Korean cuisine, 11 signature dishes
Exotic Korean food for most of us, not for Koreans of course, but a most interesting cuisine, matching South Korea´s creativity, as we witness it in movies and series. It is quite interesting. Here is a first take on Korean food, that will tune you into what it is all about.
- Bulgogi (marinated beef barbecue)
- Samgyeopsal (pork strips)
- Japchae (stir-fried noodles)
- Kimchi (fermented vegetables)
- Ddukbokki (spicy rice cake)
- Sundubu-jjigae (soft tofu stew)
- Bibimbap (mixed rice)
- Hoeddeok (sweet syrupy pancakes)’
Bulgogi is an important dish in Korean cuisine. It is a marinated beef that is grilled or fried. A good place to start!
Samgyeopsal is also a popular dish consisting of slices of pork that are grilled and eaten wrapped in lettuce leaves.
Japchae is a noodle dish that is roasted together with various vegetables and meat. It is a very popular dish for festive occasions and celebrations.
Kimchi is one of the most iconic dishes in Korean cuisine. These are fermented vegetables, usually cabbage or radishes, that are seasoned with chili, garlic, and other spices.
Ddukbokki is a spicy rice dish consisting of fried rice noodles and gochujang (Korean chili paste). It is a very popular street food dish.
Sundubu-jjigae is a soft tofu stew that is cooked with various ingredients such as seafood, pork, or vegetables. It is a hot and spicy soup.
Bibimbap is a dish consisting of mixed rice served with various vegetables, meat, eggs, and gochujang (Korean chili paste). It is usually mixed well before eating.
Hoeddeok are sweet pancakes filled with a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts. They are very popular as a street snack or dessert.
These dishes are all important and popular in Korean cuisine, and they represent different flavors and styles of Korean cooking.
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