"Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard have given us a deep and important look at the people, places and cuisine that are reshaping what we want for dinner. KOREATOWN thrills with flavors that will change your life."
— Anthony Bourdain
"Koreatown is not a place. It’s an energy, an attitude, a painstaking stew of spice and frugality and brutally honest flavors. For the first time, here’s a book that captures all of its electricity and mystery in a voice that is both vibrant and respectful."
— Edward Lee, chef and author of “Smoke and Pickles”
"Eating Korean food is the best legal high in the world and KOREATOWN is the gateway drug you need!"
— Gary Shteyngart, author of “The Russian Debutante's Handbook”
"The food of Korea is complex, and becomes fully realized in this amazing new book by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard. With a thrilling new voice and original ideas, this is not the same boring "ethnic eats explainer" that is often used as an excuse to profile a country's cuisine. I couldn’t put it down, and can't wait to start cooking from these pages. Bibimbap for the win!"
— Andrew Zimmern, author and television host
"I fell in love with Korean food over a decade ago, and enjoy learning as much as I can about this complex and flavorful cuisine. KOREATOWN is filled with information about ingredients, techniques, and insights into Korean American food culture. This cookbook is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to know more about where to find delicious Korean food across America and how to prepare dishes at home.”
—Eric Ripert, chef of Le Bernardin