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Sora

Korean-Hungarian actress raised on kimchi and goulash

SPICY KOREAN RAMYUN!

It’s spicy, it’s salty, it’s addictive – and apparently it boosts testosterone. Korean ramyun, the manly soup, slurped up by millions around the world in its dried instant noodle form, found in supermarkets around the globe, sold complete with a packet of seasoning and dehydrated vegetables in a disposable […]

KIMBAP: KOREA’S SUSHI SANDWICH

  Kimbap is Korea’s answer to a sandwich – it’s cheap, quick, healthy, and delicious. Though it can easily be mistaken as sushi, it differentiates itself from its Japanese counterpart in that it requires no side wasabi or soy sauce. Meet Dai Yun Kim and Mi Yang Kim, owners […]

TO’s BEST KEPT SECRET KIMCHIS – Part 2

Two jars: Kimchi and kimchi jam. Two guys: Tye Thomas and Bryan Lavers of Thomas Lavers Cannery and Deli in Kensington Market. They may not be Korean, but they have a fine appreciation for fermented foods, so naturally they discovered the finest of the ferments: Kimchi. If you […]

TO’s BEST KEPT SECRET KIMCHIS – Part 1

If you take a stroll along Roncesvalles Avenue in Toronto, predominantly known for its mixture of European delis and hipster cafés,  you may be surprised to see this giant Kimchi thumb. Take a step back to reveal Greenfield’s Organic Bulk Food shop boasting the ‘self-proclaimed’ best kimchi in […]

THE SQUARE DUMPLING

They are delicious and they are square. They are Korean barley dumplings. While strolling around Seoul’s well-known Namdaemun Market district, it’s easy to spot these vendors of the square dumpling, always manning the grill with great intent. At a glance, the pile-up of brown hued dumplings may not […]

KOREA’S KRAZE BURGERS!

Ever in Seoul craving a burger? Check out Kraze. The name literally came from combining the words Korea + craze burger. But don’t expect just any old burger, for in Korea the Kraze burger is enhanced with one of the countries’ most delicious traditional dishes: the great Bulgogi. […]

SEOUL’S #1 MIXED SKEWER!

Ahhh yes, a typical sight on the streets of Seoul. Clusters of customers gathering around food vendors day and night. It’s truly one of the most wonderful cultural aspects of the city. Today we gather around the mixed skewer. Some of Korea’s most beloved and traditional street foods […]

POTATO TORNADO in SEOUL!

Here it is: the great potato twister, the magic tool, perhaps one of the most clever contraptions ever made for a potato (after the masher of course). But Koreans don’t mash their beloved potatoes, they twist them, and they twist for a delicious purpose. Behold! – The Potato […]