5 Must-Try Korean Dishes


Korean cuisine runs the gamut from the sweet to the spicy and savory. There are numerous pickled dishes, noodle dishes, and sweets that you absolutely must try. Whether you decide to try your own hand at preparing one of these dishes, or you decide on making your way to the nearest Korean restaurant, this brief guide will inform you of just a few must-try Korean dishes.


Ice cream lovers take note, bingsu might replace the traditional cone as your favorite confectionery treat. On top of shaved ice, you'll find a layer of sweetened red beans that might coincide with a number of other optional toppings, including misutgaru, ice cream itself, condensed milk, syrup, or even corn flakes for the breakfast lover.

Hangover Stew

South Korea is particularly known for its celebratory drinking culture. After a heavy night of partying and soju, nothing settles the stomach and mind more than a traditional hangover stew. This hearty dish consists of bean sprouts, congealed ox blood, cabbage, and radish that are placed in a delicious and filling beef broth. This stout medley is sure to bring to life even the most dehydrated of individuals.

Nakji Bokkeum

This stiry fry dish consists largely of a mixture of chili powder, chili paste, green peppers, and chili peppers. Needless to say, it is quite spicy, especially when congealed together with a delicious, caramelized sauce. The ingredient that truly brings this dish together, however, is the addition of octopus. It gives it a strong, but never overpowering, seafood flavor that makes it an entirely distinct bit of Korean cuisine.


This is perhaps the most enduring and commonly known Korean dish. It is basically a staple of the Korean diet and is served at most dining establishments as a side to your entree. Kimchi is a preserved, salted, and fermented cabbage that has been doused in an admixture of pepper, ginger, garlic, and scallion. It is slightly spicy, yet does not have an overpowering aftertaste due to the drying presence of salt.


Ppeongtwiti is a staple of South Korean street cart food. In fact, you will find that many vendors will often times move their cart into the middle of busy streets during rush hour to serve people stuck in dense traffic. Ppeongtwiti is an unflavored rice cake that is brittle and crunchy. Due to its lack of seasoning or spices, it is relatively flavorless, but its crunchy texture makes for a perfect on the go, filling snack.  


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