- Seoul Food is the first non-fiction book that captures the lives of Korean Americans living in Los Angeles.
- Seoul Food is a coming of age book that embeds wisdom and answers to the complexities of being Korean American.
- Seoul Food stories interweave thought provoking human concepts and answers to restore my soul and, through the process of storytelling, help others heal from their similar past wounds.
“Refreshingly written, wittingly articulated. Seoul Food allows you to taste the bitter sweetness of immigrant life.”
“I highly recommend Seoul Food to those who want to get a taste of what it is like growing up as a second generation American to immigrant parents. This book not only shares personal stories of life but also profound insights on identity. Clever. Funny. Moving.”
“Seoul Food is a compilation of coming to age anecdotes that delves deep into issues commonly experienced by second generation Asian Americans. What is so refreshing about these stories is that you will not find the the “pity me/victim” vibe that is so prevalent in many books that focus on cultural clash issues. Instead, you will find stories that are lighthearted yet engaging, positive, uplifting, and full of hope. The way Dr. Koo has chosen to narrate her anecdotes are incredibly detailed, making you feel as if you were an old friend of Sarai. No matter what background you may come from, you will find that you can relate to the issues presented in this book. I highly recommend it as an enjoyable and fun read!”
“This book is full of compelling, provocative, insightful, revealing and gripping short stories providing accurate colorful depictments of growing up as a Korean-American in Southern California. I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated reading them and will recommend the book to all of my friends and family.”