5 Korean Traditional Food You Must Try Aside From Samgyeopsal (삼겹살)


In today's blog article, let's talk about Korean Traditional Food, and by that, I don't mean Samgyeopsal. The popularity of Samgyeopsal, especially in the Philippines, has put other must try Korean food behind the limelight. So let's talk about what other Korean Traditional Food we should try.

Korean cuisine is known for its diverse flavors and ingredients, and there are many delicious traditional dishes to try. Here are the top 5 most famous Korean traditional foods:

1. Kimchi (김치) - This spicy and pungent fermented vegetable dish is a staple in Korean cuisine. It is usually made with Napa cabbage, but there are many variations that use other vegetables, such as radish or cucumber.

2. Bibimbap (비빔밥) - This popular dish consists of a bowl of steamed rice topped with various vegetables, meat, and a fried egg. It is often served with gochujang, a spicy red pepper paste, and mixed together before eating.

3. Bulgogi (불고기) - This savory and sweet grilled beef dish is marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and other seasonings. It is often served with rice and lettuce leaves for wrapping.

4. Japchae (잡채);- This dish features glass noodles made from sweet potato starch, stir-fried with vegetables, meat, and soy sauce. It is a popular side dish or main dish.

5. Tteokbokki(떡볶이) - This popular street food snack features chewy rice cakes cooked in a spicy and sweet sauce made from gochujang, soy sauce, and sugar. It is often served with fish cakes, boiled eggs, and green onions.

There are many other delicious traditional Korean foods to explore, such as galbi, haemul pajeon, and samgyetang, among others.