As TEFL destinations go, South Korea is a firm favourite, and if you’re heading there soon then the gourmands amongst you might be interested to know a bit more about one of i-to-i’s favourite topics…FOOD.
Bibimbap literally translates as mixed rice. Sound tempting yet? Well if you check out the crazy picture on the right that’s what you can expect to see in Jeonju! Not so mixed rice, and more like a work of art! This traditional peasant food is common across all of Korea and comes in two varieties (in a metal bowl regular Bibimbap and in a heated stone bowl, dolsot bibimbap). If you order the ‘Dolsot’ then look out for the crispy scorched rice around the edge, it’s called Nurungji and is a Korean delicacy.
Korean Barbecue seems to be the new trendy food popping up all over Western Europe! This is caveman food at its best; traditional galbi is made up of spicy barbecued short ribs that you cook on a pit of fire in the centre of your table. Wash this down with a beer this dish and your meal will come to a whopping total of a fiver! There’s no question that Korean barbecue joints will become a regular hangout place for you and your TEFL buddies.