Top 4 Foodie’s Guide When Visiting South Korea

feistychef.ca – Thinking about the heaven of food? Then go to South Korea! You will crave for their street food soon. Seafood pancakes modified with kimchi, grilled chicken, waffles and many more. Eating has never been so fun when you visit this beautiful country. Surprisingly, you will never get enough even though you think you are full.

Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes)

Do you think rice is boring? Well, Tteokbbokki will be your new favorite snack. It comes with a stick shape and orange sauce which is called gochujang. Gochujang is fermented soybean combined with the red chili. This sauce is commonly used in many Korean dishes, such as bibimbap. So, if you also hate spicy food, then it is time to look away. It is very delicious.

At the past, this snack used to be the royal snack. But now things are different. Everyone can enjoy this chewy rice cake. Eating it while hot will gives you overwhelming sensation.

Korean Fried Chicken

Have you ever thought about a fusion of American fried chicken with Korean taste? But this comes with smaller slices? Yes, you should try this (yangnyeom tongdak). The taste is very rich with the spicy honey sauce, peanuts, garlic, and chili flakes. It is really crunchy from the outside but at the same time, your tongue will want the smooth chicken more. It is so tasty!

Korean likes eating this snack with beer or mekju. It is more like local beer with pickles.  For the combo version, you can call it chimek which means the combination of mekju and chicken. It is so popular in South Korea that even people eat this together with their friends.

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Twigim (Korean Tempura)

After tasting chimek, now it is time to order twigim. This is Korean-style tempura. When you mostly find tempura is made of fish sausage, then this one is made of succulent squid, sweet potatoes, vegetables and also boiled eggs. The taste is so rich and you will not find such tempura outside Korea.

Gimbap (Korean Sushi)

So, Korean also has its own sushi which is called as gimbap. It is made of sticky rice with seaweed and another tasty thing like chicken, vegetables, or avocado stuffed inside the rice. Then it is covered by the seaweed and rolled. Oh yeah, usually you will find gimbap stuffed with tofu, spinach, surimi, meat, egg roll, and pickled radish. Sometimes it can contain butter lettuce leaf.

So, just don’t eat anything from your hotel when you visit this country. You will regret that because you cannot enjoy the food.