I hope y’all had a great summer. In Korea, it was starting to get hot. Then two months of rain. Floods. Mudslides. Then aS couple days of hot. And now it’s getting cool.
I was doing the morning show at EBS these past six months, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to take a proper vacation. So when Arirang asked me to host a travel show, I signed up. That was my vacation substitute. The rain has delayed the schedule a lot. We film our last episode in two weeks, which was supposed to be back in August. It should start airing in late September and October. That’s why they dressed me in such hot clothes in the middle of the summer heat.
Here’s the banchan:
- Seoul Food tries a new instant noodle pack that came from a TV cooking contest
- Grape (Wine) Harvest Festival in Anseong (9/24)
- Bossam and Galbi Jjim cooking class (9/23)
- Mungyeon Omija Festival (9/16-18)
- Chef Ciaran Hickey talks about Japchae
- Top Ten bowls of Naengmyeon
- Interview with Executive Chef Darren Vaughan of The Spice
- Interview with Esther Kang of Batch from Scratch
- Korean Beacon talks about Misutgaru
- And for some shameless self promotion: An article I wrote about Dabang 다방 (traditional coffeehouses) appears in Walkerhill Magazine
- My reviews of Spanish restaurant El Olivo and diner Hungry Dog appear in this month’s 10 Magazine
- My latest column for Korea.kr on top four Korean foods foreigners like
- My video on Andong’s Hahoe Village is posted on the Samsung Imaging blog
- Shy Bana (on my list of most hated restaurants in Korea)
- Moko (L.A.–reviewed by Pulitzer Prize winner and ZenKimchi reader Jonathan Gold)
- Soban (L.A.–reviewed by Pulitzer Prize winner and ZenKimchi reader Jonathan Gold)
- Chateau Chocolate (Itaewon)
- Da Moim (Annandale, VA)
Also, keep a look out for our very on Shin’s newspaper piece on Jung Sik Dang’s big opening in New York.