Top-Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Korean Foods

10. Waffles

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blog.korea.net

My students buy these in prepackaged bags and try to munch on them in class.

9. Teok Rice Cakes

Korean rice cake dessert

Korean rice cake dessert

I didn’t like these at first, but with my school handing them out nearly every week, they’re growing on me.

8.  Rice Stew

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Leftover rice is allowed to boil until nearly burned. If seasoned with juices from leftover meat, this is delicious.

7.Soju

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The most popular alcohol choice in Korea by far.

6. Mandu Soup

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Meat-filled dumplings in soup. Very simply and very delicious .

5. Instant Kapi

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Kapi is how “coffee” is pronounced in Korea.While Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts blot every corner, instant coffee seems to be popular, especially in office settings.  Everything-coffee,sugar,and cream-comes in one cute little package.

4.Japchae

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Noodles and vegetables in a brown sauce. It  tastes amazing.

3. Tteokbokki

dukbokki and soup

dukbokki and soup

One my favorite Korean meals so far. Spicy, circular rice noodles in a spicy red pepper sauce.

2. Bulgogi

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Flavorful beef cooked on a table-top grill. When it’s done, you wrap it in a lettuce leaf and make a scrumptious type of Korean taco.

1.Bibimbap

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bibimbap

A mixture of ground beef,vegetables, and rice topped with a spicy red sauce. If you want to try the best of the best, head to Jeonju, the home of Bibimbap.

Have a favorite Korean dish or top-ten list of your own? Comment below!

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8 thoughts on “Top-Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Korean Foods

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  2. Great post! So do your students sneak the waffles into class?

    I’m a big fan of kimchi now — I picked some up at a Korean market because I wanted to try a popular Korean food, but I didn’t want to have to cook it. I love the spicy pepper flavor, and now even my kids are eating it.

    What an adventure you must be having Shantaya!

    • They do. The funny thing is they’ll have a mouth full and try deny it. Spicy kimchi sounds great-here , the sour kind seems most popular. ‘ll have to find and try the spicy one day.

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