This great bokguk restaurant has been run for more than 50 years over two generations. If you are lucky, you might be sitting next to actors or actresses during the upcoming BIFF as it is known to attract a lot of celebrities.
In Korea, there is no end to what people can see and experience, but trying Korean food is on the top of most visitor to-do lists! So let’s explore some of the dishes that are sure to impress you with Korea’s true flavor!
Bibimbap: Rice with nutrient-packed flavor
When you are in a rush, Bulgogi Chicken is a great way to put your stored bulgogi sauce to good use. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare and about 40 minutes in the oven. A great advantage with this dish is you can put the chicken legs on a barbecue and create a really unique and delicious barbecue fl avour that will impress!
When you walk around Korea, you will quickly see the passion for food spilling over from stalls lining the street and small restaurants full of people noisily slurping noodles or preening away at a dish with chopsticks.
Soju is the most popular type of alcohol in South Korea. It is around 19% alcohol – very strong – and is a grain or potato-based vodka. It’s traditionally consumed straight with food, but also mixes into cocktails.
Japchae is usually treated as a side dish in Korean cuisine. But serve it over rice, and this savory and slightly sweet dish of stir-fried glass noodles and veggies becomes the showstopper it deserves to be.
Gochujang, or red pepper paste, is a staple in the kitchen of Koreans. It is not an exaggeration to say that it's hard to find a Korean dish without gochujang, from tteokbokki to dakbokkeumtang (raised spicy chicken).
The summer heat is sizzling in Korea, so what better way to cool off than enjoy some delicious ice cream. Though summer is the ideal time for ice cream, I love eating ice cream all year round – and in all its forms.
Kimchi is considered to be a very healthy food and is a staple of Korean cuisine. Some choose to have it as a side but with a little work, you can add this flavorful pickled and spicy dish to other recipes as well.