4/6/2016 – World Wednesday – Korean


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

For our twelfth World Wednesday, we head to a nation that one of my favorite shows is set but to a restaurant I don’t think I’ve ever visited: Korean. With that said, let’s get to it.


1. Give the food that completes both of these blanks, thus completing one of my favorite exchanges of dialogue ever.

Hawkeye: It’s a ___ pot, Frank. ___! Pickled cabbage. They ferment it in the ground. There’s million of these buried all over Korea!
BJ: I’d get title to this land, Major. Before word gets out.
Frank: Huh?
Hawkeye: Don’t you understand man, you’ve struck coleslaw!

2. Name this dish made with thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat, served with lettuce, perilla leaves, and sliced onions.

Question 2

3. The dish shown here is named Haejangguk, and contains dried Napa cabbage, vegetables, and meat in a broth, and sometimes congealed ox blood. In English, this dish describes the use it is often eaten for. What is that purpose?

Question 3

4. Translating as “fire meat”, name the dish containing grilled beef marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic. This dish is very associated with Korean barbecue.

Question 4

5. Once again, let’s end our World Wednesday with alcohol. Essentially the Korean equivalent of Japanese sake, name the distilled, vodka-like drink with 10% to 25% proof. The Korean distiller Jinro is the leading producer of this alcohol.

Question 5

Learned League precedent (LL54, MD2) – Name the Polish dish (and centerpiece of an annual Krakow summer festival) which is roughly the equivalent of the Japanese gyoza, Tibetan momo, Turkish manti, and Korean mandu.

Tomorrow: We haven’t tackled any fruits in a while, so let’s take care of our potassium levels by asking about bananas.


1. Kimchi
2. Samgyeopsal
3. Hangovers (it’s called hangover stew)
4. Bulgogi
5. Soju
LL. Pierogi

One thought on “4/6/2016 – World Wednesday – Korean

  1. Let the record show that this is the first entry on which I answered all five questions (LL precedent notwithstanding) correctly. And this ethnic Korean had better!


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