Surrounded by big-box retailers and chain restaurants, the Indian Creek Shopping Center in Overland Park, Kansas, is an unlikely but welcome destination for exploring Korean culture. Lovingly nicknamed “Little Korea,” the strip mall houses primarily Korean-owned and -operated restaurants, shops and other businesses that present their own distinct offerings while collectively celebrating their cultural identity. Whether you pick up a selection of banchan and Korean barbecue meats for a home-cooked meal, snag a snack on a stick or settle in for a big bowl of bulgogi, these four spots in Little Korea – all of which are owned by David Ahn and his family – provide an exciting crash course in Korean cuisine.