mixed in a giant jar with chili
pepper powder, garlic, vinegar
and allowed to sit for several
days before eating.
2. Bibimbap - Literally translated "Bibim"
means mixed and "bap" means
rice. That's pretty much
exactly what it is. Rice, with
veggies, and a hot red sauce
added in that you simply take
your spoon and mixed all
seaweed and "bap" means rice.
It's very similar to a sushi roll
except it normally contains
other things than fish. You can
get anything in them from egg,
to crab meat, to spam, to
canned tuna, or just a regular
veggie one. These are sold
share this food to others. There are
different kinds of meats you can order,
strips of pork are what this one relates to.
Essentially it's "Korean BBQ" where you
have a hot plate in front of you and you
cook everything up yourself: onions,
mushrooms, garlic slices, etc and then
take the meat and your favorite filling
and stuff it on a piece of lettuce and
shove it in your mouth. It's pretty cheap
and delicious. It's a common favorite for
big groups of people to eat.
5. Kimchi Ramyun - That's right, I said
"Ramyun" not "Ramen".
"Myun" in korean means
"noodle" so they have
adapted the word. So,
this is ramen with
kimchi flavor base. It's
usually very spicy,
comes with an egg and
maybe a few pieces of
meat if you're lucky.
again. That's right, it's a
thing noodle (I believe it's
made from rice) in a bowl
of frozen juices or water
with an egg, veggies, and
chili pepper sauce. It taste
kind of like vinegar but it
can be sweet depending on
what kind you get. This is a
favorite summer food to
cool down from those hot
pork cutlet fried up in a
delicious batter. It's usually
served with a sweet honey
sauce or a dark salty sauce to
dip or pour onto it. It's not as
healthy as some of the other
foods but it's definitely a good
break from the monotony that
can build up with noodles and
8. Ddukbokki - "Dduk" in usually refers to
some type of noodle of
pastry made from rice. This
is a big, fat, chewy noodle
made from rice covered in
a spicy sauce. It's a must try
that you can find in most
restaurants and from street
9. Mandu - I've been told this is actually a
Chinese dish, but you can find it
everywhere in Korea. It's
essentially just a dumpling that's
usually filled with either minced
pork or kimchi. It comes with a
nice soy sauce to dip it in. It
comes in many varieties from
big dumpling to small "water"
mandu or even Mandu Ramyun
(Ramen with mandu in it).
10. Udon - Although I'm not sure of the
origin of udon (probably Japan).
While most udon and ramen in
Japan had made by hand
noodles, the only kind had in
Korea is pre-packaged stuff. Still,
it's decent enough to have once
in a while in Korea.
and "bang" in Korean
means "bread. It's basically
filled with warm, sweet
bean paste on the inside
of some sweet type
bread. These are one of
the most addicting things
in winter to eat.
restaurants. This dish is use
of pork or beef as a main
ingredient. The taste
basically sweet and sour.
- This is also served from Chinese
restaurants. Although they say it’s
Chinese food, it's actually Koreanized
Chinese food. This means nowhere in
China or any other place can you find
this type of food since it was created
by Koreans. It's basically a type of tick
spaghetti noodle with a salty brown
sauce that has onions, veggies, and
small pieces of meat in it. Mixed it up
14. Takkalbi- Basically it's chicken, pieces
of sweet potato, and kimchi is
a spicy and slightly sweet
sauce. It's precooked, but
they keep it on the pan to
stay warm or so you can throw
rice in at the end to mix
together. You eat this
similarly to Samgyupsal. You
put the chicken and veggies
on a piece of lettuce with a
little bit of chili paste sauce
and shove it in your mouth.
Another good meal for two people or a giant group.
- Another popular Koreanized Chinese
food. The noddle usually use
spaghetti or linguini noodles. The
soup is typically made with chicken
stock for a rich flavor, but you can
also use anchovy broth for a cleaner
and lighter taste. This soup also
incorporates pork, chili infused oil,
and various vegetables and seafood.
The combination of all the natural
ingredients creates a hearty bowl of
soup that is packed with robust
flavors. The spiciness will surely clear your sinuses!