Korean Kimbap Restaurant - Kimchi Fried Rice and Tuna Soup

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Aug. 22, 2013

In this travel video we visit Audrey's favorite local eatery in Yongin, which happens to be Kimbap Restaurant where we order Kimchi Fried Rice and Spicy Tuna Soup two familiar dishes we both love. These kinds of kimbap restaurant could roughly be interpreted as Korean fast food joints however, even though the prices are cheap and the food is fast it's much healthier than western fast food chains. Overall, we loved the meal feeling full but paying less than 9 USD. For anyone coming to Korea to teach we recommend you eat at Kimbap restaurants frequently as a way to save money. Gimbap or kimbap is a popular Korean dish1 made from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, rolled in gim (sheets of dried laver seaweed) and served in bite-size slices.2 Gimbap is often eaten during picnics or outdoor events, or as a light lunch, served with danmuji or kimchi. Many South Korean fast food restaurant franchises specialize in gimbap and noodles, and these establishments are extremely diverse in the cuisine they offer. Such chains include Gimgane, Gimbap Heaven, Gimbap Land, Gimbap and Spaghetti and so on. These restaurants serve not only gimbap but also numerous other dishes - typically donkkaseu, ramyeon, udong, naengmyeon, bibimbap, stews (kimchi jjigae, doenjang jjigae, sundubu jjigae), and omurice, among others. This is part of our Life in Korea series. As per usual, there is plenty of silly humor and bloopers at the end - signature moments of our travel videos.