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Top 10 dishes you must try when you visit South Korea

Korean cuisine is mostly based on rice, vegetables and meats. Recently more people are getting exposed to Korean cuisine, known today through centuries of social and political evolution. They have quite unique approach to the food, it provides taste, medicine, and a connection to the country. Here is a list of 10 dishes that you must try when you visit South Korean.

1

Tteokbokki(Ddeokbokki)

Tteokbokki(Ddeokbokki)

It is one of the famous Korean street food, which is made with rice cake, fish cake and sweet red chili sauce called gochujang. You can also add egg or noodles to it if you wish. The sauce is usually spicy and sweet with a unique flavor, the rice cake is cylindrical which when cooked become chewy and soft.

2

Kimbap(gimbap)

Kimbap(gimbap)

The main ingredient's for this is seaweed and rice. There are many variations on the filling like meat, egg, vegetables, fish etc. Mostly eaten as light lunch, during picnics or outdoor events.

3

Kimchee

Kimchee

Kimchee is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with variety of seasonings. The cabbage is coated with delicious mix of spice, you can eat this right away as well but it is fresh not fermented. If it is fermented it has a rich and slightly sour flavor. kimchee is a very important dish in Korea as they used that it is eaten with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is also used as filling in kimbap.

4

Ramyeon

Ramyeon

Ramyeon is a instant noodles in South Korea. The famous selling ramyeon brands are Shin Ramyun and Neoguri. They are a bit spice as Koreans most favorite flavor is spice. Usually egg and springs onions are added to this.

5

Bulgogi

Bulgogi

It mostly consists of grilled marinated beef and the sauce is made of pear juice, garlic, soy sauce, and many other things. Pureed pears and onions are usually used as tenderizers. It is sometimes served with a side of lettuce or other leafy vegetable, which is used to wrap a slice of cooked meat, often along with a dab of ssamjang, or other side dishes, and then eaten together.

6

Bibimbap

Bibimbap

Bibimbap means mixed rice in Korea. All the ingredients are prepared before hand except the meat, then you can mix which ever you need. This really is a taste sensation and it really is impossible not to fall in love at first bite.

7

Dakgalbi

Dakgalbi

It is a popular Korean dish generally made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in a gochujang (chilli pepper paste) based sauce, and sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions, perilla leaves, and tteok (rice cake) together on a hot plate. Most popular place to have this dish is yoogane

8

Samgyeopsal

Samgyeopsal

Samgyeopsal is one of the most commonly found Korean dish through out the world. It is a slice of pork belly meat, the meat is neither marinated nor seasoned and cooked at the diners table.They are commonly dipped in seasoning made of salt and pepper mixed in sesame seed oil, and then wrapped in lettuce leaves with some grilled vegetables.

9

Naengmyeon

Naengmyeon

Naengmyeon is a cold Korean noodle dish made with long and thin hand made noodles, which consists of floor, buckwheat, starch and various other ingredients. Mostly served with noodles, slices of cucumber and meat. It is a popular dish especially during the summer to cool off under the scorching heat and thick humid air in South Korea.

10

Korean barbecue (Gogigui)

Korean barbecue (Gogigui)

It is a Korean method of roasting beef, pork, chicken or other types of meat. Even this is eaten with the lettuce or perilla leaves which includes grilled garlic, onion and seasonings as any other wrapped meat. Korean barbecue is not only popular among Koreans, but also has gained popularity internationally.