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Food and lifestyle have been developed differently in
a country depending on its geographic, social, and cultural
environment. Korean food has been developed based on distinctive
four seasons and advanced agriculture industry which produced
rich rice and various grains. Moreover, Korea has abundant
seafood because it is surrounded by three seas, and foods
using meat and fish were also developed. Especially, the
excellence of Korean food can be found from fermented
food such as paste, kimchi, or salted fish.
With this “Food in Korea” website, we would
like to praise harmonized taste of Korea which has the
characteristics of each season and region, and let known
the excellence of Korean food which is cooked with much
care and effort.
unique features and table manners of Korean foods and give
more information on Korean traditional foods that include
table setting and introduction of ingredients.
Korean Food Top10
Here we show the top 10 Korean traditional foods which
could be enjoyed not only by Koreans but also by people
around the world. We introduce the origin of the food,
how good it is for your health, and how to cook.
Korean Food Culture
One of the most representative items that show the characteristics
of a country is food. Etiquette and custom formed with
food and the custom is inherited to decedents with the
We could see wisdom and taste of ancestors through various
food cultures that are related to time and season, marriage,
funeral, sacrificial rites, and royal cuisine.
Fermented foods represent Korean food culture. They have
been developed throughout thousands of years. They are
healthy and they show the wisdom of ancestors that reveals
the secret for longevity. The world show high interest
in fermented food. Let’s look at the types and excellence
of Korean fermented foods.