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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!

Gimbap: A full meal in a single roll

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Gimbap is made by spreading white rice on a sheet of gim (dried laver), layering it with spinach, pickled radish, carrots, egg, and beef, and then rolling it up like sushi.
It was in the 1960s and 70s that the gimbap we know today - rolled up into a cylindrical form - became popular. This rice-roll was the default picnic lunch for annual spring and autumn school outings. Many Koreans fondly remember eating the end pieces of the rolls while their mothers prepared gimbap on the morning of school field trips.
Learn more about gimbap
Recommended Restaurants
Lee's Gimbap: +82-2-548-5552 (Korean)
Charles Sutbul Gimbap: +82-2-334-1692 (Korean)
Courtesy of Korean Food Foundation
(www.hansik.org, Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish)



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