Philly-seorabol credit Mike Persico
Seorabol in Philadelphia. (Photo: Mike Persico.)

It was all about eating globally this week at Food Republic. We found the best Korean food in Philadelphia, dove into the world of Hungarian goulash and realized that home is where Chinatown is. We also hopped over to Oakland to see what chef Kyle Itani is creating in our latest episode of New Chefs Rising. Some chefs let us in on their pet peeves and favorite places to feast before and after a University of South Carolina football game. All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics on Food Republic.

  1. The City of Brotherly Love is not lacking in the Korean eats.
  2. Do you know what Hungarian goulash is?
  3. Wherever you may be, you can find home in a Chinatown.
  4. From Spanish sharing plates to butcher shops, Austin’s new restaurants are super-exciting.
  5. Here are the essentials for the ultimate Asian pantry.
  6. Leah Cohen will not stand for no-shows.
  7. Where can you get both fried chicken and albacore sunomono in the same place? Hopscotch in Oakland, thanks to chef Kyle Itani.
  8. Birds and Bubbles’ Sarah Simmons tells us her favorite spots in Columbia, South Carolina.
  9. With the weather cooling down, you’ll want to warm up with these braised pork shanks.
  10. NYC chef David Santos has had enough with the Health Department shakedowns.