A few days ago I posted an article of an event at the Institute of Traditional Korean Food. They had a layout of dishes that supposedly foreigners liked best. I wondered aloud what the dishes were and how they came about it.
The JoongAng Daily came to the rescue. So it looks like a survey was sent to overseas restaurants. These were the top twelve. Many no-brainers on the list, but their placement seems odd. Hobakjuk is at #3. I like pumpkin porridge, but I didn’t know it was popular. The grilled meat dishes are close to the bottom. And hobak tteok?? I don’t think I’ve even seen it much in Korea. Is it even in western countries?
At least now we have the list. Controversial, I’d say. Reactions?