TOP 10 KOREAN FOODS TO TRY
24th May 2016
South Korea is known for its high-tech society and fascinating culture. But have you ever tried its food? If you are curious about giving Korean food a go, here are 10 delicious meals that you have to try.
Top 10 Korean Foods to Try
South Korea is known for its high-tech society and fascinating culture. But have you ever tried its food?
If you are curious about giving Korean food a go, here are 10 delicious meals that you have to try.
Kimchi is Korea's national dish, making it an essential item to try if you want to give Korean food a go. It consists of fermented vegetables, though the most popular option is cabbage, and it can be eaten at any meal, even at breakfast. It essentially consists of cabbage coated in a mix of spices and flavours, which is then left in the fridge to ferment. However, it can be eaten either fresh or fermented. Either way, it has a very unique spicy and sour flavour. It is also used as a base for other dishes.
Bulgogi is marinated beef, and it is one of the most popular dishes in the country, as well as being popular at Korean restaurants in other countries. It is often heated on a Korean-style barbecue, but it can also be made into a stew. The beef is thinly sliced and marinated in sauce, and the meat is sweet and soft when eaten. It is often eaten wrapped in lettuce.
Dakjuk is a very simple dish, but it is delicious and very popular. It essentially consists of a whole chicken boiled in a large saucepan, to which sushi rice is added. Together they form a thick stew, which Koreans call a porridge, and it is then eaten hot.
This is a type of sweet and spicy rice cake in a cylindrical shape. It is a popular type of street food that you will found sold all over Korea. Typically it consists of rice, vegetables, fish cake, chilli sauce and other ingredients.
This dish is very popular globally. It consists of a mix of various ingredients in a bowl, often consisting of rice, seasoned vegetables, meats and topped
with a fried egg. However, different versions are found throughout the country, so it depends where you try it.
This is a type of pumpkin porridge that is simple to prepare and absolutely delicious to eat. It has a sweet flavour, and it is popular to eat at breakfast. It can be eaten both hot and cold.
This ox bone soup is popular all over Korea, and it is eaten mainly during the winter. It takes a long time to prepare, often many hours, as the beef bones are slowly cooked. The end result is a whitish coloured broth that is very hearty and is often eaten with rice.
This popular dish consists of simple pork strips that are not marinated. They are grilled and then dipped in a seasoning, and they are often eaten wrapped in lettuce.
This stir fried noodles dish is really tasty, and it is another popular dish throughout the country. Shredded vegetables are cooked up with noodles, and the result is a simple and slightly chewy meal.
These sweet pancakes are essentially a sweeter version of our own pancakes. They are a popular dessert or street snack, and they are usually sold by street vendors. They consist of pancakes with fillings of walnuts, cinnamon, honey, brown sugar, sweet red beans and many more, and they are popular in winter.
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