In addition to the title of “cosmetic paradise”, Korea is also home to a series of traditional dishes, any visitor cannot miss.
1. GANJANG GEJANG – Raw crabs marinated in soy sauce:
This dish is also called funny “rice thief”, to indicate the level of rice when used together. The synthesis of the elements including bitterness, pungent, cold feeling and special aroma makes this dish get a lot of tourists and local people.
2. TTEOKBOKKI (SPICY RICE CAKES)
With two distinctive red and orange colors, this street food is indispensable in your journey to discover Korean cuisine. Steamed rice cakes are sliced, cooked and served with fish in a spicy sauce with a little sweetness. In the composition of the sauce there is also the appearance of black bean flour and tomato sauce.
3. KIMBAP (KOREAN SUSHI ROLL)
Simple, easy to do with high aesthetic elements are 3 elements that help this dish in the menu should try when visitors go to Korea. Ingredients such as sautéed vegetables, stir-fried beef, carrots, pickled radish, eggs and rice are tightly wrapped in seaweed. Finally, the cook cut the rice roll into small circles.
4. SAMGYETANG (GINSENG CHICKEN SOUP)
This boiling hot ginseng chicken soup, called samgyetang (삼계탕), is an iconic summer dish in Korea. Sam (삼) refers to ginseng (insam, 인삼), gye (계) means chicken, and tang (탕) is soup. It’s extremely popular as a nourishing food which helps fight the summer heat. As the Korean saying goes, eating the hot soup is “fighting the heat with heat.”
Every time eating, on the table of Korean people, kimchi is an indispensable side dish. The dish with the national spirit is the main ingredient of cabbage and marinated with ingredients such as chili powder, salt, pepper, ginger and green onions … Then the processor for this mixture fermented . If you like sour food, people can leave for 2-3 days.
6. DUBU KIMCHI
The harmonious combination of white tofu, kimchi and stir-fried pork has created a unique flavor for the famous dish Dubu Kimchi. This dish scores points with the distinctive aroma of tofu, the spicy and bitter taste of kimchi as well as the sweetness of the meat. In Korea, people often use this dish with Soju wine.
7. BIBIMBAP (RICE MIXED WITH VEGETABLES)
This dish originates from Korea and appears in many places of Korea, from trays of home to shops, restaurants. The bottom part is white rice. On the other hand, there is a variety of ingredients such as vegetables, beef, eggs, sesame oil and some chili sauce to increase the flavor.
8. RICH SUNDAE
This dish was born in the 6th century. The small intestine and large intestine of pigs are cleaned. The kernel is made from vermicelli, blood, perilla leaves. In some places, Sundae is eaten with pig soup.
9. PATBINGSU (KOREAN SHAVED ICE DESSERT)
You can enjoy the most famous dessert of kimchi anywhere. There are many ways of processing Bingsu but traditionally, this dish has ingredients such as tteok rice cake, condensed milk, fresh milk, cereal grains, cream, syrup, red beans, fruits.