엄마 – Mother

Nobody makes tastier noodles than my 엄마 (Mom)!

There’s probably 1000s of poems or cafes in America that sing the praises of Mom’s cookies, or in Italy of Mom’s pasta. Well, of course, every good Korean loves the instant noodles (라면) and kimbap (김밥) that their mom makes. This has to be one of the cutest looking restaurants I have ever seen. By the way, you might notice the word on the bottom of the sign: 즉석. It means ‘impromptu.’ In other words, Mom will make the 김밥 fresh on the spot — that’s a promise that the 김밥 rolls won’t be made in advance and left to bake in the sun all day until they’re sold.