A taste of Korea

One of my greatest pleasures in travelling is food, but on my first two visits to South Korea some ten years ago, I was strictly vegetarian and disappointed in what was on offer. Perhaps I wasn’t prepared enough. Before my recent trip, I’d changed my diet and discovered the rewards of Korean cuisine.

Shrimp pancake
Shrimp pancake with bunchun in Seoul

Although never a kimchi enthusiast, I loved not only the main dish, but the bunchun (side dishes) that accompanied every order. Amongst the small dishes was a taste of something I might never have discovered otherwise. And as a bonus, I could ask for more of any side dish without being charged extra.

Eel soup with bunchun
Eel soup with bunchun in Gyeongju

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