That night my taste buds danced through a savory, soupy noodle dish with delectable minced beef, and several spicy side dishes that resembled different colored pickled vegetables. At the time, I didn't know what they were and didn't think to ask, because let's face it, the hostess probably wouldn't be able to explain it to me in English anyway.
There comes a point during traveling, when you stop asking questions and simply start doing. I believe this is the best strategy when in a country with language barriers, such as Korea. Do as the locals do and you will have a great time.
THE NEED TO EDUCATE MYSELF FURTHER ON KOREAN CUISINE
It was clear that I needed to educate myself on Korean cuisine, so I booked a food tour with Ongo Food Communications, experts in all things involving cooking and edible experiences.