What to Eat in Seoul

When traveling in the Korean capital, every traveler asks themselves about meals and dishes that he or she will have an opportunity to eat. Korea is a perfect country to try something unusually Asian.

Korea is a favorite foodie destination; many tourists adore its wonderful dishes and fabulous meals.

Koreans live for food; so, when you come to Seoul, be ready to try an unbelievable array of tastes, meals, and diverse ways of cooking. As most people know, Korean food is spicy – even more so than food in other Asia Pacific countries.

What to Eat in Seoul. Korean cuisine set

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“Kalbi (or Galbi) is one of the most popular Korean BBQs”

If you like barbequed food (which is extremely popular in this country), try Kalbi (or Galbi) – one of the most popular Korean BBQs. It is short ribs of beef flavored with spices and marinated in sweet sauce, often served with steamed vegetables, kimchi, and rice.

What to Eat in Seoul. American Korean Style Dukjuk 닭죽 Chicken Porridge with peppers, boiled egg and chili powder.

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If you are afraid of anything that is too spicy, salty or hot, try Juk. This is a very popular meal in Korea, truly beloved by country guests and locals. “Juk” is a type of rice porridge which is quite palatable for kids and elderly.  Locals, however, often add various spices as well as kimchi.

What to Eat in Seoul. Bibimbap korean food is delicious on wood background

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If you want to try Korean seafood, there is no better option for you than Ganjang-gejang. Eaten with rice and topped with orange roe, the dish is salted crab in fermented soy sauce. It is especially popular in spring and summer.

What to Eat in Seoul. Korean fried chicken

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For those who prefer fried chicken over other foods, we suggest trying the Korean version. While in most places it is fried once, in Korea chicken gets fried twice. The result is wonderful; the meat seems milder, while the dish itself is less oily.

What to Eat in Seoul. Korea spicy soup in black bowl

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If you would like to try something truly exotic, order Sundubu-jjigae. This is a pot dish of various types with rice, eggs, vegetables and even tofu added.  This food is served in a pot, boiling hot and fresh.

We have mentioned some of our favorite Korean dishes,  but there are plenty of other meals that you can try in Korea. Choose the best ones for you and enjoy the cuisine and culture of this wonderful country!

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