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Tour Story: A Detour for a “Bizarre” Food

Tour Story: A Detour for a “Bizarre” Food

I had two guests on the Authentic Korean Chicken & Beer Experience last night. One of them writes books on food around the world. One food he’d written about but had never tried was fermented skate, known as hongeo 홍어 in Korea. On the way to our second stop,...

ZenKimchi’s Korea Travel Tips

Korean Food Tours | What You Need To Know First by ZenKimchi | Oct 14, 2018 | Featured, Tips, ToursKorean food tours are one of the top things to do in Korea. When you're putting together a Korea itinerary, do a food tour or cooking class early. It's relaxing. It gets...
The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Insa-dong

The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Insa-dong

Insa-dong is one of the top tourist destinations in Seoul. It’s been one of my favorite places since I moved here in 2004. I’ve watched it go through a ton of changes, and it’s currently going through another makeover. Many of us pine for the lost...
“Minari” is Personal

“Minari” is Personal

I rented “Minari” last week and watched it a couple of times. I’m still thinking about it. I love books and films that linger and don’t vanish like cotton candy. The film focuses on a Korean-American family settling in the American south in the...

Korean Pork Belly Recipe

If you have ever been to South Korea, you’ve most likely tried traditional pork belly. The meat is tender and not too spicy, and it’s a perfect part of a feast for guests or family gatherings. With this recipe, you can bring all of the beautiful Korean...
The Koreans Eating Dog Meat Meme is Racist

The Koreans Eating Dog Meat Meme is Racist

This is long past due. I’m getting so tired of ignorant people associating modern Korea with eating dog meat. Or even worse, portraying the entire country as dog eaters. In modern times, associating Koreans with eating dog meat is racist. It’s contributing...
Parasite Filming Locations

Parasite Filming Locations

If you’re in Seoul and are a film of the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” you will be interested in visiting some filming locations. Most of the film was shot on a sound stage. Half the Parks’ house was digitized, so it’s not available. Yet...