How Korean Food is Perceived in America

January 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

While I adore Korean food and would be content eating it for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner, I know that I’m not the most objective person to ask since I am also Korean American. 🙂 I would credit the integral role of kimchi as being one of the reasons why it has taken so long for Korean cuisine to come into the public consciousness… but then again, cheese and curry (both which are smelly) are both delectable and can even be refined, so maybe there’s still hope yet.

And according to the Chosonilbo’s article Korean Cuisine Takes Bigger Bite Out of ‘Big Apple’, it’s not just me after all:

One out of three New Yorkers give Korean cuisine the thumbs up, according to a survey by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

One example of the food’s growing popularity is the bibimbap burgers created by one of the Big Apple’s leading chefs, Angelo Sosa, who sells them at his own restaurant, Social Eats. Sosa claimed first place in the latest Greatest Burger in America competition, which was hosted in May by Eater.com, a U.S. website that specialized in food and restaurants. « Read the rest of this entry »

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