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During the recent years, Korea has always been a very “stylish” name when referring to tourism, fashion, technology, and even cuisine. Especially with delicious foods, sometimes simple, sometimes sophisticated, Korean cuisine has really “occupied” a large market share in Vietnam in particular and the world in general. So, why not take this opportunity to enjoy all the top 14 Korean dishes that you have to try below when you are traveling in Korea? So, what to eat in Korea? Let’s check it out our must eat in Korea (Korean must try food, must eat Korean food, must try food in Korea) blog which includes Korean must eat food, food you must eat in South Korea with Living Nomads. Now, let’s explore it!

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Kim Chi, one of the symbols of Korean cuisine and one of must eat foods in Korea.
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Bibimbap, the food you must eat in South Korea.
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Korean delicacies. Credit: korean must eat food blog.
Jeju black pig, which is smaller than other pig species, has a much more succulent texture and carries less of a pork stench.
Grilled pork
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Gwangjang Market, Seoul
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Sundae, a Korean must try food

Street food in Gwangchang

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Namdaemun food stall
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Gimbap
Samgyetang soup, famous korean food you have to eat.
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Tteokbokki. A must try food in Korea.

Kimchi

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Credit: korean must eat food blog.

Kimchi seems very familiar to all of us, but really, this is a must try in Korea! Kimchi is one of the oldest side dishes in Korea, and is also a cultural feature of this country. Kimchi is actually spicy pickled and fermented vegetables, made from a variety of ingredients, many vegetables.

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But the main ingredient of this dish is napa cabbage.
But the main ingredient of this dish is napa cabbage.
Korean Chili Pepper Flakes
Hot pepper powder for those who love Kimchi

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It is not an overpraise to say that kimchi is a Korean specialty, because many tourists are attracted by the unique fresh and crispy taste with a little sour, salty and spicy taste of this dish. Moreover, this Korean delicacy is nutritionally valuable but contains a lot of fiber and low calorie.

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Korean meals will not be complete without the familiar kimchi.
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Kkakdugi (Cubed Radish Kimchi)
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Picture: korean must try food blog.
Korean Kimchi Stew with Tofu
Korean Kimchi Stew with Tofu

Kimchi soup, typical type of Korean soups

Galbitang soup, typical type of Korean soups
Kimchi soup, typical type of Korean soups
Not only is a side dish, kimchi is also an indispensable ingredient in many Korean dishes.

Above all, this dish has become one of the symbols of Korean cuisine. Isn’t it natural that we often call Korea is “the land of kimchi”?

Bibimbap (Korean Rice With Mixed Vegetables)

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Bibimbap is basically a dish combining a lot of ingredients, usually will have rice, namul (refer to stir-fried vegetables), mushrooms, beef, soy sauce, gochujang (Korean chili sauce) and fried eggs. The ingredients in this Korean delicacy can vary by region, and the famous mixed rice dishes as well as the most familiar to us are often the “origin” rice dishes from Jeonju, Tongyeong and Jinju.

Jeonju's famous bibimbap.
Jeonju’s famous bibimbap.

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Bibimbap mixed rice is one of the most popular and best known foods in South Korea.
Bibimbap from Hanguk-jip A Jeonju specialty.
Bibimbap from Hanguk-jip: A Jeonju specialty. Picture: food you must eat in south korea blog.
Gogung Bibimbap
Gogung Bibimbap
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Many ingredients create brilliant and eye-catching colors, bibimbap is not only a dish, but also a true work of art.

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bibimbap in Jeonju

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Picture: korean must try food blog.
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One of the other versions of bibimbap.
Jeonju's famous bibimbap.
Jeonju’s famous bibimbap.
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Image by: must eat in korea blog.

However, bibimbap is not limited to the ingredients listed above. It can be changed and modified to suit each person’s taste.

Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

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Another Korean delicacy to try is bulgogi. This grilled beef dish is one of the most famous dishes of Korean cuisine in the world, and is ranked 23th among CNN’s best dishes in the world by CNN readers.

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Barbecue dishes always have absolute attraction, especially Bulgogi!

Beef is usually grilled with garlic and onions to increase flavor, then wraps with vegetables (salad or lettuce …) and eat with dense Korean chili sauce.

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Wrap with lettuce

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Bulgogi is in the list of the best dishes in the world.

At the first sight, it is attractive, if you have the opportunity to travel to Korea, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this dish right on “its homeland”!

Japchae (Korean glass noodle stir-fried with vegetables)

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In fact, Japchae is often served as a side dish in Korean meals, with the main ingredient is noodles mixed with stir-fried sweet potatoes, thin slices of vegetables, beef and a little sugar soy sauce. Depending on the cook, some places, you also add mushrooms or some other ingredients into this Korean delicacy.

Japchae is a mixed noodle dish can be easily found in any meal in Korea.
Japchae is a mixed noodle dish can be easily found in any meal in Korea.
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Delicious japchae noodles at Namdaemun.
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Japchae is one of the dishes to try in Korea because it brings a mild sweetness, tasty; When chewing it will feel soft but not friable, and has a bit firm of noodle with crispy taste of vegetables.

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Many places have served Japchae as a main dish because the “attraction” of this dish is not small at all.

Currently in Vietnam, many restaurants serve Japchae as a main dish, because many people are really “addicted” to the taste of this Korean delicacy.

Hotteok (Korean Sweet Pancakes)

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Considered as the sweeter version of Western pancake cakes, Hotteok (or Hoeddeok), is a famous Korean street food, especially in the winter.

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Hotteok cake
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Making hotteok

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Hotteok (Korean pancake) Picture: korean must try food blog.
Picture: korean must try food blog.

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A more kernel and “oriental” version of Western pancake.
A snack, a small experience in Korea and also a great "check-in" object – all wrapped up in a Hotteok like this!
A snack, a small experience in Korea and also a great “check-in” object – all wrapped up in a Hotteok like this!

Its main ingredient is a thin rolled tortillas, filled with a mixture of cinnamon, honey, brown sugar, and peanuts inside. Hotteok is then fried on the hot pan, so there is a crunchy crust outside but the inner layer is extremely soft. If “suddenly” doesn’t know what to eat when you’re in the land of the kimchi, remember this Korean delicacy, the taste is hard to resist!

Hotteok (Korean pancake)

Hotteok (Korean pancake)

Korean street food hotteok sweet pancake
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Tteokbokki (Korean Spicy Stir-fried Rice Cakes)

Tteokbokki in korean street food around the world
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