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Review: Trader Joes's Bibimbap

Review: Trader Joes's Bibimbap

The lastest of several prepared Korean dishes introduced recently by Trader Joe’s, a Monrovia, Calif.-based chain of grocery stores, is a frozen version of 비빔밥 bibimbap. This “mixed-up rice” dish — the meaning of the Korean name — already has created...
How to promote kimchi in America without inviting Americans

How to promote kimchi in America without inviting Americans

The South Korean consulate in San Francisco found a creative way of celebrating U.S. Independence Day this year by inviting the wives of other foreign diplomats to their home to learn kimchi-making. The San Francisco Consular Corps helped put on the party. The stated...
The Korea Herald stirs up debate over banchan

The Korea Herald stirs up debate over banchan

  KwangJuYo Chief Executive Officer Cho Tae-kwon, a former restaurateur Korean media regularly consult on hansik (Korean cuisine), served up controversy in an interview with The Korea Herald by suggesting that charging for traditionally complimentary banchan...
Review of Korean taco truck Seoul on Wheels

Review of Korean taco truck Seoul on Wheels

I found Seoul on Wheels at the Eat Real Food Festival in Oakland, Calif. at Jack London Square. Julia Yoon was serving up a truncated menu of Beef, Chicken, Pork or Tofu Korean tacos and spicy chilled noodles. We tried the chicken and beef Korean tacos. They were very...
New culinary classes in the USA carry Korean cuisine to the masses

New culinary classes in the USA carry Korean cuisine to the masses

Demand for Korean cooking classes in culinary schools or Korean ingredients on grocery stores shelves is a visible sign a cuisine is becoming more popular in a particular country. For example, Chef Young-sun Lee teaches classes in Korean cuisine at the Institute of...

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