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Seoul Garden, St. Louis

Seoul Garden, St. Louis

I haven’t visited St. Louis in 18 years, and I certainly don’t remember the city for its Asian food. So it was a treat to eat at a Korean restaurant there during a recent 20th high school reunion trip to rural southern Illinois. St. Louis is the nearest...
Wa! Ssada Restuarant – Los Angeles

Wa! Ssada Restuarant – Los Angeles

Let’s test your ‘gringo-ness.’ When someone says sushi, what comes to your mind? If you said raw fish, then congratulations – you’re one of the truest of the true gringos. Sushi is the vinegared rice that the slices of raw fish, or any...
Myungdong Grill Restaurant – San Francisco Bay Area

Myungdong Grill Restaurant – San Francisco Bay Area

Recently, a few of my friends have been asking me where to get the best Korean food in the South Bay (San Jose Area of California). It’s then when my drill down questioning starts, because some places make great soups while others make great meat dishes. It is...
Review: Korean Village Wooden Charcoal BBQ House, San Francisco

Review: Korean Village Wooden Charcoal BBQ House, San Francisco

The restaurant was nearly empty when we sauntered in at 1:45 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon. Two men were engaged in an animated conversation in a Chinese language at a table on the opposite side of the restaurant, their words echoing off the walls and the mirror that...
VIP Restaurant, Anchorage, Alaska

VIP Restaurant, Anchorage, Alaska

On trips to see family in Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, I make it a point to visit VIP Restaurant at least once. It’s located in the Valhalla Center, a retail and office building amid the Korean business cluster along West Northern Lights Boulevard....
San Tung Chinese Restaurant – San Francisco Bay Area

San Tung Chinese Restaurant – San Francisco Bay Area

Jajangmyun (자장면) is one of the national foods of Korea, you will not find one Korean person who doesn’t like it. Okay, that might be an exaggeration, but you get the idea. The said tasty noodle dish is Chinese in origin. However, it was created with Korean...

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