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1. Though many Korean restaurants have been Westernized (especially in large cities), there are still plenty of traditional restaurants which require patrons to adhere to Korean customs. Considering how you can see people sitting in the picture, which of the following customs would be considered polite in a traditional Korean restaurant?
2. After you sit down at your table, a server will quickly come over with a large tray filled with many side dishes or "banchan" and immediately start filling up the table. One staple that is a must is kimchi. The most commonly eaten type is known as "baechu kimchi" and is made with what main ingredient?
3. A Korean barbecue experience wouldn't be complete without the nation's top spirit. It is so cheap and popular in Korea that CNN has dubbed it the most-consumed liquor in the world, beating out vodka. What spirit achieved this nearly-unbelievable feat?
4. A place setting in a Korean restaurant typically consists of a large spoon and a pair of chopsticks, the latter which are thinner than their Chinese counterparts and made of metal as opposed to wood. In a Korean restaurant, would you use your spoon to eat your rice?
5. Once you are finally settled, your friend might order some delicious "samgyeopsal". This dish is wildly popular in Korean barbecues and, like bacon, is made from what cut of meat?
6. Now that your delicious meat is on the grill, be careful not to let it cook too long! It is in very poor taste to burn the meat, and some Korean people will refuse to eat it.
That large metal contraption hanging from the ceiling can also save you from what other faux pas?
7. Different meats often call for different grills, so if your server only serves you one meat at a time, don't get angry. They may just be waiting for you to finish the first type of meat so they can change the grill.
We move on to this exciting marinated Korean beef, which has gained wide popularity outside of Korea. Flavored with soy sauce, sugar, and scallions (as well as other ingredients), what is this popular Korean meat?
8. You have been cooking your meat, watching it carefully, and cut it with your cooking shears. After a few more moments, it is ready to eat and everyone can pick out their own pieces from the grill. It would be common to dip your meat in "ssamjang" or "gochujang" which are both made from what?
9. Meals are often served with a type of "jjigae" (stew) or "guk" (soup). Here we have a "kimchi jjigae", which along with its deep and spicy flavor is regularly served with what white ingredient featured in the picture?
10. It is now time to pay the bill. In smaller Korean restaurants it is not always common to pay at the table, and you must go to the register to pay for your meal. What aspect about this picture makes it polite while you are paying?
Source: Author trident
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