I know I am breaking some HWSK rules, but it can’t be helped. This is one of my all time favorite photos...mainly because of the story. We’d heard the “Noodle
Lady” could cook up some truly tasty-from scratch noodles, so the HWSK gang (along with a new friend and kids in tow) decided to check out what the fuss was about. After snaking down a back alley in Itaewon and climbing a flight of stairs, we arrived on the front porch of this tiny woman’s home. The kitchen was literally on the porch and we were seated inside at low tables on her living room floor. With a small menu all in Korean, we winged it and ordered the noodles and plates of mandu. Her kimchi was tangy and spicy and absolutely delicious, the mandu was perfection, the noodles a peppery hot bowl of yum. But the very best part of the meal was when this cute little lady, whom could speak as much English as we could Hangul, sat on the floor and proceeded to spoon feed Amber’s little girl. The precious little lady pointed to herself and said “I grandma” with a big smile on her face. Hands-down, it was one of my best Korean moments.