Korea’s Tradition of Culinary Balance

Have you ever been struck by the aesthetic beauty of a Korean meal? Indeed, though it only makes sense that our Bellevue Korean restaurant would want to present an attractive product, there is more tradition to this than salesmanship. The truth is that Korean food has a long history of harmony, be it it appearance, taste, or nutritional quality.

Latent principles of balance go into every Korean meal. Solid food is balanced with liquid soups or stews. Spicy food is balanced with milder tastes. Hot is balanced with cold, rough is balanced with soft, protein is balanced with vegetation, and even colors are balanced with their appropriate opposites so as to appeal to the eye. So important was this sense of balance that the royal court of the Joseon period would dine upon meals that could take several days to prepare.

Today, this elaborate style of “royal cuisine” can be enjoyed in Korea for over $250 American. Of course, you don’t have to spend that much to get quality Korean food at Seoul Hot Pot. So if you’re in the mood for a meal that pleases the eye as much as it pleases the tongue, drop by our Bellevue Korean restaurant today!

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