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Old 05-02-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default What's the difference between Korean food and Chinese food?

I just went to a Korean restaurant for lunch and much of the stuff they have on the menu are identical to that of a typical Chinese restaurant. So what's the difference?
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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You must've went into a chinese restaurant.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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j/k, korean and chinese food is way different.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:54 PM   #4
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Default What's the difference between Korean food and Chinese food?

That must have been a bad Korean restaurant. The foods are not very similar in style or flavour.

Koreans are famous for some of their stews, BBQ meats and of course pickled vegatables (kimchi).
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:55 PM   #5
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Default What's the difference between Korean food and Chinese food?

Chinese food is all about variety, and I'm not talking about bastardized American style Chinese food at Mr. Chew or whatever the f that ****** restaurant chain's called.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:55 PM   #6
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Default What's the difference between Korean food and Chinese food?

americanized korea/chinese restaurants will have similar menus. i dont know about korean restaurants, but authentic chinese restaurants will often have a menu only in chinese.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:55 PM   #7
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You must be joking
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:58 PM   #8
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wow, good question... all I know is chinese has different styles of food like Cantonese, mandarin which the food is cooked differently. Korean is cooked in a similar fashion. Guess you could always google for the characteristics of each food style and see what you come up with. I would imagine it is mostly the cooking styles and serving style.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:02 PM   #9
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I just went to a Korean restaurant for lunch and much of the stuff they have on the menu are identical to that of a typical Chinese restaurant. So what's the difference?
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:03 PM   #10
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Wow, that must've been a crappy Korean place.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:06 PM   #11
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It was most likely a "Korean" resauraunt run by Chinese people. It happens :-\
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:13 PM   #12
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i can't speak to chinese food as i've never been in China.

i have however eaten at many chinese restaruants in the US. the amercanized versions of chinese food is a lot greasier than korean food.

korean food also tends to have vegetables that aren't as over cooked. korean foods are simpler and more basic than chinese foods.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:14 PM   #13
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The amount of dog that is in the meat.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:16 PM   #14
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Chinese food originated in China.
Korean food originated in Korea.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:18 PM   #15
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Default What's the difference between Korean food and Chinese food?

It's not uncommon for a Korean to open a Chinese restaurant or vice versa, so that might be why you saw a similar menu. As someone's already said, Korean food will typically be more simple with simple sides that the Chinese don't use.

Overall, it shouldn't be similar at all, but maybe you'll need to visit a few more restaurants to see the differences.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:35 PM   #17
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From the Korean stuff I've tried, most of the stuff is sweet and sour or something like that.
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I just went to a Korean restaurant for lunch and much of the stuff they have on the menu are identical to that of a typical Chinese restaurant. So what's the difference?
Lame. What's the difference between American food and Indonesian food?
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:47 PM   #20
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Chinese food tend to have more oil than Korean. Traditional Korean food is similar to traditional Chinese, however Korean tend to have more dry salty seafood & pickle vegetables.

North American Chinese food tends to be greasier and is sweeter than traditional Chinese (traditional tend to be saltier). The ½ dozens Korean restaurant that I have been to in North America tend to sever foods that have much Japanese influent.


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Old 05-02-2006, 05:56 PM   #22
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theres lots of kinds of chinese food, from chinese "fast food", to dim sum, to different regional chinese styles when you order dishes at a normal chinese restaurant. most americans probably tried atleast one. probably not tried any korean
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Chinese food tend to have more oil than Korean. Traditional Korean food is similar to traditional Chinese, however Korean tend to have more dry salty seafood & pickle vegetables.

North American Chinese food tends to be greasier and is sweeter than traditional Chinese (traditional tend to be saltier). The ½ dozens Korean restaurant that I have been to in North America tend to sever foods that have much Japanese influent.

What do you mean by this? If anything Japanese copied the Koreans/mainland because Japan originated from Korean migrants to the island.
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Chinese food tend to have more oil than Korean. Traditional Korean food is similar to traditional Chinese, however Korean tend to have more dry salty seafood & pickle vegetables.

North American Chinese food tends to be greasier and is sweeter than traditional Chinese (traditional tend to be saltier). The ½ dozens Korean restaurant that I have been to in North America tend to sever foods that have much Japanese influent.

What do you mean by this? If anything Japanese copied the Koreans/mainland because Japan originated from Korean migrants to the island.
not really, japanese cuisine is VERY VERY different from korean cuisine.

however, both cultures seem to like the foods of the other culture quite a bit.

he was right about a lot of korean restaruants carrying japanese food.

sashimi, sushi, etc. very popular in a lot of korean restaruants lately.

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I just went to a Korean restaurant for lunch and much of the stuff they have on the menu are identical to that of a typical Chinese restaurant. So what's the difference?
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