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15 things to eat/ drink in Seoul

19th April 2018  

Korean BBQ

1. Barbeque

Korean BBQ is definitely one of the first things that you should try when you are in South Korea. Can you resist juicy, tender, meat grilled to perfection? Kalbi or Galbi is definitely one of the most popular cuts of Korean BBQ! It’s made from the short ribs cut of beef and is marinated in sweet sauce with a soy sauce base.


Kimchi

2. Kimchi

One of the oldest and most famous Korean dishes, kimchi is an institution and essential to Korean culture. It’s a spicy, sour dish made from salted and fermented vegetables. Mostly frequently made from cabbage, it can also include radish and is seasoned with onion, garlic, ginger and chilli. Yeolmumul kimchi is a less spicy kimchi made with young radish stalks floating in a tangy soup.


Korean Pancake

3. Korean pancakes

Crunchy and filling, Korean pancake tastes best when it comes studded with shellfish, cuttlefish, and other varieties of seafood, to make haemul (seafood) pajeon.And with its traditional companion of Korean rice wine, makgeolli, pajeon makes the perfect meal for a rainy day.


Soju

4. Soju

A clear, colourless alcohol beverage, Soju is made from fermented rice, wheat and barley. It’s a strong spirit that’s often drunk neat, in chilled shot glasses, but can also be made into cocktails or mixed drinks. It’s popular to mix it with beer, and a soju yogurt drink is also common. The alcohol content can range from 16-50%, and it tastes clean and neutral, like a sweeter, less aggressive vodka.


Instant noodles

5. Instant noddles

Anyone can follow the directions on the back of the ramen package to boil water and sprinkle in the spice packet, but connoisseurs will add extras like canned tuna, eggs, and cheese for enhanced flavor


Bibimbap

6. Bibimbap (Rice Bowl)

Bibimbap is a mixed rice bowl that is served in a hot stone pot. An assortment of veggies, protein, and fried egg is combined with red pepper paste and sesame oil.


Hobakjuk

7. Hobakjuk ( pumpkin porridge)

This viscous, yellow-orange juk, or porridge, gets its distinctive color and flavor from the pumpkin, its namesake and its main ingredient. Hobakjuk is often served as an appetizer to meals, or as a health food: it is supposedly beneficial to those suffering from intestinal problems.


Bulgogi

8. Bulgogi (Grilled meat)

Bulgogi literally "fire meat" made of thin, marinated slices of beef or pork grilled on a barbecue or on a stove-top griddle. It is also often stir-fried in a pan in home cooking.


Sannakji

9. Sannakji (Live baby octopus)

A small baby octopus is chopped up in front of you, scooped onto a plate and served still squirming.Sannakji was made famous in the West by a pretty grotesque scene from the movie Old Boywhere a man held captive for fifteen years escapes only to consume a whole live octopus. The poor actor had to film that scene twice. Nakji bokkeum is stir-fried octopus with udon noodles and julienned onions in a spicy red pepper sauce.


10. Spiciest noodles in the world

For the fifth year running, this stuff tops the list. Despite a packaging design change, you should still heed the warnings; habanero pepper top right corner, temperature gauge and screaming person, black packaging… Yeah – it’s not one to underestimate; this is violently hot.


Japchae

11. Japchae (Stir fried noodles)

Often served as a side dish during lunch or dinner, japchae is a traditional Korean noodle dish made up of stir-fried sweet potato, thinly shredded vegetables, beef, and a hint of soy sauce and sugar. Depending on the chef, additional ingredients like mushrooms are added to the mix. Japchae is known for its sweet and flavorful taste and its soft yet slightly chewy texture.


Ddukbokki

12. Ddukbokki (spicy rice cake)

Ddukbokki, also spelled tteokbokki, is a common spicy Korean food made of cylindrical rice cakes, triangular fish cake, vegetables, and sweet red chili sauce. It is often sold by pojangmacha (street vendors). People enjoy ddeukbokki for the combination of spicy and sweet flavors.


Kimbap

13. Kimbap (Korean version of sushi)

Kimbap is the the country's version of Japanese sushi. It is normally packed with spinach, pickled radish, fish cakes, and sliced omelette.


Korean Fried Chicken

14. KFC (Korean Fried Chicken)

Korean fried chicken is fried fresh to order and seasoned with garlic-soy or hot-pepper sauces, although some prefer it plain.


Hotteok

15. Hotteok

Hotteok is a dessert commonly found in food stalls. It's fried dough filled with a mixture of seeds, honey, cinnamon, and peanuts.


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