The Harmony of a Good Korean Meal

Have you ever been struck by the aesthetic beauty of a Korean meal? Indeed, though it only makes sense that our Seattle Korean restaurant would want to produce an attractive product, this is more about tradition than it is about salesmanship. The truth is that Korean food has a long history of harmony, be it it appearance, flavor, or nutritional quality.

The traditional values of balance go into every Korean meal. Solid food is balanced with liquid soups or stews. Spicy kimchi is balanced with mild rice. Hot is balanced with cold, rough is balanced with soft, proteins are balanced with vegetables, and even colors are balanced with their appropriate opposites so as to appeal to the eye. So important was this sense of balance that the royal court of the Joseon period would dine upon meals that could take several days to prepare.

Today, these elaborate “royal cuisine” meals can be enjoyed in Korea for over $250 American. Of course, you don’t have to spend that much to get quality Korean food at Old Village. So if you’re in the mood for a meal that pleases the eye as much as it pleases the tongue, drop by our Seattle Korean restaurant today!