South Korea

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BULGOGI (불고기) Grilled Marinated Beef

  • Bulgogi is one of Korea's most popular beef dishes that is made from thinly sliced sirloin or another prime cut of beef (rib eye).
  • It is a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, garlic, onions, ginger, and sugar for two to four hours to enhance the flavor and tenderize.

TTEOKGUK (떡국) Rice Cake Soup

  • Tteokguk is a traditional Korean soup dish that is eaten during the celebration of the Korean New Year.
  • It’s believed to gain an additional year of life as well as bring in luck in the forthcoming year.
  • The dish consists of thinly sliced rice cakes in a broth/soup and it’s usually garnished with thin julienned cooked eggs, some marinated meat (usually beef), and dried, crushed lavers (seaweed).

KIMBAP ( 김밥) Korean Style Sushi Roll

  • It is one of the most popular and nutritious Korean meals.
  • This is a popular snack or lunch that can be made with infinite variety of ingredients using different kinds of meat and/or vegetables.

PATBINGSU (팥빙수) Shaved Ice With Sweet Beans And Fruit

  • Patbingsu is a popular shaved ice dessert enjoyed by all ages especially during the hot and humid summer seasons in Korea.
  • Patbingsu has become a very elaborate summer dessert, often topped with ice cream or frozen yogurt, sweetened condensed milk, fruit syrups, rice cake bits, chewy jelly bits, cereal flakes, and various fruits such as strawberries, kiwi fruit, and bananas.

HOTTEOK (호떡) Sweet Syrup Filled Pancake

  • Hotteok is a sweet syrup filled pancake snacks that are very popular during the winter season.
  • The dough for hotteok is made from wheat flour, water, milk, sugar, yeast.
  • It is filled with a sweet mixture which may contain brown sugar, honey, chopped peanuts, and/or cinnamon.

Common Spices ans Sauces Used in Korean Cuisine

  • Sesame oil
  • Chili pepper paste (kochujang)
  • Chili pepper flakes (kochukaru)
  • Soybean paste (daenjang)
  • Soy sauce
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Scallions

Exotic Food


  • Live Octopus Dish
  • The octopus is taken fresh from the water, quickly gutted and expertly chopped into many pieces.
  • This dish comes with a danger warning because octopuses suckers continue to function even when they are chopped up, so they must be chewed very thoroughly.