[Weekender] For those who want restaurant-quality meals at home: semi-cooking food boxes

A rising culinary trend dubbed “semi-home-cooking” delivers to a very specific consumer base: people who are wary of eating out but do not want the hassle of cooking -- and cleaning up -- in their ...

Updated : 2017.02.10 18:22

[Weekender] Just the way you like it

Once associated exclusively with likes of the Louvre, the Smithsonian and other museums of art and science, the use of the word “curation” has expanded in its scope to include aspects of everyday l...

Updated : 2017.02.10 17:27

[Weekender] Online companies ring the changes in food industry

Joseph Kim, a computer programmer living in Seoul, is a busy man. He is so overloaded at work he can rarely go grocery shopping. With few hours to spend at the gym, his weight has been creeping up s...

Updated : 2017.02.10 17:26

[Weekender] The dangers of caffeine addiction

It is a well-known fact that Koreans love coffee. The dependence on caffeine to get though the day is spread among all age groups -- even teenagers reach for energy drinks to help them survive a stre...

Updated : 2017.02.03 16:21

[Weekender] A history of coffee in Korea

The history of caffeination in Korea is long and winding, beginning with a tragic king who became the country‘s first coffee lover while fleeing in wartime. After decades of serving as a vehicle of...

Updated : 2017.02.03 16:21

[Weekender] Korea, caffeinated

Daniel Kim, a 26-year-old banker, is not a morning person. “I have a hard time getting my system started in the morning. So I always drop by this small cafe for a cup of large Americano on my way t...

Updated : 2017.02.03 16:21

[Weekender] Snacking goes hybrid

Whether you have a sweet tooth or cravings for all things savory, snacking options in South Korea were limited until recently. Riding on the health-conscious trend, sugar-loaded sweets are evolving ...

Updated : 2017.01.20 16:36

[Weekender] Exports boost Korean confectionary growth

In South Korean’s confectionary industry, Orion’s Choco Pie, Lotte Confectionery’s Xylitol and Pepero as well as Nongshim’s shrimp crackers are all superstars. They are members of the so-called ...

Updated : 2017.01.20 16:00

[Weekender] Nostalgic snacks that still tantalize the Korean palate

Remember the honey butter chip craze? Potato chips flavored with honey and butter were inarguably the greatest hit in South Korea’s confectionary market in 2015. People had lined up in supermarkets ...

Updated : 2017.01.20 15:53

[Weekender] The snack evolution

Snacks, once produced and marketed mostly for children, have become a major consumption item for Koreans of all ages, seeking to munch away their stress with more diverse and healthier options. (Lot...

Updated : 2017.01.19 18:12

[Weekender] Garden within doors

Amid the hustle and bustle of city life, indoor gardening connects city dwellers to nature, provides them a respite from the digital lifestyle for a moment and makes a fine hobby. And it does not hav...

Updated : 2017.01.13 17:17

[Weekender] Indoor plants as natural air purifiers

Amid all the talk about the danger of airborne ultrafine particles, Shin Gi-bbeum opted to bring indoors some plants that are known to purify the air, instead of purchasing costly air-purifying machi...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:27

[Weekender] The rules of drinking alone

All lawyer Kim Eun-hye, 29, wanted was to be alone with a glass of wine after a draining day of consulting with clients, wading through legal paperwork, sitting through a tense office dinner and losi...

Updated : 2017.01.06 18:56

[Weekender] ‘Honsul,’ the art of savoring the tipsy self

With a pensive gaze, Park Si-in sips an old fashioned, a whiskey-based cocktail, at a dim, jazzy bistro nestled in a gentrified alley in Seoul. “I don’t think about anything,” she says. “I come ...

Updated : 2017.01.06 17:21

[Weekender] Table for one, please

One of the newest cultural trends sweeping the nation is all about the art of being alone. From eating, drinking, shopping and living solo, this new trend seems to defy the once cultural norm of “...

Updated : 2017.01.06 15:54