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Another Copycat, This Time in L.A.
Jan20

Another Copycat, This Time in L.A.

Soon after Vatos Urban Tacos opened and became a hit, people from rival restaurants showed up, vigorously taking pictures of each detail for “research” and “benchmarking,” business Konglish for “straight up ripping off and copying.” A few months later, dishes that never existed on Korea’s shores until Vatos made them magically appeared in other restaurants around Seoul. That’s to be...

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I Love You, Bae 배 사랑해요
Jan09

I Love You, Bae 배 사랑해요

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Groovy Find: Spicy Lamb Bulgogi at Home Plus
Jan08

Groovy Find: Spicy Lamb Bulgogi at Home Plus

Yes! I found this at Home Plus.  Even though I found proof somewhere that Koreans used to eat lamb, it’s not common today. Lamb can be found only in foreign supermarkets. Until recently. I saw this at Home Plus. Mr. Beaks Premium Chili Paste Lamb Bulgogi. Out of the package, it’s straight up bulgogi. Just thinly sliced meat and marinade. No vegetables. I coulda added some onions and carrots, but… NAH… It was...

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Three kinds of bulgogi
Nov27

Three kinds of bulgogi

Over at Sorae Bulgogi in Soraemaul we tried three types of VERY traditional bulgogi. The Eonyang Bulgogi comes from the southeast near Ulsan. It’s thin slices of been mixed with garlic and sesame oil and pounded like hell. It’s squeezed and massaged and eventually pressed by hand into a ball. At the grill it’s basically shredded with tongs and comes out tender and beefy. The Gwangyang Bulgogi is mixed with onions and...

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The Secret to Great Kimbap
Jul14

The Secret to Great Kimbap

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Another Hilarious Bibimbap Ad
Jun27

Another Hilarious Bibimbap Ad

CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES: The Bibimbap Backpackers contacted us and informed us that they have been working separately from Seo Kyung Duk since 2012. Even though it wasn’t mentioned in the post, they also want to verify that they get no government support. They regret the ad they posted and will try harder to contemplate their promotions before posting. From the Bibimbap Backpackers, who are a subsidiary of Seo Kyung Duk’s...

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