I want to take some time out from writing to share with you part one of a four part part series of Korean Stuff in Texas. These videos are to highlight four places in Texas where you can expect something Korean-related. I should mention that these videos are from my own personal opinions and viewpoints. Having said that, I hope that if you living or visiting any of these cities, you find the videos helpful.
Okay, let’s talk about Denton. It’s located north of Dallas. It’s the home of two universities: UNT and TWU. Although UNT currently doesn’t have any formal Korean language classes, it does have a whole mess of other language classes. Including one for non-native speakers. It’s an international student program affiliated with the university much like a 어학당. I should mention that if a student graduates from the six part IELI program, they are automatically granted UNT university student status. Meaning, they can now take UNT classes - undergraduate or graduate level. Not bad.
Denton has two Korean restaurants: Bulgogi House and Royal East Asian Cuisine. Here’s a map of the two places in Denton to grab some Korean food: download link
Like I mention in the video, don’t expect to pay Korean prices for Korean food in America. It’s not going to happen. But if you’ve never been to Korea, then dig in and enjoy Korean food. Your eating experience will only get better in Korea. Expect more food, more side dishes, served hotter, served quicker, and with a smile. In the meantime, these two places aren’t half bad. Hey, one is even walking distance from the university.
Well, that does it for Denton. Stay tuned for part two which has a big impact of those living not just in Denton but all of Dallas. If anyone else has some information about their own city’s Koreatown, feel free to post them!