[Weekender] Homemade dosirak, a healthy alternative with bragging rights

A neatly rolled omelet, half-cut cherry tomatoes and sprouts salad, fried cubes of meat and tofu in a packed meal, or “dosirak” in Korean, show off the delicate culinary skills of the cook. As one...

Updated : 2018.08.30 17:38

[Weekender] Rise of the convenience store dosirak

The word dosirak has a number of meanings in Korean. The word can mean any meal packed to be carried, the container specially designed for carrying packed lunches, or a Japanese style bento. However...

Updated : 2018.08.30 17:09

[Weekender] Dosirak, evolution of packed lunches

From transporting meals in bamboo wicker baskets during the Joseon dynasty, packed lunches, or dosirak in Korean, have evolved with the times, and become a source of nostalgia for some, and a conveni...

Updated : 2018.08.30 17:06

[Weekender] Riding solo: Koreans embrace personal mobility devices for urban travel

When 30-year-old Kim Young-hoon started a new job at a tech firm in Pangyo this year, he decided on a practical investment: an electric scooter for his daily commute from his home in Seohyun-dong loc...

Updated : 2018.08.23 16:08

[Weekender] Gliding through the city in style

It’s the coolest thing on the street. Whether on one or two-wheeled devices powered by rechargeable batteries, people who use personal transporters definitely draw attention. And clearly they’ve ...

Updated : 2018.08.23 16:07

[Weekender] Rising safety concerns over use of personal mobility devices in Korea

Many questioned the safety of personal mobility devices when the millionaire owner of the Segway company, Jimi Heselden, died after losing control of his Segway on a cliff in 2010. Despite the benef...

Updated : 2018.08.23 14:36

[Weekender] Sharing life in the bath

In a weekly web cartoon series popular a few years ago, “Ladies Bathhouse Report,” the cartoonist and public bathhouse devotee showed in detail what Korean women do at public bathhouses. One of th...

Updated : 2018.08.16 14:19

[Weekender] Bathing around the world

Although a simple everyday act, bathing, in some cultures has greater meaning. Some travelers say that exploring different bathing cultures around the world is a must, as it is a way to learn more a...

Updated : 2018.08.16 14:15

[Weekender] Art dives into old bathtubs

Public bathhouses used to be part of Korea’s culture. On weekends, sons and fathers, daughters and mothers went to bathhouses together, small plastic baskets filled with toiletries in tow. The life...

Updated : 2018.08.16 14:14

[Weekender] Korea’s top five energy-boosting summer dishes

As a record-breaking heat wave continues to scorch Korea, more people are turning to dishes that are believed to help beat the summer heat. Known as boyangsik, which translates to “invigorating foo...

Updated : 2018.08.09 16:30

[Weekender] What effect does boyangsik have on your body?

Amid the blistering summer heat, people are opting for healthy food to boost their energy and get their appetite back. From samgyetang to roasted eel, Korea has diverse summer dishes passed down from...

Updated : 2018.08.09 16:15

[Weekender] Koreans recharge with boyangsik

It has been almost a month since a heat wave began sweeping across Korea. With temperatures breaking records, the unbearable heat has sapped people’s strength and made them lose their appetites. He...

Updated : 2018.08.09 15:58

[Weekender] 5 surfing spots to ride the wave

For many people, Korea is probably not on their list of must-go surfing destinations. However, with the rising popularity of the sport, more people are discovering that they can actually catch some g...

Updated : 2018.08.02 17:51

[Weekender] Extra information about surfing in Korea

Indoor surfing at Flow House Seoul If traveling all the way to a beach does not fit your schedule, there is the option of indoor surfing at Flow House Seoul in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. Practice b...

Updated : 2018.08.02 17:39

[Weekender] Surf’s up for Korea

“We met through surfing last year,” a young Korean couple holding on to surfboards said on a sunny day at Hajodae Beach in Yangyang, Gangwon Province. The two had their faces covered in thick sunbl...

Updated : 2018.08.02 17:37