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nigelwclifford

Food in South Korea

by nigelwclifford »

Ok South Korean food is amazing, I’ve eaten a ton of it, if you want to eat some really unique food then some of my personal favorites are;

Live Octopus (Sannakji) – They cut up the tentacles of a live octopus and serve it immediately, they usually serve it with a light seasoning of sesame oil. This is a really unique experience because the tentacles are still squiring, when you poke them with your chopsticks they will start moving all over the plate and when you put them in your mouth be warned because the suckers still work so they will stick to the side of your mouth and your tongue when you put them in your mouth. Make sure you chew them a lot before swallowing.

 

Cow’s Stomach(Gopchang) – Each of the 4 cow stomachs are separately named dishes, unfortunately I’ve forgotten their individual names, but they are all quiet delicious. The 3rd stomach is by far the best, so I’d go for that one. They can be a little pricey though.

 

Dog Meat Soup (Bosintang) – Now this one is a bit of a moral dilemma, so it’s not for everyone, but if you want to try it you can find it quite easily in Korea. To be perfectly honest it isn’t that great of a meal, it has a weak beef flavor in my opinion. It’s something you eat so that you can say you’ve tried it.

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aarondouglas9

RE: Food in South Korea

by aarondouglas9 »

I’m going to South Korea soon and I want to sample some unique Korean food, can anybody recommend things they’ve eaten?

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aarondouglas9

RE: Food in South Korea

by aarondouglas9 »

Thanks Nigel! They sound like just the kind of food I’m looking to try

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bethanym

RE: Food in South Korea

by bethanym »

If you are looking for food that defines Korea, but not so exotic, try Korean barbeque. It's grilled beef or pork wrapped in lettuce. The meal is cooked at the table and served family style. It's delicious, but an easy transition for picky eaters. Almost everyone will like grilled meat, lettuce, and rice; side dishes can be used for more experimentation. There is a chain called Dino Meat across the country that is really good. Dak galbi is a type of Korean barbeque that has chicken and uses a really spicy sauce. Make sure to chase it with some soju or makgeoli!

http://www.morethanapage.com/food/first-taste-of-korea/

http://www.morethanapage.com/food/carnivores-rejoice/

 

 

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miafra

RE: Food in South Korea

by miafra »

Korean food is inexpensive, healthy and for most teachers, delicious. There are a variety as well as for those who are willing to try different things.Korea is a Buddhist country so most of the dishes are vegetarians.Koreans firmly believe that food should be made ??with natural spices and balanced meals for day are good for health. a typical Korean meal called "pekpan" consists of rice, the staple of every Korean meal, soup and a large number of plates, one of which is "kimchi". sweet sticky rice accompanies every meal. Other dishes include seafood, meat or chicken, vegetables, herbs and much roots.Soup also served. 

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allen ginsberg

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by allen ginsberg »

Budae Jjigae, Hoe and Dak galbi are delicious South Korean Dishes.

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thablooks

RE: Food in South Korea

by thablooks »

I strongly advise you to taste Kimchi, Gimbab and naengmyeon, which are three outstanding specialities of Korean that you will never forget. Kimchi is spicy salted vegetables, which is one among 5 healthiest food  of the world, while Gimbab is the traditional rice of korea including rice rolling with egg, meat, seaweed. and Naengmyon is nutritional cold noodle of Korean people for summer days. Enjoying 3 dishes really helps exploring Korea and jumping a great step in trying out other specialities.

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daren

RE: Food in South Korea

by daren »

I can suggest ood hotel in seoul, where you can get your meal, which is tasty and delicious. Go to Brickoven. You will love their pizza. Other than that south korean dishes which are famous are hangover stew, kimchi, gomguk.

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Sunseeker

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