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Cakes with a novel twist at Vanilla Cloud

At first glance, the cakes at Vanilla Cloud -- a “dessert boutique” in Cheongdam-dong -- look predictable. There are colorful layer cakes and dainty mousse-like affairs, mouthwateringly displayed in...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:34

[Home Cooking] Mul naengmyeon (noodles in cold broth)

Naengmyeon is a cold noodle dish of thin, chewy noodles made with buckwheat and potato or sweet potato starch. Mul naengmyeon is served in a clear, refreshing broth that’s typically made with beef br...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:14

[The Palate] Raw seafood soup, mulhoe

In Korea the winter months are known to be the best time to enjoy seafood from the surrounding cold waters. However, it is in the summer when the bounty of the sea and fish “hoe” are the most desire...

Updated : 2016.07.22 17:26

[Weekender] Healthy, tasty local dishes that nourish during summer

During summer, some Koreans may think of the phrase “iyeolchiyeol” when deciding what to eat.  Similar to the popular English idiom “fight fire with fire,” Koreans are known to tackle the scorchi...

Updated : 2016.07.22 17:09

[Weekender] Eat to beat the heat

On a scorching hot summer day, you start to feel sluggish and dizzy while perspiring heavily. Feeling dehydrated and low on energy, you instinctively grab a glass of cold water, gulp it down and look ...

Updated : 2016.07.22 16:52

[Weekender] Keeping cool with food over the centuries

An exhibition on how Korea’s forefathers refreshed themselves during long, sweltering summer days is on at the National Folk Museum in Seoul, offering modern-day tips on how to keep cool.   “The ex...

Updated : 2016.07.22 16:40

Korean traditional confectionery master receives state recognition

A South Korean traditional sweets master has received the monthly state recognition for his outstanding artisanship, a government ministry said Friday. Kim Gyu-heun, the master artisan of "hangwa," or South Korean traditional confectionery, usually made from grains and natural sweeteners, ...

Updated : 2016.07.22 11:44

Top chefs, scientists to gather in Spain to explore taste

BARCELONA (AFP) -- Do genetics influence what we like to eat? Why does food taste better when hungry? High-profile chefs and scientists will get together in a symposium in Spain to try and find out.The gathering will be held in the Basque seaside resort of San Sebastian from Oct. 24-26 -- ...

Updated : 2016.07.21 14:22

Chefs present local cuisine for 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

Korean chefs on Wednesday showcased a variety of Korean dishes made with local ingredients from Gangwon Province, the venue for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, with a subtle twist to capture the taste buds of athletes and visitors to the upcoming event. Three venues in Gangwon Provin...

Updated : 2016.07.20 15:27

Pared down, French-style fare draws crowds to L’enfance

Owner-chef Kim Tae-min translates the name of his restaurant, L’Enfance, as “Childhood.”“I called it that because it is my first restaurant,” Kim, 32, said as he explained how it signified he was...

Updated : 2016.07.15 15:05

[Home Cooking] Saewu Naengchae (Shrimp Salad with Hot Mustard Dressing)

This shrimp salad with cucumber and Korean pear is lightly dressed with a hot mustard (gyeoja) sauce, which is a classic Korean salad dressing. The hot mustard gives a flavorful, spicy kick to the sal...

Updated : 2016.07.15 12:00

[Herald Interview] Gaon’s modern take on Joseon royal cuisine

The kings of the Joseon era (1392-1910) tucked into a total of seven meals daily and each one involved meticulous planning. The day would begin with a medicinal herbal soup early in the morning, follo...

Updated : 2016.07.14 14:47

Grand Hilton kick-starts early bird Oktoberfest sales

The Grand Hilton Seoul is gearing up to host its annual Oktoberfest, marking the 10th anniversary of one of the city’s largest beer festivals. The festivities will kick off on Sept. 3 at the hotel’s...

Updated : 2016.07.14 14:33

Shake Shack burger to open this month in Gangnam

Shake Shack, a popular burger chain from New York City, will open its first store in Gangnam on July 22, Korean food and confectionary company SPC Group said Tuesday.  (Shake Shack)The store will be ...

Updated : 2016.07.12 11:35

Seoil Farm enchants with organic and slow-food style

If you look at food history and the culture of any country, the roots of their cuisine usually lie in local and naturally grown ingredients as well as seasonal and slow-food cooking methods.  Whether...

Updated : 2016.07.08 18:02