Korean school lunches are vastly different than what you get in America–they actually seem somewhat healthy!
My school allows me to choose whether I partake in the school lunches (not all schools offer a choice) and it costs me about ~$40 per month/~$2 per meal and it comes out of my paycheck. As I am new to this country (and my head still spins each time I go to the grocery store), I decided to purchase school lunches for the first semester and then decide if I wanted to continue next term.
My school lunches are GOOD! Not every teacher has had the same experience as me, but I like about 85% of what is being served and have not gone away hungry one time. We eat the same food as the students, but we get our own line and can take as much or as little as we like-AND-we don’t have to clean our plates like the students ^^.
I’ve taken pictures of 5 different meals we’ve had over the past two weeks and have entered a short description for each. Here’s the low-down on my Korean school lunch experience:
Some days Korean school lunches are AWESOME and some days they are MEH. But, they are definitely cheaper than anything I could prepare or purchase myself and I never leave hungry!