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,…

Seongsu’s Best Kept Secret

Successful Pyrates brings a bit of the urban outlaw to the shopping experience

Staff Dining Picks for the Holidays

Cynthia Fernandez(Magazine designer)'s pick B’mucho Cantina 베무쵸칸티나 This Christmas, try B’mucho Cantina, a great Mexican restaurant located in Yeonnam-dong. A must-try is their signature dish, Enchiladas Verdes de la Casa…
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Vegetarian Eats, No Longer a Side Menu

Vegetarians and vegans have long complained about the dining scene in Seoul. Changes are afoot, though, as green eateries have sprouted up in recent years to offer vegetarian or vegan menus that are both healthy and delicious.

Ryunique Cuisine

Chef Ryu Tae Hwan brings an uncommon sensibility to Seoul’s fine dining scene

Seoul’s Renaissance Chef

Chef Chang Jinwoo transforms the hip Gyeongnidan district Chang Jinwoo is a man of many talents. Trained in traditional Korean music, he’s also worked as a professional photographer, but it’s his talent at creating unique dining spaces…

Chang Jinwoo’s Foodie Wonderland

Gyeongnidan’s Chang Jinwoo Alley is a foodie Instagrammer’s dream with its veritable kaleidoscope of stylish bistros, cafés and bars. Here’s a sampling to perk your interest and appetite.

Countless Flavors of Neptune’s Bounty

Chef Minji Kim of Min’s Kitchen adds a modern touch to Korea’s seafood tradition

Grilled Fish 101

With the weather cooling down, BBQ is on everyone’s minds but not just the usual suspects of samgyeopsal or galbisal. Folks line up for grilled mackerel, dried pollack and something called nogari. Order a bottle of soju and join in the fun. Wasadeung…

Hot Pot: Iyeol Chiyeol

Fight fire with fire