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