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In Season: "Mountain Strawberries"

The past few years I have spent my free mornings walking up the leg of Gwanak Mountain that’s behind my house.  It’s an easy thirty-minute walk that passes by four gorgeous Buddhist temples and ends with satisfying views of my fair city of Anyang.  In...
Giant Ass Figs

Giant Ass Figs

Open markets and street food stalls have been selling some nice plump figs (Muwhagwa 무화과) this month. They ain’t cheap. One stall was selling four for 5,000 won. Our Korean food bloggers have been having fun with them. Here are some Maple Baked Figs...
A Few Words on Acorn Jelly

A Few Words on Acorn Jelly

Wan Yan Ling, the Grocery Ninja at Serious Eats, explores the controversial questions about Korean acorn jelly (DotoriMuk 도토리묵) that everyone wants to know. And come on, you know those questions have been itchin’ at ya. Acorn...
Naengi – A Mysterious Herb

Naengi – A Mysterious Herb

I’ve tasted a new flavor this winter. Eun Jeong was making dinner and asked me to go to the store to get some naengi 냉이. I’d never heard of it before nor noticed it at the store. “It only comes in winter,” Eun Jeong said, “It’s on...
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