Dear MEL Topic Readers,
10 foods to try in South Korea
As the XXIII Olympic Winter Games are being held in PyeongChang, South Korea, many of you may be enjoying the heated competitions on snow and ice under freezing temperature. While the participating athletes are competing in the ice arenas and on the hills and fields, visitors from all over the world are enjoying not only those exciting games but also delighting local foods in restaurants and on the street.
Korean barbecue and kimuchi are probably the most well-known Korean dishes around the world. But of course, there are many other delightful foods in Korea. Jjigae, a type of rich, spicy stew, often served like bibimbap in a hot stone bowl, is one of the beloved dishes especially in severe winter. If you walk along the street, you’ll find Toppoki, a soupy ricecake in a spicy, fermented red chili paste, in street-food stalls and snack bars. And there are many more to entice your stomach and heart.
Enjoy seeing the photos and descriptions of ten popular Korean foods, and enjoy the games.