100 Korean Foods

This list of 100 must haves is taken from ‘Zen Kimchi’ – a Korean food blog. Now, with being veggie, I’ve got my limits in what I can and can’t experience in Korea. Tons of chefs have kindly altered foods so I could give them a go. The foods that I’ve tried are bolded!

1. Myeolchi Bokkeum (Stir-fried Anchovies)

2. Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)

3. Bulgogi (Grilled Marinated Beef)

4. BulDalk (Burn-your-pants-off Spicy Grilled Chicken)

5. DalkBal (Spicy Chicken Feet)

6. Korean Fried Chicken

7. Dalk Galbi (Stir-fried Marinated Chicken and Veggies)

8. San Nakji, chopped (Semi-live Baby Octopus)

9. San Nakji, whole (Live Octopus)

10. Sundubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew)

11. Juk (Rice Porridge) My favorite for when I’m sick.

12. Galbi (Grilled Short Ribs)

13. Galbitang (Short Rib Soup)

14. Shinseollo (Fancy Hot Pot)

15. Gobchang Gui (Grilled Beef Intestines).

16. Seng Gan (Raw Beef Liver)

17. Galbi Jjim (Stewed Ribs)

18. Bossam (Steamed Marinated Pork with Lettuce Wraps)

19. Japchae (Clear Noodles Stir-fried with Pork and Vegetables) I’ve had tons of Japchae with no meat! mmm

20. Jaeyuk Bokkeum (Spicy Stir-fried Pork)

21. Kimchi Jjim (Stewed Kimchi with Tofu)

22. Ddong Jip (Chicken Gizzards)

23. Odeng/Eomuk(Street-side Fish Noodles)

24. Hoddeok (Stuffed Street-side Pastries) Mmmmm. Fried dough with brown sugar. One of the best parts about winter!

25. GeiJang (Raw Fermented Crabs) One of my favorite side dishes. Raw crab has a fanstastic gelatinous textures.

26. Hongeo (Fermented Skate)

27. Gochujang Samgyeopsal (Grilled Pork Belly Smothered in Red Pepper Paste)

28. Lotteria’s Shrimp Burger

29. Sae-u Kang (Shrimp Flavored “Fries”)

30. Doenjang Jjigae (Fermented Bean Paste Stew) One of the first dishes I ever tried in Seoul.

31. Cheonggukjang (Stinky Fermented Bean Paste Stew)

32. Boshintang (Dog Soup)

33. Seonji Haejangguk (Hangover Stew with Clotted Cow Blood)

34. Ddeokbokki (Chewy Rice Cakes in Spicy Sauce)

35. YukHui (Raw Beef Salad)

36. MiyeokGuk (Seaweed Soup)

37. Mae-eunTang (Spicy Fish Soup)

38. Nakji Bokkeum (Stir-fried Baby Octopus)

39. Ojingeo (Dried Cuttlefish)

40. Beondaeggi (Silkworm Larvae)

41. Golbaenggi (Sea Snails)

42. Jangeo Gui (Grilled Eel)

43. Jaratang (Turtle Soup)

44. Bogeo (Blowfish)

45. Sae-u Sogeum Gui (Salt Grilled Shrimp)

46. Deodeok Root

47. BindaeDdeok (Mung Bean Pancake)

48. Pajeon (Green Onion Pancake)

49. Bibimbap (Mixed Rice and Vegetables)

50. Boribap (Mixed Barley Rice and Vegetables)

51. Marinated Garlic

52. Patbingsu (Shaved Ice and Red Bean Treat) YUMMMY~

53. Dotorimok (Acorn Jelly) A gelatinous block generally served with a spicy soy sauce. Took a while to like the texture, but I really dig this dish.

54. Naengmyeon (Chilled Noodles) Ice, pear, beef, a hard boiled egg, and chewy noodles. The new obsession, without the beef of course.

55. Makkoli/Dongdongju (Rice Beer) Low alochol, mildly fizzy, and you can polish off a bottle without to much pain the next morning. Just don’t drink it after you’ve already been going for a while!

56. Bokbunja (Raspberry Wine) The Korean answer to Manischewitz!

57. Soju (Rice Whiskey)
A sweet potato liquer, strong, and will have you cursing the world if consumed in copious amounts.

58. Andong Soju (Strong Rice Whiskey from the Andong Region)

59. Jogae Gui (Grilled Shellfish)

60. Haepari (Jellyfish) Nice crunchy texture.

61. Gyeran Jjim (Steamed Egg)

62. Corn Ice Cream One of the best things about Korea! I love the clean taste of the corn in my ice cream!

63. Dolsot Bibimbap (Mixed Rice and Vegetables in a Sizzling Stone Pot) I never liked it in the states, but in Korea I survived winter on it!

64. Mandu (Stuffed Dumplings)

65. Ddeokguk (Chewy Rice Cake Soup) A traditional soup served for New Years.

66. Songpyeon (Stuffed Chewy Rice Cakes) Rice cakes stuffed with sugar and sesame seeds, sweet potatoes, or red bean.

67. Hot Bar (Fried Fish Batter Street Food)

68. Shikhye (Sweet Rice Punch) They always sell it at the jimjilbang! It’s super refreshing and cool.

69. Any product with Green Tea in it

70. Gujeolpan (Nine-section Dish)

71. Yogurt Soju Cocktail Yum. Also, banana milk soju!

72. Baechu Kimchi (Cabbage Kimchi)

73. Any Kimchi that’s over 3 years old

74. Baek Kimchi (White Cabbage Kimchi) Also called “winter Kimchi” It’s pretty mild stuff.

75. Shake-’em-up Dosirak

76. Mul Kimchi (Water Kimchi)

77. Oi Sobagi (Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi)

78. Ggakdugi (Cubed Radish Kimchi) I made this with my kids!

79. Sae-u Jeot (Salted Tiny Shrimp)

80. Myeongran Jeot (Salted Pollack Roe)

81. Changran Jeot (Salted Pollack Guts)

82. Ssamjang (Mixed Soybean and Pepper Paste)

83. Kalguksu (Hand-cut Noodle Soup)

84. Ramyeon (Ramen Noodles)

85. Entire Hui Meal (Korean style Sashimi)

86. Gimbap (Seaweed Rice Rolls) When I don’t feel like “real food” I get kimbap. It the 1 dollar pizza of Korea!

87. Jokbal (Pigs Feet)

88. Sundae (Blood and Noodle Sausage)

89. Yeot (Traditional Korean Candy)

90. Naengi (Shepherd’s Purse)

91. Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)

92. Budae Jjigae (“Army Base” Stew, traditionally including hot dogs and Spam)

93. Agu Jjim (Stewed Monkfish)

94. Haemultang (Seafood Soup) I still find the intense flavors and aroma of the sea to be a bit much for me.

95. Nurungji (Hot Water Mixed with Rice Scrapings in a Stone Pot)
About as exciting as eating the afficomon for dessert.

96. Sujebi (Rustic Dumpling Soup) T

97. Janchi Guksu (Thin Noodles in a Seaweed Broth with Condiments)

98. BungeoBbang (Goldfish-shaped Stuffed Pastry)

99. Raw Ginseng or anything with Ginseng in it

100. MakHui (Chilled Sashimi Soup)

***36 outta 100***


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