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39 Food Alleys: Gwanghui-dong Little Russia imagefile 25363 Feb 19, 2013 17:17
Nestled between the skyscrapers of Dongdaemun is the small, unassuming neighbourhood of Gwanghui-dong. At first its narrow alleys may seem uninviting, but those intrepid enough will find some of Seoul’s mo...  
38 Tteokguk imagefile 11400 Jan 02, 2013 09:40
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaTteokguk is a traditional Korean dish eaten during the celebration of the Korean New Year. The dish consists of the broth/soup (guk) with thinly sliced rice cakes ...  
37 Gimjang, Korea’s winter tradition image 11268 Dec 05, 2012 09:10
As temperatures continue to drop, people in Korea have begun preparations for the long winter ahead. The recent weeks from mid-October to late November, in particular, marked a special time of year ...  
36 Slow Food pioneer Carlo Petrini praises Korea’s “slow life” imagefile 10454 Nov 16, 2012 09:03
Widespread images of a fast-moving, swiftly developing Korea may cause many to associate the country with "speed." But for those in the know, one of the most attractive merits of life in Korea is the o...  
35 Healthy and tasty kimchi image 9450 Nov 09, 2012 09:14
Few Koreans would ever want a meal without kimchi. Repulsive to many foreigners at first, but incredibly addictive after a few tastes, kimchi is rich in lactic acid bacteria. Kimchi undergoes two roun...  
34 A feast for your senses in Jeonju imagefile 9914 Oct 25, 2012 14:55
“Eating food is about more than just consumption. It is rather the consumption of a particular culture. Each culture's food will have differences in style, and this year’s food festival aimed to publi...  
33 Going vegetarian in Korea imagefile 16208 Oct 16, 2012 08:24
Korean food is swiftly gaining a reputation around the world, from its exotic seafood dishes and fermented vegetables to its grilled meats and hearty stews. But for a significant number of foreign foo...  
32 Tastes of Korea in Seoul imagefile 7867 Oct 04, 2012 08:47
In addition to a fast-growing population of over 10 million people, Seoul is also well known for its ever-expanding array of unique sights and flavors. Leading Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter r...  
31 Makgeolli Mamas & Papas, connoisseurs of makgeolli imagefile 11635 Sep 24, 2012 08:07
For whom does the bell toll? In the university district of Hongdae, it tolls for makgeolli drinkers. Selling makgeolli from a pushcart, the infamous Makgeolli Ajeossi (old man) heralds his arrival with a ...  
30 Kimchi finds fans in Washington imagefile 7776 Sep 19, 2012 08:44
Korea's iconic staple food kimchi drew crowds near America's capital city last weekend. The overseas events for the 19th Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival took place from September 13 to 16 in co...  
29 Korean fermented foods attract global interest imagefile 9998 Jul 18, 2012 10:42
“Cuisine says a lot about a country. It encapsulates every aspect of the country’s life style and culture and enriches its culture in every respect. Metaphorically speaking, Hansik is a vessel of Korean...  
28 Enjoy foods from all around the world at Yeosu Expo image 7952 Jun 12, 2012 13:24
Out of the 51 countries participating in the International Pavilion at Yeosu Expo, 19 feature their traditional foods in food stands or restaurants. Most of those restaurants are run by famous local ...  
27 Food alleys: Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Town image 13217 May 18, 2012 09:05
One of Korea’s most ubiquitous foods, tteokbokki has a lot more history than one might first imagine. Although now a popular street food snack, tteokbokki is derived from Korean royal court cuisine, and ...  
26 The Cure For What Ails You image 10460 Apr 16, 2012 10:41
Photo courtesy of SJ Yang, Used with permission under Creative Commons License I am of course referring to Haejangguk (해장국). It is a type of soup, which can vary by region. By default, it is con...  
25 Folk liquors revived imagefile 8456 Apr 04, 2012 09:49
These days everyone knows about soju and makgeolli, but when it comes to Korean alcoholic beverages, those two are just the tip of the iceberg. The Institute of Traditional Korean Food held a traditi...  
24 Gwangjang Market image 14516 Mar 26, 2012 11:15
Of all the attractions found in Seoul, perhaps none offer a more authentic cultural experience than the city’s myriad markets. And of those, perhaps none offer the quintessential Seoul experien...  
23 Traditional Teas and Korean Dessert Cafés in Seoul image 16673 Mar 07, 2012 11:08
Turn down a narrow alley in certain neighborhoods in Seoul, and you are likely to find unique and charming cafés selling traditional teas and snacks. There are many such cafés in Insa-dong, Samch...  
22 Food alleys: Uijeongbu Budae Jjigae Street imagefile 13503 Feb 28, 2012 09:12
Many of Korea’s finest culinary inventions hide humble origins. For example, Chuncheon dakgalbi, which was spotlighted in the first installment of this series, was once nicknamed “seomin (commoners’) ...  
21 Well-blended seasonings increase Hansik’s appeal image 11293 Feb 20, 2012 10:05
Recent studies suggest that when it comes to Korean food -- or Hansik -- consumers have clear preferences. For the past three years, the Rural Development Administration (RDA) has been surveying forei...  
20 Korean Food Alleys: Escape into Pimatgol image 20702 Feb 09, 2012 11:44
Korean Food Alleys: Escape into Pimatgol The bustle of downtown Seoul can be overwhelming at times, leaving one feeling trampled. That’s why there are alleys of refuge such as Pimatgol. Meaning “Horse...  

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