An Introduction To Korean Food


A mixed rice bowl that is served in a hot stone pot. An assortment of veggies, protein, and fried egg is combined with red pepper paste and sesame oil.

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Nakji bokkeum

Stir-fried octopus with udon noodles and julienned onions in a spicy red pepper sauce.

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The pickled cabbage is served alongside almost every Korean meal.

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Bulgogi is one of Korea’s most popular beef dishes that is made from thinly sliced sirloin or another prime cut of beef (rib eye). It is usually marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, garlic, onions, ginger, and sugar for two to four hours to enhance the flavor and its tenderization

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A Korean broth made from ox bones, brisket and other cuts. Seasoning is generally done at the table according to personal taste by adding salt, ground black pepper, red pepper, minced garlic, or chopped spring onions

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Soondae is a pork sausage, filled with mixed with sweet rice and sweet potato vermicelli noodles.  It is a traditional Korean sausage and popular snack food sold by various restaurants as well as street vendors.

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The country’s version of Japanese sushi. It is normally packed with spinach, pickled radish, fish cakes, and sliced omelette.

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Doenjang jjigae

Soybean paste stew. While it is a great standalone meal, it is also commonly served as a side dish to Korean barbecue.

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Stir-fried or grilled intestines (from cattle or pork) enjoyed by Koreans especially while drinking soju

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Korean pancake made with green onions/scallions, served with a mixture of soy sauce & vinegar for its dipping sauce

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A stew made with silken tofu, spicy broth, and assorted meats and veggies. The bubbling pot poaches the cracked egg on top.

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Korean for short rib. It is commonly grilled in a soy sauce marinade or dipped in coarse salt.

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A sweet potato noodle dish that is made with stir fried vegetables, and is flavored with sesame oil and soy sauce.

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Budae jjigae

Translates to “Army-base stew.” It originated after the Korean War, when American soldiers donated canned goods to people who had little to eat. The spicy fusion soup incorporates ingredients like hot dogs, ramen, and kimchi.

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