A Beginner's Guide To Eating At A Korean Restaurant
Kimchi is just the start.
Typically, you will be given an assortment of small dishes called "banchan," which may include:
Traditional Kimchi (fermented cabbage)
Kkakdugi Kimchi (fermented radish)
Musaengchae Kimchi (shredded fermented radish)
Kongnamul (bean sprouts)
Sigeumchi Namul (spinach)
Myeolchi Bokkeum (dried anchovies)
Gyeran Jjim (egg casserole)
Korean-style potato salad
And now, for the main course. You'll have several options to choose from, but here are some of the most popular dishes...
Bulgogi (grilled beef)
Galbi (grilled ribs)
Naengmyeon (Cold Noodles)
Bimbimbap (mixed rice)
Bonus round: side dishes...
Japchae (sweet-potato noodles)
Tteok (rice cakes)
Gim (dried seaweed)
And now you're ready to impress your friends with your worldly knowledge of Korean food. Happy dining!
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