A Very Asian Guide to Korean Food


Explore the delicious world of Korean Food! A Very Asian Guide to Korean Food introduces little 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. Author, Michelle Li, brings pride and energy for her Korean culture in her debut children's book. Illustrated by Sunnu Rebecca Choi in mixed media, each page is a colorful exploration of a dish that is sure to make every reader hungry.

For ages 3+
36 pages
Hardback ISBN: 9781737240426
Features: Hardcover, 7" x 10.5", full color illustrations
Printed on FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper


Meet the Author

Michelle Li is an award-winning, veteran journalist who co-launched The Very Asian Foundation in January 2022 alongside friend and fellow journalist Gia Vang. Her #veryasian response to a racist voicemail became a global movement of unity. Michelle spent years supporting adoptees through heritage camps and volunteer tours to Korea. She also launched a program to support Missouri children in foster care. All of this led to a congressional award in 2010. Michelle's journalistic work - often dealing with race or gender inequity - has been honored with a national Peabody Award, several national Murrows, and multiple regional Emmys. Michelle lives in St. Louis with her family.

Meet the Illustrator

Sunnu Rebecca Choi is an award-winning Korean/Canadian illustrator & printmaker based in London. Her goal is to create art that inspires people to connect with their inner selves and find joy within themselves. Her work is often inspired by various movements, thoughts, emotions and social issues we encounter. Her work is a documentation of life, covering small daily events to more significant moments. Her art is a way of looking back on the past, appreciating the present, and thinking of a better future.

“There are countless reasons to love Korean culture, but one standout reason is its amazing cuisine. <i>A Very Asian Guide to Korean Food </i> is delicious.”
<br>- MIN JIN LEE, author of <i> Free Food for Millionaires </i> and <i>Pachinko</i>, a finalist for the National Book Award

“Forget ‘stinky lunchbox’ moments. We're not doing that anymore. Korean food is here, it's delicious, and it's meant to be shared. This book is a celebration of some of my favorite dishes, and I guarantee it will make your mouth water.”
<br>- PHIL YU, author of <i>RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now</i>

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews

Very nice book and illustrations

Dale Hata
Korean food explained

Explains common Korean food offered in Korean-style restaurants and snack/dessert shops. Easy to understand for both adults and children.


Beautiful book!


Wonderful book to introduce Korean cuisine to any age! Great illustrations and pronunciations included!

Mackie Haders
Love this book!

Love this book!