Tag Archive for: North Korean Cuisine

Korea – Jajangmyeon (žěźžě•Ž©ī)

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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¬†(Í≥ĶŪôĒž∂ė;¬†ŚÖĪŚíĆśė•) was the Chinese restaurants in 1900's. They introduced the dish of noodles with red beans sauce to Korea.

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".

Korea – Dolsot Bibimbap

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It is a rice dish in which different ingredients are added and served with eggs. It is also known by names like MIXED RICE. This dish is the type of Korean cuisine category: BAP. Cooked rice in any form is named BAP in Korea. The origin of this dish, Bibimbap is unknown. But this is a very old traditional dish. Both bap and Bachan are Korean categories of national cuisine. There are some areas in which leftover rice is mixed with leftover curries and vegetables to make bibimbap. Dolsot is the cookware used in Korean Kitchen to cook bibimbap and other bap dishes.

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.

Korea – Soft Tofu Stew

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Soft tofu stew as the name indicates stew having soft tofu as the main ingredient in this dish. This dish is also known by the other name SUNDUBU-JJIGAE. Sundubu is the word for extra soft curdle tofu and Jjigae is the Korean stew category. This is a very delicious stew in Korean cuisine and, it is also known as Spicy tofu stew because Gochujang and chili powder are added to this stew. The origin of soft tofu stew was recorded first time at Joseon Dynasty.

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

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.

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 – Tteokbokki

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Tteokbokki is Korea's very popular dish which usually consists of small rice cakes in a spicy sauce. This dish is also known by another name that is ''Spicy Stir-fried rice cake''. This dish was first recorded in the 19th century in the book of SIUIJEONSEO. This dish has many varieties according to the best ingredients to be added.

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.