As promised, here are some more snaps of the food I have been enjoying over the last few weeks! I’ve definitely been keeping my stomach full while I’ve been here.
Click on the pictures for more details on individual foods:
From the bakery, Tous Les Jours. In Korea, there are a lot of chain bakeries and cafes all over. These breads and pastries are baked fresh daily.
A Korean meal typically comes with a variety of side dishes. These sides are meant to be shared with the whole table. There are a lot more communal aspects of eating as compared to the U.S.
As with any country, Korea also does its own take on foods of other cultures. Here is a dish where you make your own Vietnamese style spring roll.
KBBQ is starting to gain traction in countries outside of Korea, and for good reason! At this restaurant, they laid out kimchi, spicy bean sprouts, steamed egg, and dwaenjangchiggae to go along with your meat. At the end of our meal, they combined these ingredients and made fresh fried rice right at our table. Top it off with cheese, and you have pure deliciousness.
Boiled pork belly that you eat wrapped in cabbage, kimchi, pickled radish, shrimp sauce, etc.
Spicy cold noodles! Called “Naengmyun”, this is a refreshing korean dish for the summer.
“Lak-bokki” A variation of Ddukbokki with ramen noodles, soft rice cake, fish cake
There are “fast food” restaurants like this that sell Korean food for extremely low prices. (We still have “western” type fast food places like McDonald’s too) Everything above was around $10.