Anushka Gupta, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Everyone who’s been admiring and loving Korean culture, is a huge fan of TTEOKBOKKI for sure! Let’s be honest, we all have craved this dish while binge watching our favourite Korean dramas! This is that one Korean dish which has made us drool over everytime we saw our K-Celebrities eating…
Hallyuism Team: PVR Directors Cut, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. It was a documentary film of the worldwide famous K-Pop girl group BLACKPINK, directed by Oh Yoon-dong and Su Yee-jung, starring band members Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa.
Shristi Singh, Ranchi, Jharkhand: BOA Village which is short for Best Of the Asian Villages is a classy restaurant with rooftop ambiance and live music serving Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Indian Cuisines. It is an all-in-one Asian restaurant where everyone can order whatever Asian food they like. It’s a very convenient place for that friend/family group who have different Asian tastes including the Korean palette and are unable to go and eat out together.
Tahoora Charfare, Pune, Maharashtra: Located in the heart of Seoul is a must visit destination for tourists called Insadong. It is the traditional, vibrant, artistic and cultural hub of South Korea. Insadong has several art galleries, restaurants, streets, outdoor stages, food stalls, crafts, artefacts, souvenir shops, and also the popular traditional Korean Hanbok shops. Hanbok is the traditional Korean outfit, a clothing worn since the Joseon Era. Insadong is easily accessible so as to reach Insadong, people usually take subway trains as it’s a very convenient means for saving money and time. Other options like buses, cabs and private rentals are also available.
Nehal Tambe, Mumbai, Maharashtra: Tteokbokki is every K-pop/K-drama or Korean culture fan’s starter pack food. Tteokbokki (떡볶이) is a popular Korean snack that consists of rice cakes coated in a sweet-spicy sauce made of Korean chili paste and topped with vegetables. This is one of the first Korean dishes that fans get to know about, but as accessible as K-pop and K-dramas are to us, Korean food is still far from reach to most. The ingredients or the readymade dish is not widely available. Even if it is, it’s quite expensive. So, what do we do? We create our own version! Korean food with Korean ingredients at home! Let’s make it!
Gauran Sharma, Delhi: If you’re new to the topic of Korean snacks, then I would suggest to not underestimate the Korean instant food market. You will be surprised at the varieties and brands of instant food that are available at every regular convenience store across South Korea. All K-drama and K-pop lovers know what it’s like to drool over the meals that that is shown in their favorite dramas or V-Lives. But in real life, it is just some convenience-store-food that most Koreans have the means to access easily. So, if you ever get the chance to go to Korea or you get some easy access to Korean-convenience-store-food, these are some must-try items on the list: