Sang Kim is the owner-operator of Yakitori Bar and Seoul Food Co.,
Toronto, and was behind some of the best-known modern Japanese and
Korean restaurant concepts in Canada. He is the author of A Dream Called
Laundry and Ballad of a Karaoke Cowboy. His latest writing project,
Woody Allen Ate My Kimchi,
is a candid and hilarious look behind-the-scenes at some of
the top restaurants in Ontario, and is slated to launch in late 2013. Kim was
inspired by his childhood growing up on his grandparents’ radish farm in South
Korea, where he watched his grandmother and seven aunts prepare fresh
vegetable dishes that went into making bibimbap and other Korean specialties.
What would people be surprised
to find in your kitchen?
A live (non-edible) pet turtle called
Which kitchen tool couldn’t you
Hand blender. A deeply ingrained
propensity toward laziness has me
puréeing just about everything.
What is your favourite guilty
Late-night karaoke and gallons of
cheap soju (a distilled alcoholic
beverage) until the break of dawn.
What is the most unusual thing
you’ve ever eaten?
Dog meat and live octopus, both
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