Culinary experience is an integral part of a trip, but there are some dishes that not everyone dares to try when traveling South Korea.
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Gejang (live crab)
The small crabs are not cooked before eating, just soaked in many kinds of sauce to eat. There are small soft-shell crabs so you can eat shells too.
Gaebul (penis fish)
Gaebul is a soft-bodied marine animal. When eating, they will be cut into small pieces which still wiggle on disk. Although it has a strange shape, Gaebul is very tasty and safer to eat than the live octopus.
Sannakji (live octopus)
This is a famous dish in Korea. The octopus is chopped or kept whole live octopus, and you eat while it is wiggling on disk. However, eating the whole one is quite dangerous because the suction cups on the tentacles can cling tenaciously and you may have stuck in your throat.
Hongeo (fermented ray)
This dish is very smelly and spicy, not everyone has the courage to taste. At the first time, you will not like Hongeo dish, but after about 10 times, you may begin to crave this dish.
Not mention to the taste of it, just the shape of the cake is enough to make many people lose their interest. However, this cake is very common in Korea and is considered as a lucky cake.
Cheonggukjang (dead body soup)
This soup is cooked from fermented soybeans and has a very unpleasant smell. There is even a story that when a family was cooking this soup, the neighbors called the police because they smell like dead body giving out. Cheonggukjang soup is actually very tasty if you have enough courage to ignore its smell.
According to Vietravel, in many recent years, Korea attracts a large number of Vietnamese tourists not only because of the beautiful scenery, rich culture but also thanks to the stimulus policies as well as closely coordination with mass communication, travel and tourism companies.
According to statistics from the Korea Tourism Organization in Vietnam (KTO), the number of Vietnamese tourists to South Korea is on the rise, year after year.
Particularly, this number reached 106.360 arrivals in 2011, 110.250 arrivals in 2012, 114.357 arrivals in 2013, and especially in 2014 140.347 arrivals, an increase of 19.9% compared to 2013.