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Only A True Korean Has Eaten 18/24 Of These Foods

All your umma's favorite recipes and more.

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  1. Patbingsu (shaved ice dessert)
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    Patbingsu (shaved ice dessert)
    Via Instagram/lowbudget_backpacker
    Galbi (grilled ribs)
    Via Flickr/stuart_spivack
    Galbi (grilled ribs)
    Via Flickr/stuart_spivack
    Yukgaejang (shredded beef stew)
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    Yukgaejang (shredded beef stew)
    Jjajangmyeon (noodles in black bean sauce)
    Via Bearnakedfood.com
    Jjajangmyeon (noodles in black bean sauce)
    Soondubu stew (tofu stew)
    Via koreanbapsang.com
    Soondubu stew (tofu stew)
    Gim (toasted seaweed)
    Via Getty Images/Luknaja
    Gim (toasted seaweed)
    Via Getty Images/Luknaja
    Bibim Naengmyeon (cold, spicy noodles)
    Via Getty Images/Lionet80
    Bibim Naengmyeon (cold, spicy noodles)
    Via Getty Images/Lionet80
    Makkoli (sweet rice wine)
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    Makkoli (sweet rice wine)
    Via Flickr/~Cytryna~
    Doenjang Jjigae (fermented bean soup)
    Via kimchimari.com
    Doenjang Jjigae (fermented bean soup)
    Bulgogi (marinated beef)
    Via mykoreankitchen.com
    Bulgogi (marinated beef)
    Seollongtang (creamy ox bone soup)
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    Seollongtang (creamy ox bone soup)
    Via Instagram/myungyeol_lee
    Samgyeopsal (pork belly slices)
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    Samgyeopsal (pork belly slices)
    Via instagram/rosetar
    Bibimbap (rice with beef and vegetables)
    Via Getty Images/Hakat
    Bibimbap (rice with beef and vegetables)
    Via Getty Images/Hakat
    Kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew)
    Via Instagram/gregthelord
    Kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew)
    Via Instagram/gregthelord
    Budae jjigae (
    Via mykoreankitchen.com
    Budae jjigae ("everything" stew)
    Hotteok (sweet pancake)
    Via Instagram/kennyhola
    Hotteok (sweet pancake)
    Via Instagram/kennyhola
    Soju
    Via Flickr/Graham Hills
    Soju
    Via Flickr/Graham Hills
    Pajeon (savory pancake)
    Via Instagram/xandrasandiego
    Pajeon (savory pancake)
    Via Instagram/xandrasandiego
    Japchae (stir fried sweet potato noodles)
    Via Instagram/sovifooddiary
    Japchae (stir fried sweet potato noodles)
    Via Instagram/sovifooddiary
    Mandu (dumplings)
    Via Instagram/ninon_023
    Mandu (dumplings)
    Via Instagram/ninon_023
    Jangjorim (soy-marinted beef strips)
    Via koreanbapsang.com
    Jangjorim (soy-marinted beef strips)
    Tteokguk (rice cake soup)
    Via mykoreankitchen.com
    Tteokguk (rice cake soup)
    Kongguksu (soy milk noodle soup)
    Via koreanbapsang.com
    Kongguksu (soy milk noodle soup)
    Kimchi (spicy, fermented cabbage)
    Via Getty Images/Namepic
    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.

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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.

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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.

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