Survey on Menu Preferences of Adults for Korean Food Made from Korean Traditional Sauces

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  • Boo, Goun (Department of Food and Nutrition, Daegu University) ;
  • Bae, Hyun-Joo (Department of Food and Nutrition, Daegu University)
  • 부고운 (대구대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 배현주 (대구대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2015.09.24
  • Accepted : 2015.12.02
  • Published : 2016.01.31


This study was performed to investigate menu preferences of adult customers for Korean food made from Korean traditional sauces. A total of 962 valid responses were used for data analysis. Statistical analyses were conducted using the SPSS package program (ver 20.0). The results of this study are summarized as follows: overall preferences were highest for braised spareribs, followed by braised short ribs, grilled beef ribs, and bulgogi. On the other hand, overall preferences were lowest in eggplant namul, followed by squid and radish soup, and grazed lotus roots and burdock. Female's overall preferences were significantly higher than male's for nine menu items, including japchae and seasoned acorn starch curd with vegetables, whereas male's overall preferences were significantly higher than female's for 19 menu items, including grilled deodeok and frozen pollack stew. Moreover, the menu item that was most significantly preferred was soybean sprouts soup in subjects aged under 20 years and Korean meatballs in subjects in their twenties. Subjects in their forties showed significantly higher preferences for 15 menu items, including braised hairtail, grilled deodeok, and seasoned and grilled yellow corvina compared to other age groups. Furthermore, menu preferences of production service workers were significantly higher than other groups for frozen pollack stew, loach stew, grilled dried pollack, steamed dry pollack, dried pollack soup, eggplant namul, and seasoned and grilled yellow corvina, whereas menu preferences of official professional workers and students were significantly higher than those of production service workers for braised short ribs, grilled beef ribs, seasoned and simmered chicken, mixed noodles, Korean meatballs, stir-fried rice pasta with vegetables, spicy soft bean curd stew, japchae, mung bean jelly mixed with vegetables and beef, bibimbap, and stir-fried squid. The results show that menu preferences of adults customers differed depending on gender, age, and occupation. In conclusion, the results of this study should provide foodservice managers with information about menu planning for target customers of commercial or non-commercial foodservice cafeterias and recipe development of low-sodium Korean foods.


Supported by : 농림수산식품부


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