Last week I suggested you some places to visit. Now, let’s talk about something you have probably all been waiting for.
Something that holds a special place in my heart (and stomach).
Today is the day when we are finally going to discus the best topic of all – food! And not just any food…totally delicious Korean food 🙂
Ok let make it clear, I love pretty much all types of Korean dishes there are. I love how everything is super spicy and full of flavour. However, for the purpose of this blog post I have decided to narrow it down to 3 of my absolute favourites, which are not only tasty but also wallet-friendly, for all the students like me out there 🙂
So I hope that you are hungry because here are my top 3 picks:
Why not start with the hottest and spiciest dish from the bunch, right? Tteokbokki is a very popular Korean food made from soft rice cake, fish cake and sweet red chili sauce. Even though it is considered “street food” and can be purchased from the street vendors, all most all the Korean food restaurants have it on their menu and usually costs not more than 3000-3500 Korean won ( less than 3 €).The tteokbokki on the picture is actually a “ramen tteokbokki” dish. It’s all the tteokbokki goodness but also with noodles. Do you see how red the sauce is? One tip with Korean food: more red the color is – spicier the dish is going to be 🙂
Literally translated “mixed rice”, Bibimbap has many variations. The traditional bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with sautéed and seasoned vegetables, chilli pepper paste, soy sauce or fermented soybean paste. A raw or fried egg and sliced meat are common additions.
There is nothing better than a bowl of steaming bibimbap when you are hungry because it has everything your tummy needs – rice, vegetable and meet. And it is not only my personal opinion, CNN put bibimbap on their list of World’s 50 most delicious foods.
Also, it is very affordable – 3500-6000 Korean won for a portion ( 3-5 €).
Last, but definitely not least, the only non-spicy dish on my list – jjajangmyeon. Back in Korea not a week went by without me having a bowl of these delicious noodles. They are usually served topped with vegetables and either diced pork or seafood. But what makes this dish unique and so tasty is the thick black sauce made from salty black soybean paste. Usually the price for jjajangmyeon varies from 4500-5500 per portion ( less than 5 €) and is usually served in the special jjajangmyeon restaurants.Fan fact: Koreans have a very fun tradition when it comes to jjajangmyeon. Once a year, on the 14th of April, all the single people go to special restaurants and eat these noodles. That day is officially called the “Black Day” in Korea 🙂
There you go, there was the list of my favorite Korean food and I definitely you will like it as much as I do right from the first try.
Let me know in the comments down below what your favourite dish is and if you have any questions about more Korean food. I could make a single blog post on the Korean style fried chicken alone 🙂
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