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Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Five: The Korean Edition

After a whirlwind tour of various Japanese onigiri, let’s take a gander at culinary influences from the Korean peninsula, the insular country’s western neighbors across the Sea of Japan: Bulgogi (ブルコギ/bu ru kogi/불고기).  Literally “fire meat,” bulgogi consists of thin, … Continue reading

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Japanese Language Lessons: Asia’s Sordid Snacks

As you may have already guessed by now, Japan is a weird place. Let’s take snacks for example.  First, if you were to utter snack in Japan, many people might think you are on a fast-track to a スナック  (sunakku), … Continue reading

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Tremulous Transliterations: Why You Don’t Get Dessert in Koreatown

I was taking a leisurely stroll through Daegu, an inland city in the southern part of the Korean peninsula, when I came across this good reason for not knowing English.  For those who were raised on sundaes, the kind with … Continue reading

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