Pepero Day is so popular that the G-20 schedule their meeting on it. I wonder what the environmental meetings will be like, accompanied by overpackaged Pepero Day gift baskets.
And now the little dishies of news and snark:
- I find it funny that Korea luxury hotels have shirked their own cuisine up until the G-20 came, and then they scrambled. This Korea Herald article talks about their preparations. The Lotte Hotel Seoul moved their Korean restaurant from the basement to the 38th floor. Yes, one of the few hotels to have a full-time Korean restaurant had to move it from the basement.
- I love hangeul on tableware.
- Jenny at Hummingbird Appetite makes kimchi.
- Some good Korean food from South Georgia
- Upcoming beer stuff in Seoul
- Seoul Eats has some Thanksgiving events. Oh, and 10 Magazine has Thanksgiving events too.
- Dokdo Times: Government Seeks to Put Overseas Koreans Out of Business
- Seoul Food explores Insa-dong street food.
- McDonald’s has brought the Quarter Pounder to Korea. Stafford claims Korea is now officially a developed country.
- Annie the Yogurt Peddlar vs. Yakult Ajummas
- Eat Your Kimchi does an artsy video of Jagalchi Fish Market.
- Dokdo Is Ours comments on the Busan “International” Food Festival.
- A Texan newspaper does a few Venn diagrams of ethnic foods vs. Texan versions of said foods. Some people were offended, but I found the Korean one amusing.
- Charlies at Liminality has some thoughts on Korean food globalization.
- WineKorea interviews Champagne House Duval-Leroy CEO Carol Duval-Leroy.
- Seoul Food likes Istanbul Kebab’s potato salad but isn’t so wild about Cusco.
- Qi Ranger eats a gi-normous burger at Mr. Big
- Matt Kelley writes about where to get the best buckwheat dishes in Wallpaper*
- Magkeolli in Sincheon
- You know it’s good when the menu is written in marker (Map)
- The bento set at the W Seoul’s Namu
- If you haven’t clicked on the “beer stuff in Seoul link” yet, I’ll let you know that an American style brewpub is opening in the HBC late this month.
- Kiss My Kimchi has some London Tea.
- Maangchi has some Korean-Uzbek.
- Maangchi makes one of my favorite banchan, Ojingeo Jeot (spicy cured quid)
- Moon Sung Shil’s Chilled beef dish (in Korean)
- Marc “No Recipes” Matsumoto’s kimchi jjigae recipe is featured in Serious Eats and is proclaimed a tad better than mine, which I actually agree with. I also appreciate that Marc paid for my drunk at the Pegu Club when I was in New York.
- Beef-stuffed fried tofu bags? I’m there, dude!
- Perfect autumn side dish: Glazed Chestnuts
- HoDdeok with different fillings
- Halloween shaped Ddeok