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Korea: Seoul

Korea: Seoul
Travelling is not only for those who want to experience new cultures and customs, it also is for those whose taste buds' are longing for a new adventures. From the moment you receive your first inflight meal, you can say goodbye to your standard, run-of-the-mill cuisine and hello to exciting new flavours. Asia, in particular, is known to provide exciting new horizons in the culinary department, with each region offering something new, novel and inspiring. 

Like many regions within Asia, Seoul equally embraces the new technological revolutions and old heritage and traditions. With such excitement, there is definitely no shortage of adventure and exploration in Seoul. Our top recommendations for metropolitan Seoul are:

• Any of the markets - Seoul has a lot to offer. Some include of our favourites include; Gwangjang markets, Noryangkin fish markets and Namdaemum markets
• N Seoul Tower - for scenic views as far as the eye can see
• Bongeun-sa - for an insight to some of South Korea's historical shrines and temples
• Ihwa-Dong Art Neighbourhood - an art gallery in the form of a neighbourhood for a more realistic experience of Seoul's streets and culture
• Seoul City Wall - originally built to protect against invasion, this wall is not a major tourist attraction

Korea is a nation of sharing when it comes to cuisine. All meals are ordered to share and served at once. When one thinks of Korean cuisine, often Kimchi springs to mind. Kimchi is a Korean spiced cabbage and vegetable dish that has been fermented. The fermentation process is employed not only as a means of preservation, but also greatly enhances the unique flavour of the cabbage, vegetable and spice concoction. It is believed that South Korea packs more spices, heat and flavour into their pickle, whereas North Korean kimchi is a little less pungent. 

Seoul offers numerous cooking classes if you're interested at having a go at making Korea's signature dish. Visit Seoul recommends Seoul Kimchi Academy House for a unique combined cooking and history lesson in one. However, you don't have to go all the way to Seoul to try your hand at this authentic dish. Here at Asian Home Gourmet, we offer a spice paste for Kimchi soup (see image above). If soup isn't your thing then be sure to check out our website for many more fusions using the Korean classic, kimchi. 

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