As a way to make this unit applicable, and add a little fun (what Korean doesn't like talking about food?!), I introduce the broad categories and then give my students this challenge:
You need to explain: Samgyeupsal (BBQ pork belly) + rice + banchan (side-dishes), and how to eat it to my parents who've never eaten Korean food. They also don't speak a word of Korean, so you can't use things like "Ma-nul," or "Sang-Chu." Can you fit anything into the categories of main dish, side-dish, etc?
I give the students about 6 or 7 minutes to work in partners to organize their thoughts, write down some notes and look up words on their cell-phones. Then, I put them in groups of 4 and they have to explain it to the other team, who pretends to be my parents and are supposed to act confused if they hear a word in Korean. Then, I ask for 2 or 3 groups to share their ideas with the class, and I play it up, acting confused if they don't explain something well. "What's that...?" "I don't understand..." "What are you talking about?"