South Korea

food waste

Restaurant Taken to Court for Allegedly Serving Uneaten Rice to New Customers

If you always suspected the bread in your bread basket was recycled, you'll want to sit down for this.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.7.18
korea

Japan Is Pissed About the Dessert Being Served at the Korean Summit

Japan's grievance surrounds a tiny, 'antagonistic' map printed on the mango mousse.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.27.18
NORTH KOREA

A South Korean Artist Smuggled These Pizza-Making Instructions into North Korea on 500 DVDs

Hwang Kim doesn't know how many North Koreans got to see his 'Pizza for the People' miniseries, but he's finally showing it to the rest of the world.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.25.18
corn dogs

Help! I've Fallen in Love with These Tulip Corn Dogs

And I don't wanna get up.
Mayukh Sen
4.20.18
history

How Kimchi Was Used As Political Leverage in the Vietnam War

The story of LBJ, the president of South Korea, and a $2 million annual supply of fermented cabbage.
Myles Karp
4.5.18
korean food

Behind Korea's Obsession with Fried Chicken and Beer

The fried-chicken-and-beer combo known as chi-maek is cheap and beloved by Koreans, yet running chicken "hofs" remains competitive and largely unprofitable.
Dave Hazzan
1.30.18
NORTH KOREA

North Korean Defector Welcomed with 100 Boxes of Choco Pies

The taste of freedom is a disc of marshmallow sandwiched between chocolate cakes and wrapped in plastic.
Mayukh Sen
12.19.17
politics

Trump Ate 360-Year-Old Soy Sauce at South Korean State Dinner

Yes, that makes the sauce older than America, and roughly as old as Benjamin Franklin.
Mayukh Sen
11.8.17
South Korea

This Is What Egoless Cuisine Tastes Like

An eye-opening conversation with the world-renowned Zen Buddhist nun cook who’s making meals that rival the world’s best chefs.
Munchies Staff
7.18.17
Craft Beer

The Rise of South Korea's Craft Brewing Scene

South Korea used to be swimming in appallingly bad beer, so it's astounding that the country would become the center of Asia’s craft beer scene, or that the movement would be led by a handful of expats.
David Volodzko
4.14.17
ADVERTISING

Absolut Fail: Vodka Company Offends Entire Country with Advertisement

This isn’t the first time Absolut has angered a country by trying to be clever in its print ads.
Jelisa Castrodale
12.18.16
coffee

'Meringue Coffee' Is the Latest Weird Coffee Shop Trend

Move over, Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Phoebe Hurst
11.30.16
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