Chef Damien Selme felt lost the first time he visited South Korea from France, where he was raised having been adopted as a baby. Now he feels right at home in Seoul. Photo: Instagram/@damien_selme
Chef Damien Selme felt lost the first time he visited South Korea from France, where he was raised having been adopted as a baby. Now he feels right at home in Seoul. Photo: Instagram/@damien_selme

‘Where am I?’ French chef adopted from Korea found its food too spicy at first, but soon fell in love with it and made Seoul his home

  • ‘Ice cream in winter, hot soup in summer?’ Damien Selme, adopted from Korea as a baby, found its cuisine very foreign on his first visit, but was soon won over
  • In contrast to Chinese cuisine, ‘where everything is heavy, oily, and deep-fried’, he finds Korean cuisine to be ‘healthy instant food’.

Chef Damien Selme felt lost the first time he visited South Korea from France, where he was raised having been adopted as a baby. Now he feels right at home in Seoul. Photo: Instagram/@damien_selme
Chef Damien Selme felt lost the first time he visited South Korea from France, where he was raised having been adopted as a baby. Now he feels right at home in Seoul. Photo: Instagram/@damien_selme
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