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Kimchi festival to spice up Seoul

Kimchi festival to spice up Seoul

Six thousand people will be invited to make kimchi in downtown Seoul over the weekend at the fifth Seoul Kimchi Festival. The annual festival will kick off at Seoul Plaza and nearby Mugyo-dong area on Friday through Sunday, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said. People in Korea have traditionally made a large amount of kimchi before […]

Where to go: MANMADE WOOYOUNGMI

Where to go: MANMADE WOOYOUNGMI

Located near Seoul Dosan Park, MANMADE WOOYOUNGMI officially opened its doors on May 2012, introducing its flagship brand “Solid Homme” and designs by none other than Woo Young-mi herself—in a culture complex of male fashion brands and a café street for visitors. MANMADE WOOYOUNGMI begins from the second floor to the fifth, with each level […]

“Eat up, stay warm”

“Eat up, stay warm”

You first put the water to boil, then you take your monkfish, shrimp, and handful of sea squirts. Throw them all in together. Mix in thick red chili paste and some garlic; a spoon of Korean soy sauce to taste. It doesn’t take much, just fresh fish from the market…and maybe a bit of MSG […]

Where to go: Boan Yeogwan

Where to go: Boan Yeogwan

There aren’t many places that hold innocent history within its walls. But right in the heart of Seoul, in Tong-uidong, Boan Yeogwan(Inn) has for 80 years carried that kind of historical significance. In 1936, Korean poet Seo Jeong-ju frequented this inn where he met with friends such as Kim Dong-ri and Kim Dal-jin (also poets) […]

Rural activist promotes traditional alcohols

Rural activist promotes traditional alcohols

Kyeong Ki-ho, who runs Sejong Brewing jointly with his wife in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, introduces himself as a rural activist. He led a campaign to develop underdeveloped rural communities while living in Goesan, North Chungcheong Province, but had to leave as it lacked an education infrastructure for his children. After moving to Cheongju, he […]

Buddhist nun Wookwan publishes English cookbook

Buddhist nun Wookwan publishes English cookbook

From a Westerner’s perspective, Jeong Kwan would probably come to mind as the leading authority in temple food, as she featured in the Netflix series “Chef’s Table.” Within Korea, however, Buddhist nun Wookwan is even better known as a temple food guru. She has published two temple food cookbooks, and recently published her third — […]

Mongolian food becomes 9th major Chinese cuisine

Mongolian food becomes 9th major Chinese cuisine

The Association of Cuisine and Catering Industry (ACCI) of China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region officially announced on April 16 that Mongolian food will become the ninth major cuisine of China. Located in northern China, Inner Mongolia has a broad and historical food culture. Experts believe that Mongolian dishes conform well to the modern culinary emphasis […]

“Man is what he eats”: An overview of the Korean food culture

“Man is what he eats”: An overview of the Korean food culture

The interest with Korean food is increasing very quickly all over the world. The Instagram pages of famous channels related to food such as, “Bon Appétit Magazine,” are pushing a lot in order to sponsor Korean dishes. However, what surprised me most is the attention that Italian people are putting in this topic too. My […]

Magazine N, March 2017

Magazine N, March 2017

“New Asia, New Dynamics” motto of the Magazine N

“New Asia, New Dynamics” motto of the Magazine N

This year, The AsiaN’s Magazine N embarks on the New Year with the phrase, “New Asia, New Dynamics” and truly, it is the start of a whole new platform upon which Magazine N aspires to convey the ideas of reporters and columnists around Asia. Not only has there been shifts in the format of the […]

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