Koreatown

A Cookbook

by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard

A collection of 100 recipes exploring the foods and flavors of Koreatown, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most praised cookbooks of 2016.

This is not your average soft-focus "journey to Asia" kind of cookbook. Koreatown is a spicy, funky, flavor-packed love affair with the grit and charm of Korean cooking in America. Koreatowns around the country are synonymous with mealtime feasts and late-night chef hangouts, and Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard show us why with stories, interviews, and over 100 delicious, super-approachable recipes.
     It's spicy, it's fermenty, it's sweet and savory and loaded with umami: Korean cuisine is poised to break out in the U.S., but until now, Korean cookbooks have been focused on taking readers to an idealized Korean fantasyland. Koreatown, though, is all about what's real and happening right here: the foods of Korean American communities all over our country, from L.A. to New York City, from Atlanta to Chicago. We follow Rodbard and Hong through those communities with stories and recipes for everything from beloved Korean barbecue favorites like bulgogi and kalbi to the lesser-known but deeply satisfying stews, soups, noodles, salads, drinks, and the many kimchis of the Korean American table.

– Epicurious: Best Cookbooks of 2016


Recent Reviews

Koreatown

Bethany DeSelms

5 Stars

What a fun and funky cookbook! I love how utterly approachable this book…

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Koreatown - Korean Food at it's Best

Jenny Hartin

5 Stars

I was very anxious for this title -- I love all things Asian and there is a shortage of great Korean books on the market. This book arrived and I was giddy with excitement.The stories, photographs and recipes look incredible and I…

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New take on an old cuisine

Lucian Davis

5 Stars

Koreatown is a great take on old classic recipes. It incorporates the wonderous recipes of Korean bbq and I feel like there as homey as can be. The cover and the pictures are very parallel to what the books idea is trying to tell the reader.…

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Koreatown by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard.

Valerie Belley

4.5 Stars

An interning book with unique recipes.  I enjoyed it except for some pictures and language. Lots of fun recipes but most would be strange to an American to make. Perhaps you would try in another land.  Lots of  fun facts…

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