I've heard that diners like Kimbap Nara and their clones re-served unused side dishes, but I had grown to treat it as just another foreigner urban legend, like the one about all 다방 selling handjobs. So this makes me uncomfortable:
A restaurant worker in Seoul puts leftover side dishes into a pot in front of customers to prove the dishes are not re-served, Monday. This is part of a campaign among 502 restaurants in Gangnam, southern Seoul, to stop reserving leftover dishes. Some restaurants here have come under fire for alleged “food recycling” practices.
South Korea leads the OECD in the number of new tuberculosis infections, and with 137.8 cases per 100,000 people in 2002, it ranks among developing nations in that regard.