Fell + Cole is famous for its creative and ultra-Korean flavors. Be warned – they come at a pretty penny.
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…
I felt the volcano rumble and I looked up to see the giant face of the supreme leader himself peeking down at me. He smacked his big, murderous lips and stuck his chopsticks into the chilled broth.
You are told to #takepleasureseriously and there’s no choice but to do so when you step inside.
I stopped at an ancient stone tablet and began to feel a warm glow envelop me.
The Boseong Green Tea Festival highlights how beautiful and restorative the act of brewing and drinking tea can be.
The noodles were uniquely Korean. It seems that Koreans prefer light broths with their noodles and the beef broth was very light, complimenting the bokchoi, seaweed, mushrooms and the brisket without overwhelming it.
The vendors were friendly and approachable, willing to engage with foreigners, dangling octopuses, crabs, spoon worms (also known as, ahem, penis fishes) in my face while quoting me prices.
Upon entering the Beautiful Tea Museum (아름다운 차박물관) the blaring horns and roaring engines of Seoul suddenly cease.
In the Republic of Korea, the general consensus about bean sprouts is this: they are delicious, let’s put them on everything.