I enjoyed creating this, but it was very tedious and detailed oriented. One of the most difficult things was making sure I didn’t repeat an abbreviation and checking for the correct spellings of all the foods. It was also a bit difficult dividing some foods into their respective categories because some things you could classify as a soup AND seafood (꽃게탕 for example).
I checked over and over for mistakes, but I’m sure there may be a few I still didn’t catch. If I find any (or if you guys find some) I will go back and make the corrections. Also, I know that these aren’t all of the Korean foods and drinks but if I added every food and drink, the table would be even bigger than it is now.
So I basically just tried to name the major foods and drinks.
Click on the picture for a closer look in detail.
My favorites? Dak Galbi, Hotteok, Samgyeopsal, Ggaetnipjeon, and Buldak. What are yours?
So these don’t include all of the types of tea you can find, but basically 12 of the most popular. Some are unique to Korea, and some are not. My personal fav? Citron and Green Tea. Citron is my personal fav when battling a cold. If you’re in Seoul, check out some of the tea houses in Insadong to get a chance to try most of these (although expensive!). Click the image for a closer look.
So…I am not a big soju drinker. I never have been. The only time I touch the stuff is when I go out with the teachers from my school and it is usually forced my way by the principal or other teachers. I’m not fond of the stuff, but it does help keep you in good favor with the principal if you take a few shots.
Still, I’ve drank it so much to the point that I was just completely out of it. But as you may or may not already know, soju is the drink of choice for most people here in Korea. It’s cheap, and most people say it goes good with many meals.
Since this drink is a big part of Korean culture, I decided to make a fact comic about it illustrating some things that are well known, and some things that are not. Enjoy. You can buy the high quality poster print at our store.