Hey guys, it’s Ang :) I decided to do another follow forever because it’s already this blog’s 1 year anniversary! In some ways, it’s hard to believe it has only been a year. I originally started this blog as a way to see some BTS content from time to time without flooding my dashboard. Before I knew it, summer came along, I had learned how to use Photoshop, and I found myself awake at bizarre times giffing videos of 7 boys and questioning my life decisions 😂 😭

I have made some amazing friends through this blog and am so thankful for all the wonderful people that have entered my life this past year. To all my followers, mutuals, and everyone who has sent me a message or played an ask game with me (lmao), I want to thank each and every one of you for making my experience here on this site such a great one. I’m still in awe over how many of you find this blog follow worthy 😳. Though the school year makes it much harder to be as active as I once was, I still look forward to coming on everyday and making content when I get the chance and that’s all thanks to you! 💕  I hope I continue to grow alongside this blog and meet many more people in the future 🤗  And of course I now want to give a lil shout out to the amazing blogs that I follow. Everyone should go check them out because they are all wonderful people and beautiful content creators. Without further adieu, let’s get into it~

The real homies 🍚
Favorites 🍲

A - L

@apgujeon / @bwipsul / @chimcheroo 🍚 🍲 / @cypherkookie / @cypherslut / @gotjimin / @jehbum / @jengkook 🍲 / @jeonguks / @jeonheart 🍲 / @jeonify 🍲 / @jeonsify / @jeonsshi / @jeony / @jiminiemini / @jiminrolls / @jiminspraisekink 🍲 / @jimiyoong / @jinchims / @jitonic / @jjeoncookie @jjks / @jminies / @joonjuly / @kths / @kusomahoz 🍲 / @limjaebeom / @lust-truth 

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@mewchim / @ohsuga 🍚 🍲 / @raphohoho@rapsae 🍚 🍲 / @rapsuckas / @rudesuga / @shitjeon / @skullhongs / @sugutie 🍲 / @sunbaejin / @sweaterpawsjimin 🍲 / @syubbie / @taeguk 🍚 🍲 / @taehynggs / @thesixthmonth / @umma-jy / @vminv / @yoo-ngie / @yoongles / @yoonmin 

Please let me know if I made any mistakes or forgot someone! 


koreatown: a cookbook - february 2016

really stoked to see this book that i’ve been working on for a couple of years finally come out - shot on location in nyc, la, chicago, atlanta and south korea between 2014-2015. 

This is not your average soft-focus “journey to Asia” kind of cookbook. Koreatown is a spicy, funky, flavor-packed love affair with the grit and charm of Korean cooking in America. Koreatowns around the country are synonymous with mealtime feasts and late-night chef hangouts, and Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard show us why with stories, interviews, and over 100 delicious, super-approachable recipes. 

more information // 


Korean chives or ‘buchu’ in Korean are one of my favorite vegetables in the spring time. They are kind of between the European chives and the spring onions in flavor, full of peppery lively aroma with mildly sweet after taste. This simple salad is perfect to accompany any meals to awaken your palate. You can get Korean chives in most Korean and Chinese grocery stores. You can also make delicious and easy pancakes with these chives, which is coming up soon here at Banchan tumblr!


So um, does Yijeong interrupts Kyungil’s shower on daily basis…?

oh fuck my Kyungjeong thoughts.

cr banchan_666




Jeon, buchimgae, jijimgae, or jijim refer to many pancake-like dishes in Korean cuisine. It has been also called jeonyueo or jeonyuhwa, especially in Korean royal court cuisine.  Jeon is made with various ingredients such as sliced meats, poultry, seafood, and vegetables depending on the style and mixed with flour batter or coated with egg batter and then pan-fried with oil.

Jeon is commonly eaten as an appetizer, as banchan (small side dishes), or as anju (food to eat while drinking). Jeon is also served as an important food for jesasang (Hangul: 제사상; hanja: 祭祀床) and janchi Hangul: 잔치; feast). The jeon used for jesa is calledgannap (Hangul: 간납; hanja: 干納 or 肝納) or gannam (Hangul: 간남; hanja: 肝南) which is made with beef liver, omasum, or fish along with vegetables and green onions on a skewer.

Jeon are sometimes eaten as a sweet dessert; one such variety is called hwajeon (literally “flower jeon”). Bindaetteok (mung beanpancake), pajeon (green onion pancake), and kimchijeon are popular jeon in South Korea. The jeon name commonly follows its main ingredient.


Member: Mingyu

Genre: Fluff

Word Count: 643

A/N: Sorry I’ve taken so long to post this! ~Admin BanChan

“Hey, hey y/n, hey,” your boyfriend Mingyu and you were studying at your house after school when Mingyu started to call for you attention. You quickly finished the math problem you were working on before putting your pencil down and staring at him.

“What?” Mingyu pouted at your flat response but the look was quickly wiped away when he grinned. You raised your eyebrows confusedly at him.

“Y/n, feel my shirt,”

“What? Why would I-“

“Just do it.” You sighed dramatically and felt his shirt,

“What material is it made out of?” He asked whilst smirking. You furrowed your eyebrows and thought for a second.

“Cotton?” You answered hesitantly, not knowing where this was going.

“Wrong! Boyfriend material!” Mingyu laughed hysterically as you rolled your eyes. “Aw, c’mon y/n, you have to admit that was pretty good,” he exclaimed as he nudged you on the shoulder.

“I guess it was cute, still lame though,” you teased, sticking your tongue out at him. Mingyu scoffed and held a hand to his chest, looking offended. You laughed at his reaction and got back to your wonderful maths problems.

“Do you need help?” Mingyu suddenly asked, startling you.

“No, I’m okay,” you replied, Mingyu pouted in response and you laughed a little. “Thanks though,” you gave him a small kiss on the cheek and he smiled as bright as the sun, making you break out into an even bigger smile.

“Hey y/n, hey,”


“Do you have a map?”

“No, why would I ha-“

“Because I’m getting lost in your eyes.” You closed your eyes and sighed, but you couldn’t help but smile at his dorkiness before getting back to work.

“Hey y/n,” you looked up at Mingyu who was staring at you with his face in his palms, elbows resting on the table.


“You may fall from the sky, you may fall from a tree,”

“Why would I even be in the tree in the first pl-“

“But the best way to fall, is in love with me,” Mingyu smiled, you couldn’t help but laugh at this one.

“Hey, this one even rhymed, I guess you are a true rapper.”

“You didn’t think I was a real rapper before?” Mingyu asked, the hurt evident in his eyes,

“No Mingyu it’s not like that! You’ve always been a real rapper to me,” you furrowed your brows at his abnormal behaviour. Where did your over-confident boyfriend go?

“You okay?” Moving yourself so that you were next to him, you cupped his face so that he had to look at you.

“It’s nothing, don’t worry, it’s really stupid,” he mumbled, looking away from you.

“Hey! Kim Mingyu, if it’s bothering you then it’s not stupid,” he looked up at you and smiled softly, “Tell me what’s wrong,” Mingyu sighed and held both your hands.

“I was just- I didn’t think I was good enough for you, like, you’re amazing in every way, and I don’t know if I’m boyfriend materi -“ you chuckled and shut him up by kissing him. You could feel the shock by the way he didn’t react at first, but he started to kiss you back and you could feel yourself smile in the middle of your kiss.

“Mingyu, you are enough, you will always be enough. Did you forget that I’m dating you? Of course I think you’re boyfriend material,” you laughed, “I chose you, and even if the most dashing, charming and amazing guy starts talking to me, you’ll always be the only person I see, the only person that I love. I love you Kim Mingyu,” you looked into his shining eyes and smiled. Mingyu broke into his trademark grin,

“Woah that rhymed. Guess who the new member of the hip hop unit is, Mingyu’s fabulous girlfriend: y/n!”

“You totally ruined the moment,” you sighed,

“You love me,”

“I do.”

Pyeongyang Myeonok, Seoul

My friend Sookang Kim from the Chosun Newspaper took me to one of her favorite restaurants soon after I landed in Seoul last week, Pyeongyang Myeonok, or “Pyeongyang Noodle House”…

It’s a rather large restaurant that specializes in the cuisine of North Korea, as the name implies…

Here’s a look at what we had…

Banchan and condiments are traditional no matter where you live…

Some damn fine kimchi…

“Soup” bulgogi…

Thinly sliced beef cooked at your table…

Steamed mandoo dumplings…

They had the texture of ground pork, but were stuffed with tofu and mung beans…

Then came the house specialty, naengmyeon noodles…

Served in a cold soup with pickled vegetables…

Topped with sliced beef brisket and an egg…

Many people feel the dish is a bit tasteless, but I found it quite subtle and refreshing. And you’re given vinegar and mustard to add flavor as you like…

A fantastic first meal!

Food always helps bring people together; if only it could go farther in breaking down borders.


26-14 Jangcung-dong, 1-ga

Jung-gu, Seoul



Member: Minghao / The8
Genre: Fluff
Word Count: 893

A/N: Hey guys! To make up for me not updating in ages, I’m uploading another scenario !!! I quite like this one, and i hope you do too! ~Admin BanChan

“Minghao, you’re on duty today!” The boy in front of you nodded quietly as your homeroom teacher dismissed your class for the day. Minghao was the new exchange student, it was the middle of the year so he had settled in quite well, especially with the boy that sat next to him, Mingyu. Ever since he arrived on the first day of school, you had only ever spoken to him twice, once when he passed you a sheet in maths, and when you were both playing ‘get to know each other’ activities during the first week of school and had introduced yourselves to each other. Your class had duty rotations every Friday where someone would have to stay back after-school and help clean the classroom. Minghao got to skip out on his first turn as he was still settling in. You had volunteered to help clean in place of him and he had given you a smile which made your heart beat faster than it should have.

Ever since then you had exchanged small greetings and smiles and you would sometimes find yourself staring at the back of his head during class. You would catch yourself before you started dozing off and daydreaming about him in class though.

The class left and you found yourself sitting in the classroom by yourself, excluding Minghao and Mingyu whom were chatting by the door. You started to pack up your books and stationary into your backpack, unintentionally listening to Minghao and Mingyu’s conversation.

“Do you want me to stay back and help you?” You heard Mingyu ask, leaning against the doorframe.

“Okay first of all: no it’s fine, I know you have last minute homework to do, especially with the big history project due tomorrow.” Mingyu chuckled at his comment but let the other boy continue,

“Second of all: are you going to a photoshoot because you’re always posing like that.”

“What? I wasn’t posing, pft, what are you talking about?” Minghao laughed as Mingyu quickly repositioned himself. “I’m off then!” You looked up to see Mingyu leaving and Minghao walking over to the cupboard at the front of the room to get the cleaning supplies. You stood up with your backpack, readying yourself to leave before you suddenly put it down and walked over to Minghao who was staring at you wide-eyed.

“Hey y/n,” he smiled at you, “are you staying after-school today?”

“No, I was wondering if you needed help, I know that when I clean the classroom is usually takes me until 5 o’clock until I can leave, and since this is your first time doing this it might be even more time consuming for you- basically I want to help you.” You cut your speech short when you noticed you were babbling and embarrassedly looked Minghao in the eye. He stared at you which only made you more embarrassed that you started playing with your fingers. You were about to leave, taking his silence as a no to your offer, when he suddenly spoke up.

“Thank you, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to, I don’t want to burden you or anything, and I’m sure that you have friends to be with or, maybe even a boyfriend…” Your eyes widened at his statement, the guy you had a small crush on thought you had a boyfriend?

“N-no, I want to help you; and I don’t have a boyfriend.” You whispered the last part of the sentence, blushing furiously. Minghao, too, turned red and gave you a shy smile.

“Then let’s get started!” He exclaimed brightly, you nodded in response and took the broom from his hands, your fingers brushing briefly.

You both cleaned the classroom, glancing at each other discreetly and having loud conversations which resulted in teachers having to come down from the staff room and shush you two. You both decided to clean next to each other, to avoid having to shout to each other; causing your arms to touch every few seconds due to the close proximity of you two. You both finished cleaning the classroom in record time, and Minghao even learned a few tips and tricks from you on how to clean the floors. You both learnt a lot about each other, and by the time the classroom was cleaned, it was as if you had known each other for years.

“Hey y/n?”

“Yeah?” you turned towards Minghao who was packing his own bag as he didn’t have the time to do it before,

“Do you, I don’t know, want to hang out tomorrow?” He rubbed the back of his neck, looking at his feet, unsure of your response. You laughed at his cuteness which caused him to look up at you.

“Of course, I’d love to ‘hang out’ with you tomorrow,” you answered, making sure to emphasise the words ‘hang out’.

“What? Why’d you make the words ‘hang out’ sound weird?” You grinned at him and nudged your shoulder with his, Minghao laughed as he got the idea, “Okay sure, it’s a date,” you smiled and Minghao gave you a smile in return which could challenge even the brightness of the sun.

“Okay.” You smiled again, your cheeks were starting to hurt from all the smiling.

Could today get any better?

Minghao grinned and slowly interlaced his fingers with yours.

Apparently it could.