Korea Food Guide – Top 5 Korean local foods that you must try!

Korea Food Guide – Top 5 Korean local foods that you must try!

Whenever we travel abroad, one thing that we surely want to try is ‘local food’ in each country, right?

However, language may be the biggest barrier to make you fear not to try some local food in the local restaurants since they sometimes have only Hangeul menu without any picture. Don’t worry! We are here to help you order Top 5 Korean local foods that you must try!

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Top 5

뼈해장국 Ppyeo-haejangguk

Kroean Prok Rib Hangover Soup

After having an all-night-long drink with friends or company, Korean normally eat Kroean Prok Rib Hangover Soup to help get over their hang over and get ready to go to school or work again. Though you do not drink any alcohol, you can definitely enjoy eating this soup anyway.

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Top 4

불고기 Bulgogi

Korean BBQ beef

Bulgogi literally means “fire meat”.  It is often made with tender parts of beef, pork or chicken. However, in general terms, unless specified, bulgogi is made with beef.

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Top 3

순두부 찌개 Sundubu-jjigae

Soft tofu stew

A Korean stew made with soft tofu. The tofu is super soft and you do not even need to try to chew before swallowing it. The stew is a little bit spicy but it goes well with soft tofu.

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Top 2

생선구이 Ssangson-Gui

Grilled fish

Korean grilled fish is not only just grilled but it was polished with mixed sauce that makes fish has more vivid sauce. You will feel like walking on a heaven while eating this dish together with soy sauce tofu and kimchi!

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Top 1

제육볶음 Jeyuk-Bokkeum

Korean spicy stir-fried pork belly

The pork belly is normally regarded as an inexpensive piece of pork. But with the sweet and spicy gochujang-laced marinade, it helps the meat caramelize as it cooks and had a super good taste that will make to want to reorder this dish again and again.


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