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Western Influences on Korean Food Culture

Yeunhwa Jang from Korea

Modified pizza in Korea with seafood
Photo: "Mr Pizza" by L.W. Yong
Finally, new food is being invented. Korean food and American food are combined into fusion food, such as a modified pizza to which Korean spices have been added.


 

American fast food has definitely affected Koreans. You can spot fast food restaurants from America everywhere and many of the younger generation don't like traditional Korean food anymore.

Koreans are now using western spices such as ketchup, mayonnaise, and butter to cook regular meals. Salad with western style dressing is also popular now.

In addition, manners in restaurants are not the same as before. Waiters address us in a more westernized manner. We Koreans don't use individual dishes for eating something from main dishes. We have always eaten from one bowl, but now some people think that it is dirty or unsanitary.

Tipping is also new for us. In some luxurious restaurants, we are now supposed to give a tip to the waiter. Basically, we have never valued service with money, but now every service is based on money. It's far from our traditional way of doing things.

Finally, new food is being invented. Korean food and American food are combined into fusion food, such as a modified pizza to which Korean spices have been added. These new foods are beginning to appeal to Korean people.


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