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Some Korean Food That Will Make Your Mouth Water

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My husband and I are both foodies. We like to EAT and try new dishes. We know most of the best restaurants in Janghyeon and in places nearby. When we go to another city in Korea, we make sure that we visit a new restaurant or food chain.

The MOKBO (foodie) couple... ^^

Because of our shared passion for eating, I have tried most food in Korea… from the strangest to the most common.

Here are some of the Korean food I recommend you try (if you haven’t yet):

My all-time favorite, GAMJATANG (감자탕)... ^^

Gamjatang or pork bone soup is a spicy Korean soup made with pork spine, vegetables, onions, pepper and ground wild sesame seeds. Your mouth is sure to water with the appetizing aroma of the soup alone.

My husband and I order bokumpop (붂음밥) or fried rice every time we go to our favorite gamjatang restaurant. The leftover gamjatang soup is great with fried rice.

DAK GALBI (닭갈비) is your kind of dish if you're into spicy food. I used to dislike peppery dishes, but in Korea, it's impossible to avoid them.

Dak Galbi or Korean Spiced Chicken is made by stir-frying marinated chicken in gochujang (chili pepper paste), along with sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions and tteok (rice cake).

Another kind of galbi that's oh~so~yummy is SO GALBI (소 갈비) or Grilled Beef Ribs. I've mentioned in a recent post that Korean beef is "so damn good"... cooked or raw. ^^

The first time my husband took me to a Yukhoe restaurant, I thought I was going to eat another horrible kind of sashimi... but to my surprise, I actually enjoyed Yukhoe (육회) or beef sashimi, raw beef seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil and rice wine.

One of the Korean food that is gaining popularity in other countries is Samgyeopsal (삼겹살).

Samgyeopsal consists of thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat (slightly similar to bacon), cooked on a grill at the diners' table.

This sumptuous dish is called YONGYANG POP (영양밥) or nutritious rice. Koreans call this nutritious rice because it contains all kinds of nuts, dates, and different grains of rice.

Like most Korean food, yongyang pop is served with "a lot" of side dishes. In the restaurant we always go to, they serve it with the usual kimchi and other vegetables, as well as fish. How can you not enjoy Korean food when it's always a feast like this?

So what are you having for tomorrow’s lunch or dinner? Take your pick from among the Korean food on the list, and  watch out for the next set of menus in my next post.

맛있게 드세요!  Enjoy your meal… ^^

5 thoughts on “Some Korean Food That Will Make Your Mouth Water

  1. I remember you telling me before that he was going to marry a Korean. Now he’s married. Congrats. ^^ Where are they staying, in Japan or SK?

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  2. ummmmmmmmmm! I love Korean food. So does my son. He loved Korean food so much that he married a Korean lady (LOL)

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