What distinguishes Korean cuisine from other cuisines in the world is, above all, the multitude of tableware elements. When in Poland, once a year people prepare special 12 dishes for Christmas Eve, in Korea this number doesn’t make such a great impression. Here, an ordinary, everyday meal consists of 2-12 dishes or starters. Meat, vegetables, seafood or famous kimchi* …and much more.
Koreans love food – that’s a fact. Eating and sharing meals with others are elements of their culture. Therefore, while being at a restaurant in Korea don’t be surprised when your Korean friend suddenly puts a fork to your bowl, with the intention of trying your food. Just do the same! 😉
*kimchi – a traditional Korean dish made with seasonal vegetables with salt.