Dining out in KoreaOne of the best parts of traveling is eating, but eating in an unfamiliar culture presents many challenges. Everything from ordering to the moment of payment can be new and awkward. With a little knowledge, you can make every one of those moments an enjoyable experience.
Dishes and drinks
12 recommended Korean dishes you must eatKorean food has a lot of depth and diversity, especially in the cuisines that are very different from the West and even from their Asian neighbors. However, it can be intimidating for first-time travelers. In these 20 recommendations, we’ll introduce you to some of the favorite dishes and cuisines of travelers to South Korea.
Korea was an agrarian society centered on rice farming until the Joseon Dynasty, so rice-based alcoholic beverages such as cheongju, makgeolli, and soju were the mainstream. Today, it’s easy to find and enjoy both soju and makgeolli, as well as Western alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, and whiskey.