In recent years, many people in the West have become interested in Korean foods and recipes. You can try Korean food in a restaurant, or if you prefer you could try to prepare it at home in your own kitchen.
Korean meals are usually based around noodles, rice, meat, vegetables and tofu (which is known as "dubu" in Korea). Most meals are served with a variety of side dishes ("banchane"), as well as soup, steam rice, and kimchi (fermented vegetables). Flavor is added using a range of seasonings and spices including garlic, ginger, red chili paste ("gochujang"), salt, soy sauce, and fermented soybean paste ("doenjang").
Some popular Korean dishes include:
* Kongnamul-guk - Soybean sprout soup.
* Gamjatang - A soup based on pork spine and potatoes. It usually also contains other vegetables, green onions, hot peppers and sesame seeds.
* Maeuntang - A hot and spicy fish soup.
* Jeongol - A seafood and vegetable stew.
* Hoe - Thinly slice rawfish, somewhat similar to Japanese sashimi. Usually dipped in wasabi or red chili paste ("gochujang"), and served on cellophane noodles ("dangmyeon").
* Sannakji - A raw, very fresh small octopus, seasoned and cut into pieces and served - it may still be moving on your plate!
* Ramyeon - Noodles with meat and vegetables, similar to Japanese ramen noodles.
* Kongnamul-bap - Rice with soybean sprouts.
* Japchae - Potato noodles with beef, carrots, onions and spinach.
* Kalguksu - Flat noodles in a broth.
* Yukhoe - Raw beef topped with egg yolk, and seasonedwith garlic, green onions and a variety of spices.
* Bulgogi - Meat or seafood cooked on a grill. Common varieties include chicken ("dak bulgogi"), pork ("dweji bulgogi"), and squid ("ojingeo bulgogi").
* Galbi - Grilled pork ribs.
* Dakgalbi - Grilled chicken.
* Makchang - Grilled pork intestines (similar to chitterlings).
* Samgyeopsal - Grilled pork belly. Slices of meat are placed inside lettuce with cooked rice and a spicy paste ("ssamjang"). Various accompaniments such as chillies, spring onion salad, or raw garlic dipped in ssamjang may be eaten with the dish.
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