Sunday, November 29, 2009
South Korea releases guide standarizing Korean menu items
Korean restaurateurs and intrigued foodies have been awaiting publication of this book since August 2009. The booklet, which can be downloaded in ebook format, includes explanations of favorite Korean foods, such as kimchi, kimbap, bulgogi, and kimchi jjigae. This booklet was written for Korean restaurants on both sides of the Pacific to encourage the popularization of hansik (Korean cuisine).
If Korean restaurants take this guide seriously, Korean menus will be more accurate but less amusing.
For more information, go to Korea's food blog at Korea.net.