If you are here, I am sure you know how much people love Korean food. This is the ultimate list for you and if you are in Seoul and you didn’t try these, what were you even doing, my friend? Check it out and don’t feel left out!
Kimchi is a staple in Korean cuisine and a traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables. These usually include napa cabbage and Korean radish, etc. and is also used in a variety of soups. Kimchi is great for improving intestinal health and supports the immune system. Kimchi helps better the levels of good bacteria and is great when dealing with constipation and diarrhoea. It’s super healthy and readily available.
Bimbimap is a Korean rice dish. “Bibim” refers to mixing various ingredients and “bap” refers to rice. It is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul, kimchi and gochujang, soy sauce, or doenjang. Bibimbap is great when it comes to excreting and burning unwanted fats. It has bulgogi in the bowl which offers protein and a yummy meaty taste.
Kimbap is made from pickled vegetables and is, overall, a low calories dish that is great to eat while dieting. Kimbap is a popular picnic food in Korea. It’s basically sushi but the fish is not raw!
This summer speciality is a snowy treat with all the topping you want! It is a popular Korean ice dessert with sweet toppings ranging from chopped fruit to condensed milk or fruit syrup and red beans and so much more (Varieties with items other than red beans are called bingsu).
Tteokbokki are rice paste rolls that are super spicy. Understand it as a kind of pancake made with ‘special’ flour. You can add anything to it like kimchi, seafood or vegetables. It uses beef and vegetables as well at times but general tteokbokki uses fish cake, green onions and boiled egg. This dish is loved, exists in variety and is historically significant as well!
Saving the best for the last, Sanggiopsal is a Korean BBQ. There are multiple restaurants specialized in Sanggiopsal, You can cook your own meat and you can mix it with kimchi, lettuce and vegetables and what not. It is one of the most popular dishes and an absolute delight.
There is simply so much that you will find here and all of it is worth a chance. Tell us in the comments below if you have tried any of these and if not yet, which one would you want to? My personal favorite is Kimbap, what’s yours?