Culinary tour in Seoul is a must to do while traveling in South Korean. There are 5 typical Korean foods that you should know. The culture and the characteristics of a country can be reflected by the taste of the cuisine that made by the community.
Typical Korean Foods
Special in South Korea, there is a distinctive taste and only found in the culinary tour of this country. The following are some typical Korean foods that have the delicious taste.
Maybe you are already familiar with this dish because many restaurants around the world serve it. Bibimbap is a South Korean signature dish. Bibimbap means “mixed rice” in Korean. It is made from a mixture of basic white rice, namul (freshly sautéed and seasoned vegetables), and gochujang (Korean chili sauce).
There are a lot of variations from this Bibimbap. Usually, the people add beef and undercooked beef eggs to the Bibimbap mixture. Bibimbap is very delicious to be enjoyed in a hot stone bowl to keep this dish hot while you eat.
Bulgogi can mean “fire meat” in Korean. This is because Bulgogi cuisine is cooked with a grill of iron with a hot fire. Bulgogi is made from thinly sliced sirloin beef. It is coated with sauce to enhance the flavor before it is finally baked. Bulgogi is usually completed with chunks of onion, leek, and mushrooms to complement the strong meat flavor.
The meats that used are ranging from beef, pork or chicken meat. Generally, the most served are beef and pork. Generally, the meats can be served marinated or non-marinated. Meat that has been cooked is usually served and eaten in a way by wrapping it with fresh lettuce leaves and kimchi.
Soju is a mainstay alcoholic beverage in South Korea. Soju is a companion drink that is usually drunk by the Korean people while enjoying grilled meat. The taste is similar to Vodka just feels lighter and a bit sweeter. In winter, the combination of BBQ and Soju is as the warming body of the people.
Besides the beef and pork dishes, Korean people also love to eat chicken especially the type of fried chicken. In South Korea, fried chicken is consumed as a meal, an appetizer, Anju (food that is served and eaten with drinks), or as an after-meal snack.
Korean fried chicken differs from typical American fried chicken because it is fried twice. Therefore, the skin is crunchier and less greasy. The chicken is usually seasoned with spices, sugar, and salt, prior to and after being fried.
There are 5 typical Korean foods that you should know. The culture and the characteristics of a country can be reflected by the taste of the cuisine that made by the community.