Rice and noodles are the two staple foods of the Japanese diet. Fish also plays a significant role having 3 pounds per person being consumed per week. Around 8% of the fish caught in the world is caught in Japan.
Since its history, Koreans have believed that food and medicine have the same origin and perform the same function. It is believed that health and illness comes from the food they consume, adhering to the popular saying “food is the best medicine.”