Crying in H Mart – Michelle Zauner


I couldn’t stop reading this book despite its sad topic. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner is so honest and emotional. Zauner writes about losing her mother to cancer. And how she turns to cooking Korean food to help overcome her grief and connect with her mother.

(H Mart, if you’re not familiar is a chain of Korean supermarkets. It’s the largest Asian American grocery store chain. They just opened a branch in SF a few months ago, but there isn’t one near me, so I haven’t been before!)

This book was devastating and yet so readable. Her conversational narrative felt welcoming despite the heavy topic. 

And the food. Oh. As someone living far away from my country, I could identify with the way food triggers all kinds of emotions for her. It’s not as easy to find good Singapore food though, so I have to make do with what I can get. 

What a read, truly.


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