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How Kimchi Was Used As Political Leverage in the Vietnam War

The story of LBJ, the president of South Korea, and a $2 million annual supply of fermented cabbage.
Myles Karp
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A Brief Taxonomy of All the Different Ways that Korean Food Can Be Spicy

There are nuanced distinctions between irritatingly spicy, deliciously spicy, or refreshingly spicy.
Vivian Song

A Guide to North Korean Food from a Man Who's Been Eating It for 14 Years

Having visited North Korea nearly 150 times, Simon Cockerell is well-versed in the cuisine of the hermit kingdom. His advice: try the sushi but avoid the clams cooked in gasoline.
Jamie Fullerton

Meet Year of the OX, the Korean-American Rappers Who Want You to Stop Gentrifying Kimchi

In their new song "A-Zn Foods," the rap duo takes on the appropriation of the foods that they grew up with.
Jelisa Castrodale

Trump Ate 360-Year-Old Soy Sauce at South Korean State Dinner

Yes, that makes the sauce older than America, and roughly as old as Benjamin Franklin.
Mayukh Sen

This Korean Hot Sauce Is Fermented with Nonstop Classical Music

Many brewers and distillers claim that loud music is the secret ingredient to getting their products just right.
Jelisa Castrodale

Birmingham Chefs Tell Us Why Their City Isn’t a Food Wasteland

“Growing up in Birmingham, there wasn’t much in terms of a food scene. I think people are slowly clocking onto it now. People are opening their own restaurants. There’s way more going on.”
Daisy Meager

Bulgogi Cheesesteak

This fusion sandwich is the perfect treat for anyone craving meat, cheese, and spice.
Jon Chonko

Kimchi and Bacon Fried Rice

Not sure what to do with all that leftover rice? We've got your answer right here.
Deuki Hong
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Korean Soondae Gets Some Bloody Respect at This LA Institution

A temple to Korean blood sausage, Eighth Street Soondae sits in a tiny strip mall just on the outskirts of LA's Koreatown, next to a barbershop and an incognito marijuana dispensary.
Jean Trinh
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How Korean Seaweed Got Turned into a Health Food

For decades, Korean laver (seaweed) was barely eaten outside of the Korean community. Today, itsu, Waitrose, and countless organic retailers sell Westernised versions of the stuff, promoting it as a low-calorie snack.
Christine Ro
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This Shaved Milk Dessert Is Korea's Answer to an Ice Cream Sundae

Deuki Hong recommends toppings like mochi, chocolate syrup, fruits, and cereal, but feel free to go nuts. The only limit is your imagination.
Munchies Staff