Sure, the food is delicious, but it’s that sense of community that makes Korean barbeque what it is.
“My father, was alive, in me—in my reflection, in my voice, in my posture.”
Harabeoji’s favorite thing to eat, and the thing to which he attributed his long life, was raw garlic.
“Dealing with someone else’s culture, someone else’s media, and trying to Americanize it is something I can’t understand.”
“I found myself dwelling on these parts of Korean culture as a way to reconnect with my identity and also the memory of my mom.”
I’d never seen a Korean man cook before Sam, and I was captivated.