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Another Copycat, This Time in L.A.

Another Copycat, This Time in L.A.

Soon after Vatos Urban Tacos opened and became a hit, people from rival restaurants showed up, vigorously taking pictures of each detail for “research” and “benchmarking,” business Konglish for “straight up ripping off and copying.”...
Another Hilarious Bibimbap Ad

Another Hilarious Bibimbap Ad

CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES: The Bibimbap Backpackers contacted us and informed us that they have been working separately from Seo Kyung Duk since 2012. Even though it wasn’t mentioned in the post, they also want to verify that they get no government support. They...
WTF: Domino’s Korea’s New World Cup Monstrosity

WTF: Domino’s Korea’s New World Cup Monstrosity

I ain’t gonna be gentle about it. Korea has some fucked up pizzas. The American-based chains are the worst offenders, trying to outdo each other in how outrageously disgusting their next pizza will be. I think they’re doing some high stakes trolling...
Critic Burns Trendy Itaewon Restaurant via Epic Email

Critic Burns Trendy Itaewon Restaurant via Epic Email

Background on this. An Itaewon restaurant wanted a local magazine to review it. After eating there, the reviewer sent this email in reply. I was given permission to re-post this. Names have been redacted.  Hi XXXX, how are you?I’m writing concerning the status...
Review: Schneeballen Korea's Schneeball Cookies

Review: Schneeballen Korea's Schneeball Cookies

Like any city, Seoul goes through seemingly random food trends and fads. Once such a trend hits, you’re bound to see the same food or dish almost everywhere from street food carts to even high end restaurants sometimes.   One such trend that has arrived in...
Gary Glen may know BBQ but…

Gary Glen may know BBQ but…

He don’t know Korean BBQ. I don’t mean he was inaccurate. He wrote a piece that was culinarily and culturally ignorant from the history to the recipe. Gary (@GaryGlen) starts by explaining that Korean cuisine is highly influenced by China and Japan. There...

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