In many parts of North America, the Polar Vortex has had some chilling effects this week. (That’s just a bit of an understatement.) Fortunately, our friends at the Walk-In Cookbook have taken inspiration from both the weather and our own exotic food imagery to offer up some Far East-inspired recipes that act as the perfect escape from the Arctic blues.

First, we head to Korea for some classic steak and kimchi:

Korean Bulgogi with meat, vegetables, and grill | Alias Studiot Oy
Korean Bulgogi with meat, vegetables, and grill | Alias Studiot Oy
Thai green chicken curry | Paul_Brighton
Thai green chicken curry | Paul_Brighton
Female traveling photographer | Warren Goldswain
Female traveling photographer | Warren Goldswain

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