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Myth: Choco Pies were Invented in Korea

Myth: Choco Pies were Invented in Korea

Everyone’s crazy about Choco Pies in Korea. Even North Koreans are. There is a lot of pride taken in this confectionery. It’s assumed in Korea that the Orion company invented this type of treat. That’s why articles like this irk me. Food makers frown...
Nosh of the Day: Poop Bread

Nosh of the Day: Poop Bread

Was giving an all-day private tour yesterday. One of the things we had was Insa-dong’s Ddong Bbang (“Poop Bread”). It’s a lot like IngeoBbang/BungeoBbang (the fish-shaped pastries). It’s a pancake batter cooked in a mold and filled with...
Ramyeon for One

Ramyeon for One

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first post by guest contributor Jenna Collett 라면 for One  I have never seen Ms. Ahn eat alone. I’ve never seen her eat without sharing with the closest available mouth. On any given day I’d be handed a near constant stream...
Taco Bell's Grilled Bulgogi Taco and Burrito

Taco Bell's Grilled Bulgogi Taco and Burrito

Woke up with a bit of a hangover this morning–and late–so I got out the door craving some junk. Taco Bell is next to my subway station. Walking up, I noticed this. Lunch. Decided. And here’s what it looks like in real life. There are ample veggies in...
Review: Something's fishy with Kiss-myun Spicy Chicken Ramyeon

Review: Something's fishy with Kiss-myun Spicy Chicken Ramyeon

I  admit I eat 라면 ramyeon (ramen) once in a while. I’ve even made a ramyeon dessert once, but I’ve never reviewed ramyeon before. When I saw packages of Ottogi Kiss-myun aka Kiss noodles at my local Korean grocery store, I was drawn more by the name than...
Bamboo Salt Almonds

Bamboo Salt Almonds

As I mentioned, I need a mid-afternoon snack. I find that a bag o’ nuts does me fine. My usual mixed nuts I couldn’t find at E-Mart. But I saw these. Aw, I had to try it out. Bamboo salt is a Korean way of making salt by putting brine into bamboo and...

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