• Food

    The Beginners Guide to Korean Street Food

    This is by no means a complete list, but just some of the foods I’ve seen the most often when I’m out (and busy stuffing my face with everything I can get my hands on)…   호떡 Hotteok Sweet Korean Pancake Late evening: Me – wandering through rows of stalls, stomach growling (or not really growling because the truth is I ate maybe one hour ago, but growling because I have yet to eat anything sweet, and the smell of food is both overwhelming and calling to me), sliding past people talking amongst themselves in crowds of lines, shouting “hotteok ju-SAY-YOOO,” in an attempt to both annoy one of my friends, but also…

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    “Life Itself is the Proper Binge”

    I think I would have forgotten about Thanksgiving had it not been for my very loving parents who so graciously have spent the last week and half sending me pictures of the products of experimental baking (shout out to the Skype call which delved into my mother showing me some of the food she’s been making in time for the fall weather). Regardless of my jealousy, the holiday will come and go, and unfortunately, I will not be able to partake in it. Did you know that the cost of a small turkey (enough to feed about four individuals) in Jeju is over 100,000 won (roughly $100)? Let’s just say…

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    Top 10 Korean Dishes

    1. DOLSOT BIBIMBAP (돌솥 비빔밥) (dor/l•sot bi•bim•bap) – Stone pot mixed rice Probably the easiest to come by and most popular dishes you will find in Korea, 비빔밥 is a bowl of rice and a variety of vegetables, mixed together and served with or without meat and a hardboiled egg. While the vegetables can change based on where you are, typically it’s served with mushrooms, carrots, cucumber, 고사리(go•sa•ri), soybean sprouts, and spinach. You can always order it either vegan or vegetarian, which is what I tend to do because the dish is filling enough as it is without additional fatty pieces of beef. They also give you a bottle of…