Born in China, Made in Korea | North Korea

Although simply referred to as “Chinese food” in South Korea, Korean-Chinese food might be unrecognisable to a mainland Chinese person. While dishes like jjajangmyeon have roots in China, they are essentially¬†Korean.

Hwagyos, Chinese immigrants in Korea, needed to “Koreanise” their cuisine with local ingredients and recipes in order to make it more palatable to their customers.

In this mini-episode of Fork the System, Joi Lee and HyoJin Park look into the history of jjajangmyeon, one of the most popular dishes in South Korea.

Source: Al Jazeera

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