Korea – Jajangmyeon (자장면)

This is Korean noodles with black beans sauce. This dish is from the MYEON category of Korean cuisine. Noodles are very popular in South Korea and people used to love noodles in soups, curries, salads, etc. This dish has origin from Chinese cuisine but has an impact on Korean cuisine and now it is cooked in Korea with different variations. Gonghwachun (공화춘; 共和春) was the Chinese restaurants in 1900’s. They introduced the dish of noodles with red beans sauce to Korea.

North/South Korea – Tangpyeong-chae

Tangpyeong-chae is also known as Mung beans salad or Jelly mung beans. This is a very tasty salad served as BANCHAN, in Korean cuisine. This dish is also a part of the Korean Royal Court Cuisine. The history of this dish is written in the book, Dongguksesigi. This book was written in 1849, and explaining the Tangpyeong policy that means policy for “harmony” and “meditation”.

Korea – Dolsot Bibimbap

It is a rice dish in which different ingredients are added and served with eggs. It is also known by names like MIXED RICE. This dish is the type of Korean cuisine category: BAP. Cooked rice in any form is named BAP in Korea. The origin of this dish, Bibimbap is unknown. But this is a very old traditional dish. Both bap and Bachan are Korean categories of national cuisine. There are some areas in which leftover rice is mixed with leftover curries and vegetables to make bibimbap. Dolsot is the cookware used in Korean Kitchen to cook bibimbap and other bap dishes.

Korean – Gomguk

In Korean cuisine, Guk and Tang is the category of soup and stew. This dish GOMGUK is included in the category of Guk. It is also known in simple English as, Beef Bone soup. GUK can be prepared of different types.

Korean – Hotteok / Korean Sweet Pancakes

Hotteok is a very popular Korean pancake with stuffing inside the cakes. Stuffing can be chocolate, peanuts, cinnamon, nuts, coconut, brown sugar, honey. There is a difference between normal and Korean pancakes. Hotteok is shallowly sauteed in butter to make it crispy from the outside. So this makes a difference in Korean Hotteok / pancakes. This snack dish is first time introduce in 1927. It was the time of the Chinese when settled in Korea.

Korea – Soft Tofu Stew

Soft tofu stew as the name indicates stew having soft tofu as the main ingredient in this dish. This dish is also known by the other name SUNDUBU-JJIGAE. Sundubu is the word for extra soft curdle tofu and Jjigae is the Korean stew category. This is a very delicious stew in Korean cuisine and, it is also known as Spicy tofu stew because Gochujang and chili powder are added to this stew. The origin of soft tofu stew was recorded first time at Joseon Dynasty.

Korea, Japan – Bibimbap / Korean Mixed Rice Bowl

Bibimbap is a dish from Korean national cuisine. It is actually a rice dish which means Mixed Rice. In this dish, many different ingredients are added like stir-fried vegetables, cooked meat chunks, raw vegetable salad, noodles, spices and herbs, eggs, etc. BIBIMBAP was first time recorded in a book of JOSEON. There are different versions of Bibimbap.

Korean – Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki is Korea’s very popular dish which usually consists of small rice cakes in a spicy sauce. This dish is also known by another name that is ”Spicy Stir-fried rice cake”. This dish was first recorded in the 19th century in the book of SIUIJEONSEO. This dish has many varieties according to the best ingredients to be added.

Korea – Bulgogi

Bulgogi is Korean style grilled and roasted meat dish which is also known as FIRE MEAT. BULGOGI is a Korean word, where BUL means, Fire, and GOGI means, Meat. Gui is a Korean cooking style which is usually said in a sense of Grilled food. So this dish, Bulgogi is a Gui. During the era of GOGURYEO, this dish is called MAEKJEOK. Over the time this dish is said to be as NEOBIANI.

North/South Korea – Kongnamul Muchim

This is a very nutritious side dish served as BANCHAN. This dish is a combination of beans sprouts with other vegetables and some nuts and noodles are also added to give it a nice base to the dish. Banchan is the side dish of Korean cuisine. It is mostly grilled and steamed dishes. This is the Korean cuisine that traditionally originated at the JOSEON DYNASTY. This dish is influenced by Buddhists at the time of the Three Kingdom.