Korean cuisine has become quite popular because it is both healthy and delicious. Obesity rates in South Korea is amongst the lowest at just 3.5% – unlike the US where rates are exceeding 35% – that demonstrates just how healthy the Korean diet is.
Korean cuisine is largely based on rice, vegetables, and meats. Traditional Korean meals are noted for the number of side dishes that accompany steam-cooked short-grain rice.
Kimchi, which is a spicy fermented vegetable side dish, is almost always served at every meal. Commonly used ingredients include sesame oil, doenjang (fermented bean paste), soy sauce, salt, garlic, ginger, pepper flakes, gochujang (fermented red chili paste) and cabbage.
Ingredients and dishes vary by province. Many regional dishes have become national, and dishes that were once regional have proliferated in different variations across the country. Korean royal court cuisine once brought all of the unique regional specialties together for the royal family.
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