[Weekender] Star chef sees jang as part of Koreans’ DNA

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[Weekender] Star chef sees jang as part of Koreans’ DNA

Jang, a range of sauces or pastes made from fermented soybeans, is an important part of what makes Korean food unique, a renowned Spanish chef told The Korea Herald. It could one day dominate the meal...

Updated : 2014.10.31 22:06

[Weekender] Food, retail giants compete for Korean taste

Korean food and retail giants are competing to open modern hansik restaurants as Korean cuisine gains popularity among health-conscious foodies. Armed with enough cash to make hefty investments, big n...

Updated : 2014.10.31 22:06

[Weekender] Korean firm supports globalization of fermented sauces

Korean food-maker Sempio has been supporting chefs in Spain in developing fermented Korean sauces, or “jang,” and dishes based on them as a way to penetrate the European market. The company teamed u...

Updated : 2014.10.31 22:03

[Weekender] Modern Korean cuisine goes mainstream

Ha Jung-yun, 37, who enjoys exploring gourmet restaurants, has written more posts about Korean restaurants on her Facebook page over the past year. “It is fun to taste Korean fusion food, served at a...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:53

[Weekender] Bibimbap: Perfection in a bowl

Bibimbap, essentially rice mixed with meat and vegetables, often tops surveys on Korea’s signature dishes. It has been popular as a health food both domestically and overseas for quite some time.But ...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:41

Insurers’ net income jumps 25.7% this year

South Korean insurance companies saw their net income jump 25.7 percent in the first nine months of the year from a year earlier on the back of increased invest­ment-related earnings, the financial watchdog said Friday.The combined net income of local life and nonlife insurers reached 5.1...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:30

Global ICT firms eye energy industry

With the rise of smart energy technologies ranging from smart bulbs to smart grids, nontraditional energy companies, especially from the information communication and technology sector, are increasing...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:28

Hana Bank chief resigns prior to KEB merger

Hana Bank president Kim Jong-jun said on Thursday that he would resign next month as the bank’s merger with the Korea Exchange Bank is imminent. Kim had vowed to step down when Hana’s plan to merge with KEB was finalized, adding that he would fulfill his commitments as the bank president...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:26

KT’s Q3 net profit plunges 45.7%

KT Corp., South Korea’s second-largest mobile carrier, said Friday its net profit sank 45.7 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, mainly dented by restructuring costs. The company, however, turned around from three consecutive quarters of net losses, paving the way for future ...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:26

Korea begins to import oil from U.S.

For signs of how the U.S. shale boom is transforming the global flow of oil, look halfway across the world at South Korea.The Asian nation, which relies on the Middle East for about 86 percent of its oil imports, is benefiting as new output from Texas to North Dakota displaces the crudes t...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:26

POSCO launches 4th hot strip rolling mill

POSCO, South Korea’s largest steelmaker, opened its fourth hot strip rolling mill at its Gwangyang plant that will supply sheet metal to carmakers round the world.The steelmaking conglomerate said th...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:26

Won drops to 3-week low against dollar

The South Korean won sank to a three-week low against the U.S. dollar Friday, falling for the second consecutive day as Japan’s central bank announced a further monetary easing and sound growth data from the U.S. raised the possibility that the Federal Reserve may advance its timetable fo...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:26

Won-yuan direct trading market to open in December

The South Korean government said Friday that it would open a won-yuan direct trading market in December. The Finance Ministry said it plans to raise the portion of yuan as a trade settlement currency with China from the current 1.2 percent to 20 percent over the long term. Currently, over ...

Updated : 2014.10.31 21:25

(Photo News) Herald Awards for Advertising

Updated : 2014.10.31 20:23

Pyeongtaek Port manager receives logistics award

Kim Jeong-hun, general manager of PR and marketing at Gyeonggi Pyeongtaek Port Corp., received on Friday a ministerial citation from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport at the Korea Log...

Updated : 2014.10.31 20:14