There is an expression in Korean, “kumgangsan do sikhugy-ong, ” which means that good food comes before all things, even the chance to tour the beautiful scenery of Kumgang mountain, one of the most famous mountains in Korea and in all of Asia for its wealth of fine sceneries. It is very useful to know and visit good restaunts famous for cuisines particular to each region. It is always a good idea to try such new dishes and broaden your culinary palette.
When you go go a restaurant and order food, the waiter will ask, “무엇을 드시겠습니까?” (muossul dusiget-sumnikka?), which means “what would you like to eat?” You can reply by telling the waiter that you would like to eat ” 1인분”(il inbun) for one portion, “2인분”(i inbun) for two, “3인분”(sam inbun) for three and so on. “주문하시겠습니까?”(jumungasiget-sumnikka?), meaning “Would you like to order?” is also commonly used to ask for your order.
A : 어서 오세요. 여기에 앉으세요. / Come in. Please have a seat.
[oso o-seyo, yogi-e anjuseyo.]
B : 식당이 참 깨끗하군요. / Your restaurant is very nice.
[sikddang-i cham kkaekeuthagunyo.]
A : 감사합니다. 무엇을 드시겠습니까? / Thank you. What would you like to eat?
[gamsahamnida. muos-ul dusiget sumnikka?]
B : 불고기 3인분을 주십시오. / Three servings of bulgogi please.
[bulgogi sam-inbun-ul jusipsio.]
A : 예, 알겠습니다. / Yes, I understand.