Sure, the food is delicious, but it’s that sense of community that makes Korean barbeque what it is.
This is, a column by Noah Cho about how food and cooking can inform our identities.
Enter your email address to receive notifications for author Noah Cho
Confirmation link sent to your email to add you to notification list for author Noah Cho
More by this author
Don’t Break the Peel
Halmoni didn’t tell me she loved me. Her love could be seen in the work of her hands.
Korean Comfort Foods of Our Pandemic Dreams
Columnist Noah Cho on pandemic food cravings, home cooking adventures, and much-missed restaurants.
Gettin’ Jigae With It
You can turn almost nothing but kimchi and liquid into something vibrant and nourishing to eat—something that everyone seems to want right now.
More in this series
Why You Should Be Watching Maangchi, the Korean Cooking YouTube Star
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.
I’ll Fight Anyone Who Says You Shouldn’t Put Cheese on Your Ramyun
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.
Tteokguk for a New Year and a New Start
When I was younger, I didn’t understand the restorative, purifying effect of tteokguk. Maybe I didn’t even feel like I deserved it. This year, I welcome it.