As a Korean who has a very good access to many friends from and residing abroad, Korean food itself was not as popular among other Asian foods, such as Japanese (sushi, U-don), Chinese (dumplings, Peiking Duck), Thai, Vietnamese…ect.
Before the outbreak of Covid-19, I have been travelling quite often to many other continents due to business or just for travel purposes. Whenever I travel around the big cities around the globe, it seemed like it was not easy to find Korean restaurants, and of course, it was more difficult to find a ‘decent’ one :).
Anyhow, earlier this year, Korean movie <Parasite> caught eyes of audience all over the globe.
(I watched it several times myself.)
The unpredictable success of this movie was quite surprising to me, but what came to me as a bigger surprise was how “Ram-don” became so famous, even in the States, Europe ect.
Befor Ram-don, no matter how hard the Korean government tried to promote Korean food, it almost seemed like it was impossible to get these Korean food noticed by people around the world. (I personally think it is because of its ‘weird’ sounded names, unfamilar cooking styles…)
With Ram-don easily gaining popularities and catching eyes of people around the world, I thought I might well as start a blog to actually introduce more about Korean food that are currently in trends. And even though I am not quite sure whether anyone will actually read this blog, I think it would be a great record for myself, looking back on what I ate and what I exprienced.