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Pyeongchang Buckwheat Cuisine

Pyeongchang Buckwheat Cuisine

If you like chilled noodles, Pyeongchang’s the place. The host of the 2018 Winter Olympics has been frequently talked about as a sleepy resort town, but there is actually some history to it. Mainly, the culinary hero is buckwheat, known as memil 메밀. It was...

Joe's 10 Favorite Banchan

Inspired by Seoul Food’s list, we’re continuing the meme of our personal favorite banchan on ZenKimchi. It’s taken me a while to come up with my list because I know I’ve left something good out. These are not in any specific order. It was hard...

A Guide To K-BBQ: Galmaegisal

It’s impossible be interested in Korean food without becoming familiar with ssamgyupsal, or pork or beef galbi. These particular cuts are definitely contemporary cornerstones of national cuisine, but because they’re so well known, sometimes it can be difficult to eat...

ZenKimchi Korean Pig Chart

This is a work in progress that I’ve been meaning to start. Stafford Lumsden pushed me to go ahead with it. What we have here is a chart I’ve drawn and put together conglomerated from various sources. Now, even when I ask people in restaurants and...

Tip: Soju as Industrial Cleaner

Eun Jeong actually got this tip from Korean TV. Everyone knows that common industrial soju is not the traditional rice whiskey that was its origin. From my gathering, it’s pure grain alcohol derived from sweet potatoes and tapioca that’s been diluted and...

Tip: Pork Tenderloin Ain't So Pricey

We were at the Anyang Central Market the other day, and I was in the mood to grab a rack or two of ribs. I noticed that pork tenderloin was priced at W700 per 100 grams. Doing some calculations, that comes out to W3,171 per pound. A quick glance on U.S. prices, and...

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