How to Order Korean Foods
- Food with/without meat
- The method to request the cook to exclude meat from the order.
- Survival phrases in Korean restaurant
- Seoul Vegetarian Club
- KNTO Vegetarian Restaurants
- KNTO Halal Restaurants
- The Daily Kimchi
- Seoul Style
Bibimbap is a popular Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed rice.” Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating. It can be served either cold or hot (Source: wikipedia). Check out the bibimbap that my friends and I had for about 7,000 won in Hongik at BAB restaurant.
Tteokbokki is a dish of korean rice cake with spicy red sauce and sometimes egg. You could easily eat this at any pojangmacha – street stall for around 2,000/ 2,500 won. If you put ramen/instant noodle it is called rabbokki and set you off for 3,000/ 3,500 won. (Source: Wikipedia)
Juk – Porridge / Congee
Juk is a predominantly Korean porridge made of grains such as cooked rice, beans, sesame, and azuki beans. Juk is often eaten warm in Korea, especially as a morning meal, but is now eaten at any time of the day. (Source: Wikipedia)
There are so many varieties of juk. My favourite is pat (red/azuki bean) juk and there’s korean rice cake inside too. You could try eating juk at any Bonjuk restaurant in Korea for about 6,000 to 10,000 won.
Kimbap, samgak kimbap
Gimbap or kimbap is a popular Korean dish made from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, rolled in gim (sheets of dried laver seaweed) and served in bite-size slices. Gimbap is often eaten during picnics or outdoor events, or as a light lunch, served with danmuji or kimchi. It is similar to the better-known Japanese sushi. (Source: Wikipedia)
Rest assured, it is nothing like sushi at all. I love packing some kimbap and strolling along Han River. The feeling..hmm like at home? Hahah..that’s too much to put it that way right? One evening, I packed chungmu kimbap from Myeongdong and went straight to Yeoido Park (it’s far). Stayed at the park for a good one hour watching people flying kites and riding bikes. The weather was cool and I felt contented, a perfect day.
You could pack kimbap from any kimbap house like kimbap nara/kimbap jongguk/kim ga ne in tuna, vegetables or kimchi. It varies from 1,000 won to 2,500 won. Cheap and filling. Another variation is samgak kimbap, in a triangle shape. A lot of it sold in convenience shop like 7-Eleven, Mini Stop etc for 600 to 1,000 won.
|Miju with samgak kimbap at Yeoido Park|