Tofu might seem like a strange topic for an awesome things post, but let me tell you, the tofu in Korea IS awesome. I never liked tofu until I moved to Korea, and now I love it! The texture here is so much better than any tofu I had eaten at home--it's softer, with more of a fresh flavor that makes it deliciously palatable. It's one of my favorite side dishes at restaurants, as well as a main ingredient in my favorite Korean soup: doenjang jjigae. I love the huge chunks of tofu that restaurants plop in the savory broth. They soak up some of the broth as the soup cooks--heaven!
I also never cared much for bean sprouts until I came here, but have also developed a strong preference for these as well. Korea opened up a lot of new food avenues for me--some more successful than others!