“You can tell a lot about a Korean restaurant based on the banchan it offers.”
Harabeoji’s favorite thing to eat, and the thing to which he attributed his long life, was raw garlic.
I’d never seen a Korean man cook before Sam, and I was captivated.
Ramen is comfort food, a thing to soak up your regrets and get you through a rough day. But my favorite way to enjoy it has courted great controversy among my friends and family.
I used to imagine having a Korean mother, someone rich in stories and jokes about Korean food and culture. My Korean mom would, ideally, be Maangchi.
In her illness, Korean food was all my Polish-American mom from Jersey wanted to eat. It was all that she could bear.