Below are some tips to keep you from getting funny looks while eating with a korean family. Everything but the salmon and short ribs can be made well in advance and even these two gorgeous main dishes require very little hands on time.
Korean customs dining.
Table korean family dinner. Although some of the older traditions have relaxed in recent years this list of korean table manners includes etiquette still in use today. If you re spending time working in korea either temporarily or on a permanent basis you ll likely be going out to meals with your colleagues on a semi regular basis. Korean food is having a major moment.
The most important part of any korean meal breakfast lunch or dinner is rice. No one even picks up their chopsticks until the eldest does. Bimbimbap and japchae are already regulars in our takeout rotation but recently we ve also been channeling our inner david chang and experimenting with korean ingredients in the kitchen.
For cold days you can also add a simple soup such as kongnamul guk and mu guk to any of these menus especially if you have elderly guests. You have been cooking korean food for a while so if you really want to serve a korean table and introduce your korean food to anyone you should learn how to serve it homestyle not restaurant style. It is a bad breach of etiquette to pour your own drink.
Here are 20 of our favorites. These dinner menus can be served family style or buffet style. Korean table manner 1.
This easy korean dinner party menu includes rice broiled salmon noodles chapchae braised short ribs galbi jim kimchi and spinach side dishes bean sprout soup and barley tea. Politeness is very important in korean culture and there is a lot of emphasis placed on sharing meals and drinks. Eating korean food at home.
The eldest at the table eats first. Rather than pouring their own drinks koreans pour for one another. Rice and kimchi are the basics for a korean table so i did not add them to the menus here.
Eating out with coworkers is a great day to facilitate team bonding and to decompress after a long workday.