Announcement HOLIDAY SHOPPERS: due to the overwhelming strain on national and regional shipping, we will be closing the shop for our yearly vacation on Saturday, DECEMBER 11th, 11:59pm. Get your orders in before then and have them in time for Christmas!
HOLIDAY SHOPPERS: due to the overwhelming strain on national and regional shipping, we will be closing the shop for our yearly vacation on Saturday, DECEMBER 11th, 11:59pm. Get your orders in before then and have them in time for Christmas!
J on Oct 28, 20215 out of 5 stars
These are amazing and they arrived really quickly. I want to stick them on everything.
Danielle on Oct 28, 20215 out of 5 stars
I purchased this as a holiday gift and it definitely doesn't disappoint! I can't wait for my 16 year old Korea-obsessed child to start cooking!
shaynamaidel1 on Oct 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love it. I was expecting a small decorative tea towel size, but it's a very nice, practical size kitchen towel. I love the charm and whimsy of the design -- when I have friends over, I'm sure they'll get excited over this towel! I'm moving soon and can't wait to see and use this towel in my kitchen. The hook strap in the corner is very thoughtful and practical, too.
Lynn on Dec 2, 20214 out of 5 stars
It's cute and charming. the print on the recipes is a little small for me, but I love it still. Lovely item for someone who loves art and food.
bedop on Nov 28, 20215 out of 5 stars
This item arrived quickly and was packaged well to prevent damage. The little books are a gift for my sister, so I can't speak to the contents, but look perfect.
kaphillips1985 on Nov 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
Such a cute bundle I went ahead and ordered more as stocking stuffers!
Simple Ingredients. Complex Flavor.
In April of 2014, we (Choi and Eric) collaborated on a comic recipe book entitled, Korean | American: Everyday Cooking. In it, we explored our relationship, our recipes and our cat. Under the collective title of Porkbelly Comics, we continue to creatively explore those things that make it all worthwhile – food and family. We print, fold and bind the books at our home, with little to no help from our fat cats - Moo, Squirrel and Ghost Quentin.
Pork Belly Comics
Lover of food. Owner of cats.
While not a direct partnership, all of our towels are lovingly printed in the United States by the fantastic folks at Spoonflower. Check them out at: https://www.spoonflower.com
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
So how big are your books anyways? It's kinda hard to tell...
Since the release of our first book - "Korean | American: Everyday Cooking" - on April 5th, 2014 at MoCCA '14, the most frequent question we have received concerns dimensions. The exact measurements are 4.25 x 5.5 inches - or just a little bit bigger than a postcard or large envelope. As a result, they've been called all kinds of things: comics, zines, booklets, pocket manuals - even Cliffnotes. But the one thing we don't call them is bonafide cookbooks. From what we've heard from customers, creating a full meal from scratch using Choi's recipes is entirely possible - but it can be challenging due to the scale of the images. So we tend to view our comics as a celebration of the food, the fun, and the culture we enjoy rather than a fully ill
How long has Porkbelly been around?
We've recently had a few customers asking how long we (Choi and Eric) have been in business together. While our Etsy store was established in the fall of 2014, Choi created our first cooking-comic - "Korean | American: Everyday Cooking" earlier that year, while still living in Brooklyn. There have been quite a few Korean cooking comic books put out after ours - by much bigger publishers, with much bigger marketing budgets - but we'd like to consider ours the first independent. Our initial run of 100 books sold out at MoCCA Fest in April 2014. In fact, we remember the name of our first customer!
Since then, we've done our best to put out at least one book a year - in between visiting all the awesome food joints in California!
How does shipping work with you guys?
We strive to get shipments out before or on the scheduled due date. If we are unable to fulfill the order in a timely manner, we will contact you and inform you of any problem in advance. If any complications should arise once the order has been shipped, we will do everything in our power to rectify the situation, send out a new order or offer you a partial or full refund. All orders are sent via USPS unless otherwise specified.
During the Christmas season, shipping times can double or triple depending on how snowy it gets. If you have a specific date in mind, such as a holiday, birthday or anniversary please let us know before you place your order and we'll make it happen!
Do you ship internationally?
Unfortunately, we no longer offer international shipping on a storewide scale. There were a number of factors that led to this decision, most concerning the reliability of American-International mail services and folks getting their orders on time. The last thing we want is for someone to loose an order (which sadly has happened).
However, we can make exceptions! If you're overseas and looking to purchase anything, drop us a line and let's talk it over. Alternatively, you can always check out or friend-neighborhood vendor - The Secret Headquarters Comic Shop, in Los Angeles. They ship all over the world!