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Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

You could say that kimchi is the Swiss Army Knife of the Korean food. It is almost always offered up as banchan on the dinner table, but it can be transformed into myriad of other dishes. One fine example of kimchi becoming the main ingredient in a dish would be...
Yukgejang (Korean Shredded Beef Soup)

Yukgejang (Korean Shredded Beef Soup)

The Korean phrase ‘ulken hada’ (얼큰하다), which means ‘it is refreshingly spicy’, is a phrase appropriate for any season. In summertime, Koreans enjoy bowls of hot spicy soup to sweat out the heat. And in the winter, hot spicy soup is consumed to warm up the body....
Review: New Garden Restaurant, Los Angeles area

Review: New Garden Restaurant, Los Angeles area

Written by Taeyang Yoon Rowland Heights restaurant known for jajangmyeon Continuing our journey down the ‘Korean’ section of Colima Road in Rowland Heights, we stop at one of my favorite places. I have been coming here on a fairly regular basis for a few...

Korea House, Santa Clara, California

After a five-month stay in Southern California, I returned to the San Francisco Bay Area. I began to miss good Korean food following a few evenings in various Japanese restaurants. Jonesing for home-style 조선 Joseon food, my date and I stopped at Korea House restaurant...

Go Hyang Tofu Restaurant, Los Angeles area

Written by Taeyang Yoon There is a pretty nice Korean community in the Rowland Heights/Diamond Bar area on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties. Along Colima Road, between Fullerton Road and Fairway Drive, you can find a number of Korean and Chinese...

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