The primary consideration when looking for really good Korean food is often, "How many items on the menu?" The best culinary specialties are just that- specialties, produced by specialty houses, or jeon moon jeep in Korean.

Another unrecognized fact about Korean cuisine is that Koreans produce the finest soups in Asia, if not the world. Koreans like their soups to be "refreshing", or shee weon hada. One common "signature" ingredient is Chinese radish,(aka mu in korean, or daikon in Japanese.) This, combined with lots of garlic in a good base will open the pores and nasal passages, thus allowing one to say "AAH, SHEE WEON HAE!"