Tteokbokki 떡볶이, or spicy rice cake, is a very popular Korean dish. So popular, in fact, that there is an entire street dedicated to it in Sindang-dong called ‘Tteokbokki Alley’.
또옹카페 (also known as Poop Cafe) is located in Seoul, South Korea and the theme of the cafe is poop. Apparently Asians have a different view of poop from Westerners. They see poop as something cute, playful, and funny, and the Poop Cafe can be described the same […]
Korean influences can be found are all over the place, sometimes where you might not expect them. Station W is a café in the Verdun district of Montreal. It’s a welcoming place, with very friendly employees. The room is bright, with lots of places to sit, and […]
So what’s so great about this Jjimjilbang that’s being talked about again?
Check out the Youtube clip by Conan O’Brien and Steven Yeun for some laughs about this!
Craving for some fried chicken? How about some KFC? No, not the one from Kentucky. Im talking about Korean Fried Chicken! All my Korean people know what Im talking about. Bam. The tastier KFC (sorry Colonel Sanders) has mastered frying their chicken to a delectable work of art […]
Korean Food meets Western Food. Korean food is known for its delicate spices and its umami-like flavours found in dishes like, Kimchi, and Bulgogi. So when Korean food is cleverly infused with conventional western food, it becomes a unique delectable. Here are some of Korean Fusion Foods worth a try: […]
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed meaty dishes. Whether its bits of meat inside a Korean stew dish, a plate of nice steak or kalbi dinner, or burgers and sausages fresh off the hot grill at barbeques: I love meat. Now this doesn’t mean I don’t […]
Hello bloggers! Last night, I was thinking getting a bit hungry and looked through my pantry to see what I can have. From the corner of my eyes, I saw this red shiny packaging and guess what it was?! RAMEN NOODLES! In Korean culture, when you are hungry […]
What’s better than fried chicken? Korean Fried Chicken! If you ever had fried chicken in Korea, you know it tastes nothing like KFC or any other fast-food chains that offer it, here in Canada. There are Korean pubs or restaurants that offer Korean-style chicken, but many times it can […]
An ordinary dish suddenly becomes very special and that much more delicious when we have special memories attached to it. A pancake breakfast might not mean much to others, but to someone who grew up with pancake breakfasts during weekends made by grandma (because mom and dad were […]
“Let’s go get some more magikarp bread.” This was the name that my Spanish friend gave to the focus of today’s post, Bungeobbang (붕어빵). Yes, we grew up watching pokemon, and digimon adventures as a child. And somehow, calling bungeobbang magikarp bread makes it feel more crispy and […]
Jajangmyeon (짜장면 – black-bean-sauce noodles): reinventing foreign dishes into Korean favourites (round 1)
There was an interesting custom in Korea where after moving into a new home, you would order delivery from Korean-style Chinese restaurants (중국집) and eat jajangmyeon. Due to my dad’s job relocating every couple of years, these big transitions in my younger days as we moved into a […]
Type: Korean(-Chinese) Location: West End – 1638 Robson St, Vancouver, BC Pricing: $$ I’m fonder of this place than warranted. While thinking of an article idea, this little place popped into my head. “EXCUSE FOUND TO GO TO BOOK KYUNG!” ^ a ^ On a Friday night, I […]
Many of us have that moment from childhood that seems to really stick out in our memories. Although we didn’t play catch or build a tree house together like in the North American movies, I do have this one really fond memory I have with my dad back […]
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 […]
I love sam gyup sal….like I would marry it I love it so much! When I first got to Korea I didn’t eat pork….well I ate bacon but that doesn’t count. I remember loving galbi but having to walk for ages to find affordable so-galbi (beef galbi) and […]
This place had been a bit of an enigma to me until recently. Before last week, I had only heard of the “Korean butcher” through friends. At the time, my information was limited and I had heard that he was not actually Korean, but specialized in Korean cuts […]
Walking down Bloor St West in Toronto between Christie and Bathurst stations is like walking into a Korean wonderland! Hangul on signs, the smell of kimchi and even an E-Mart lets everyone know who runs this section of Bloor! And Torontonians love their Korean food especially Korean BBQ […]
28 hours and 10 minutes. That is how long flying from Montreal to Seoul would require. More than a day of travelling, three planes and two layovers: definitely not a trip for the faint of heart, or someone suffering from severe motion sickness. You could luck out and […]
A friend of mine once mentioned that the first thing she would do after winning a lottery is to hire a personal chef. I nodded in agreement whole-heartedly. Forget the Barenaked Ladies and their ode to Kraft dinner. I want the most exquisite flavours known to man made […]