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Summer bargains at Lotte Hotel BusanLotte Hotel Busan is offering a series of bargain summer promotions from July 1-Aug. 31. The “Summer” package, which is limited to 10 rooms per day, allows visito...

Updated : 2015.07.03 20:48

Elegant French sweets at Maison M’O

Maison M’O opened in Seoul’s Bangbae-dong in March. (Chung Hee-cho/The Korea Herald)In a quiet, unassuming corner of Seoul’s residential Bangbae-dong, pastry chefs Tetsuya Otsuka and Lee Min-sun cr...

Updated : 2015.07.03 20:43

How to decipher a wine label

A wine label is more than a pretty marketing device. Most of the information printed there is highly regulated and can tell you a lot about what to expect. (Handout/TNS)Trumping whatever aesthetic val...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:55

[Weekender] Chef helped turn quiet street into dining mecca

Just a short stroll away from the bustling multicultural neighborhood of Seoul’s Itaewon lies the lesser-known, yet trend-setting street of Gyeongnidan-gil.A short walk from Noksapyeong Station, this...

Updated : 2015.06.26 20:40

Tteokgalbi (short rib patties)

These fancy beef patties are called tteokgalbi, literally translated to rice cake ribs. But don’t expect any rice cakes in the dish. The name comes from the way the minced meat is kneaded and shaped ...

Updated : 2015.06.26 20:08

Hungarian winemaking blends traditions

 If one good thing came from the years of communist control in Hungary, it was to hew Hungarian winemaking to its traditions.  For the most part, Hungary’s wine is still made as it has long been m...

Updated : 2015.06.26 19:52

Healthy recipes from top chefs

With South Korea’s well-being trend showing no signs of abating, health-conscious dishes are an increasing fixture on the menus of many restaurants and cafes throughout Seoul. It is with such dishes ...

Updated : 2015.06.19 19:28

Private raw food chef lends expertise for next line of Organica products

Christine Cho, a plant-based private chef based in New York City and one of the flavor masterminds behind Organica’s “Just Juice Cleanse” detox juice line, has returned to Korea to once again join ...

Updated : 2015.06.14 19:57

[Herald Interview] Veteran chef Butz on mission to ‘wow’ guests

Bernhard Butz, the culinary director at the Millennium Seoul Hilton, appears to be a tired and stressed chef at first glance.But it’s only natural that he looks that way after hearing his story and u...

Updated : 2015.06.12 20:22

Gamjajeon (potato pancakes)

Gamjajeon is a variety of Korean savory pancake made with grated or ground potatoes. It’s a humble dish that can simply be made with potatoes. But, a little bit of onion helps prevent discoloring of ...

Updated : 2015.06.12 20:10

[Weekender] Soft or crusty ― bread that Koreans fall for

A hot, steamy bowl of rice was long considered an irreplaceable staple in Korean breakfast. “You manage a day with the power of rice,” Korean moms would tell their kids, encouraging them to finish t...

Updated : 2015.06.05 21:25

[Weekender] Korea’s oldest bakery boasts red bean buns

At around 12:40 p.m., people started lining up in front of Lee Sung Dang Bakery’s modest-size branch inside a department store in Jamsil, southern Seoul. The reason for the wait is the bakery’s sign...

Updated : 2015.06.05 21:21

[Weekender] Born and ‘bread’ in Daejeon

Despite the vast demand for additional chains in other, more populated areas like Seoul and even abroad, Sungsimdang stubbornly refuses to expand beyond its three local stores, which have now become D...

Updated : 2015.06.05 21:19

[Weekender] More bakeries on the map

OPS Bakery, BusanOPS’s signature menu is the hagwonjeon, which in Korean means “pastry for hagwon,” or after-school lessons. The idea was to create a simple, hearty snack that Korean children could...

Updated : 2015.06.05 21:13

[Weekender] PNB choco pies an icon of Jeonju

During the recent Jeonju International Film Festival, everyone who visited Jeonju seemed to have the same souvenir in mind: a box of bakery PNB’s famous choco pies. The bakery’s bright orange shoppi...

Updated : 2015.06.05 21:12