Earlier this week food lovers from all around the world were outraged by the news that Bangkok was planning to ban street vendors in all 50 districts of Bangkok. All this despite being crowed CNN's 'city with the best street food' two year running! The given reason: to clean up the streets and city. However, only days after the initial announcement, it seems that officials are back peddling fast and causing widespread confusion and anger. From conflicting policy statements, claims of misquoting, and even a festival celebrating the very thing that was banned...buckle up for a confusing ride!
Tteokppoki (떡볶이) is one of the most popular street vendor foods in Korea. These slightly sweet and spicy chewy rice cakes are almost addictive once you are used to its flavor and texture. Here's how you can make them at home!
Spring is here and I can feel the warm air outside. When it comes to spring, there is one soup dish that I like to make. It is "Samgyetang (삼계탕)" the Korean chicken and ginseng soup. I know people are tired of soups and stews they have been eating over the long winter days and looking forward to enjoy light, fresh, green flavored dishes. So this chicken soup might not be for everyone. But I can tell you that this chicken soup is known for energizing your soul on warm days. Believe it or not, Koreans like to eat this soup for hot summer days. Let's get the recipe, shall we?
One of Korea's most popular dish is undoubtedly the "Bibimbap". Bibimbap (비빔밥) is a large bowl of rice filled with various healthy vegetables, meat, spicy sauce and a fried egg on time (sometimes but not always). It's not only tasty, but also delicious! The only drawback? It takes forever to prepare. We bring you a modern twist on traditional bibimbap. It's not only easy and quick to prepare, but packed with the goodness of avocados!
Who doesn't love a good pancake? And if it comes stuffed with bacon and kimchi, then even better! Cue in, this delicious kimchi bacon pancake recipe that's the right mix of spicy and savory. And did we mentions it's super easy to whip up? Let's get cooking:
When actors take on roles that require them to actually transform physically, they often earn praise for their dedication to the craft of acting. An example of this is when stars lose or gain tens of pounds to look a certain way, when a character they're portraying requires a certain physical appearance. Case in point is Cho Hye Jung, whose weight gain to play Jung Nan Hee in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo has been the talk of the town. Check out the crazy before-and-after photos of the beautiful actress whose commitment to getting into character is earning praise!