3 Dog Days

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Jun 22, 2012 15:08
Korean equivalent to 'dog day' is '복(伏)', which means that coolness power of autumn succumbs to heat power of summer.
In Korea it's hottest from July 20th to August 20th every year. So we divide that period into 3 and we supplement our diet every 10 days(7/18, 7/28, 8/7) to strengthen the body to resist the heat. We call these 3 days '삼복': the first dog day is called '초복', the middle is '중복', and the last dog day is '말복'.

Have you ever tried '삼계탕? :)