Riesling and Pajeon

Wine Korea’s Joshua Hall is an interesting cat. He’ll take a $50 bottle of wine to a simple Korean dive because the pairings fit. I had the pleasure of sharing this German Riesling with him at a hole-in-the-wall pajeon joint in Yeoksam-dong last week. The...

Sometimes You Just Need Junk

EJ and I generally eat a healthy Korean-international diet. Well, at least I eat better than I used to. But then our bodies start coming to their senses and tell us we need junk food. We were out in the Beomgye neighborhood of my beloved Anyang a while back, scouting...

Ultimate Korean BBQ Food Porn

I had my 36th birthday a couple of weeks ago. To help cope with the shock, EJ asked me where I wanted to eat for dinner. This is usually my chance to eat some non-Korean food–but really, I couldn’t think of any non-Korean food that I really wanted. I...

Super Probiotic Lunch

Eun Jeong had made a batch of yogurt the other day. It’s funny that for all our complaining that you can’t find unsweetened yogurt in Korea, they finally started putting it on the shelves when we had gotten into the habit of making our own yogurt. We also...
Classic Post: HanSpoon

Classic Post: HanSpoon

A handful of us were lucky enough to be invited to a tasting at GR Cafe in Hongdae for HanSpoon Food Studies Club Gastronomique.  I’m also thrilled that we have something like this here.  I’ve heard of food clubs like this in cities around the world, where...