Pansangi: Traditional North Korean Food
A favourite in North Korean cuisine, this North Korean food is unique and found mainly in the southern region of North Korea.
It goes by various names; Banchan, Bansang, Pansangi (반상, 반찬)
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Pansangi is a common food found in the Kaesong area of North Korea.
There are many restaurants that offer Pansangi.
It is definitely worth a try whilst you are visiting Kaesong or the DMZ.
Pansangi is the term for a collection of various dishes presented in small bronze bowls.
The more dishes, the more important a guest you are!
The standard is usually anything between 9 - 12 dishes, with 12 being the most.
The dishes vary in what they include, but usually tofu, an egg dish, a small amount of fish and meat, fermented vegetables. kimchi, cucumber, and eggplant.
This is always accompanied with soup and rice. And a side of soju!