In addition to visiting the famous sights of Korea – the land of kimchi, do not forget to visit the small restaurants to enjoy the delicious foods with the typical style of Korea. We would like to share with you top 10 delicious dishes which are considered as the typical foods of Korea.
This is a typical dish and has become a symbol of Korea. This dish is made by fermenting the vegetables (mainly cabbage) with chilies, it has a spicy taste. Kimchi can also be processed into a variety of dishes, such as: kimchi soup or fried rice with kimchi.
If Kimchi is the most popular pickle, Kimbap is probably the second most popular dish in Korea. In terms of shape, Kimbap looks like Maki of Japan – also a dish of rice wrapped in seaweed leaves, but if you notice,you will see that Kimbap is bigger because it has many different types of food inside, which is rice Cucumber, egg, sausage, salty yellow radish, etc.
This is a delicious mixed rice dish that you cannot deny when coming to Korea. The main ingredients of this dish is rice, topped with fried vegetables and chili paste. Commonly, the added ingredients are fried eggs or raw eggs and sliced thin meat (usually beef). The ingredients are thoroughly mixed before eating. It can be used cold or hot.
This is the grilled and thinly sliced beef steak marinated with mixed spices: soy sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, garlic, ginger, onion and sugar for 2-4 hours. Traditional Bulgogi is often baked or sauted is best. Bulgogi is usually served with spinach to wrap pieces of meat back together with kimchi and other side dishes.
Also known as cold noodles with thin noodles made from buckwheat powder sousing with beef broth in a bowl of cold metal, put some pieces of beef and boiled eggs on top. Naengmyeon noodles are served with radish kimchi, pickled cucumber and spicy mustard. Tough strands of noodles, the sweet and cool taste of broth is well suited to the hot summer weather.
This dish is similar to the pork sausages of Vietnam. Sundae is also made from pig’s blood, vermicelli, onions, garlic stuffed in the pig’s gut and steamed until the typical smell appears. This dish is always kept hot and served with spicy sauce. Sundae is the oldest Korean food left today.
This steamed ginseng chicken is made from ginseng, chicken, and some nutritious spices stuffed into the chicken and then stewed, it is served with cabbage and radish Kimchi. Samgyetang not only has the effect of instant antifebrile, but is also good for health.
It is the attractive spicy fried glutinous rice cakes, very popular with the Korean people. Tteokbokki is chopped into cylindrical pieces, then cooked together with meat, vegetables, eggs and spicy chili paste to smell up the characteristic aroma. This dish after ordered will be sprinkled a little fragrant roasted sesame seeds.
Once the dish is on the top favorite dishes of the king and royal; today Mandu dumplings are sold everywhere. Main ingredients include tofu, minced beef, pork, vegetable mix. Mandu can be steamed or fried according to each person’s “hobbies”. In addition, Mandu can be served with delicious kimchi and chilli paste.
This is the most famous street food in Seoul. Odeng is made from freshly mashed fish meat mixed with wheat flour, spices and squeezed into round balls or slices. This dish is usually dipped in seafood soup pot to eat. You should enjoy seafood soup with Odeng and Soju.
Beside the great people and beatiful scenes, Korea also has a diversified cuisine culture. These above 10 foods cannot express fully Korean cuisine, they are just the most typical dishes, there are many others that are not listed. If you want to enjoy the true cuisine of Korea, you should come to this beautiful country once. You will not feel disappointed with the foods there.