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Gwangjang Market: Seoul’s Street Snack Center

February 25, 2010

“Seomin,” or common people, is synonymous with the austere working class in Korea. Rarely concerning themselves with anything unnecessary or luxurious, they work hard for the sake of themselves and their families. Making up more than half of the population, they have been the true leaders of the Korean economy’s remarkable growth.

Eating and drinking after work makes up a large part of ordinary Koreans’ leisure culture. For them, good value food in copious servings is important. For this, they often go to traditional markets, which are filled with outlets serving huge portions and inexpensive alcohol.

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