Most Foreigners Admire Korean Food

Sally Jung, Jan. 11, 2018, 9:43 a.m.


It seems like Korean food is winning hearts and minds around the world. A total of 64 percent of respondents were aware of Korean food, and over 83 percent expressed satisfaction with it, according to a recent survey by the Korean Food Promotion Institute of some 6,000 foreigners in 10 major cities around the globe.

Awareness of Korean food was highest in Southeast Asia, with 80 percent of those surveyed recognizing the cuisine, followed by China, the U.S. and Europe.

Americans were most satisfied with Korean restaurants with a satisfaction rate of nearly 96 percent, followed by Southeast Asia and Europe, where the satisfaction rates stood above 90 percent.

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