Inspired by geography and shaped by history Korea’s unique fare draws on nature’s bounty for its distinctive taste, texture, and world famous zest. With harvests from lush green rice paddies, sun drenched tangerine orchards and mountain valley chili pepper farms, Korean food beams with freshness. It delights the senses, invigorates the palate, and challenges foodies to explore regional variations.
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With 5,000 years of culinary history, the cultural importance of food extends well beyond nourishment. When friends and colleagues greet each other in the morning, they ask, “Did you eat breakfast?” This is considered as much of a greeting as it is an inquiry. During ancestral rituals, food is the centerpiece of the ceremonial table. To sustain health, Koreans search out food respected for medicinal properties like kimchi to aid in digestion, and a panoply of herbs such as ginseng, ginger, garlic and ginkgo to promote well being.
Navigating the variety of dietary choices in Korea can be a challenge for any world traveler, even more so for those that have dietary constrictions due to faith. That is why we prepared this book, a guide to acceptable food for Muslims. It includes a catalogue of dished with informational tags to help Muslims make informed food choices. To ensure accuracy, we received valuable input from the Kore Muslim Federation as well as Islamic culture and halal food experts.
Korean fare is famous for its spicy dishes, but there’s more to explore. This book identifies restaurants that visitors, like you might enjoy because the food is consistent with halal standards. A variety of Korean dishes, tagged with different certificate reassurances, have been highlighted in order to help you explore this country’s cuisine.
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Take a moment to study a Korean dining table and you will find two common features: and emphasis on healthy freshness and unshakeable worldview that sees eating as a communal experience. Healthy dishes such as gujeolpan (platter of nine delicacies) and shared hotpot stews like sinsello are tow such examples. With a growing number of expat restaurant owners, Korea’s food scene is evolving thanks to classic international cuisine and modern fusion dishes. The result is a delectable, eclectic, and dynamic food culture.
Today’s Korean food is more accessible than ever before. That is why we are delighted to help Muslim travelers by creating opportunities to experience this country’s unique approach to food and dining. Throughout this book, we’ve tagged restaurants as “Muslim Welcome’ and ‘Muslim Friendly’ to help everyone make appropriate choices. We’ve also developed a restaurant rating system that provides accurate and useful information based on five categories.
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