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Malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery, my birthday, and a perfectly timed conference

Malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery, my birthday, and a perfectly timed conference

As luck would have it, the Hawaii Sociological Associations’ meeting was the same weekend as my birthday. I took that as a sign that I should spend my birthday in Honolulu and quickly submitted an abstract of some of my ongoing work on Korean adoptee […]

The Crazy Noodle

The Crazy Noodle

About a million years ago as an undergraduate at the University of Memphis, I studied abroad for a semester at Ajou University in Korea. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they sold ramen in the university’s cafeteria. But, not any kind of ramen. Ramen […]

Ten Asian Food Hall

Ten Asian Food Hall

Over the past few years, College Park has seen the addition of several new restaurants, like my favorite Northwest Chinese Food and the soon to open Cava (I loveeeee Cava and am so sad it wasn’t opened sooner!). A few months ago Ten Asian Food […]

Myoung Dong Noodle House

Myoung Dong Noodle House

One thing I love about Beltsville is the numerous ethnic restaurants and mom and pop stores – Guatemalan, Caribbean, Vietnamese, and Korean, to name a few. I had wondered about Myoung Dong Noodle House for a while but a friend, fellow food lover, and Korean […]

My Korean Adoptee Bookshelf

My Korean Adoptee Bookshelf

As a child, the library was one of my favorite places. I loved the endless adventures at my fingertips. There was something comforting, and exciting, about knowing that anything I could ever want to know, and much that I could never even imagine, could be […]

The Red Boat

The Red Boat

On a recent Baltimore stay-cation, I was browsing for nearby restaurants and found The Red Boat. An Asian fusion restaurant (in walking distance of my hotel), The Red Boat serves a mix of rolls, sandwiches, and pho. What sold me though was their hotdogs and […]

Mona’s Gourmet Carryout

Mona’s Gourmet Carryout

On a day like today, I crave Mona’s Gourmet Carryout. Who am I kidding? Everyday is a Mona’s Gourmet Carryout kinda day. An easy-to-miss eatery on Annapolis Road in Odenton, Maryland, Mona’s is the type of place that, once it draws you in, you’re hooked. […]

Kimbob NaRa

Kimbob NaRa

In Ellicott City, Maryland, there is a strip of US Route 40 named “Korean Way.” Only about a half a mile in total, this naming recognizes Koreans’ contributions to Maryland’s economic development and cultural diversity. Although the total Asian population in Maryland is around 6 […]