What Korean Looks like in America

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Edward passed along this blog post by gas•tron•o•my about Gyenari (owned by William Shin), which serves Korean food that seems to appeal to Americans.  It also has American prices ($12 for Kimchi Jjigae, whew!).  But a lot of the foods look clever and tasty.

Gyenari – Los Angeles (Culver City)

Gyenari (official site)

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4 thoughts on “What Korean Looks like in America”

  1. A bottle of soju at the liquor store in Canada is about $6. Which means it costs about $12 to get it to your table in a restaurant. I could imagine Koreans coming to Canada and having to always eat Korean absolutely freaking out when a $1 bottle of soju costs them 12x. Hope they appreciate how we feel when we go to buy real cheese 🙂

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  2. I don’t know what the fish is there but I’ve been enjoying Maero (매로) from time to time. It can be expensive. A piece in a sushi train place about W5K, at E-Mart about W40K per kilo and at Costco big slabs for about W30K per kilo. It’s a really oily fish, with thick bones-almost like plates!-and succulent flesh made sticky by the oil and skin. It’s great but I don’t know what it is…a type of groper?
    I’d be interested to read your take on it.
    btw-soju in Melbourne is about W12K just from a supermarket. In NZ a bit cheaper. You have to be thankful for care packages and those soju lunchpacks….even if it does remind me of Victory Gin from Orwell’s “1984”

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  3. The English name is Patagonian Toothfish, but I want to lobby scientific organizations to rename it “Pesca Buttera.” I call it Butterfish, as in when butter dies, it’s reincarnated as Maero.

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