Rice still remains the staple of most Koreans, but among the younger generations, many prefer Western-style food. Rice has been usually accompanied by various side dishes, mostly seasoned vegetables, soup, pot stew and meat. A Korean traditional meal is not complete without kimchi, a mixture of various pickled vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, radish, green
The City Hall area is the administrative, economic, and cultural center of the city and has become a major tourist attraction. Seoul Square is a large area of green lawns in front of City Hall which hosts a variety of cultural events and festivals to delight visitors to Seoul.