This was supposed to be my first entry. I wanted to write about food I’ve tried in South Korea. I know that Korean Street Food are delicious, different, and artistically made. No question about it. I don’t mean street food but real Korean Food. If I am to describe Korean food in one sentence, it will be: Mouthwatering delightful irony of spicy food. I grew up in Bicol, a region in the Philippines known for spicy food yet I find Korean Food too spicy for my taste.
When you visit SoKor, try at least 2 of these foods, and don’t forget to drink flavored Soju and eat Kimchi with it.
- Dalkgalbi – is a stir fried marinated diced chicken. The version I tried has a lot of cheese in it.
- Samgyeopsal – also known as Korean barbecue. It consists of thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat. The meat, usually neither marinated nor seasoned, is cooked on a grill at the diners’ table.
- Gamjatang – is a spicy pork bone soup. Made from the spine or neck bones of a pig. It often contains potatoes, dried radish greens, perilla leaves, onions, hot peppers and ground sesame seeds.
- Kimbap – is a dish made with steamed white rice and other ingredients, rolled in dried laver seaweed.
- Sushi – I know that sushi is a Japanese food but you can also get a good sushi in South Korea.
- Jaeyuk Dapbap – Stir fried pork, carrots, squash, and onions in spicy sauce served aside a plentiful helping of rice. *Mulmandu – are duplings.
Jeulgeoun sigsa, you guys! (Happy eating!) I’m having a serious craving!