SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Gimbap has been selected as the most popular Korean food by Japanese. According to the Korea Tourism Organization’s survey on the top 10 Korean popular foods in Japan, gimbap ranked first. Some 80,000 SNS users participated in the survey. Gimbap is made of steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, which are rolled in dried laver seaweed.
Following gimbap, dakgangjeong (sweet crispy chicken), jukumi bokkeum (spicy baby octopus stir fry), budaejjigae (kimchi sausage stew), bindaeddeok (Korean style pancake), jjajangmyeon (black bean noodles) and ddeokbokki (spicy rice cake) ranked among the leaders. Based on the selection, the KTO plans to incorporate the popular foods into tour packages, as they represent an important attraction for Japanese tourists visiting Korea.
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