Poll results for February 2011

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So the poll questions didn’t change this month – unfortunately, February’s hack attack and subsequent WordPress re-install wiped out the poll results up to that point. Therefore the number of votes shown below are much lower than normal.

(For readers outside of Korea) Which Korean foods have you tried and enjoyed?

  • Bibimbap (mixed rice, egg and veggies) (67%, 22 Votes)
  • Kimchi jjigae (spicy kimchi stew) (55%, 18 Votes)
  • Pajeon (green-onion pancakes) (55%, 18 Votes)
  • Galbi (grilled beef ribs) (52%, 17 Votes)
  • Samgyeopsal (grilled bacon / pork belly) (39%, 13 Votes)
  • Dak galbi (spicy grilled chicken) (36%, 12 Votes)
  • Doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew) (33%, 11 Votes)
  • Han-woo / Han-u (Korean beef) (21%, 7 Votes)
  • Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) (18%, 6 Votes)
  • Hanjeongsik (fancy Korean tableful of food) (18%, 6 Votes)
  • I’ve never tried any of these (6%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

I’m not sure if there’s a correlation between how many Korean restaurants serve these dishes, but the top five or six seem like the sort of things most Korean restaurants in other countries would serve.


What will you miss about Korea when / if you leave? (readers in Korea – select all that apply)

  • The public transportation (74%, 14 Votes)
  • Cheap medical service (63%, 12 Votes)
  • My friends in Korea (63%, 12 Votes)
  • Reduced living expenses (63%, 12 Votes)
  • The low crime rate (63%, 12 Votes)
  • Lots of things to do (47%, 9 Votes)
  • The Korean idea of service (47%, 9 Votes)
  • The jimjilbang (42%, 8 Votes)
  • Kimchi – ’nuff said (37%, 7 Votes)
  • The street food (37%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

While the number of voters was lower, there’s a big logjam at the top. I’m a bit surprised that ‘public transportation’ wasn’t higher, considering how it goes seemingly everywhere.


This month’s poll questions:

For readers in Korea: What’s your one wish for Korea?

For readers outside of Korea: Are you planning a trip to Korea?

Either way, visit the main site to vote! (If you’re reading this in your RSS feed or on another website, click here to visit chrisinsouthkorea.com and vote).


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