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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!

Kimchi: Over 1,500 years of fermented tradition

Kimchi is a fermented dish made with vegetables and a variety of seasoning ingredients. There are over three hundred varieties, but when it was first made prior to the Three Kingdoms Period (AD 57-668), it required a very simple recipe of salting and storing napa cabbage in a ceramic container for fermentation.
In the old days, kimchi was an important source of vitamins in the winter, when fresh vegetables were unavailable. What was originally a simple salted pickle has now become a complex dish requiring assorted seasonings and varying according to climate, geographical conditions, local ingredients, methods of preparation, and preservation.
Learn more about kimchi
Recommended Restaurants
Myeongseonheon: +82-62-228-2942 (Korean)
Samkim - Myeongdong Branch (Main Store): +82-2-771-5025 (Korean)
Courtesy of Korean Food Foundation
(, Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish)

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