MUST WATCH: Seoul, Our Movie
Feb13

MUST WATCH: Seoul, Our Movie

I’m floored. Honestly, I was skeptical at first when this project was announced. The government was asking people to send in their videos to be assembled into a movie promoting Seoul. I had witnessed so many cheesy heavyhanded endeavors by the government promotional teams over the years. I was expecting sterilized videos highlighting the same old chest-beating culturally masturbatory pabulum that we have seen before. BUT…...

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Video: How to Cook Filipino Seafood Beach Style

We had bought some large prawns and crab at a local seafood market. At the beach, our friends took our bounty to an outdoor kitchen to cook them up. The methods may seem a bit odd to you, but you wouldn’t believe how great it smelled. I could smell it even when I was editing the video. And the end results would blow your socks off. For details of this trip, click here. GD Star Ratinga WordPress rating...

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Video: Bluefish
Apr18

Video: Bluefish

PREFACE: Bluefish invited me to check out their restaurant. I took pics and video. The plan was to put together the video with some narration. But as I edited the video and added music, I felt that narration would kill the atmosphere of the piece. So below is my–what–silent narration? Read it and keep it in the back of your head while watching the video. — Hwe. Korean sashimi. It’s not just a way to prepare raw...

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Recipe: Cilantro Kimchi

If you read most Korean food blogs, they will tell you that Koreans don’t eat coriander, aka cilantro. They’ll tell you straight to your face that cilantro and Korean cuisine have never crossed paths before. As the Ask the Korean blog reported a couple of years ago: “Korea has never grown cilantro, and cilantro is not a part of Korean cuisine. … But Korean people’s cilantro-hate is nonetheless...

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Grilled Intestines in Gangnam
Feb27

Grilled Intestines in Gangnam

The fine folks at Yeontabal 연타발 invited me over for a night of some lovely beef intestines and heart. I’m usually skeptical of a lot of upscale Korean restaurants because they usually think fine dining is just a bunch of fussy pretension, high prices, and bland food. Not so at Yeontabal! They’re pricey, but that was a memorable meal. GD Star Ratinga WordPress rating...

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Zen’s Booze Review: 7brau India Pale Ale
Feb23

Zen’s Booze Review: 7brau India Pale Ale

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