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 interesting, because it is a nice reflection of Korea’s insularity.”
This time I made sure to get to the temple bistro at a decent time. They were still busy when I walked in. I paid … Read more
Ah, lunch time again! Today’s was a bit starchy. Here’s what was on tap. Sundubu Guk – This mild soft tofu soup had mushrooms and … Read more
I was running really late today and ducked in for lunch before entering the office. I only had a slice of bread for breakfast while … Read more
Trying to do something new. Our office near Insa-dong is a short walk from Baru Gong, the Buddhist temple cuisine bistro. They have a W7,000 … Read more