We all love to travel as it’s a pleasure and the best therapy to replenish your mood. The most memorable part of the trip is the food, especially the local food. Food says a lot about a country. Their past, present, and even future!
With the lockdown, not being able to travel to Korea does not mean that you cannot enjoy Korean cuisines as much as you enjoy Korean dramas.
If you are a food lover and like to explore different traditional and local foods, then you will enjoy these delectable and sumptuous Korean street foods that taste as delicious as they look.
1. Korean Style Asparagus
Let’s make Korean style asparagus!♬ original sound – maangchi
This is sweet, sour, and spicy. Blanch it for one minute after cutting off about an inch or more from the top.
Make your sauce with apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, spring onions, salt, and all your favorite condiments for a sweet, sour, and spicy taste.
It’s my kimchi making day!♬ original sound – maangchi
Kimchi is a staple Korean cuisine that is a traditional side dish of salted fermented vegetables, such as Korean radish and napa cabbage, made with a widely varying selection of seasonings, including gochugaru, spring onions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal, etc. It is also used in a variety of soups.
3. Haemul Pajeon
Make a delicious Korean seafood green onion pancake! ##koreancooking♬ original sound – maangchi
This is a savory Korean pancake made with scallions. Pa means scallion, and jeon means pan-fried battered food.
The dish is made from a batter of eggs, rice flour, wheat flour, scallions, and other ingredients, depending on your choice. You can also add beef, pork, shellfish, kimchi, and other seafood.
4. Korean Spicy Octopus Stir-fry
Seafood + spicy food lovers where you at? ##kdrama♬ original sound – TIFFY COOKS 🥟
Spicy stir-fried octopus is called nakji-bokkeum in Korean, and many Koreans love it. It’s the perfect way to delve into spicy seafood if you love Korean dishes.
The octopus used to make this dish has long, thin arms and a small oval head. You can shop for it fresh at your local seafood market or buy it in stores.
5. Korean Style Braised Quail Eggs
A PERFECT balance between sweet and savoury! ##kdrama♬ original sound – TIFFY COOKS 🥟
This is easy, delicious, and super addictive. However, the braised quail is a popular Korean side dish made with a soy sauce-based brine and hard-boiled eggs.
It has a well-balanced sweet and salty taste and if you like it spicy, add a few red chili peppers to suit you. It delivers a nice dose of protein and can be served with juk.
6. Korean Curry
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This is pretty easy to make once you have the famous Korean curry blocks. It saves you the time of trying to make it all from scratch.
For spiciness levels, that is at your discretion. Do what suits you and serve with rice. Enjoy your Curry as you catch up on your favorite Korean dramas.
7. Mayak Or Marinated Eggs
That yolkkk plus a hot bowl of rice 🤤 so easy too!!!♬ original sound – TIFFY COOKS 🥟
They call for simple ingredients to make the most flavorful batch of eggs you have ever tasted!
These soft & jammy eggs are soaked in a delicious marinade overnight to create a tremendous burst of flavor in every bite.
Donkatsu is a Korean twist of the original Japanese meal called Tonkatsu, a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet.
This delicious meal tastes similar to the schnitzel but has a crispier breading. If you are craving something fried, whip this fried cutlet up in minutes.
9. Beef Seaweed Soup
If you love your soup chewy, then the combination of seaweed and beef should do the trick for you.
This staple soup is also recommended for new moms within the first few weeks after giving birth—the nutrients in the seaweed soup help with recovery and breast milk production.
Radish in in peak season these days, very sweet, crispy, and delicious! Let’s make a radish salad side dish, mu-saengchae in Korean!♬ original sound – maangchi
This Korean spicy radish salad is an easy-to-make side dish. In late fall, Korean radishes taste sweet, juicy, and crunchy.
The spicy version of this salad is a more common variation. Choosing a good radish is very important to make good musaengchae. Note that the green part of the radish is sweeter than the white part.