South Korea occupies the southern half of the Korean peninsula. Its capital is Seoul with more than 10 million inhabitants. Korea is known for its engineering and electrotechnology, such as has made brands like Hyundai, Kia, Samsung or Daewoo famous.
From the gastronomic point of view, this country is divided into many regions with different styles of cooking, with some areas even being vegetarian due to the local religious customs. The range of side dishes provides a variety of tastes and flavours. Another typical element of this cuisine are pickled pieces of vegetables, meat or seafood. The Korean cuisine is based mainly on rice with the most important and most commonly used spices being, for instance, garlic, ginger, ginseng or sesame oil. Due to the widespread use of chilli paste, Korean cooking is often characteristically spicy and hot. At AsianFest, we have reserved a special place for this interesting but not very well-known culture.