My Favorite Korean Dishes in Seoul

I have so much favorite Korean foods I can’t even begin where to tell you.  Korean food is definitely my favorite food (at the moment), the different side dishes, the spiciness and the BBQ, best of all its prepared fresh and hot.  The photo above is taken from a restaurant near Ehwa University while taking a break from shopping with a friend.  I’ve searched on Google regarding the name of this soup but I can’t find it but all I can say it its similar to the Vietnamese soup ‘Pho’.  The difference is that this one you can add noodles while its being cooked and of course, the banchan (side dishes).

Kimchi Fried Rice.  Whenever I hanged out with my Korean friends, we ended up getting Kimchi fried rice, and I’m not surprise why – its cheap, delicious and filling.  Kimchi is a fermented cabbage dish mixed with salt, garlic, vinegar and other spices.  It is served at every Korean meals and the left overs can be used for Kimchi fried rice.  (how to make it)

Kongguksu (cold noodle soup).  Let me tell you a story about how I found about this soup – I was looking for a good place to eat lunch in Migliore department store and saw a couple of Korean girls ordering this dish, and I thought to myself ‘if they’re getting that soup then, it must be good’.  At first, it shocked me – COLD noodle soup for the first time in my life.  It took me probably 5 scoops before I realized how awesome it was.  The soy was very mild and was refreshing, it complemented the kimchi side dish.   It reminds me of a cold soy milk with noodles and a hint of salt (this may not sound too appetizing) but it takes a while to get used to the flavor to appreciate it more. (how to make it)

Pajeon (Korean pancake).  Quite similar to Omelet – but you would need to add flour to create the thickness.  On most Korean restaurants this is served as an appetizer.  (how to make)

Sul lung tang (Korean beef broth soup).  This soup is a beef broth made from ox bones and brisket.  A delicious meal for dinner especially for those cold winter nights – this meal is very hearty.

Corndog with fries in one stick.  Whenever I went to the market I’ve kept seeing these corndogs and I gave in and tried them, and wow they are very crispy and much better (in my opinion) than a regular corndog.  Where to get these?  You can get these on the street markets for about $2.00 USD.

I hope that you have enjoyed my mini favorite dishes collection in Korea – let me know what you think.  And If you have any questions please comment below or send me an email.

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Published 1 September, 2012

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