Korean cuisine is a delightful mixture of flavors from all over Asia. Like most Asian cuisine, it features a number of spicy dishes which have been derived through years of interactions with different Asian cultures. There are some that are uniquely Korean, but a number of them have influences from different parts of the continent. There are Meats, vegetables and soups that make up the different dishes. Below, are the most delicious dishes of Korean cuisine.
7 of the most delicious dishes
Bibimbap: You will probably need to read it again slowly to be able to get the pronunciation. Bibimbop is rice with a number of toppings. The variety of toppings depends a lot on the cook as well as the availability of certain toppings. Generally it will consist of shredded carrots, sprouts, cucumbers, flavored beef, chicken, fish, mushrooms, seaweed and mustard greens. To add the major crown to it all is a fried egg. The mixed flavors of the toppings are pure delight for the taste buds.
Kimchi: This is one of the oldest side dishes in Korean cuisine dating back over 2000 years ago. It is a spicy dish of fermented cabbage in pepper, ginger, garlic and scallion. The cabbage is preserved with salt and the spices are put on top of it. If you are not used to spicy food, it is better to ask for the less spicy dish. There is a very spicy one and a mild one. This is actually the most common Korean side dish.
Bulgogi: It is the most common beef recipes in Korea. It is made from thinly sliced prime beef cut (sirloin or rib eye) the beef is marinated for 4 hours in a mixture of soy source, sesame, garlic, onions, black pepper and sugar. The meat is then grilled along with whole garlic, chopped peppers and onions. It is served with leaves of lettuce, spinach or any other leafy vegetable.
Ssam: this is a flavorful wrapping of rice, spices and meat in a crispy lettuce leaf. It is a pleasurable attack of spicy flavors on your sense of taste.
Doenjang Jjigae: If you visited a Korean home, chances are this would be one of the dishes offered to you along with kimchi. It is made up of Doenjang, mushrooms, tofu, scallions, green pepper and anchovy for flavor. It may take getting used to, but it is loved in Korea.
Kalbi: This is probably the most delicious BBQ dish from Korea. It is made from beef ribs that have been stripped of fat and then marinated in a source with special flavors and spice. Because of the small pieces they are chopped into, they tend to take a shorter time on the fire. Kalbi, is soft, spicy and delicious.
Dakjuk: The Koreans call this chicken Porridge. Chicken is boiled in a pot together with garlic, onions, spices and rice. The rice breaks up to make the soup thick like porridge. It is a simple to prepare dish, but the flavor is awesome.
Finding Korean Dishes
The first option you would have would be to go to Korea and ask for any of those delicious dishes. However, Korean restaurants have spread all over the globe and you would just have to look up a good Korean restaurant near you. Alternatively you could try and follow recipes online to make your own Korean dish.