One of my favorite foods in South Korea is mandu, Korean dumplings usually filled with kimchi or pork. They can be steamed or fried, and often you can grab some on the go, which is perfect for cold winter days when you're rushing to school. There are some awesome mandu places near my work, but there is an exceptional chain mandu restaurant in Seoul that I always visit when I'm up there. It's called "Bukchon Mandu."
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Tomatillos is the Korean equivalent of the American comfort food of Chipotle, literally. With branches all over Korea, you can get your Chipotle fix in Korea at any time that you want. Although it is not exactly the same as Chipotle, it is the closest you can get with a few exceptions. Nonetheless, it is an all time favorite place of English teachers in Korea, locals as well.
So there were a lot of things that amazed and surprised me when I first arrived to South Korea to teach English. I was surprised to see hi-tech toilets, public drinking anywhere, the amount of time students spent studying, and sitting on the floor when I ate a meal. Those are just a few examples of surprising memories from the beginning of my experience living in Korea. There is another surprising thing about living in Korea that I still cannot get over when I think about it. I cannot believe the amount of convenience stores that can be found in this country. It seems that there is a convenience store (or multiple ones!) on every corner.