Tag Archive for: South Korean Cuisine

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Sundubu-jjigae

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This is a Korean Soup that can be made up from Scratch. The spicy Korean Tofu soup is very popular in Korea. Sundubu-jjigae or Soondubu Jjigae are two names of the same dish, tofu stew. The main component besides seafood is TOFU. There are varieties of JJIAGE, stew dishes 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.

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 – 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.

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.