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Robin Ha: Korean Hand, American Girl

Episode Summary

This week, the kimchi jar lid is popped on Korean food and the American experience with comic illustrator Robin Ha — just ahead of the release of her new graphic novel, Almost American Girl — and guest host Peter Chang of No Kings Collective. We geonbae (cheers) over some unexpected mezcal as we parse out the meaning of Korean son-mat (hand-taste), the commonalities between Mexican and Korean cooking, and the disparities between the Korean immigrant and Korean-American experiences. Robin is OK with Kraft cheese, but not K-dramas, Peter exalts the sacred Shin ramen, and Eddie chastises on drinking etiquette. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.