Thanks to its four distinct seasons, its sea-surrounded location and well-developed agriculture, Korea has developed a unique cuisine based on vegetables and low-fat foods including various fermented dishes.
A traditional Korean meal consists of a bowl of rice and various side dishes such as guk (soup), jjigae (thick stew), jeongol (stew), namul (seasoned vegetable or wild-greens), jorim (simmered food), gui (grilled dishes), ssam (vegetable leaf wraps), and kimchi (salted cabbage or raddish), which provide a balanced diet.
In particular, kimchi is a lactic acid-fermented food chosen as one of the worlds's five healthiest foods in 2008 by health, an American magazine.
There are also other well-known Korean dishes: bibimbap (streamed rice mixed with seasoned vegetables and meat), galbi (marinated grilled short ribs), and bulgogi (barbecued beef).
Futher information can be found Taste of Korea.