[Weekender] Making full use of Chuseok leftovers

Chuseok is usually a time of gluttony. Meals during the Korean Thanksgiving holiday typically include copious amounts of the following: “jeon,” slices of vegetables, fish, or meat thinly coated in...

Updated : 2016.09.09 17:38

[Weekender] Dealing with holiday stress in all shapes and sizes

Chuseok, or the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving in the West, offers Koreans a few days' break in September, but it can turn out to be both physically and psychologically draining. In traditional h...

Updated : 2016.09.09 17:32

[Weekender] Activities galore for expats this Chuseok

Chuseok, or the Korean Thanksgiving, is one of the country’s biggest holidays, and traditionally spent at home with family and loved ones. The occasion is widely considered to be about good food an...

Updated : 2016.09.09 17:23

[Weekender] Do hangover cures actually work?

On the morning after a night of heavy drinking, many hungover Koreans feel better after having a bowl of hearty, spicy soup. There is a plethora of choices -- soybean sprout soup and ox bone spicy ...

Updated : 2016.09.02 18:11

[Weekender] How do Koreans relieve a hangover?

Kim Jae-hwan, who drinks heavily at least three times a week to socialize with his co-workers, had to find a magic cure to relieve his hangovers so he could work as usual the next morning. His routin...

Updated : 2016.09.02 17:51

[Weekender] Gukbap, a warm pot of consolation for the weary

When hungover, most Koreans almost instinctively crave a hot pot of soup, or haejang-guk, hoping that the warm spicy liquid will soothe the unwanted consequences of boozing. While the question of wh...

Updated : 2016.09.02 16:26

[Weekender] Hangover remedies in 20 countries

Despite the different drinking cultures around the world, there is one universal truth that no one can escape from after a night of heavy drinking: the hangover. As studies technically show, the onl...

Updated : 2016.09.02 16:24

[Weekender] The aftermath: sobering up

It is not a pretty sight in the streets of Hongdae on a Saturday morning. Famous for being one of the hot spots for young clubbers in South Korea, the pavement mixes chaos and serenity, as the morni...

Updated : 2016.09.02 16:20

[Weekender] Retailers eye wine market through exclusive sourcing

The wine industry is on the rise in Korea as consumers show an increasing preference for lighter, fruitier alternatives to the traditional strongholds of beer and soju. In response to the rising dem...

Updated : 2016.08.26 18:02

[Weekender] Korea’s budding winemaking scene

YEONGCHEON, North Gyeongsang Province – Popular wines in Korea are mainly sourced from countries such as France, Italy and Spain, but recently, locally produced Korean wines have been carving out th...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:47

[Weekender] Koreans more adventurous with wine

For many Koreans of a certain age, hearing the word “Majuang” will bring a wistful smile. It is difficult to recall the taste, but in the days when imported wines were a rarity, Majuang ruled. Th...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:37

[Weekender] Rise and fall of restaurant chains in Korea

Up until the mid-2000s, US restaurant chain Outback Steakhouse was the go-to dining option for many Koreans who wanted to celebrate special occasions. The Australian-themed casual-dining chain has s...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:57

[Weekender] Dining as leisure, small luxury

For many Koreans, cutting up an American-style steak with a knife and fork was until recently the most common idea of premium dining. Western-themed restaurants thrived for nearly 20 years in the ’...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:53

[Weekender] Food tech transforms dining industry

Technological developments have significantly changed dining and restaurant operations worldwide, improving convenience and efficiency. South Korea, one of the most-wired countries in the world, is ...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:47

[Weekender] Conglomerates go head-to-head in casual dining

Competition for customers at Seoul’s various casual premium restaurants is fierce, with restaurants opened up by owner-executives of Korea‘s largest corporations aggressively seeking to set trends ...

Updated : 2016.08.19 15:44