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anonymous asked:

im planning to go to korea soon and was wondering if you have any suggestions on some korean cuisine i should try. btw i love your blog ^^~~

okay kiddo, this is going to be a long, long list that probably doesn’t even suffice the delicious and infinite amount of food korea has to offer, but here i go…

if you want to taste some popular “traditional” cuisine:

  • 비빔밥 (bibimpap, rice mixed with veggies and red pepper paste)
  • 냉면/비빔면 (naengmyeon, cold noodles in broth/bibimmyeon, cold noodles mixed with red pepper paste)
  • 순두부 (soondubu, spicy soft tofu soup with veggies)
  • 부대찌개 (budae jjigae or “army stew”, a mix of sausages, spam, cheese, ramen, rice cakes in spicy broth)
  • 된장찌개 (doenjang jjigae, fermented soybean paste stew with tofu, potatoes, and a variety of veggies)
  • 삼겹살 (samgyupsal, grilled pork belly)
  • 갈비 (galbi, basically korean bbq)
  • 불고기 (bulgogi, grilled marinated beef)
  • 간장게장/양념게장 (ganjang gejang, raw crab marinated in soy sauce/yangnyeom gejang, raw crab marinated in spices)
  • 삼계탕 (samgyetang, whole chicken soup with ginseng and other heathy nutrients)
  • 매운탕 (maewoontag, spicy fish soup with veggies)
  • 감자탕 (gamjatang, pork bone soup with a whole lot of potatoes and veggies)
  • 콩국수 (kongguksu, cold noodles in a soy milk broth)
  • 칼국수/수재비 (kalguksu, noodles in broth/soojaebi, dough flakes in broth)
  • 떡국/만두국 (ddukguk, rice cakes in broth/manduguk, rice cakes plus dumplings in broth)
  • 잡채 (japchae, stir-fried noodles with veggies and meat)
  • 보쌈 (bossam, boiled pork belly)
  • 족발 (jokbal, braised pig’s feet)
  • 도토리묵 (dotorimuk, acorn jelly seasoned with spices and usually mixed with veggies)
  • 낙지볶음 (nakji bokkeum, stir-fried octopus with veggies)

if you’re into more quick, on-the-go snacks like street food:

  • 김밥 (kimbap, rice rolls)
  • 떡볶이/떡꼬치 (ddukbokki, spicy rice cakes/ddukkochi, spicy rice cake skewers)
  • 파전 (pajeon, green onion pancakes with seafood, veggies, etc.)
  • 빙수 (bingsu, shaved ice with red beans, fruits, cereal, pretty much any kind of topping possible!)
  • 오뎅국 (odaeng, fish cakes in broth)
  • 튀김 (twigim, fried veggies, shrimp, noodles in laver, etc.)
  • 핫바 (hot bar, fish cake bars)
  • 호떡 (hotteok, pancake usually filled with cinnamon, brown sugar, and nuts)
  • 붕어빵 (bungeobbang, fish shaped bread with red bean filling)
  • 토스트 (toast)
  • 닭꼬치 (dakkochi, marinated chicken skewers)
  • 감자도그 (gamja dog, a corn dog covered in french fries)
  • 뻥튀기 (ppeongtwigi, puffed rice snacks)
  • 계란빵 (gyeran bbang, egg bread)
  • 뽑기 (bbopgi, a melted sugar and baking soda sweet)
  • 회오리 감자/감자 스틱/고구마 스틱 (hwoeli gamja, potato twister on a stick/gamja stick, fried potato sticks/goguma stick, fried sweet potato sticks)

and places i ate at/ordered from (delivery) this summer that i recommend:

  • 페리카나 (pelicana, seriously one of the best fried chicken delivery shops!!! their spicy sweet marinated chicken is amazing ;^;)
  • 오븐에 빠진 닭 (oppadak, a healthier option to fried chicken since their chicken is oven-baked!!! and the dipping sauces are A+)
  • 피자에땅 (pizza etang, i ordered both their box sets which come with a small pizza, ddukbokki, spaghetti, potato wedges, and chicken tenders for only 19,900 won!!!!)
  • cafe mama’s (they sell the most delicious paninis oh my god… i recommend the mozzarella tomato and the honey camembert cheese *v*)
  • ashley’s (a cheaper alternative to buffets with a salad bar and a variety of main dishes, appetizers, desserts, etc.)
  • caffe bene (the shaved ice is very good here and so are their summer drinks!)
  • a twosome place (the yogurt berry bingsu and tiramisu bingsu are both so perfect~)
  • primo bacio baci (their cream pasta in a bread bowl is absolutely scrumptious bc it’s not too heavy or greasy *u*)
  • 반가 (vanga, i always get their garlic tonkatsu bc it’s just soooo good and filling for the low cost!)
  • 조스 (jaw’s, their ddukbokki is very spicy so if you can’t handle the heat, then i am very sorry bc it’s the best ddukbokki you will ever eat :<)
  • lotteria (get the shrimp burger!!!! i also recommend their squid burger if you want to try something spicier~)
  • mc donald’s (okay this may sound dumb, but korea’s mc donald’s taste ten times better than the ones in the states. get the mcspicy shanghai burger or the mcspicy cajun burger and you will understand.)
  • gs25 (this also may sound dumb, but if you’ve never tried a tonkatsu sandwich, then go into any convenience store like a gs25, 7/11, mini stop, etc. and buy yourself one!!!! it’s only 2,000 won!!!!!)

yeah… that’s it for now…. korea is great.

161126 ‘Three Meals’ E-Chef, Shinhwa’s Eric’s Perfect Finish, Shocks ‘Seo Jinie’

‘Three Meals A Day’ E-chef, Eric, revealed his close-to-perfection culinary skills.

In this ‘Three Meals A Day - Fishing Village 3’ episode aired on November 25th, Eric cooked up meals one after the other like a breeze, unlike his earlier sluggish preparations.

On this day, Eric started the day with the breakfast preparation the moment he opened his eyes. The breakfast table was filled with Ganjang-gyejang (crab soaked in soy sauce) and Dwenjang-Jjigye (miso soup), as well as kimchi and Mumal-laengi (dried radish) as side dishes. Eric’s sudden burst of speed in preparing for the breakfast surprised everyone.

Again, the lunch was Janchi-guksu (white noodle soup) and Gye-Sogumgui (grilled salted crab). Despite short cooking time on Janchi-Guksu, Eric’s track record of being a slow cook shadowed over the preparation. However, Eric’s sudden speed melted away all the worries with Lee Seo-jin watching him and smiling with his dimples of satisfaction.

The very first menu for the Dukryang trio reunited after fortnight was Kimchi-bokumbap (Kimchi fried rice) and Baechu-guk (cabbage miso soup). With Lee Seo-jin and Yoon Kyunsang’s assistance, Eric quickly presented Kimchi-bokumbap and Baechuguk back to back. Both of which were consumed by the appreciated trio in a flash.

The day’s specialty was Dakgalbi (stir-fried spicy chicken). Once again, Eric put a heap of meals on the table, making pickled radish by himself and cooking up juicy Dakgalbi. Having tasted Eric’s hearty Dakgalbi, Yoon Kyunsang couldn’t hide his excitement when he said “Hands down, every single food cooked by Jeong-hyuk hyung was delicious. I stuffed myself way more than I should have because of that.

Like this, Eric’s cooking skills are getting close to perfection. Eric busy making food is always accompanied by the sight of Lee Seo Jin watching from behind and showing his dimple smiles. This one two punch is contagious and brings smiles to the viewers.

[By Jeon Ah-rang, XportsNews]

Source: Xports News via Naver + Translation by EricMun.tumblr