We dug into the origins of 5 classic Korean-Chinese dishes for our first piece for Goldthread!
We love investigating culinary history, and in these modern Korean-Chinese classics we discovered stories of immigration, colonialism and pop culture.
Originally a Shandong-style dish, chaomamian (炒码面), the noodle soup was renamed chanpon, a Japanese name, when Korea was under harsh Japanese military occupation from 1910-1945. Now called jjamppong, a hot, spicy slurp with expertly cooked seafood makes for a palate-pleasing counterpoint to the pitch-black depths of jjajangmyeon.
Read the rest of the article here: The origins of 5 popular Korean dishes, illustrated.