Korea – Jajangmyeon (자장면)

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This is Korean noodles with black beans sauce. This dish is from the MYEON category of Korean cuisine. Noodles are very popular in South Korea and people used to love noodles in soups, curries, salads, etc. This dish has origin from Chinese cuisine but has an impact on Korean cuisine and now it is cooked in Korea with different variations. Gonghwachun (공화춘; 共和春) was the Chinese restaurants in 1900's. They introduced the dish of noodles with red beans sauce to Korea.

Korea – Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup/Samgye-tang

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Samgye-tang is a soup dish that is also known as Ginseng chicken soup. The name of the dish of the same category depends upon the use of chicken. In Korean tradition, there are three popular days of the year to have this soup as the culture of Korean cuisine. Whenever it comes to Korean cuisine and traditions, the Great Joseon State, Joseon Dynasty has a big role. The culture of eating Samgye-tang on Bok Days is common even nowadays but it has a tradition that came up from that time.

North/South Korea – Tangpyeong-chae

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Tangpyeong-chae is also known as Mung beans salad or Jelly mung beans. This is a very tasty salad served as BANCHAN, in Korean cuisine. This dish is also a part of the Korean Royal Court Cuisine. The history of this dish is written in the book, Dongguksesigi. This book was written in 1849, and explaining the Tangpyeong policy that means policy for "harmony" and "meditation".

North/South Korea – Kongnamul Muchim

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This is a very nutritious side dish served as BANCHAN. This dish is a combination of beans sprouts with other vegetables and some nuts and noodles are also added to give it a nice base to the dish. Banchan is the side dish of Korean cuisine. It is mostly grilled and steamed dishes. This is the Korean cuisine that traditionally originated at the JOSEON DYNASTY. This dish is influenced by Buddhists at the time of the Three Kingdom.

Korea – Tteok Guk ( Korean Rice Cake Soup )

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This is the traditional Korean dish of the New Year's celebration. This is a sliced rice cake dish with soups and stew in it. Tteok means Rice cakes and Guk is used to classify soups and stew dishes. This dish is considered a GOOD LUCK DISH. In the book, DONGGUKSESIGI, that explains the Korean traditions, their food, customs, and many more, the tradition of eating tteokguk at Korean's New year is written. It is a book from the 19th Century. In another book, The Customs of Joseon, white tteok is used in making the dinner for the new year.

Korean – Samgyetang

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Samgyetang is also known by many other names, Ginseng Chicken Soup is one of the names of this dish. Korean Ginseng is a small plant, with Chicken served as whole chicken in the soup. This dish is no included in the soups category, but in the class of TANG/GUK. This is the custom of Korean Lunar calendar, during which this dish is served. This dish is known as the dish to maintain the stamina in summer.

Korea, Japan – Bibimbap / Korean Mixed Rice Bowl

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Bibimbap is a dish from Korean national cuisine. It is actually a rice dish which means Mixed Rice. In this dish, many different ingredients are added like stir-fried vegetables, cooked meat chunks, raw vegetable salad, noodles, spices and herbs, eggs, etc. BIBIMBAP was first time recorded in a book of JOSEON. There are different versions of Bibimbap.

Korean – Gomguk

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In Korean cuisine, Guk and Tang is the category of soup and stew. This dish GOMGUK is included in the category of Guk. It is also known in simple English as, Beef Bone soup. GUK can be prepared of different types.

Korean – Hotteok / Korean Sweet Pancakes

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Hotteok is a very popular Korean pancake with stuffing inside the cakes. Stuffing can be chocolate, peanuts, cinnamon, nuts, coconut, brown sugar, honey. There is a difference between normal and Korean pancakes. Hotteok is shallowly sauteed in butter to make it crispy from the outside. So this makes a difference in Korean Hotteok / pancakes. This snack dish is first time introduce in 1927. It was the time of the Chinese when settled in Korea.

North Korea – Japchae ( Stir-fried Glass Noodles )

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These are Korean stir-fried noodles cooked in many Asian countries as a snack and dinner. Japchae is only made from noodles which are made from glass noodles. There are many versions of Japchae which is cooked with different ingredients, with different spices and versions. This dish was on the top list of Korean Royal Court Cuisine.