Build Your Own Bibimbap

Bibimbap is not only fun to say, but fun to make. This Korean staple is aptly named for bibim “to mix” and bap “rice.” Traditionally served in a bowl, it makes for a great way to pile on the vegetables customized to each diner’s choosing. It’s also a FODMAP friendly

Consistent Excellence from M Sushi

M Sushi has always received my unwavering patronage for many reasons, but particularly because Owner and Chef, Mike Lee, is a truly talented chef along with being a generously humble contributor to many charitable causes including our Hottest Chefs of the Calendar. Originally from South Korea, Chef Mike has wasted

Spiced Doenjang Greens

Having grown up in the South, I’ve developed an affinity for many Southern food traditions. How can you say no to buttery skillet cornbread, chicken and pastry, Eastern style barbeque or oyster roasts? Along with those delectable dishes, I’ve picked up the habit of eating greens on New Year’s in order

Christmas in Korea

As the holiday season continues on, I’ve not forgotten how festive and fun my first Thanksgiving in Korea was. It’s no surprise I wanted to keep the good times rolling by spreading some holiday cheer for Christmas. I asked my Korean co-teachers, friends and students how they celebrate Christmas. In

McDonald’s in Korea

I’m not ashamed to admit I get cravings for McDonald’s, just like anybody else. Despite eating a multitude of fabulous Korean dishes throughout my time here, sometimes I just want fast food and something “Western.” McDonald’s has quickly become my go-to for this fix because although they have many Korean-influenced

The Best Korean Snacks

Whether you’re hitting the pavement in a new city, working through a busy afternoon or just Netflix and chillin’, you can’t beat a good snack to power you through. Koreans have not only mastered a culture of addicting main dishes, but their snack game ain’t too shabby, either. I’ve tried

Thanksgiving in Korea

Holidays of all sorts were celebrated in my house when we were growing up, but we had a particularly heavy hand of influence from my maternal Grandma. This strong Catholic lady didn’t put up with any nonsense, but she also didn’t hold back when it came to making sure all

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