Bad Kimchi A column by Noah Cho

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 03, 2019
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 03, 2019
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
Your Hipster Kimchi Could Never

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

Feb 11, 2019
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 08, 2019
I’ll Fight Anyone Who Says You Shouldn’t Put Cheese on Your Ramyun

Ramen is comfort food, a thing to soak up your regrets and get you through a rough day. But my favorite way to enjoy it has courted great controversy among my friends and family.

Dec 03, 2018
Why You Should Be Watching Maangchi, the Korean Cooking YouTube Star

I used to imagine having a Korean mother, someone rich in stories and jokes about Korean food and culture. My Korean mom would, ideally, be Maangchi.

Oct 29, 2018
The Love of Korean Cooking I Share With My White Mother

In her illness, Korean food was all my Polish-American mom from Jersey wanted to eat. It was all that she could bear.

Sep 19, 2018