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Eating Out in Korea

I said it once and I’ll say it again… I’m not missing no meals.

Eating out has become the normal for me here in South Korea. I can buy a meal for 7000₩ (~$5.68USD) and it will last me 2 to 3 meals. I also don’t have to struggle through using my limited kitchen appliances. This has led me to eating out damn near on a daily basis.

Eating out is less work than having to cook, but it’s no walk in the park. I struggle trying to communicate with my waiter and reading the menu. I am constantly googling different dishes to find a picture online. I also have to make sure that the dish doesn’t have nuts so I don’t die... Literally.

Getting food delivered in Korea is very common and easy, but I prefer going into the actual restaurant. I get to practice speaking Korean and build connections with people in my neighborhood. Many of the local restaurants that I frequent have staff members that have started to greet me and say a few words in English. They see me struggling and try to meet me halfway. I guess I have a face that’s hard to forget & they want to be prepared for when I come back.

I try new foods all the time and eating has become an experience. From Korean snacks to traditional meals, I’m taking in all of what Korean cuisine has to offer.

5 Things I Fuck With Heavy:

1. Japchaebap

2. Fried Kimchi Dumplings

3. Korean BBQ

4. Dakgalbi

5. Tteokbokki (Korean rice cakes)

2 Things I Won’t Get Again:

1. Korean Blood Sausage

2. Jjajangmyeon (black bean noodles)

Are you an adventurous eater or are you ordering chicken tenders? Let me know below 👇🏾

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