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Top 6 Famous Korean Food

I have already made a very similar blog post to this called the same, except it was about Japanese food (Top 6 Famous Japanese Food ). But I just got this sudden urge today to learn more about South Korea and their food, and hopefully you, the readers, will learn something new or maybe even try one of these famous dishes! Perhaps you have tried some of these? Whether you have or not, why not tell me which dish sounds like the most delicious one?

1) First up is obviously Kimchi. Maybe you have already heard about it; Kimchi is basically a traditional Korean fermented dish that is often based on china cabbage. Kimchi can also refer to vegetable plates that are not fermented though. There are hundreds of different variations of the dish. Kimchi is Korea´s national dish.

2) Tteokbokki. Tteokbokki is a popular spicy Korean flavor/small dish. Tteokbokki is made of tteok (hence the part of the name), meat, vegetables, eggs and the spice gochujang in water. All in all, a spicy rice cake.

3) Hotteok. Hotteok is a variety of sweet filled pancakes, and is a popular street food in Korea. Hotteok is usually eaten during the winter season. Due to its high sugar content, a single Hotteok may have as many as 230 calories. The products are designed to be able to cook at home.

4) Soondae. Soondae, or sometimes spelled as sundae, is a type of blood sausage in Korean cuisine. It is a popular street food in both North Korea and South Korea, generally made by steaming cow or pig´s intestines stuffed with different ingredients, such as noodles, pork blood and barley.

5) Naengmyeon. Naengmyeon (in S. Korea), or raengmyon (in N. Korea), is a cold, spicy, chewy buckwheat noodle dish, with Korea as origin. It is a popular and common dish, especially during the summer to cool off from the heat and humid air in South Korea.

6) Hobak-juk. Hobak-juk is a variety of juk (porridge) made with pumpkin and glutinous rice flour. It is a smooth and naturally sweet pumpkin porridge that is traditionally served to recovering patients or the elderly.

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