With the growing number of Korean restaurants across the globe, more people are no longer strangers to Korean cuisine. You may not have to leave your city to find delicious kimchi and Korean barbecue. But there is nothing quite like having these dishes and a wide array of other delightful Korean food. If you are planning a trip in Seoul sometime soon, here are some of the must-eats you need to try.
Many locals and tourists swear by this famous banana milk that you can buy from any supermarkets or convenience stores in Seoul. The product range actually comes in different flavors including melon and strawberry. But the banana takes the crown and an absolute must-try for all banana lovers out there.
Like kimchi, bibimbap is easily one of the best known Korean dishes outside of Korea. And Seoul is one of the best places to eat some authentic bibimbap. Enjoy this filling mixed rice dish with ingredients that include rice, egg, meat, assorted vegetables, and Korean red pepper paste.
Bingsu or Patbingsu
Enjoy this delicious dessert or snack made of shaved ice and topped with a wide array of treats like beans, fruits, and so much more. Refreshing and delicious, you will savor every spoonful of this delightful dish.
Korea sure knows how to make mouthwatering fried chicken. Chimaek is a combination of chicken and beer that you can enjoy either as a meal or snack. Seoul is home to many street food vendors and restaurants serving this mouthwatering dish.
Jajangmyeon is a black noodle dish that you have probably seen if you like watching South Korean dramas or K-dramas. This Chinese-influenced dish is made with noodles and black bean sauce. It is often paired with fried pork that comes with a sweet and sour sauce.
Korean barbecue is more than just eating delicious grilled meat. It is an experience in itself. Some of the best things about Korean BBQ are the delicious meat that you grill and cut on your own, the wide array of side dishes, the fresh lettuce you use to wrap the meat, and the Korean red pepper paste that adds more flavor to what is already a scrumptious fare.
Skewered Korean fish cake is a popular street food fare in Seoul. It is usually cooked in a savory broth.
Pajeon is a type of Korean pancake typically made mainly with scallion as the main ingredient. When in Seoul, try the Haemul pajeon or seafood pajeon and dongnae pajeon. This dish is best paired with traditional Korean alcoholic drink called makgeolli.
This tasty soup dish is made with chicken and ginseng as main ingredients. It is delicious, filling, and healthy.
Spicy food lover or not, tteokbokki is one Korean treat that is worth a try. Made from rice cakes, this spicy dish is widely available in street food stalls and restaurants around Seoul.