As the Korean idiom goes, Korea is positioned between China and Japan like a shrimp between two whales. These two powerful countries have shaped Korean culture and its food through peaceful exchange as well as occupation.
From the early influence of Chinese language and religion, to the destabilization of Japanese occupation, and communist China’s support of the current divided state, the cultural and political exchange between the three nations is both complicated and literal.
Throughout the turmoil, a distinctly Korean hybrid cuisine emerged: the marriage of Northern Chinese and Northern Korean dishes are the crux of modern Korean delivery services today. And Japanese-Western foods have been co-opted by Koreans chefs, becoming staples of comfort food cooking in Korea. These exchanges have fundamentally changed the ways that Koreans eat, from soy sauce manufacturing to rice agriculture.
Join Irene Yoo, Esther Choi, Sohui Kim, and Eric Kim as they explore the complex history of Korean cuisine, and its impact on their own personal, culinary histories.
Join GRLSQUASH, a Boston-based womxn’s food, art, and culture publication, and MOFAD to celebrate the release of GRLSQUASH Issue Two: SELF. SELF explores food and the body as well as food and identity. All organizations and individuals were chosen because they represent unique parts of a greater, food-centric whole. From artists to activists to chefs, these voices combined can speak to the issues discussed within SELF; Issues of consumption, selfhood, and activism as they pertain to womxn and food.
The evening will feature a conversation around issues of self, womxn, body, and food with panelists visual artist Danie Drankwalter, Chef Jenny Dorsey, Chef Ysanet Batista (founder of Woke Foods), and Naz Riahi (founder of Bitten: A Food Conversation).
After the panel, enjoy food by Yooeating, and an artist market featuring Put a Egg On It, Woke Foods, Sonic Yonix, Little Mountain Press, Danie Drankwalter, Milky Mag, Overseasoned Amy, and GRLSQUASH.
Let’s talk about drinking in Korea. Did you know Koreans love to drink? No, really. They LOVE to drink. They love to drink so much that a required work skill is your ability to drink with your colleagues and clients until you pass out. They love to drink so much it is an unwritten but well known rule that you can never refuse a drink someone offers you. You can also never refuse a drink ever if someone older than you offers you. They love to drink so much they have an entire food culture built around drinking, and that’s what brings us here today.
Saturday, October 27 we’ll be popping up @ Pete’s Candy Store with an assorted selection of “drunk food”, featuring classic Korean drinking foods as well as Korean spins on other cultures’ drinking foods.
TOASTED CORN, GOCHUGARU, GARLIC, PARMESAN
FISH SAUSAGE, PANKO & CORN BATTER, SPICY KETCHUP
KIMCHI BRINED CHICKEN WINGS, SOY SAUCE, GARLIC, HONEY, GOCHUJANG, BUTTER
SPICY CLAM SOUP W SUJEBI
CHEONGYANG PEPPER, LITTLENECK CLAMS, HAND TORN NOODLES
KIMCHI, TOMATO, ONION, NORI, AMERICAN CHEESE, SWISS CHEESE, RYE BREAD
SPICY RICE CAKES, KIMCHI TOMATO SALSA, SOY PICKLED JALAPENO, SCALLION, CILANTRO
Yooeating is teaming up with our friends at Moto Spirits for our second annual Crawfish Boil!
Yooeating will be serving up boatloads of crawfish, potatoes, and corn smothered in our special kimchi scallion butter, Kore-Cajun style. Moto will be slinging cocktails with their signature small-batch rice whiskey. We'll have crawfish races, music, and other fun stuff!
Early bird tickets are available for $18 and include a boatful of crawfish and a cocktail (day of price: $22). All items will also be sold a la carte day of.
Tickets must be purchased no later than Aug 1st to get this special $18 price.
Buy your tickets now. Limited quantity available.
Our next pop-up will be in honor of all the "bubbes" in my life who fed me all the Jewish food growing up - elementary school teachers who cooked latkes with Mott's applesauce and brought us dreidels, friends' moms who would rip me off chunks of challah at bar mitzvahs, and the old servers at Label's Table (RIP!) who'd plunk down bowls of matzoh ball soups for us after school. It may sound strange for a Korean girl to love Jewish food so much, but it was a given where I grew up in Calabasas and a first escape away from kimchi and rice every night. .
On the fifth night of Hanukkah, we will be popping up @petescandystore to give you all the latkes, challah, and matzoh balls with Korean spins that this Korean but Jewish community-raised girl could ever hope for.
We're celebrating the last of summer with a Korean-American BBQ pop-up at Pete's Candy Store! We'll be grilling up tasty backyard treats on their backyard grill:
Spicy Pork Ribs
Korean Brisket Sandwiches
Budae Jjigae Skewers
Korean Potato Salad
Dwenjang Collard Greens
Kimchi Pajeon Cornbread
Yooeating is teaming up with Nitehawk Cinema and Tokki Soju for a FILM FEAST presentation of Park Chan-wook's OLDBOY on Korean Independence Day.
Director: Chan-wook Park Run Time: 119 min. Rating: R Language: Korean
Starring: Byeong-ok Kim, Choi Min-Sik, Dae-han Ji, Dal-su Oh, Kang Hye-jeong, Seung-jin Lee, Seung-Shin Lee, Su-hyeon Kim, Su-kyeong Yun, Yu Ji-tae
Dae-Su is an obnoxious drunk bailed from the police station yet again by a friend. However, he’s abducted from the street and wakes up in a cell, where he remains for the next 15 years, drugged unconscious when human contact is unavoidable, otherwise with only the television as company. And then, suddenly released, he is invited to track down his jailor with a denouement that is simply stunning.
The Film Feast serves each dish at the moment its inspirational scene comes on the screen!
Laugh and the World Laughs with You – dduk-kochi spicy rice cake skewer | pork belly | quail egg
Weep, and You Weep Alone – pair of Tokki Soju shots
Warm Hands – rock bream sashimi | octopus sashimi in nakji-bokkeum sauce | cold noodle salad
Count of Monte Cristo – Tokki Soju cocktail
Violet Blue Dragon – fried dumplings with pork | kimchi | scallion
Evergreen – Tokki pine-infused makgeolli
Oldboys Class of ‘79 – “Shin” ramyun: spicy beef dashi | shiitake mushrooms | carrots | scallions | sous vide egg
Be it a rock or a grain of sand, in water they sink as the same – Tokki Chong-ju
Oh Dae-Su’s Tongue – bulgogi beef tongue | seaweed rice
Even though I’m no better than a beast, don’t I have the right to live? – frozen blood red Tokki Omija Soju | condensed milk | red bean
NEW DATE & TIME! We are now hosting this event on Saturday, July 29, 5-8pm.
We are teaming up to bring you a very special Brooklyn backyard crawfish boil, with Yooeating's kicked-up Korean comfort food flavors and Secret Formula's signature party-throwing skills!
$40 gets you:
– All-you-can-eat crawfish, straight from Louisiana, boiled live and tossed in Korean seasonings (don't worry, we'll show you how to eat 'em!)
– Unlimited keg beer (or until the keg is tapped, but we'll be sure to have plenty for everyone)
We will also have:
– Crawfish races (bring your singles!)
– Specialty cocktail (pay separately)
– Laissez-faire good times in a beautiful, part-grass / part-concrete Brooklyn backyard
Buy your tickets now, we only have 40 spots! Exact address will be emailed upon ticket purchase.
Taco Bell has been a comfort food mainstay through our lives, from childhood weekend trips with the family, through high school late night runs with friends, and even now whenever we find ourselves in Union Square.
We're paying homage to our favorite fast food comfort food, Yooeating-style!
bulgogi beef, lettuce & perilla, tomatos, soy pickled korean peppers, miso sour cream, nacho cheese sauce
refried adzuki beans, dwenjang pork, gochujang tomato sauce, 3 cheese blend, kimchi salsa
beef bulgogi/dwenjang pork, lettuce & perilla, kimchi salsa, 3 cheese blend, miso sour cream
crispy puffed twists with honey butter
CASH ONLY, RSVP so we know how much to make! Reclamation will be serving up delicious drink specials.
Yooeating is BACK for year 3! We are popping up this month with a returning theme – our Coreano Cubanos from February 2015 were such a hit we had lines out the door. Come for a little breath of sunshine via some sandwiches and other goodies to be announced.
Yooeating is popping up at Reclamation again with dishes inspired by last month's trip through Italy and the first dishes I ever learned to make.
Yep, we get it. IT HOT AF. This month Yooeating is serving some ice ice cold noodles to help you live just a little bit longer, as well as some kalbi LA BBQ style!
Korea's #1 summertime meal
Cold buckwheat noodles in icy beef broth with Korean pear, pickles, and brisket
Popularized in LA's Koreatown
Barbecued marinated cross-cut beef short ribs
Hey it's summer! Yooeating is popping up with a special Korean-Hawaiian food pop-up at Reclamation, NEXT Saturday June 18!
MENU (CASH ONLY):
Spam Jeon Musubi
egg fried Spam, kimbap veggies, and rice wrapped in nori
Kalua Pig & Pineapple Kimchi Sliders
pork cooked in banana leaves, pineapple kimchi, and slaw on King's Hawaiian sweet rolls
Poke Dup Bap
sushi grade tuna marinated in soy & sesame, veggies, served on red leaf lettuce & coconut steamed rice with spicy sauce
TBD and more, stay tuned!
Reclamation willl be serving up drink specials as well! (bar is not cash only)
Bring all your friends for some island fun! Mahalo!
crispy crust square deep-dish pizza with mozzarella, feta, Korean-spiced tomato sauce, pepperoni, weird Korean pizza toppings (bulgogi, corn, and ranch)
red leaf lettuce, Asian chives, bean sprouts, tomatoes, feta cheese, beets, pepperocinis, red onions, Niki's Greek Salad Dressing, pita bread
fried Greek cheese on spicy rice cakes, flambeed with brandy and extinguished with lemon
Coney Dogs (2 versions)
Hot dogs topped with Korean spiced Coney sauce and finished
Detroit-style: My Friend's Mustard, onions
Korean-style: grilled kimchi, scallions, mozzarella, gochujang kewpie aioli
Korean fried chicken, pita, Swiss & American cheese, pickled white daikon, red ssam lettuce, tomato, gochujang kewpie aioli
Korean-Japanese Donkatsu meets Waffles @ Reclamation Bar in Williamsburg!
Korean-American comfort food pop-up YOOEATING?! has been missing LA and its famous Roscoe's House of Chicken N Waffles, so this month we're doing it Yooeating?! style by bringing a Korean kick to the soul food classic...
SATURDAY MARCH 19 6-9PM
@ Reclamation 817 Metropolitan (off Bushwick Ave), near the Graham L stop
Pork 'N Waffles
Korean-Japanese Donkatsu (crispy pork cutlet) on scallion ginger garlic waffles
"Let's roll to Yooeating?! and grab somethin' to eat" – Ludacris (sort of)
Coffee-Laced Carnitas, Fried Spam, Gruyere & Pepper Jack Cheese, Gochujang Kewpie Aioli, Grilled Kimchi, Garlic Soy Pickle, My Friend's Mustard on Toasted Cuban Bread
Fried Green Plantains, Grilled Kimchi, Queso Fresco, Gruyere, Gochujang Kewpie Aioli, Scallion Cilantro Gremolata
+ add-on: Spicy Korean Ground Pork
Korean Curry Patties
Bibimbap Veggie Patties