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VIP Restaurant, Anchorage, Alaska

VIP Restaurant, Anchorage, Alaska

On trips to see family in Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, I make it a point to visit VIP Restaurant at least once. It’s located in the Valhalla Center, a retail and office building amid the Korean business cluster along West Northern Lights Boulevard....
Gwangju Tteokgalbi

Gwangju Tteokgalbi

  Many consider Seoul, the capital of Korea for more than 600 years, to be the culinary hub of Korea. However, South Korea’s sixth-largest city, Gwangju, also has ample cuisine cred. Located in the middle of Jeolla-nam province near the southwestern tip of...
Recipes: Three ways to make Korean beef broth

Recipes: Three ways to make Korean beef broth

The base to any soup or stew, Korean or otherwise, is a good broth or stock. This article will discuss three methods for adding beef flavor, from the easiest to the most complex. Debra Boutin, M.S., R.D., chairwoman of Bastyr University’s Department of Nutrition...
The Beauty of Korea: Bae Yong Joon’s Kalbi Steak

The Beauty of Korea: Bae Yong Joon’s Kalbi Steak

I bought the Korean version of Bae Yong Joon’s best-selling book, The Journey to Discover the Beauty of Korea. I got the book because I knew there would be several Korean food recipes tucked in the pages. I got excited when I found his recipe for Kalbi steak so...

The KFDA Isn't the Only One

On the heels of the news that the Korean FDA is dragging its heels on recalling fish tainted with super-resistant bacteria, the US FDA is finally getting around to recalling and bringing charges against the slaughterhouse and employees depicted in a highly distributed...

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