The food alley near Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: David Lee

In #MeToo era, South Korean millennials toast the demise of boozy after-work dinners

  • South Korea’s hwaesik culture is undergoing a shift, as workers prioritise work-life balance and women rally against workplace sexual harassment
  • Hundreds of barbecue restaurants and karaoke joints, once sustained by hwaesiks, are being spurned by younger workers, who prefer visiting hip places with colleagues
Topic |   South Korea

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The food alley near Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: David Lee
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