Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

Singing for Your Supper

Singer Park Yong-in’s ramen joint, Dal Arae, Myeon hits all the right notes

Pasta Possibilities

These restaurants show you how delicious the endless manifestations of pasta can be

Expectations Rise for Sikbugwan

There’s no loafing around for Chef Dan Dae-chun Kim.

Gopchang, Daechang, Makchang

Take your pick of Seoul’s tastiest beef innards and offals at these specialty restaurants below.

Food as Play

Chef Chanoh Manu Lee of Chanou combines art and culture to create food fit for the five senses. Chef Chanoh Lee’s bashful smile and soft voice belie his tall, broad physique. “Sorry, I talk about this too many times, and I don’t enjoy…

The Diverse Flavors of the City

Seoul has plenty of places to learn international cooking

Iyeolchiyeol vs. Inaengchiyeol

There’s a Korean foodie defense to the summer onslaught. Fight fire with fire, by devouring steaming hot stews or fight fire with ice by gorging on chilly but tasty noodles. ● Iyeolchiyeol: Fight Fire with Fire ○ Inaengchiyeol: Fight…

The Sweet Smell of Summer Smoke

Barbeque fans go the distance to try some of the best smoked meat on the peninsula at Wonju’s Sweet Oak

Sizzlin’ Ribs in Seoul

Once you start on the ribs on this list, you’ll be licking your lips, fingers, chopsticks and all manner of utensils.