How to Have Thanksgiving in Korea

Here’s my recipe for having a successful Thanksgiving while living in Korea.

1. Find a group of American friends to celebrate with.


2. Make sure at least one of these friends has an oven large enough to cook a turkey, which may be a challenge in South Korea.

3. Have a large enough table and make sure it is beautifully decorated.

4. Of course you will need the main ingredient, the turkey.

5. A cooked turkey will need the company of side dishes. These may include green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, rolls, corn and gravy. Don’t forget a pumpkin pie for dessert.

6. The next thing you will need is a group of hungry participants.

Basically, you need good friends, good food, empty bellies, great conversation, games (FARKLE!) and a few rounds of roaring laughter.





8 thoughts on “How to Have Thanksgiving in Korea

  1. I have just googled “Farkle”.
    Having tried to make some sense of its rules, I can understand why you make no mention of wine – the <ivital ingredient of all European celebrations!

  2. PS: Just out of interest, why is your blog-clock set at GMT, rather than Korean time?
    Although living in India, having been born and bred in London, I might still get away with it, but a Canadian (?) living in Korea…?!

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