First, I need to apologise to all the world's Koreans. I underestimated you. I was under the impression that most people from East Asia are quite thin as a result of healthy and moderate eating habits. It seems I was mistaken. The number of overweight people I saw was certainly far less than you would encounter in the US, but I no longer believe that Koreans' pervasive fitness is a result of moderate eating habits.
A case in point: the night before I flew home, I found a likely looking restaurant up the street from my hotel, and used my finely-honed pointing skills to indicate to the server that I wanted the pork cutlet that was so nicely displayed in photo form on the menu. In the photo, the meal contained a pork cutlet with sauce and a side of salad. A nice sized meal for me, I thought. What came out of the kitchen was this:
Those familiar with my eating habits might be surprised, but I made it my mission to try new things on this trip. I was particularly proud of myself for trying the mystery pancake, which I later learned was a mung bean pancake, from Dongdaemun market. The market was packed with stalls selling what looked like giant round hash browns. (There were also stalls selling sashimi and pig hooves, which we decided to forgo.) There was one stall that had a long queue, which we took as a good sign - the man in front of us confirmed that the pancakes there were the best. I didn't particularly enjoy my pancake, but then, I have a special dislike for bean sprouts and green onions, so my opinion doesn't really count.
I saw (and frequented) a lot of nominally French bakeries - I say 'nominally' because apart from the croissants, nothing they carried resembled anything I've ever seen in France. I tried a iced honey milk tea and found it to be an entirely different beast to the strawberry bubble tea I used to get in Toronto, which was basically a strawberry milkshake with a bit of extra sugar for good measure. I even tried a shrimp burger from the fast food chain Lotteria one day. (At least in Seoul, Lotteria is almost as ubiquitous as Starbuck's. Almost.) I have since revised my rationale for why I don't really eat fast food: instead of 'because it's gross', I will now say 'because they don't sell Lotteria shrimp burgers in Austria'.
Overall, on a scale from Laura to adventurous, I'd say I ranked closer to adventurous. So when I got home, I rewarded myself with a peanut butter and honey sandwich. And man alive, bread never tasted so good.