As with fish and chips, I never thought I’d miss hot cross buns. I did—and more so after having a baby. A British bakery did make a version of hot cross buns in Seoul with cranberries. As I wrote in a previous post, it's hard to find ingredients...

Even though European stockpiling became an object of ridicule, scarcity of ingredients is a problem I often faced in Korea. To combat the scarcity, on visits home to Britain, or when I saw products on shelves in Korea, I stockpiled.

Stockpiling...