9 Popular Korean Foods You Should Try If You Enjoy Kimchi Stew, Korean Pancake, and More

1. Bibimbap

Bibimbap is a colorful and nutritious Korean dish that translates to “mixed rice.” It typically consists of a bowl of steamed rice topped with an array of seasoned vegetables, sliced meat (often beef), a fried egg, and gochujang

2. Japchae

apchae is a savory and slightly sweet dish that features glass noodles made from sweet potato starch.

3. Bulgogi

Bulgogi, which translates to “fire meat,” is a beloved Korean barbecue dish. Thinly sliced beef, usually sirloin or ribeye, is marinated in a sweet and savory mixture containing soy sauce

4. Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki is a popular street food in Korea, featuring chewy rice cakes bathed in a sweet and spicy gochujang-based sauce

5. Samgyeopsal

Samgyeopsal refers to thick slices of pork belly, a staple in Korean barbecue. The meat is typically grilled at the table, allowing diners to enjoy the sizzling experience.

6. Sundubu Jjigae

Sundubu Jjigae is a comforting and spicy Korean stew made with uncurdled tofu, vegetables, sometimes meat, and gochujang or gochujang (chili powder). It is often served bubbling hot in an earthenware pot

7. Kimbap

Kimbap, often referred to as Korean sushi rolls, consists of seasoned rice and various ingredients rolled in sheets of seaweed.

8. Haemul Pajeon

Haemul Pajeon, or seafood pancake, is a savory pancake made with a batter of flour, eggs, and scallions

9. Hotteok

For those with a sweet tooth, Hotteok is a must-try Korean street food. These are sweet pancakes made with a dough that includes brown sugar, honey, chopped peanuts, and cinnamon.

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