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Restaurant: Kristalbelli, New York

Restaurant: Kristalbelli, New York

The opening of “the next Korean barbecue restaurant” in midtown Manhattan by K-pop star and producer Jin Young Park has generated some controversy. Some think the restaurant’s aesthetic is too antiseptic to provide an authentic Korean experience....
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....
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...
Tammy’s submission to Korea’s official cooking video contest

Tammy’s submission to Korea’s official cooking video contest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-UN6Zx2elg The (South Korean) Presidential Counsel on National Branding is hosting a cooking video contest called “Experience Korea–UCC Video Contest: My Korean Cooking Video” in collaboration with YouTube as a part of...
Galbi – Korea’s BBQ

Galbi – Korea’s BBQ

Galbi 갈비 literally means “ribs.” When it’s described in books, it’s “short ribs,” which gives someone an inaccurate impression. Yes, technically, it’s true. They’re short ribs. But they’re not done like...

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