One of the most popular South Korean comfort foods is jajangmyun, or noodles with black bean sauce. Its origin goes back to the Chinese zhajiangmian dish, literally meaning “fried sauce noodles,” from the Shangdong region of China. This dish is the main item on the current drama “Wok of Love,” a Chinese-Korean restaurant run by gangsters. Jajangmyun is made with black bean sauce, pork and vegetables.
South Korean K-pop boy idol group Bangtan Sonyeondan aka BTS reached No. 1 on Billboard 200 last week. BTS marked another milestone with their latest album, “Love Yourself: Tear,” as it reached No. 1 on Billboard main albums chart. BTS became the first K-pop group to do so in history as their third album was released on May 18.
Ryan Reynolds was in Seoul early this month to promote his latest Marvel film, “Deadpool 2.”
KFEST, a Korean pop-up event, will be happening April 22 at the Pomaika‘i Ballroom from 11 a.m. Korean food, dancing, ramen-eating contest and special performances are scheduled to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii. Nicki Lee and Stephanie Fujita are putting the event together through Kidz For A Cause, a local nonprofit founded by Lee.