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 – Beef Jeongol, Korean Style Hotpot

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Jeongol is the dish that is Korean-style Hotpot. The idea of this dish is taken from the Chinese cuisine but have ingredients and cooking method in Korean style. All kinds of meat and vegetables, seasonings are added together in a pot with broth and cooked together. This dish is very similar to the dish, jjigae. Manguksamulkiwon Yeoksa is a book of old Korean customs. In this book, Jeongol is said to be originated in ancient times when soldiers used to cook the food in their helmet by adding all the ingredients they have and cook it. There are many varieties of this dish.

Korea – Beef Bulgogi

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Bulgogi is a Korean grilled beef dish. It is marinated beef that is cooked by grilling and barbecue. The smoky flavored beef is very delicious and tasty. Bulgogi is a dish that originated from the Guguryo Era. Dongguksesi is a Korean history book in which the name BULGOGI was recorded. This dish is from the GUI part of Korean cuisine

Korea – Kimchi

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Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish that is served as Bachan. It is a dish of traditional Korean Pickle. It is formed by fermenting vegetables, meat into salt and rice vinegar. This fermentation is known as LACTIC ACID FERMENTATION. Kimchi has sour, salty, spicy, Pungent, and tangy. There is also a story about the origin of kimchi.

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.

Korea – Bulgogi

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Bulgogi is Korean style grilled and roasted meat dish which is also known as FIRE MEAT. BULGOGI is a Korean word, where BUL means, Fire, and GOGI means, Meat. Gui is a Korean cooking style which is usually said in a sense of Grilled food. So this dish, Bulgogi is a Gui. During the era of GOGURYEO, this dish is called MAEKJEOK. Over the time this dish is said to be as NEOBIANI.

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.

North Korea – JeonBok-Juk

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This unique dish is also known as Abalone rice white porridge. It is a variety of Juke. Juke is a mixture of porridge, grains, rice cooked with simple vegetables and meat. Rice porridge is a very popular breakfast in Korea. Varieties of juk are available worldwide

North Korea – Gujeolpan (Platter of Nine Delicacies)

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This dish is not actually one dish, it is a platter of nine different traditional dishes of Korea. They have many different colorful dishes from vegetarian to non-vegetarian dishes. The word ''GUJEOLPAN'' means 9 section plate or you can say plate. This is a very old delicacy of Korean cuisine which is old as about the 14th century associated which the Korean Dynastic kingdom.