Bad Kimchi

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Don’t Break the Peel

Halmoni didn’t tell me she loved me. Her love could be seen in the work of her hands.

Mar 31, 2021
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Kalbi, Maybe

Sure, the food is delicious, but it’s that sense of community that makes Korean barbeque what it is.

Jul 13, 2020
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Korean Comfort Foods of Our Pandemic Dreams

Columnist Noah Cho on pandemic food cravings, home cooking adventures, and much-missed restaurants.

Jun 9, 2020
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Gettin’ Jigae With It

You can turn almost nothing but kimchi and liquid into something vibrant and nourishing to eat—something that everyone seems to want right now.

May 5, 2020
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Banchan, the Only Food I Like to Share

“You can tell a lot about a Korean restaurant based on the banchan it offers.”

Nov 6, 2019
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My Harabeoji Taught Me It’s Always Better to Add More Garlic

Harabeoji’s favorite thing to eat, and the thing to which he attributed his long life, was raw garlic.

Sep 3, 2019
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Burning Your Mouth to Spite Your Heart

I need something that is going to tingle, tell me the food is alive. Because I want to be alive, too.

Jun 3, 2019
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Every Time I Smell Fresh Ginger, I Think of My Uncle Sam

I’d never seen a Korean man cook before Sam, and I was captivated.

Mar 11, 2019
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Your Hipster Kimchi Could Never

A column about why I love kimchi (hint: it’s not the beneficial probiotic cultures).

Feb 11, 2019
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Tteokguk for a New Year and a New Start

When I was younger, I didn’t understand the restorative, purifying effect of tteokguk. Maybe I didn’t even feel like I deserved it. This year, I welcome it.

Jan 8, 2019