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Over Lunar New Year, Seollal, there are some traditional foods that herald in the festivities. One of them is Tteokguk, or rice cake soup. It is the first meal one should eat in the new year, as it re...

Updated : 2016.02.05 16:33

Around the hotels

Ritz-Carlton offers Spring Festival packageThe Ritz-Carlton, Seoul is presenting the “New Year’s Prestige Getaway” package in celebration of the Spring Festival, China’s most important public holi...

Updated : 2016.02.05 13:14

More eateries appearing in Korea’s train stations  

With Lunar New Year upon us, there is no escaping the elbow-to-elbow crowds that flood the nation’s train stations as millions of locals travel out of the cities to reunite with their loved ones. Whi...

Updated : 2016.02.05 11:04

Gourmet panini for the thrifty foodie

Crescent-shaped housemade loaves of bread form the foundation for Bistro Piuzza’s panini.  Bistro Piuzza’s porchetta panino is crafted with fennel seed-spiced pork belly that has been slow roasted ...

Updated : 2016.01.29 15:43

Home Cooking: Tteok sanjeok (skewered rice cake with beef and vegetables)

Sanjeok is a traditional holiday dish that is a variety of jeok -- skewered meat and vegetables. Unlike some other jeok varieties, sanjeok is not egg- or flour-battered. The ingredients are skewered a...

Updated : 2016.01.29 15:35

[Weekender] Drinking soju can be a lesson in gastronomy

Drinking is almost a national sport in Korea, and soju takes a large chunk of the market.Soju is so popular that the fact that mineral water sales outpaced those of soju at one of Korea’s largest sup...

Updated : 2016.01.22 18:49

[The Palate] Eat like a local on Jeju-do Island

Christine Cho, a Korean-American expat in Seoul, has been eating and cooking her way around the world for 16 years as a private chef. -- Ed.The list is long as to what one should eat on Jejudo Island ...

Updated : 2016.01.22 17:49

Haitai Confectionery eyes IPO following honey chip craze

Haitai Confectionery & Foods Co., South Korea's second-biggest confectionery, said Wednesday it is preparing for an initial public offering this year, taking advantage of the huge success of its honey-flavored potato chips.Haitai said it has made deals with two local brokerage houses to li...

Updated : 2016.01.20 17:45

Eight out of 10 Koreans drink over one cup of coffee a day

Eight out of 10 adult Koreans drink at least two cups of coffee a day, and many of them make their own coffee at home in addition to visiting cafes, a poll showed Wednesday.According to the survey conducted on 1,076 respondents who attended a global cafe exhibition in November, 36 percent ...

Updated : 2016.01.20 16:30

New North Korean alcohol leaves ‘no hangover’

SEOUL (AFP) -- North Korea has created a hangover-free liquor that is between 30 and 40 percent alcohol but leaves you clear-headed in the morning, according to state media. A recent edition of the Pyongyang Times said the drink, Koryo Liquor, used a cunning combination of six-year-old, t...

Updated : 2016.01.20 16:09

Korean dried seaweed looks beyond dining table to snack market

What's your favorite way to eat dried seaweed?If you are a Korean, you may want to have a bowl of rice with dried seaweed, roasted with sesame oil and fine salt, and kimchi.Dried seaweed pressed into a dark green sheet is called "kim," a homonym for the most common family name in Korea. If...

Updated : 2016.01.20 09:48

Students' gift throws lifeline to specialty burger shop

The delectable smell of stir-frying minced meat and vegetables fills the air of a small, cozy burger shop in front of Korea University run by "Uncle Lee Young-chul," effectively driving out the strong odors of the newly renovated space. "I never imagined finding myself standing in front of...

Updated : 2016.01.18 09:35

Home cooking: Slow cooker galbijjim (braised short ribs)

The slow cooker is such a convenient kitchen appliance when you need to multi-task. You can do other things you need to do while it does the cooking for you. This recipe is a slow cooker version of tr...

Updated : 2016.01.15 15:30

Topped toast and shakshuka at Underyard

Underyard -- a new cafe that opened less than a month ago -- has all the trappings of a hit. Insta-worthy interior and plating? Check. Chic fare with a healthy attitude? Check. Plenty of caffeine? Ch...

Updated : 2016.01.15 15:21

Legendary winemaker turns global spotlight on Burgundy’s vineyards

VOSNE-ROMANEE, France (AFP) -- The French winemaker whose prestigious Romanee-Conti is one of the world’s most expensive wines has helped put the vineyards of his beloved Burgundy on the global map of cultural landmarks. Aubert de Villaine, a reserved 76-year-old, took up the mantle to g...

Updated : 2016.01.13 14:38