Another Glimpse at Korean Food

One thing I can say for sure when you are in Korea is that you will never get bored with Korean food as they have vast kinds of food. And yes, I enjoyed eating every piece of it.

Out of all these Korean dishes, one traditional dish that every visitor enjoys eating is Bibimbap (rice mixed with vegetables, seasonings, and spices). It is usually served in a hot stone bowl and you just have to mix up all the ingredients to make this wonderful dish. Trust me, after mixing it up, its smell will make you want to eat in a minute! One reminder while eating bibimbap: Beware not to touch the rim of the stone bowl you will burn your hands.

Bibimbap is not only healthy, but also very tasty

Bibimbap is not only healthy, but also very tasty

Another food I really enjoy eating is Galbi (pork/beef ribs mixed with ingredients according to your own taste). Persoanlly, I usually add rice, some vegetables, and cheese which makes the taste so delicious. I recommend adding cheese to cover the smell of raw beef. A good place for eating Galbi is Konkuk area where lots of Galbi restaurants are located. However, I recommend you to go there with your Korean friend as most restaurant owners over there cannot speak English.

A pan full of Galbi

A pan full of Galbi

If you are getting tired of Korean food, you can try some Korean version of a traditional dish from China. That’s what I did for one of my dinners. It is “sweet and sour pork”. The name itself represents how the taste is going to be. What makes it different from the Chinese traditional “sweet and sour pork” is that a lot of black soybean paste is used which strengthens the salty taste of the dish. If you do not like the soybean paste very much, that is not the best dish you might want to try. It is a unique Korean version of “sweet and sour pork”, and I really love this dish too.

Sweet and sour pork

Sweet and sour pork

Korea is also famous for street foods, most of which are eaten as snacks. One of my favorite snacks is “Twisted Fried Potato Sticks” which can be seen at almost every street-food stall in shopping areas. I tried one of these in Myeong-dong and I loved it. Unlike French Fries, this twisted potato stick is fried so long that it is very crispy, and very yummy. It is also at an affordable price of KRW1500. After trying this potato stick, I never want to eat French Fries anymore. This is my favorite street food in Korea so far.

Potato sticks are often sold in shopping areas, such as Myungdong

Potato sticks are often sold in shopping areas, such as Myungdong

Next, Bungeoppang is a popular snack especially among children and teenagers. Bungeoppang is a fish-shaped snack which is made of batter, and red bean paste. However, some shops put chocolate or custard syrup into the body of the fish. Usually, it is sold as in packs of 10 fishes. You can find that snack easily inside or around subway stations.

A popular snack: Fish-shaped Bungeoppang

A popular snack: Fish-shaped Bungeoppang

Have you tried some of the dishes I recommend? Which food is your favourite? Let us know by leaving a comment below. :)

By Zaw from Myanmar

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