Korean food is incredible – full of fermented goodness and culinary tradition, but it’s often overlooked. Find out how Hooni Kim is changing people’s perceptions of Korean Food and elevating the cuisine on a brand new episode of WORD OF MOUTH. Chef Kim is the chef/owner of Hanjan and Danji, two restaurants that re-imagine Korean food in imaginative and inventive ways. Host Leiti Hsu Hamilton chats with chef Kim about his background in medicine, his transition to the kitchen and his passion for the food of Korea.

“When i decided to give up medicine to become a chef, my mom didn’t speak to me for a year.” [25:00]

“I am part teacher, part cook and part business owner. that’s what a chef really is.” [44:00]

–Hooni Kim on WORD OF MOUTH