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Jakarta Post

Savoring food from the land of ginseng

  • Burhanuddin Abe


Jakarta   /   Wed, October 28 2009   /  01:29 pm

All kinds of local and most foreign food are available in major Indonesian cities, especially in Jakarta. This includes Korean food, and restaurants serving this food are usually located in areas with a large Korean population, such as Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, and in Lippo Village, Tangerang. Korean restaurants can also be found in malls, where people of all backgrounds can taste this delicious food from the land of ginseng, as Korea is popularly known here. So, what is specific about Korean food? It includes food for kings that is complicated to prepare as well as traditional and modern culinary. These days, a lot of Korean dishes are well known in many parts of the world, such as kimchi, galbi, bulgogi, hoe, makchang and gobchang. Kimchi is pickled mustard greens and is more often than not served as an accompaniment to a meal. The staples of Korean food are ri...