Baekban: Combination Meals

Korean cuisine is known for their generous portion of side dishes called “banchan” that accompanies every meal.  “Baekban” which literally means a hundred side dishes in Korean refers to a full meal featuring at least ten different side dishes with unlimited refill.  Baekban is a traditional home-style meal with various side dishes.  The best part about Baekban is that it usually costs around 10,000 won for a hearty meal!

 

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Korean cuisine at a restaurant, Paju city, Gyeonggi province, South Korea

 

This is a meal of rice and soup served with various side dishes that are commonly eaten at home, such as vegetable salads, grilled fish, and kimchi. It is considered to be a typical Korean home-style meal.

 

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