“Why 26 Korean words have been added to Oxford English Dictionary” https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-58749976
Korean food features heavily in the latest list, with some of the new additions including:
banchan, noun. - A small side dish of vegetables, served along with rice as part of a typical Korean meal.
bulgogi, n. - In Korean cooking: a dish of thin slices of beef or pork which are marinated then grilled or stir-fried.
kimbap, n. - A Korean dish consisting of cooked rice and other ingredients wrapped in a sheet of seaweed and cut into bite-sized slices.
With the international success of Squid Game, Parasite and BTS, it should come as no surprise South Korean pop culture is represented in the list as well.
hallyu, n. - The increase in international interest in South Korea and its popular culture, represented by the global success of South Korean music, film, TV, fashion and food.
K-drama, n. - A television series in the Korean language and produced in South Korea.
manhwa, n. - A Korean genre of cartoons and comic books, often influenced by Japanese manga.
mukbang, n. - A video, esp. one that is livestreamed, that features a person eating a large quantity of food and talking to the audience.
The success of South Korean exports in the UK has been happening for a while.
Back in 2012, you might remember Gangnam Style by rapper Psy, who became the first South Korean pop star to make it to the top of the UK singles chart.
*1:Mentioned in https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20130219/1361242926 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20130225/1361770439 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20160203/1454504551 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20180131/1517370413 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/20180711/1531287520 https://sumita-m.hatenadiary.com/entry/2021/03/24/194157
*5:See “Parasite becomes UK's most successful international film” https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51814906
*6:See “BTS become first Korean artists to top UK chart” https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47988342