Spotlight on Korean food

Spotlight on Korean food

Korea has entered the spotlight thanks to the success of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018, and with this Korean food has been put on the global radar.

From Michelin starred restaurants to more affordable street food options, there is something for everyone, and they can all easily be found in the heart of Seoul.

However, when venturing out a little south by train visitors will come across the true foodie capital of Jeonju, which was declared UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2012.

Here, visitors can enjoy the national dish, Bibimbap at its origins. Bibimbap is a bowl of rice mixed with meat and assorted vegetables topped with a spicy chilli paste.

It is a kind of comfort food in Korea. Korean food can also accommodate a lot of dietary needs, with Buddhist vegetarian influences. Korean Temple food is perfect for a vegan-friendly meal.

In Korea, dining is a social activity and in contrary to western ideas of a course meal, Korean meals are often served all at once.

This is said to be because it ‘makes an evening more fun: you get on with talking, laughing, enjoying the company without any interruptions’.

For those who are planning to visit Korea check out The Michelin Guide Seoul for more ideas of places to eat: