By Yerin Kim |Staff Writer| The Korean Festival 2015 crashed a cultural wave, providing the campus community a unique and intimate opportunity to experience Korean culture on May 1. The Korean Culture Club (KCCS), Korean Students Association (KSA), and Korean Language tutors organized the event with the help of professors Bomi Hwang and Donman Kim. The collaborative event was free, sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, the Center for International Studies and Programs, the Asian faculty, staff, and student association. The Korean Festival included traditional Korean cuisine and a variety of performances, such as a live band, a string quartet, K-pop dancing, and … [Read more...] about Korean Festival 2015
By Erica Wong |Staff Writer| For adventurous foodies, trying new cuisine is one of the best ways to experience a different culture. In Asian cultures, people usually dine family-style, a communal way of eating with metal chopsticks and spoons, such as grilling your own meat or picking at fried chicken from a large plate with your friends. Usually, a traditional Korean meal will be served with rice and coaster-sized side dishes. The most common dishes are kimchi, diced radish, pickles, potato salad, bean sprouts, glass noodles with vegetables, or seaweed salad. Kimchi may very well be considered its own food group in Korea. Kimchi is fermented napa cabbage with red pepper … [Read more...] about I ate dog!