A typical Korean breakfast includes several dishes that’ll make you hungry and want to plan a trip to Korea just by the thought of them!
When it comes to food, Korea has gained a reputation as one of the most innovative countries in the world. From their signature dish, kimchi, to breakfast dishes, there are plenty of things you’ll want to try while visiting or living in Korea.
If you are a foodie and have yet to try Korean recipes, you have missed something special!
Here are some fantastic Korean breakfast dishes that will make your day!
Gyeran-bbang (Korean Egg Bread)
Gyera-bbang (also known as egg bread), one of the many well-known Korean street foods, is a basic yet wonderfully delicious snack that provides you with just the right amount of sweet and salty tastes. They are loaded with mushrooms, ham, bacon, sausage, and veggies, along with bits of cheese on top. Add your favorite sauces to these tasty treats and enjoy them with your friends and family!
Dakjuk (Korean chicken porridge)
For a hearty and healthy breakfast, try making dakjuk (Korean chicken porridge) for a colorful start to the day! This creamy porridge is made from a variety of grains, meats, and vegetables. There are many ways to prepare this dish, so you won’t have to eat the same thing twice – unless you’ve discovered your favorite combination, in which case stick to it!
Bibimbap (Korean mixed rice bowl)
Bibimbap is an excellent choice for those who want to try several different dishes in one sitting. This simple Korean dish consists of vegetables, meat, and egg served over steamed white rice with gochujang (a red chili pepper paste that provides the traditional flavor), soy sauce or doenjang (a salty paste made of fermented soybeans), and sesame oil. Mix everything for a full range of flavors that will have your mouth watering just thinking about it!
Sikhye (Korean sweet rice drink)
Instead of getting water or tea with breakfast, try something different – like this tasty Korean rice drink called sikhye. This sweet drink is made from malt and rice syrup, giving it a rich flavor with notes of sweetness to help you get your day started right!
Tteokbokki (Korean spicy rice cakes)
This Korean street food dish known as tteokbokki is an absolute must-try for those who love spicy foods. This is a Korean rice cake dish in many different varieties, but they all have one thing in common: It’s spicy! The spiciness of this dish varies depending on the restaurant, and there are even some places you can visit where you get to make your tteokbokki at their tables with special equipment.
Ddukbokki (Korean fish cake rice cakes)
This dish is for you for those who don’t like spicy food. Ddukbokki is a Korean rice cake dish made with fish cakes instead of the traditional tteokbokki variety of hot pepper paste, giving it more flavor and less heat. The spiciness of this dish varies depending on the restaurant, and there are even some places you can visit where you get to make your ddukbokki at their tables with special equipment!
Pajeon (Korean pancake)
The pancake dish pajeon has its origins in China and consists of spring onions, eggs, flour, and various other ingredients. Korean restaurants generally serve pajeon as an appetizer, but many street vendors sell it on the streets! Even some restaurants serve it as a main dish with added ingredients such as seafood to give you a unique experience each time.
Gilgeori toast (Korean Street Toast)
You can never go wrong with something as simple and delicious as gilgeori toast as a part of Korean breakfast. This Korean street food looks like a strip; sometimes, it even resembles a fry! Sesame oil, sugar (or honey), garlic salt, soy sauce, and ketchup are typical toppings. Make these tasty treats even better with your favorite sauces! Enjoy them with your friends and family!
Sausage slices wrapped in a thin layer of egg omelet are the perfect way to start your day. With just enough saltiness from the sausage, sweetness from the egg, plus savory spices for added flavor, this dish is sure to wake up all of your taste buds and leave them wanting more.
Eomuk (fish cake) soup
This Korean dish is a type of fish cake made with glutinous rice, which gives it its chewy texture when cooked! This hearty cutlet is also excellent for trying something new with a traditional Korean flavor. Toss in some vegetables to provide you with an even healthier meal for the start of your day.
Kimchi Fried Rice
Fried rice with kimchi is a popular dish in Korea. It is made with kimchi and various meats, vegetables, and spices. Fried rice with kimchi is one of the favorite foods for people who like to eat their old, ripe kimchi. Kimchi fried rice is a fantastic method to utilize any leftovers or what’s in the fridge. Use fermented kimchi juice to season rice, which is a great way to flavor it. Add gochujang and gochugaru to taste for an extra kick of spice.
Bossam (Korean Pork Belly)
This Korean dish is a great way to start your day. Bossam can be made with pork belly, oysters, or other types of seafood and contains various vegetables such as lettuce, napa cabbage, and kkakdugi (daikon radish). Wrap the meat in the veggies for an extra crunchy bite!
Korean breakfast dishes are an absolute must-try for all foodies, so what are you waiting for? There’s no need to wait for a trip to Korea – get cooking these fantastic dishes right now!
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