Top 10 South Korean Foods That You Should Try

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As we well know that South Korea has become better known for its technology than its food. But, All thanks to foods like kimchi, which has become a global sensation. Here is a list of famous South Korean foods that you must try at least once.

1. Kimchi (fermented vegetables)

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Kimchi is one of the oldest dishes in Korean cuisine. kimchi is a spicy and sour dish made up of fermented vegetables. The main ingredient of this dish is cabbage.

2. Bibimbap (mixed rice)

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Bibimbap is basically a dish which mixed ingredients including, gochujang (chili pepper paste),  namul, mushrooms, beef, soy sauce, and a fried egg.

3. Bulgogi (marinated beef barbecue)

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A spicy, delicious dish of grilled marinated beef, bulgogi is one of the most popular Korean meat dishes throughout the world. Even it was ranked as the 23rd most delicious food in the world according to CNN Travel’s reader’s poll in 2011.

4. Japchae (stir-fried noodles)

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japchae is a popular and common Korean noodle dish made up of stir-fried sweet potato, thinly shredded vegetables, beef, and a hint of soy sauce and sugar. It is usually served as a side dish during lunch or dinner.

6. Hoeddeok (sweet syrupy pancakes)

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It is Known as a sweeter version of the Western pancake. sometimes it is spelled as hotteok. It is popular Korean street food, mainly during the winter season.

 

7. Ddukbokki (spicy rice cake)

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Ddukbokki is also spelled as tteokbokki. It is a common spicy Korean food made of cylindrical rice cakes, triangular fish cake, vegetables, and sweet red chili sauce.

8. Sundubu-jjigae (soft tofu stew)

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It is always served in a large stone bowl. sundubu-jjigae is a regular spicy Korean stew usually it is made of dubu (tofu), vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, beef or pork, and gochujang (chili paste).

9. Samgyeopsal (pork strips)

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It is one of the most popular Korean dishes in South Korea. samgyeopsal consists of grilled slices of pork belly meat that are not marinated or seasoned.

10. Haemul Pajeon (seafood vegetable pancake)

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It is mainly made of with green onions, egg batter, wheat flour, and rice flour, haemul pajeon combines seafood to the common pancake.