Koreans live on a peninsula that is called “the shrimp between two whales.” Korea is called the shrimp because a majority of the small peninsula’s history has been spent thwarting Chinese and Japanese aggression. This situation has ensured that Koreans are a scrappy bunch, something reflected in the Korean proverb “iyeolchiyeol” (이열치열) or “fight fire…
Category: Events and Festivals
Boseong Green Tea Festival
The Boseong Green Tea Festival highlights how beautiful and restorative the act of brewing and drinking tea can be.
Yeouido: Biking by the Han & the World Night Market
Soon enough, Jessye and I were getting our asses kicked, in tandem, as we huffed and puffed, moving at a snail’s pace.
Maangchi & Korean Army Stew
I am of the firm opinion is that some of the best food in the world is created by poor people who are forced to get creative with what they have.
A Personal Quest for Salvation at the Ramen Expo
Within every bowl of ramen is a steaming solar-system of broth, noodles, green onions, and pork that, if done right, can create a microcosm of a just universe.