Gimbap: Korean Comfort Food To Go!

In the fall of 2023, I finally sat down to watch Extraordinary Attorney Woo (이상한 변호사 우영우) on Netflix, and like so many around the world, I fell in love with Woo Young-Woo’s brilliant, earnestly sweet nature. Gimbap’s comfort and consistency in her life, the expression of care and love illustrated by her appa, and […]

Bibimbap. 비빔밥.

When I was living on my own for the first time after college, a guy I was seeing looked over at me from the driver’s seat of the car and said with a hushed, mock-incredulous tone: “You’ve never had bibimbap?” As a Korean adoptee who grew up in white, rural Pennsylvania, of course I had […]

Hawker Delights Cuisine: Your New Favorite Asian Restaurant

Hawker food culture is a culinary force to be reckoned with. With its roots coming from a storied Asian lineage, its appeal is undeniable. Gone are the days when food labeled as such can only be found on the streets and food courts. It has garnered such a huge fanbase that it has reached Illinois […]