U.S. Trader Joe's Kimbap is all the rage, but many analysts believe it's due to the popularity of Korean food itself.

(Bibigo Dumplings North American Market Share)
Bibigo entered the U.S. and became the No. 1 dumplings for a few years nowㅋ

(Global Dumpling Market Size - Market Share

Red: Market size (trillion of wons)
Blue: CJ CheilJedang (T/N: they own Bibigo)
Yellow: Wanchai Ferry)

They now are #1 worldwide

More and more people are taking interest in K-food following the rise of K-culture and the sales related to K-food is also on the rise.

There are two main reasons for this: 1) a healthy image due to the high percentage of vegetables (+ appealing to vegetarians) and 2) being the last country to be recognized among major countries (it feels new!).

original post: here

1. I hope that they don't translate the names into English and were known with the names as is

2. Korean food is indeed delicious

3. This is the beginning. I just hope they don't start turning the names into English and just take the names as isㅜㅜㅜㅜ Once it's there, it will be hard to change

4. I feel like the corndogs will be super popular there

5. I live overseas and there are a lot of times where I would go to Korean restaurants and I would be the only Korean thereㅋㅋㅋ It's happening more and more and it makes me happy. When I go to the mart, they all have gochujang and ramyeon 

6. Please love our food a lot~~~~

7. Korean food is f*cking delicious. I hope you guys can enjoy it too~

8. I hope that dishes like soondae-gookbap and dwaeji-gookbap get more popular too. I need to come to Korea to eat these two dishes

9. Eat a lot of ramyeon, mandu, kimbap and marinated galbi~~

10. But Korean food is really the best ㅋㅋㅋ

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