South Korea takes food delivery to the next level. Almost all kinds and types of foods are made available to any place you want. You can order draft beer or soju with delivery foods while you are at the public park.
Let’s see how to order food delivery in Korea!
Popular Food Delivery
The most famous delivery food is ChiMaek. It stands for fried chicken and beer. There are so many kinds of fried and grilled chicken restaurants with diverse menus like soy-sauce, hot & spicy, and oven baked.
Jajangmyeon is the second most popular delivery food ordered here in Korea. It appeared in the early 1900s by a Chinese restaurant in Incheon China town called ‘Gonghwachun.’ Koreans loved this type of Chinese style noodle. It might look a little strange to foreigners because of the black color, but once you taste it you’ll fall in love.
Koreans have a love for hot and spicy foods. One of the first spicy foods besides kimchi that Koreans eat is tteokbooki. Tteokbokki is a Korean traditional food made from small-sized rice cakes called garaetteok which is cooked with spicy and hot red pepper paste. Moreover, to ease the spiciness usually fish cakes and boiled eggs are added. There are also levels of spiciness you can choose from when you order tteokbokki like mild(Soonhan-mat), medium(Botong-mat), hot(Maeun-mat), and the hottest(Aju-maeun-mat). It’s up to you, but you might have fire on your tongue if you select the hottest one. 🙂
The third most popular delivery food is jokbal, a dish made by braising pig’s trotter in various seasonings like soy sauce, garlic, cinnamon, and black pepper. It’s popular among the foreigners here and because of its unique texture and taste, most Korean women love and enjoy jokbal with soju.
In addition, you will be surprised by the various kinds of foods that can be delivered to your dinner table in Korea, such as sushi, pizza, pork cutlet, and various Korean style stews and dishes.
Now, let’s find out how you can order delivery foods in Korea, even if you can’t speak in Korean.
How to order food delivery in Korea
The best way to order food delivery without speaking Korean is by using a food delivery app called Yogiyo. But unfortunately, the app doesn’t support a foreign language yet. So, we captured the app images to explain how you may order foods step by step.
1. Download App Yogiyo
2. Set Delivery Address
To avoid confusion about your address, I recommend not allowing the app to access your location. If you enter the correct address in detail, the delivery person can find your place without any hassle.
Please don’t forget to add the suite number of your place and allow the app to notify you of the delivery status.
3. Place an order
After, you have selected the menu you want, search for the restaurant that has the menu you want to order.
Furthermore, you can change the number of dishes in the shopping cart. Lastly, make sure you enter a Korean mobile number so that the delivery person can contact you if there is a problem finding your place. This might be the hardest part because most visitors don’t have a Korean mobile number. We recommend asking your Korean friend or the host of your accommodation to see if you can use their number.
Finally, the last part is payment. Make sure to select ‘현장결제(pay when you get your food) to avoid any problems. Then choose the payment method, ‘카드결제(pay by a credit card) or ‘현금결제(pay by cash)’. Normally, they take Visa and Master cards.
Phew~ At last, you’re done!
Now, patiently wait for your yummy food delivery anywhere you’re at with your family and friends. 🙂
We hope you can enjoy the amazing Korean food delivery system here and the delicious foods! Good luck!
We always welcome your questions or comments.
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