Are Koreans obsessed with poop? Maybe not. But certainly, the matter, ahem, comes up often enough that one has to wonder: What’s up with all these references to poop and the blasé attitude?
For decades, the pojangmacha was a fixture of South Korean nightlife. The old and young drank soju and chatted in these often tiny, cramped tents. Most of these street tents have disappeared, now to a cultural relic and tool of nostalgic indulgence. But some tents still remain; here are the voices of those inside.