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[Graphic News] Korean-style fried chicken, kimchi among popular Korean foods overseas: poll

Jan. 26, 2024 - 08:01 By Nam Kyung-don

Korean-style fried chicken and kimchi were cited as some of the favorite “hansik” foods among people overseas, a poll showed, with more people becoming aware of Korean cuisine.

The survey was based on respondents from 18 major cities across the globe, including New York, Beijing and Ho Chi Minh City, in 2023. It was conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to study the awareness of hansik, or Korean cuisine, among people overseas.

According to the survey, 60 percent of the respondents said they were “well aware” of Korean food, up 2.4 percentage points from a year earlier.

Around 16.5 percent of the respondents replied Korean-style fried chicken was their favorite Korean food, followed by instant noodle products with 11.1 percent and kimchi, or salted and seasoned fermented cabbage, with 9.8 percent. (Yonhap)