I am obsessed with most things Korean. So these are some of the foods that I really want to try when on our huge trip to Europe and Asia in 2019. I was recently told after begging my parents for weeks to go to Korea or Japan that we would be able to go. I really wanted to go to Korea because of my recent obsession with K-pop and Kdramas. So here it is 10 foods and desserts I want to try when we want to go to South Korea.
Here are 10 foods I want to try in South Korea
galbi is marinated short ribs (usually beef but you can also get pork) in a pear-soy marinade usually grilled in front of you in a restaurant.
Gim or Kim is toasted also salted seaweed. Gim is usually eaten as a snack, side dish along with rice or just an on-the-go meal.
bulgogi is a is a very similar dish to galbi besides made with a thinner strip of meat. bulgogi translates to ‘fire meat’ from Korean to English.
japchae is a sweet potato noodle stirfry with vegetable and meat. japchae is usually a side dish but if you add more ingredients it could easily become a main.
Budae Jigae is a stew made with kimchi, ramen, sliced sausage, spam, tofu and rice cakes. Budae Jigae is a stew made after the Korean war, made from both Korean and American ingredients.
I just had to start off the dessert part of my list with Patbingsu also known Korean shaved ice. korean shaved ice can have toppings such as fruit syrup, condensed milk, chopped fruit and red beans. as told by the name you serve it cold to keep the ice melted.
bungeo-ppang is a fish-shaped pastry filled with sweetened red bean paste. It’s a very popular street food usually served in winter. Bungeo-ppang translates to ‘carp bread’ which is the picture of the fish on the front and back.
hotteok is a Korean pancake usually filled with things such as brown sugar, cinnamon, honey and peanuts. it’s also believed that hotteok originated from Chinese merchants that immigrated to Korea in the late 19th century.
kkul-tarae is also known as the king’s candy is wrapped around things such as chocolate or candied nuts. It was also eaten in the royal court. today it represents health and fortune for the person that buys it.
finally the last food! hoppang is a Korean dessert sold throughout Korea. It is sold hot. it is a form of jjinppang or steamed bread usually filled with smooth, sweetened red bean paste.
Let me know if you have had any of these foods?