Food has been an integral part of Korean life since prehistoric times, and has evolved through complex environmental and political changes.Koreans have developed a
Galbi is how most people come to know Korean food (other than through Kimchi).
Don’t worry, yukgaejang is not as spicy as its scary red color might suggest.
In fact, it’s considered a comfort food and is a staple dish in every Korean home.
Think of this as the Korean version of late night pizza. Filled with either beef, pork,
seafood, or kimchi, as well as tender tofu, this spicy dish is a go-to order to after a night of heavy drinking..
You’ll find a basket of salted seaweed in every Korean household.
It’s a staple side dish, but also makes a great snack and meal on-the-go when paired with rice.
Beware of the noodles: they’re extra long and a known choking hazard!
If you love meat, but also have a sweet tooth, this one’s for you.
It tastes a lot like galbi, but it’s made with a thinner cut of meat.
Okay, I know it’s not much to look at, but this umami-rich soup is actually really good.
It tastes kind of like miso, but with a few slices of chili pepper and zucchini thrown in for extra savoriness.
This soup’s milky flavor is derived from ox bones boiled over 3+ hours.
A pinch of salt and pepper brings out the savory taste.
Literally translating to “mixed rice,” this simple dish will make you want to devour all of your vegetables.
It’s served with a dollop of chili paste you mix into the dish before eating, and almost always with a sunny-side up egg.
This stuff is as essential as bread and butter.
It’s spicy (duh), crunchy, and kiiiind of salty, and goes well with literally every Korean dish.