In Korean cuisine is lots and lots of garlic used, often in combination with sugar and chilies. Anyhow stand strong seasonings paramount importance and there is much cooked with seaweed, rice, vegetables, tofu and different kinds of fish.
Of course, we may Another important tastemakers like sesame oil, soy and ginger paste and -sauce not forget, because this can be found in most Korean households.
In addition to the (usually hot), main meal are often small bowls with so-called banchan put on the table. This contains several (usually cold) ingredients which you then build your dish. So you prepare for a large part to your table dish.
Plus, you can always bowls filled with rice and soup expect on the table, where rice is also one of the few used carbohydrates.