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Hansik: Exploring Korea’s True Flavor

In Korea, there is no end to what people can see and experience, but trying Korean food is on the top of most to-do lists that visitors cannot wait to cross off! The Korea Tourism Organization has chosen the following 14 best dishes that are rated “must-eat” items by locals as well as international visitors. So let’s explore these fourteen bests that are sure to impress you with Korea’s true flavor!

Pajeon: Perfect pair on a rainy day

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Pajeon (green onion pancake) is a mixture of wheat flour batter and scallions shallow-fried on a griddle. It goes wonderfully well with chilled dongdongju (floating rice wine). Recently, restaurants specializing in pajeon have proliferated with the revived popularity of makgeolli (Korean rice wine).
For some reason, people associate rain with pajeon. Some say it’s because the sound of raindrops hitting the ground or a window sill reminds people of the sizzle of spattering oil as the pajeon is fried. And, this theory may not be as far-fetched as you might think. According to an experiment conducted by a sound engineering lab, the two sounds have almost identical vibrations and frequencies.
Learn more about pajeon
Recommended Restaurants
Dongnae Halmae Pajeon: +82-51-552-0791 (Korean)
Jungang Hoegwan: +82-2-778-6689 (Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
Courtesy of Korean Food Foundation
(www.hansik.org, Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish)



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