Spicy and above all extremely healthy! It has been said that before western foods came into the country it was nearly impossible to find an overweight Korean. The diet is comprised of vegetables and very clean food. Most people when they arrive find the food to be quite pungent on the senses but as time progresses they tend to enjoy eating Korean over most other world cuisines. Should spicy food be an issue for you - don't despair as it is possible to accustom yourself into the spice or simply navigate your way to non-spicy dishes.