25+ Game Day Korean Recipes

25+ Game Day Korean Recipes

UPDATED WITH MORE RECIPES Even though American football hasn’t caught on in Korea the way baseball has, it does have its share of manly man foods that would be at home at a Superbowl party. Fiery BulDalk, Soondae Bokkeum, JokBal–those would work well. I...
Oktoberfest 2013

Oktoberfest 2013

For years, the Grand Hilton Seoul has been hosting a full-on Oktoberfest. Each year I had been meaning to go. Usually I’ve missed it because I didn’t find out about it in time and had other plans. The steep price tag (W140,000) also kept me away. This...
The Expat Quest for Thanksgiving

The Expat Quest for Thanksgiving

Christina called me over to her half-basement apartment for Thanksgiving. This was my first year in Korea, 2004. She and Glen held this each year for expats and any Koreans who wanted to attend this exotic holiday with the mythical turkey beast—a foreign flightless...

Seoul Coffee Expo 2012

The success of the Korea Cafe Fair, held in the tail end of winter the past two years, seems to have motivated the COEX convention center to start organizing their own effort, the Seoul Coffee Expo. I, on behalf of ZenKimchi, was on hand for the first annual expo....
Pop-up Diary

Pop-up Diary

This is a quick behind-the-scenes diary of setting up ZenKimchi and Seoul in the City’s pop-up restaurant, Back Kitchen Seoul. Read Seoul in the City’s account, too. For reviews on how the food and the evening actually went, check these out: Pop-up...