Sunday, March 27, 2011

Good Eats

Hello,

My past few posts were a bit of a downer, so the next few should be a bit more positive. So next I'm going to talk about some of the common foods you will find in South Korea. First of if you are a vegetarian I would not come to Korea, most if not all korean dishes have some form of pork in it.

Kimbap (Kim Bop)
Bap is the Korean word for rice, Kim is Korean for seaweed, kimbap is rice wrapped in seaweed, much like sushi. Traditionally its served with other things inside. Chum-chi kimbap has tuna in it, you can get ham or egg, etc etc.



Bibimbap (Bee-bim-bop)
Basically its a really big bowl filled with rice and other assorted foods. Such as squid, pork, veggies, eggs, etc. This is a full meal on its own, usually served for lunch.




Omurice (Oo-ma-rice)
Pretty much an omelet. Loaded with rice peas and corn, and usually has a sauce drizzled over the top of it. The sauce is tangy, not sweet or spicy, just a added flavor. some bits of pork can be put into it. Sometimes served with Pork cutlet.




Kimchi (Kim-chi)
Kimchi is cold cabbage served with seasonings. There are now currently hundreds of different variations of this seasoning, but what makes kimchi kimchi, is whether or not its served hot or cold. Kimchi is provided to you with every single meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. It's cheap and widely produced and typically free. I use to like it, but have lost taste for it as it is very common.




Korean BBQ (Ko-ree-an Bar Bee Que)
Korean BBQ is a huge past time in South Korea. You go out with all of your friends or coworkers to a KBBQ restaurant and sit down. Immediately piles and piles of food is brought to you that fills the whole table. You order your meat and they bring it to the grill in front of you. Either you cook it or a technician typically will if you're a foreigner. You are also given leaves, mint or lettuce, and you will take the cooked meat along with sauce onions and garlic and put it in the leaf, roll it up, and eat it all in one bite, no more. Very delicious, But very expensive. You will most likely be drinking heavily while enjoying this meal so expect to be put back about 30 or more per person.

If you have never enjoyed Korean cooking, I would highly recommend it. It's worth the try. Again its not for vegetarians, can often be a bit spicy, but is cheap and quick. There are many other dishes not mentioned that are worth looking into, I hope this gives you a bit of insight on what you might have to look forward to if you ever travel to South Korea.

Peace,
Wintermute

40 comments:

  1. this looks great! i've had korean bbq before and i loved it. want to try that omelette thing. thanks for sharing, following.

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  2. wow very nice food selection.. im searching for some recipes in google xD

    following you :))

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  3. i love korean bbq when its super spicy

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  4. Ok I could defintely tear apart that korean bbq. looks awesome!

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  5. Now I'm hungry for Asian food. Why must my uni be in a town with no good restaurants.

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  6. I've never been a big fan of fish or sushi :P

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  7. wow all of that looks delicious.

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  8. ALL of that food looks amazing. wish i could get authentic korean food here.

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  9. Omurice looks very, very tasty - I've yet to try that dish.

    I've had all the others though, and want to have them again and again. YUM!

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  10. I loooove korean barbeque! The kim chi at the local korean bbq place is too spicy for me though.

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  11. I've never had Korean food, but that shit looks gooooood.

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  12. Kimbap looks good, almost like sushi

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  13. Woah woah woah, I'm jonesing for Korean food now, but it's 4:22am where I'm at! Gotta wait till tomorrow :P +1 follow for more food!

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  14. I guess I'm the only one who's not impressed. Maybe because I'm FULL!

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  15. My friends and I did a huge korean BBQ at one of our dorms Friday night. The food was SO GOOD.

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  16. My dad's a big fan of korean food, but I've never had an opportunity to try anything other than kimchi, which I wasn't particularly a fan of.

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  17. Those names sound like beatboxing hahaha

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  18. all of that looks great, i like to try new things, especially if its food from another culture, good post.

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  19. Wow, such a great post. I looove Kimchi and my friend loves Korean BBQ. I'll have to try it sometime, sounds delicious. Followed+ and will check back for more :)

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  20. mmm, looks delicious! gonna go make me some food :D

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  21. I've heard of Korean BBQ, it's apparently very big in California. Looks delicious!

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  22. Oh this looks so tasty! I'm really hungry now... need to go to the kitchen to get some food. hehehehe

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  23. I really want to get Korean food, hah, instead of this cheese and crackers bullshit I have, hah. Awesome post!

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  24. Hey man, hitting up your blog again because loved your last post!

    Not disappointed - Food looks AWESOME! Especially love the look of the Omurice, would love to try that!

    Cheers and good luck with your blogging!

    Mike.

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  25. Oh sweet loving dobbs are you lucky I am nowhere near you..

    SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! I wnt it ALL! NOW!!!

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  26. I never knew korea had a sushi like food... Also the BBQ seems delicious !

    You made me hungry

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