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ké cast S1 E3: So I Like to Eat Alone. What’s the Big Deal?

BBQ is one of the most popular ways to socialize in Korea, and it embodies a rich history of communal activity in this country. So then why are BBQ restaurants now popping up in South Korea where you can cook meat and eat it alone? Korea Exposé politics editor Steven

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Honbap: Eating Alone Is a New Norm

Upon entering any restaurant in South Korea, after saying hello, the staff inevitably ask the same question: How many in your party? Not at this restaurant. The staff here assume you’re all alone. When I walked into Dokgojin, a barbecue eatery in Bucheon, a suburb west of Seoul, the