I write about interesting Korean words I hear everyday. Here are some about eating:
It means a full table.
Literally means the table legs are broken. It means the table is full of side dishes to eat.
This main dish today is homemade sshabu sshabu.
Future tense vs past tense
and compliments at a meal
Every verb in Korean has a stem like 목다 (mok-da) = eat
Verb stems can be congugated into present past or future.
A good compliment to a Korean chef before the meal is to say you will eat well. 잘 ( jal ) = well
A good compliment to a Korean chef after the meal is to say you ate well.
When it is midnight and you want to eat from your favorite restaurant in Korea:
배달 민족 (bae-dal min-jok)
배달 = delivery
민족 = tribe
These people will deliver anywhere in Korea.