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Today’s Dosirak: Deodeok Gochujang Samgyeopsal

Today’s Dosirak: Deodeok Gochujang Samgyeopsal

There’s a Bon Dosirak franchise near my day job’s location. This is the latest concept from Bon Juk and Bon Bibimbap. I’ve had a few of these dosirak (lunchboxes) before. I particularly like the way they pay tribute to regional cuisines, like the...
10 Ways to Survive a Korean Summer

10 Ways to Survive a Korean Summer

I think the ice has melted now. Pretty safe to say that. But who knows with that hellish winter that stuck around too long like me at a wine party. Hopefully the list we did on winter survival foods helped a bit. Now it’s time to cope with the heat and the rain....
A Day in King Crab Vegas

A Day in King Crab Vegas

There are no casinos in Yeongdeok, but few other places rival the gaudy, hyperreal simulacra of the infamous city in the Nevada desert. Clinging to the buildings on Yeongdeok’s waterfront are giant crustaceans in bright orange armour. The town seems to exist only as a...
Wine Dinner with Matt Kramer of Wine Spectator

Wine Dinner with Matt Kramer of Wine Spectator

A couple of months ago, I was invited to the restaurant Kitchen at the W Seoul Walkerhill for an amazing wine pairing dinner with legendary wine scribe Matt Kramer from Wine Spectator. Matt’s been writing for WS since the ’80s, but he’s been writing...
Video: The Star King Kimchi Jjigae Competition, part 2

Video: The Star King Kimchi Jjigae Competition, part 2

Here is the second and final part of the Star King “Cooking King” kimchi jjigae competition where I was on the judging panel. On this one we see the second part of the preliminary round as well as the second group of semi-finalists, along with the...
Octopus on a Stick (Nakji Gguri)

Octopus on a Stick (Nakji Gguri)

I couldn’t get my mind off that nakji gguri I had a while back, so I thought I’d try to make it at home. Nakji (little octopus) was on sale, so I picked up a pack. Also, this was a good time to use my jar of Airborne Thyme Honey, which I received as a gift...

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