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My Koreanness…The Good, The Beautiful, The Scary, The Sad

I promise to return to food tomorrow but I’m never one to hush when something’s on my mind.  It’s a flaw, they say but who are “they” anyways? I love being Korean.  Even though I grew up in a traditional household, conversing in my native tongue, eating Kimchi with everything morning, noon, and night, the..read more

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Korean Shaved Ice Patbingsu 팥빙수

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Pat means sweet red bean and bingsu means shaved ice. That’s all you really need to know because beyond that, you squish in what fits in.  I tumbled in chunks of fruit that happened to be on sale at my market.  You can literally add whatever you want to.  Chocolate/peanut butter, liquid cheesecake, guava syrup,..read more

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Korean Shaved Ice

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Pat means Sweet Red Bean and Bingsu means Shaved Ice. That’s all you really need to know because beyond that, you squish in what fits in.  I tumbled in chunks of fruit that happened to be on sale at my market.  You can literally add whatever you want to.  Chocolate/Peanut Butter, Liquid Cheesecake, Guava Syrup,..read more

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Mixing Rice

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That over yonder is what Westerners like to poke fun at when vacationing in Korea.  Everywhere you look there are hilariously nonsensical phrases that are squished together.  Whether it be a jab at being comical and making fun of themselves or what, it appears that lots of Korean companies enlist the help of “Engrish” to..read more

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Not Your Mama’s Salad

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This is my Mama’s Salad =D Watch this video on YouTube Embedded with WP YouTube Lyte. Growing up, this was one more thing that I disliked.  No worries.  Today, I love the stuff.  Deep Green and oh-so-glossy, it almost resembles edible Emeralds (perhaps I exaggerate) but ask me or Mom and we’ll both exclaim that..read more

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Korean Spicy Rice Cakes Tteokbokki 떡볶이

I’ve always thought of this classic staple dish as the Korean version of a mac and cheese after-school snack.  Though it’s both spicy and hot, we were served this as kids and one any street corner, you’ll find this being served being enjoyed by children and grownups alike.  It’s definitely comfort food.  Though it may..read more

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