The Jincook (더진국): Gukbab

The backstory of how I came to eat this in Anam: I was visiting Korea University in the winter of 2017, and it was possibly the coldest day of my trip. If I recall correctly, temperatures fell to about -10 to -13 degrees Celsius that day, and I was inadequately prepared (think thin ankle socks, no … Continue reading The Jincook (더진국): Gukbab

Myeongdong 56th: Army Stew in Seoul

It seems that most people know about army stew when you talk about Korean cuisine, and so we knew we couldn't go without at least having one meal of army stew on any of our trips to Korea. For the unacquainted, Budae-jjigae (부대찌개; literally "army base stew") or sausage stew is a type of jjigae (stew), made with ham, sausage, spam, baked beans, kimchi and gochujang.[ The dish … Continue reading Myeongdong 56th: Army Stew in Seoul