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South Korea

Ask any expat what they would miss most about Korea if they had to leave and they will undoubtedly tell you "the food".

Korean food is hard to explain. It's both simple and complex and is almost always surprising. Foreigners new to Korea can be expected to be repulsed and entertained by certain Korean dishes (freshly chopped, still squirming live octopus anyone?). Most expats spend the first several months of their meal times in Korea asking their companions just what they are eating. Eating out in Korea is always an adventure. Galbi (better known as the ubiquitous "Korean BBQ"), samgyupsal (thickly sliced, uncured bacon) and kimbab (Korea's version of a su…