Patbingsu (shaved ice dessert)Via Instagram/lowbudget_backpackerGalbi (grilled ribs)Via Flickr/stuart_spivackYukgaejang (shredded beef stew)Jjajangmyeon (noodles in black bean sauce)Soondubu stew (tofu stew)Gim (toasted seaweed)Via Getty Images/LuknajaBibim Naengmyeon (cold, spicy noodles)Via Getty Images/Lionet80Makkoli (sweet rice wine)Via Flickr/~Cytryna~Doenjang Jjigae (fermented bean soup)Via kimchimari.comBulgogi (marinated beef)Seollongtang (creamy ox bone soup)Via Instagram/myungyeol_leeSamgyeopsal (pork belly slices)Via instagram/rosetarBibimbap (rice with beef and vegetables)Via Getty Images/HakatKimchi jjigae (kimchi stew)Via Instagram/gregthelordBudae jjigae ("everything" stew)Hotteok (sweet pancake)Via Instagram/kennyholaSojuVia Flickr/Graham HillsPajeon (savory pancake)Via Instagram/xandrasandiegoJapchae (stir fried sweet potato noodles)Via Instagram/sovifooddiaryMandu (dumplings)Via Instagram/ninon_023Jangjorim (soy-marinted beef strips)Tteokguk (rice cake soup)Kongguksu (soy milk noodle soup)Kimchi (spicy, fermented cabbage)Via Getty Images/Namepic
Only A True Korean Has Eaten 18/24 Of These Foods
Perhaps you grew up with second-generation Korean parents who eschewed Korean food for other eats, or maybe you're just not as well-versed in the world of Korean stews, pickled cabbage, and meats as you thought you were. The point is: Now you know there's a whole new world of so many more spicy, savory foods for you to cook and eat. Grab a friend, a bottle of soju, and get goin'! Here are some recipes to get you started.
You've tried all the basics, including Korean BBQ, kimchi, and maybe even a meaty banchan (side dish) here and there, but you're still missing some key staples of the Korean dinner table. You're well aware of the uniquely spicy and drool-inducing flavor profile of this amazing cuisine; now it's time to explore its less prominent culinary wonders, like budae jjigae (a stew containing literally every delicious Korean carb) and jangjorim (soy beef strips). Here are some recipes to get you started.
Whether you're actually Korean or not, you can officially consider yourself a true Korean foodie. You've tried most (if not all) of the basic Korean dishes and you know what truly delicious Kimchi tastes like. Feeling like chowing down on more Korean food tonight? Here are some recipes to get you started.