By the desire of students to expand the Korean culture, a whole day was made dedicated to it. The Korean Festival first took place in 2015, followed by a surprise for Bomi Hwang, CSUSB’s Korean professor, that the festival continued annually. For Hwang and her students, it became a big project while they all got to know each other during the process. "When we started, we had meetings every other week for four months, including dress rehearsals, driving to Los Angeles to get the Korean costumes. Korean culture is a way to bind us together. I'm so grateful that I'm able to work with the students here," shared Hwang. The festival usually consists of some kind of visual display, … [Read more...] about The Korean Culture
By Yerin Kim |Staff Writer| When you open the door, a Korean student in front of you doesn’t hold the door without saying sorry. When you make eye contact with a Korean student inside an elevator, you smile and say “hi," but she avoids eye contact, smiling awkwardly. Would you think Koreans are rude? Korean etiquette is quite different from American. It is not common in Korea to hold the door open for a stranger, offer greetings with a smile when you make eye contact with strangers, or say “bless you” when someone sneezes. When you bump into people in Korea, you won’t hear “excuse me” or “sorry” from them. It is not because Koreans are rude, but they mutually understand that … [Read more...] about Are Koreans rude?
By Woojung Choi |Staff Writer| Silverwood Restaurant Sushi and Grill provides several kinds of Korean traditional dishes and sushi, which have good quality and natural flavor. It is located at 13910 Hwy 138, Hesperia, CA, 92345. The restaurant is famous for preparing dishes from home raised ducks, pigs, and chickens. All the food on the menu is grown by the farm behind the restaurant. When I walked into the restaurant, the first, savory smell was very good and made me hungrier. The interior of the restaurant is both Korean and Japanese-style. One side was a modern Korean-style with high-key lighting and pictures of Korean food decorated the wall. My first impression about … [Read more...] about Silverwood Restaurant Sushi and Grill–Restuarant Review
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!
By Ayumi Yoshihama |Staff Writer| Red Hot Kitchen gives you an extraordinary experience with their novel foods that take your taste buds to a whole other level. Red Hot Kitchen is an Asian fusion restaurant based on Korean and Mexican food in Loma Linda. Korean and Mexican food don’t seem to go together, but they make this combination work. “Korean BBQ tacos” is written on a big sign in front of Red Hot Kitchen and is visible from the Anderson St. exit off the I-10 East. If you like Korean BBQ and tacos this is the best place for you. Once you enter the restaurant, smells of exotic spices fly in from the kitchen. Kimchi Fried Rice is a fusion of Chinese and Korean … [Read more...] about Korean-Mexican Fusion