South Korea

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Top 5 Asian Sodas That You Should Try

    Soda may be almost as American as apple pie, but that doesn't mean the rest of the world isn't making a good show of producing their own noteworthy varieties of pop. Special props go to Asia (yes, the whole continent), whose diverse component countries have come up with some wicked good soda brands. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 63, Korean Spiced Brisket Plate at Revival Market

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Stratification of Education: Why The U.S. Sucks In International Rankings

    We consistently hear stories about how the U.S. educational system lags dangerously behind the world. At every State of the Union, any president will get an applause line if he talks about the need to improve our education system. The kids in ________ are overtaking us, outworking us. This actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Up All Night to Get Lucky With Bun B, Fat Tony, Riff Raff, Nosaprise, Red Bull...

    Saturday night, the eyes of the world were on Houston. The North American Finals of Red Bull's BC One B-Boy competition was taking place at Warehouse Live. As hundreds packed in to the venue, tens of thousands watched the livestream online. Just south of the city, in a graffiti mecca known as The K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Texas B-Boys Step Up to North American Finals

    Within the four elements of hip-hop, breaking (aka "breakdancing" or "B-boying") is perhaps the most dynamic, and by far the most physical. The act of transforming a DJ's beats and MC's rhymes into a work of performance art takes courage, training, creativity, and a bit of luck. And like hip-hop as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Kimchi Ramen and a Flaming Hot Cheeto Roll at Miso Yummy: Ramen Purists Beware

    While half the city was gorging themselves on ramen at Goro & Gun this weekend, I lucked upon a less crowded spot to slurp noodles: the front patio of Inversion Coffee House, where brand-new food truck Miso Yummy was parked only a few feet away. (Full disclosure: I ended up eating ramen at Goro & Gu ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 3, 2013

    Pho to Ramen, Bulgogi to Bo 7 Mon

    The top 10 restaurants in Chinatown.

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Chinatown

    "You're going to do a top 10 Chinatown list, aren't you?" a reader implored last week on Twitter. Of course -- Chinatown is my favorite neighborhood for dining and exploration in the entire city. For every old favorite you visit, you're guaranteed to find at least two new restaurants to fall in love ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Why Psy and the Innocence of the Muslims Guy Are Nothing Alike

    This meme has been infecting my Facebook newsfeed lately, and I thought I'd reply. The facts are these... Nakoula Basseley Nakoula spent a lot of his life making drugs, evading taxes, and commiting bank fraud, all acts that landed him in various institutions over the years. Because of the last frau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Witchcraft, Underdogs and Blacksmiths: November 2012 in Openings & Closings

    On my way home a few nights ago, I noticed that a hunch I'd had was true: Bibas Brooklyn Express had closed after only six short months in business on Main Street. I'd noticed the lights off for a few days, and a new spread of brown paper in the windows meant only one thing. B4-U-Eat reports that th ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    5 Great Songs By Psy Besides "Gangnam Style"

    Sometimes it's hard for Americans to believe, but there is, in fact, a whole world outside of the United States. No, I'm not just talking about Alaska and Hawaii. There are whole other countries out there and not just ones that are either a) our cute friends (England, Japan) or b) our bitter enemies ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 23, 2012

    Drawn by Drunken Seven-Year-Olds

    The five ugliest beer labels in Texas.

  • News

    July 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Sashimi, Korean-Style: Hwe at Dadami

    What's pictured in the video above has several things in common with what's offered at Dadami, the subject of this week's cafe review: green perilla (or shiso) leaves, red gojuchang sauce, dark brown soy sauce, a bowl of minced garlic and chiles and -- of course -- super-fresh sashimi, or raw fish. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Helena Brown Stayed At Luxury Hotels On Publicly-Funded Trip To Asia

    Marking yet another strange turn involving City Council Member Helena Brown's recent trip to Asia, Brown stayed at a series of luxury hotels in Beijing and Seoul, charging the city more than $2,000 in six days of lodging expenses, according to her expense report. A Brown spokesman wrote in e-mail to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Pie-magination: 5 Improbable Pizza Pies

    Considered from a local, regional, national and international perspective, the world is home to a great variety of pizzas. From authentic to fusion to deep dish to Sicilian-thin, the term "pizza" covers all manner of sins. I think that we owe it to ourselves, as a pizza-obsessed nation, to do bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Korean Dog Soup

    When I lived in Seoul, I ate a number of strange things. Squirming octopus tentacles, pizzas with sweet potatoes and mustard, oxtails in a milky broth, and steamed silkworm larvae, to name a few. There is one thing, though, that I could never-- would never, for any means-- partake in: 보신탕; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    Poetry, Phoenicia-style.​Of the two hotly anticipated projects from the Tcholakian family that have been in the works, the smaller of the two has finally opened in west Houston: Phoenicia Coffee House and Deli (12151 Westheimer), in the same center as the giant Phoenicia market. The downtown i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Dried Persimmon

    ​A beloved college professor of mine once poetically described to us how persimmons dried in the wind in her hometown in South Korea. She told us that residents would string up the fruits, and when they were ready it looked like they had been snowed upon. She said it was truly beautiful. So ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Get Your Yogurt, 39 Cents an Ounce

    Strawberry cheesecake yogurt, complete with "graham cracker crust"​I'm a huge fan of the tart, almost acidic yogurt served up by the likes of Pinkberry and its numerous imitators. There's something terribly refreshing about eating a cold, puckery frozen yogurt on a hot summer day: no sticky, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    BBQ pit rustlin', eh? Here in Texas, that there's a hangin' offense.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're currently trying to engineer a type of sausage that looks like, tastes like, and has the consistency of soy. Ha ha, wouldn't that be crazy? Nobody says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    A Soul-Warming Meal at Seoul House

    Oustanding haemul dolsot at Seoul Kitchen.​"What's your favorite thing here?" I asked the young, blithesome girl who was waiting on us at Seoul House. Without hestitation, she quickly pointed to a ruddy-colored picture of haemul dolsot on the small menu. "This is the best. It's the only thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. The Mighty Rib: It's always refreshing to see new food blogs in town, and I lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Houston Chronicle Readers Aren't Buying The Latest Bit Of Desperation

    Next up for the Chron: "Tits or GTFO"​The Houston Chronicle, in its bid to get as many clicks and eyeballs and whatevers on its website, has made many errors in judgment. There's the sex column Girl Dick. There's the plan to give every person who asks their very own personal blog.And there's the " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    World Cup 2010: These Teams Will Make It Out Of The Group Stage. Guaranteed

    Now THAT was a USA World Cup squad​The 2010 edition of the FIFA World Cup is finally here. Thirty-two teams made it to the big dance to see just who is the best in the world. Realistically though, only a handful of teams have a shot of winning the cup. It's all going to come down to matchups ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    World Cup: Get in the Spirit

    zota​If you couldn't care less about the World Cup, that's fine, because basically the ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD is excited, and we'll make up for your lack of enthusiasm. But should you be looking to get into the World Cup spirit, here's a brief list of Houston restaurants where you can enjoy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Maybe The Gulf Oil Spill Isn't All Bad

    ​What a difference a three-day weekend makes. Okay, not really. The Gulf oil spill is still out of control, with BP attempting another half-assed Hail Mary this week and the relief wells that promise the best chance at diminishing the catastrophe still two months off. Depending on who you ask, ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Jin Ham

    ​Yesterday Jin Ham of Shrimp Galley told us how running a seafood restaurant is better than being an engineer (bo-ring). Today he talks about what to get at Shrimp Galley and why today he faces more competition. Eating Our Words: Have you improved on the flavor or technique after you took ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Now the iPhone Has a Non-Vegetarian Friendly Stylus

    ​For a moment, forget our northerly neighbors and their backyard games. Forget slush, forget fog, forget medals, forget that anything else matters but your life and your world ('cause what does, really?). In the face of the latest round of Arctic cold snaps mercilessly pummeling our little sli ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2010

    Night and Day

    Sangsoo depicts wanderlust in Paris

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our 10 Favorite Fictional Bands

    ​ It's a sad state of affairs when a parody band ends up being funnier/better/more entertaining that the original (we're lookin' at you, The Beatles). She Said started thinking of this list last week after making one in a million lifetime references to the fake band Blues Hammer from the movie Gho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009

    UN Association Traveling Film Festival

    Movies of the world unite!

  • Calendar

    June 25, 2009

    I Travel Lite!

    Ali presents The Good, the Bad & the Funny

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    The Busiest New Airline Route Is In Houston

    Airlines across the plant added almost 2,100 new routes last year. Which new route was the single most popular? It was right here in Houston. The new Hobby to Big Spring route drew tens of thousands of travelers, which is especially strange because it uses a one-prop plane. Actually, the most pop ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2008

    Korean Cinema Now (and Then)

    Driving with My Wife’s Lover/ Aneeui aeineul mannada kicks off a film festival of restored classics and new hits

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    Planet B-Boy

    Director Benson Lee takes viewers on a mission to find the best breakdancers in the world

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008

    Joyce Yang

    The Society for the Performing Arts presents a piano prodigy in her Houston recital debut

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2007

    “International Discoveries”

    FotoFest goes extra global

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Get Lit: The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman

    In The World Without Us, author Alan Weisman asks a simple question: What would happen to the Earth if human beings were suddenly wiped out tomorrow? Not in some nuclear blast that would ravage the planet, but in some way (the how is unimportant) that removed us from the scene. The answers, and the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 23, 2006
  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    Windows of the Seoul

    Getting to know South Korea through music videos

  • Film

    February 13, 2003

    Where the Heart Isn't

    The Way Home is paved with canned sentiment

  • News

    June 10, 1999
  • News

    May 27, 1999
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