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South Korea Cuisine and Food




Naengmyon

Naengmyon
Naengmyon literally means "cold noodles" and this summer favourite is truly refreshing. Very thin, chewy buckwheat noodles are serve in a cold broth with chopped scallions, shredded radishes and cucumbers, sesame seeds, and slices of lean beef. Appropriate condiments are hot mustard and vinegar. There are many restaurants that specialize only naengmyon. Be sure to try the mild mul-naengmyon before sampling the spicier pibin-naengmyon.

Samgyet'ang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)

Samgyet'ang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)
People can restore their bodies and spirits on hot summer days by eating hot ginseng soup. The chicken is stuffed with ginseng, jujubes, sticky rice, and garlic, then stewed, and seasoned with salt and pepper when served.

Sollongt'ang

Sollongt'ang
Sollongt'ang is a rich beef noodle soup seasoned with sesame seeds, salt, pepper, scallions, and sesame oil. It is served with rice as the main meal and is accompanied by side dishes and a special radish kimch'i called kaktugi.

Kujolp'an

Kujolp'an
At an elegant Korean dinner, the first course might be kujolp'an. Strips of cooked meat and vegetables are arranged in a large sectioned dish with a stack of Korean pancakes in the center. The fillings are wrapped in the pancakes and eaten.

Pibimpap

Pibimpap
Pibimpap is made from cooked rice mixed with bits of meat, seasoned vegetable, and egg. If desired, it can be eaten with koch'ujang(a hot red pepper sauce).

Hanjongshik

Hanjongshik
Hanjongshik literally means "full course Korean meal," and it is just that. When you order hanjongshik, you are usually served pulgogi, steamed short ribs, grilled fish, and a host of side dishes. These side dishes may vary from restaurant, but the servings are always ample.

Shinsollo

Shinsollo
Shinsollo is a delicious mixture of meat, fish, vegetables and bean curd which is simmered in beef broth over a charcoal brazier at the table.

Pulgogi, Kalbi

Pulgogi, Kalbi
Pulgogi is the one of the most popular dishes in Korea, and one which Westerners find very pleasing. Pulgogi literally means "fire beef," but it is generally translated as "Korean barbecue." Thin, tender slices of beef are marinated in a sauce made with soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and other seasonings, and then cooked over a hot charcoal grill at your table. Kalbi is also grilled at the table. Restaurants that specialize in pulgogi also serve good kalbi.


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