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Banchan (aka Endless appetizers)

Banchan is a unique part of the Korean dining experience. Banchan are essentially small side dishes of food that accompany the main component of the meal. 497 more words

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Korean Red Pepper (aka Gochu everything)

Gochu is the exalted Korean red pepper. It is used in the preparation of banchan (Korean side dishes), bibimbap, sauces, dips, meat, seafood… Name any Korean food and guess what? 521 more words

Funny Korean Customs

Table Settings (aka neverending dishes)

How many dishes can you fit on a table? If it were a competition, I would suggest not to battle a server from a Korean restaurant. 263 more words

Funny Korean Customs

Kimchi (aka the pillar of Korean cuisine)

My first blog post profiles kimchi. Kimchi earns it because it is *that* important.

But as an NK (non-Korean) you must learn to throw your kimchi references around with finesse, otherwise your lack of Korean Kred will be apparent. 520 more words

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What Is An Amuse If Not to Make You Smile?

by Steven Doyle

One of the most delightful things that may occur during dinner service might be the amuse-bouche, a relatively unknown feature of French culinary tradition that, once introduced, immediately became standard fare. 1,096 more words

Steven Doyle

Koreatown: Porkbelly and Kimchi at Hot Pot Troops

Hot Pot Troops opened about two months ago. We found it while driving down Western looking for something warm on a cold night. I saw a sign for hot pot and thought fit the bill. 250 more words


How to Master AYCE Korean BBQ (Sort Of)

In Southern California, all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue has become an epidemic outside of Koreatown. KBBQ chain Gen Korean BBQ is popping up everywhere, but that isn’t phasing favorites like… 978 more words