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KAIST Chronicles: PART 2

Author: Mr. Fahim Masum

Story of a Saudi Arabian-born Bangladeshi who lives in Korea and is surrounded by more Internationals (a very, very diverse background)

My name is Fahim Masum. And I’m a foodie. It is basic human nature to consume food. And boy do I love consuming food. Whether you’re a foodie or not, you want to enjoy what you eat. Luckily for present and future Korean-goers, Korean dishes are very diverse and suit many different tastes.

In Korea, the main items in the common household diet are fish, eggs, and vegetables. Koreans eat healthy; they are one of the healthiest countries in the world, and obesity is observed in a very small minority of the population. If you’re a vegetarian or a vegan, Korea is food heaven. But as I had stated earlier, Korean cuisine is very diverse. Streets are lined with restaurants which serve all manner of dishes like ‘Bibimbap’, ‘KImbap’, and ‘Kimchi’ for vegetarians and meat lovers alike, and ‘Bulgogi’ and ‘Sogogi’ dishes for the carnivorous folk.

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KAIST Chronicles: PART 1

Author: Mr. Fahim Masum

Story of a Saudi Arabian-born Bangladeshi who lives in Korea and is surrounded by more Internationals (a very, very diverse background)

My name is Fahim Masum. As a South Asian guy who grew up in the Middle East and had a diverse pool of friends, one would think coming to Korea would be a (relative) walk in the park for me. One would be mistaken. As was I. People eat healthy here. Everyone’s in shape. K-POP is the mainstream. People are shy. So to all you hopefuls and newcomers, and maybe even some oldies looking for some enlightenment, I’m going to write a series of articles that I hope may help you relate, and thus find inner peace in the land of Kimchi.

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