A Very Asian Guide To Korean Food Review

A Very Asian Guide To Korean Food

By Michelle Li

I received a free copy of A Very Asian Guide To Korean Food from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Explore the delicious world of Korean Food! This illustrated picture book introduces young readers to classic and modern Korean dishes and provides fun facts about the foods and culture of Korea. Learn how kimchi is made or discover what makes a Korean fried chicken so crispy.

A Very Asian Guide to Korean Food is written by Michelle Li, an award-winning, veteran journalist and co-founder of the Very Asian Foundation. Michelle started a global unity movement with the viral hashtag #veryasian after receiving a racist voicemail in response to her sharing on-air the Korean foods she eats. She is a vocal advocate for the Asian American community and brings this same pride and energy for her culture to her debut children’s book. Illustrated by Sunnu Rebecca Choi in mixed media, each page is a colourful exploration of a dish that is sure to make every reader hungry.

The book is the first in the Very Asian Guide series, a children’s book series that celebrates various Asian cuisines, and is published by Gloo Books, a new children’s book publishing company making books for a more inclusive, just and compassionate future.

Summary from Goodreads.

Do you want to introduce your child to different cuisine? A Very Asian Guide To Korean Food is a great way to explain to them what Korean food is, as maybe even make them want to give some a try.

Set up in more of picture book style, with lovely simple drawings that take up majority of the page. While it does not have a lot of words (it is aimed at children), each of the staple Korean foods are explained very well. From Kimchi to Japchae, traditional Korean foods are each given a explanation of what it is, as well as some small historical information about the dish or what modern Koreans may also have with it.

Also, at the end of this book, a recipe for how to make Mandu. This is a great, easy way to give Korean food a try.

A good book for young children.


Have you read A Very Asian Guide TO Korean Food? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Check it out on Goodreads here.

Purchase it on Amazon here.


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