at the same time the indescribably beautiful view
down into the valley.
Here in Korea, the clocks tick differently.
Sometimes turbulent and sometimes totally slow…
We send you relaxed holiday greetings!
So-called jang (장), which means paste or sauce, ripens in these clay pots. In Korea, deonjang (a kind of miso paste) and ganjang (soy sauce) are traditionally made somewhat differently than in Japan. At the temple, both are prepared from a fermented block of soy (메주) without losing the raw materials. This gentle process has already started in April and their surface has to be maintained and checked daily. Some pots are washed,
disinfected in the sun and then they wait for their next use.