Kate Young introduced recipe of Yuk Hwe on the Guardian. She picked this Korean dish from the book, vegetarian, which is the novel by Han Gang, the international Man Booker winner.

She mentioned “When I came across the description of the beef tartar in The Vegetarian, I was taken straight back to that dish in Brussels. I found the book overwhelming in a completely different way to the beef – it is evocative and slippery, and not at all what I expected. I disappeared into it one afternoon in the bath. I do acknowledge that beef tartar is, perhaps, an inappropriate choice of dish for a book so titled. But the passage above is one of my favourites; it conjures up a picture of a family as efficiently and effectively than any I’ve ever read. The titular vegetarian, though certainly central to the story, remains illusive throughout; we only come to know about her through the eyes of her husband, brother-in-law and sister, who all paint such varied pictures of her. If you haven’t read it yet, it is a rich, lyrical translation – one well worth picking up.”

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