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As you’ll quickly come to learn, food is an enormous part of Korean culture. Every town is “famous” for its own dish and Koreans will proudly share their encyclopedic knowledge of each delicacy.
Most of the food is fresh, healthy, full of flavour and best of all it is cheap. The dishes are generally spicy but it is always possible to find milder tastes. All meals are served with rive / noodles, a soup and side dishes consisting of a variety of Kim Chi, fish or meat.
Kim Chi is the national food, it is a mixture of poignant fermented vegetables made with varied seasonings. Koreans are very proud of Kim Chi so be prepared to hear a lot more about this delicacy!
You will realise that it is just as cheap, if not cheaper to eat out in Korea as
it is to cook for yourself. Take away restaurants deliver healthy dishes packed full
of fresh vegetables costing £2-
Koreans love to eat out. The restaurant culture consists of sitting around a grill
and cooking your own meat or fish. The Korean way of dining is extremely sociable
as everyone shares the numerous side dishes whilst taking turns in grilling the meat.
The service is exceptional, at the push of a button your waitress will come running
like her life depends on it. You can expect to pay no more than £6-
If you are an adventurous eater then you are in for a treat moving to Korea. Koreans will eat almost every part of the animal, from the intestine of a pig to the ass of a chicken, nothing is wasted when it comes to preparing food. You may also be wondering about Korea's infamous relationship with dogs.Do not worry, dog meat will not end up on your plate unless you go looking for it!
It is worth noting that mineral water is provided free of charge and there is no tipping in Korea!
If you live in a smaller city you may find it difficult to find a large variety
of Western restaurants. Most cities have a McDonalds, KFC, Subway, or Burger King
and it is always possible to find a pizza joint, whether it is independent or a chain
such as Pizza Hut, Dominos or Mr Pizza. There are also steak houses and all-
For more information on Korean food check out http://www.trifood.com/
Cooking for yourself
Kim Chi -
Eating out together