Korea is a country which can easily be declared as a food lover’s heaven. People who are traveling to Korea on business or vacation should never miss the opportunity to indulge in authentic Korean food dishes. Today we are going to share with you some of the famous Korean food dishes!
As someone living across the globe, the first food item which comes to someone mind when they think of Korea is Kimchi. In Korea, Kimchi is a big thing, and the extent of its popularity is apparent by the 100 different varieties of kimchi.
The Korean food dish has got great significance in their culture and is an essential part of the dinner table in every household.
Japchae (Stir-Fried Glass Noodles)
While every other Asian country has its own signature noodle dish, Korea is no exception. The mouth-watering glass noodles are a must-have if you are traveling to Korea. The noodles are made from sweet potato and are cooked with beef/pork, mushrooms and an assortment of veggies. Japchae is a popular feast dish as well as it is also common in potlucks.
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Bibimbap (Rice Bowl)
Bibimbap is what comfort food feels like in Korea. The mixture of rice, beef, vegetables with a dollop of chili makes of a tasty food mix. It won’t be wrong to say that this dish of the royals, has now become a staple for the masses.
Kimbap/Gimbap (Korean-Style Sushi)
Korea being a country in the Asia Pacific, has its share of Japanese influence. So it’s not surprising that Korea has its very own version of sushi known as gimbap. It’s a typical grab-and-go sort of a dish. It is made just like a sushi roll, and the only main difference is the meat inside is usually cooked.
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Tteokbokki (Spicy Red Rice Cake)
The best way to experience any culture is to try its street food. Tteokbokki is one such street food dish. It is rice cakes and fish cakes that are readily available in all major street food markets across the country. The dish is made by mixing fish cake, rice cake, scallion in a flavorsome sauce made of soybeans and chilli. The hot and spicy flavour of the dish makes it ideal for those who love spicy food.
Samgyeopsal (Korean BBQ)
Lastly, the list is incomplete without mentioning Korean BBQ. While this may be not a be just a dish but is a complete experience in itself. It’s different from regular BBQ as here the guests sit around a grill and cook their food. And the cooking happens on the dining table itself! The thinly sliced cuts of pork cook in an instant and the whole experience turns into a gastronomical feast.
All these Korean food dishes are available throughout Korea, whatever city you are in. Most them are also available irrespective of the season and you will be able to find these delicious dishes. As a traveler, you will find something as per your liking, especially in the major cities like Seoul, Incheon, and Busan.