RE: What is your favorite Korean food?
Korean food figures in one of the more interesting experiences I have ever had. My SO and I were travelling in Ecuador many years ago and came into a town called Otavalo, which was supposed to have an excellent market for woolen goods; blankets, pancho's, sweaters, etc. After settling into a strange little hotel called Los Andes, we went out in the early evening to walk around the town, locate the market, etc. We came upon a brightly lit sign that said Comidas Koreana. Neither of us had ever had Korean food, so we stopped in. We were treated to one of the best meals we've ever had anywhere. The butterflied ribs were a great appetizer, along with fiery kim-chee. The main course was called (I think) Bulgoki, which was bbq'd thin slices of beef, served with salad veggies and more kim-chee; absolutely delicious. As had been the case for most places we ate on that trip we were the only gringo's in the place, but pretty clearly, everyone was speaking what I took to be Korean, not spanish. The family that owned the place had 1 record album that was not Ecuadorian or Korean music; this turned out to be Abbey Road, which they played for us while we ate. Went to the market the next day, then climbed to the snow line on Mt. Cayambe, one of the highest peaks in Ecuador.
Ever since, I order Korean BBQ every chance I get.