JAMBINAI combines elements of traditional Korean music with heavy metal. To achieve their unique sound, they perform using a mix of old-world and modern instruments. While the backdrop may look like NPR Music’s Tiny Desk office, it’s actually a projection, which changes to reflect the group’s rich and powerful sound.
This Korean sci-fi comedy follows the misfit crew of a spaceship who escape Earth’s impending destruction and attempt to make a living by salvaging space debris. After discovering a young stowaway, they realize she’s a valuable and dangerous target, and decide to demand a ransom for her return. Coming to Netflix 2.5.21.
We have a hard enough time making omelets that don’t break apart on us when folding them over, but this Korean chef makes it look easy to create one with a swirled design that looks like a tornado. The best part – it gets stacked atop a dome of fried rice and surrounded with a moat of tomato sauce. Get in our bellies!
Musicians Luna Lee and Han Oh teamed up to record an excellent cover version of the Stealers Wheel classic Stuck in the Middle, melding traditional asian sounds with ’70s folk rock. Of course, we can never hear this song without thinking of Reservoir Dogs.
Binging with Babish takes on the dish that sits at the center of a pivotal sequence in Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-winner, Parasite. The meal-in-a-bowl combines two kinds of instant noodles with an extravagant Korean sirloin. He then makes from-scratch versions of each noodle dish to see how those stack up.
We’ve come to truly enjoy the twangy Korean sounds of the gayageum over the years, played deftly in the hands of musician Luna Lee. Here, she performs a stellar medley of Steppenwolf’s Born To Be Wild, The Beatles’ Come Together, and The Police’s Every Breath You Take.