Discussion Topic: Korean Restaurants
We have chosen to discuss about Korean restaurants, talking about topics such as cafes, vegetarian food and food costs. One of our members, Isabela, went to Korea on her last vacation and she shared with us her experiences visiting restaurants, tasting foods, desserts, cafes and how much did it cost. We also discussed how different Korean food tastes compared to Brazilian food. It seems to be spicier, sweeter and cheaper than ours. Based on this, we have prepared some questions that got us curious. It was a good meeting.
Participants: Carolina Barros, Ester Almeida, Isabela Costa, Ligia Midori, Raphael Morbeck, Daiana da Silva, Sarah Khalli, Camila Bubenick
Carolina: It was really fun to discuss about korean dishes, even though I don't eat either meat neither spicy food, I would like to try a lot of dishes in Korea (without meat and less pepper). So our meeting was really interesting to me.
Ester: Our discussion about food was good, food is a great point because each one's tastes are different which makes it interesting, and Korea has a diverse cuisine. we just miss the vegetarian/vegan options.
Raphael: It was really interesting. We could talk about Korean cuisine and share our experiences with Korean food and Korean restaurants.
Ligia: I think food is one of the most memorable experiences to have abroad. When I visited Korea, I was surprised about how different Korean and Brazilian flavors are, but I quickly started to love Korean food and I find amazing that there are many dishes that I still haven't tried. It was really fun to discuss this topic.
Sarah: It was really nice to discuss this topic, especially since we’re all interested in Korean gastronomy. We got to share our different experiences with eating Korean food, whether it was here in Brazil or in Korea, and it was really fun!
Daiana: I think it was amazing to talk about it, because it's so interesting how the cuisine and the history of people goes together. Korean cuisine is so diverse in flavors and preparation.
Isabela: I think Korean cuisine has been one of the aspects of Korean culture that has marked me the most. Not only is it delicious, but it also transmits aspects or Korean society and history that are very unique. I was very happy to discuss this topic with my group, but looking back I wish we had had some snacks to accompany our meeting.
Camila: It was great to discuss this topic since I'm really curious about korean food. It’s cool to see the different aspects each one of us thought about what we want to try. Reading those topics we could have some experience of those foods who are famous in Korea.
What is the availability of vegetarian dishes?
Which are the most sought for Korean dishes by foreigners?
And what about the availability of vegan options?
What is the best dish that goes with soju?