Lauryn Chun

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Phuong's in Little Saigon, Mother-in-Law Kimchi from Little Seoul Get the Good Food Treatment

    Yesterday, our new art director asked me about the hu tieu place I had just plugged on Good Food with Evan Kleiman on KCRW-FM 89.9. "Hu tieu? I don't like hu tieu," I replied. "No, you specifically mentioned them!" he said. I thought about it for a bit. "Phuong's?" I shot back. I had reviewed the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Lauryn Chun's The Kimchi Cookbook Hits Storeshelves--Buy It!

    The last time I checked in with Lauryn Chun, the Garden Grove gal who's doing for kimchi what Roy Choi did for kalbi with her Mother in Law's line of kimchi derived from her mom's legendary recipe at Jang Mo Gip, she was raving about the joys of writing a cookbook. That was a little less than a year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    July 16-17: The Weekend of Culinary Desmadre

    ​Screw Carmageddon. The weekend of culinary desmadre in the Southland is ON. Since the original post, we've discovered that not only will OC be represented at Eat Real, but OC Weekly will--Gustavo is leading panels at 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, and I will be demonstrating preserved lemons ... More >>

  • Food

    May 26, 2011

    Jang Mo Gip Is Like Mother, Like Daughter

    [Hole In the Wall] The Garden Grove Korean favorite moves locations but keeps its great soups.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Jang Mo Gip Kimchi Big . . . in New York City?!

    We here at SaFII have long loved Jang Mo Gip, the Garden Grove Korean restaurant most famous for its soups, whether haejangguk or seolleongtang. But at the Natural Products Expo last month in Anaheim, I saw a stall advertising Mother In Law's Kimchi. I had heard about the product before but figured ... More >>