Arirang is a Korean folk song, often considered the unofficial national anthem of Korea. Pronunciation is AH-Re-Ang. Arirang Korean Restaurant brings the culinary history of Korean food to the Tampa area. This history has been affected by the Korean Peninsula's climate (hot, humid summers and very cold winters), and the proximity to neighbors China and Japan. Western influence also had an impact with the Portuguese introduction of chili pepper to Korea in the 17th century.
Korean food stands out from other cuisines with the many side dishes (banchan) that are served during meals. The number of side dishes can range anywhere from 2 to 12. When you eat a Korean meal, your various side dishes will come to you before your meal in small bowls and can be anything from vegetables, to meat, to seafood prepared in any number of ways. Korean dishes are all served at the same time, so there are no separate courses like with Western cuisines.
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Interested in trying a new Asian cuisine? You'll have a blast!