I found this AWESOME list on ZenKimchi today! And I’m pretty excited! I’m keen to try as many as possible.. apparently not everything on here is super duper tasty, but it’s “necessary to get a deeper perception of Korean cuisine.” I have had some of these before (the bold ones ) but I’d love to have a pic of each one so I will just have to have some of them again! So even if they are bold now, I’ll post pics of the ones I have and what I thought about it… Woot woot!! Thanks very much Zenkimchi for making this list! It will take me a loong time to have all of these so I will be updating it regularly! I hope Boyfriend is ready for this!
1. Myeolchi Bokkeum (Stir-fried Anchovies)
2. Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)
3. Bulgogi (Grilled Marinated Beef)
4. BulDalk (Burn-your-pants-off Spicy Grilled Chicken) - Boyfriend actually made this one night for a surprise anniversary dinner… delicious!
5. DalkBal (Spicy Chicken Feet)
6. Korean Fried Chicken
This was the first item I tried… not because it was, well, fried chicken (!yum!), but my friend, Katy, and I went jogging and decided to go for chicken afterwards. (Don’t judge!) I absolutely love Korean fried chicken. We ordered fried chicken tenders and had some yummy honey mustard sauce for dipping. (I think we had three mustard refills!) It’s not half as greasy as South African fried chicken! (The biggest difference would be between South African and Korean KFC.. not greasy at ALL compared to South African KFC!) I think we paid about 16,000 won for this.. which was pricey compared to other places. Katy and I shared though, so it was 8,000 each and we were stuuuuffed. So well worth it!
7. Dalk Galbi (Stir-fried Marinated Chicken and Veggies)
8. San Nakji, chopped (Semi-live Baby Octopus)
9. San Nakji, whole (Live Octopus)
10. Sundubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew)
11. Juk (Rice Porridge)
12. Galbi (Grilled Short Ribs)
13. Galbitang (Short Rib Soup)
14. Shinseollo (Fancy Hot Pot)
15. Gobchang Gui (Grilled Beef Intestines)
16. Seng Gan (Raw Beef Liver) – I’ve had raw goat liver once….
17. Galbi Jjim (Stewed Ribs)
18. Bossam (Steamed Marinated Pork with Lettuce Wraps)
19. Japchae (Clear Noodles Stir-fried with Pork and Vegetables)
20. Jaeyuk Bokkeum (Spicy Stir-fried Pork)
21. Kimchi Jjim (Braised Kimchi with Tofu)
22. Ddong Jip (Chicken Gizzards)
23. Odeng/Eomuk (Street-side Fish Noodles)
24. Hoddeok (Stuffed Street-side Pastries)
25. GeiJang (Raw Fermented Crabs)
26. Hongeo (Fermented Skate)
27. Gochujang Samgyeopsal (Grilled Pork Belly Smothered in Red Pepper Paste)
28. Lotteria’s Shrimp Burger
29. Sae-u Kang (Shrimp Flavored “Fries”)
30. Doenjang Jjigae (Fermented Bean Paste Stew)
31. Cheonggukjang (Stinky Fermented Bean Paste Stew)
32. Boshintang (Dog Soup) —- I will NOT be trying this one… sorry folks… my dad was a Labrador breeder… I know it’s not the same thing, but I just can’t do it… BUT if you want to know what it’s like, check out my friend’s blog post about her experience! Click here!
33. Seonji Haejangguk (Hangover Stew with Clotted Cow Blood)
34. Deokbokki (Chewy Rice Cakes in Spicy Sauce)
35. YukHui (Korea’s Steak Tartare)
36. MiyeokGuk (Seaweed Soup)
37. Mae-eunTang (Spicy Fish Soup) –I think I have this at school often lol!
38. Nakji Bokkeum (Stir-fried Baby Octopus)
39. Mareun Ojingeo (Dried Cuttlefish)
40. Beondaeggi (Silkworm Larvae) --disgusting. period.
41. Golbaenggi (Sea Snails)
42. Jangeo Gui (Grilled Eel)
43. Jaratang (Turtle Soup) — not sure about this one either….. don’t think I wanna …
44. Bog-eo (Blowfish)
45. Sae-u Sogeum Gui (Salt Grilled Shrimp)
46. Deodeok Root
47. Bindae Ddeok (Mung Bean Pancake)
48. Pajeon (Green Onion Pancake)
49. Bibimbap (Mixed Rice and Vegetables)
50. Boribap (Mixed Barley Rice and Vegetables)
51. Jjim Dalk (Braised Chicken)
52. Patbingsu (Shaved Ice and Red Bean Treat)
53. Dotorimok (Acorn Jelly)
54. Naengmyeon (Chilled Noodles)
55. Makkoli/Dongdongju (Rice Beer)
56. Bokbunja (Raspberry Wine)
57. Soju (Rice Whiskey)
58. Andong Soju (Strong Rice Whiskey from the Andong Region)
59. Jogae Gui (Grilled Shellfish)
60. Haepari (Jellyfish)
61. Gyeran Jjim (Steamed Egg)
62. Corn Ice Cream
63. Dolsot Bibimbap (Mixed Rice and Vegetables in a Sizzling Stone Pot)
64. Mandu (Stuffed Dumplings)
I absolutely LOVE Mandu..
65. Ddeokguk (Chewy Rice Cake Soup)
66. Songpyeon (Stuffed Chewy Rice Cakes)
67. Hot Bar (Fried Fish Batter Street Food)
68. Shikhye (Sweet Rice Punch)
69. Any product with Green Tea in it
70. Gujeolpan (Nine-sectioned Dish)
71. Yogurt Soju Cocktail
72. Baechu Kimchi (Cabbage Kimchi)
Haha! I eat this every single day at school! It was slightly weird to get used to in the beginning, but it definitely grows on you. Now I really like it. If you’re not good with spicy food, be sure to eat a small piece with a spoonful of rice… it helps!
73. Any Kimchi that’s over 3 years old
74. Baek Kimchi (White Cabbage Kimchi)
75. Shake-’em-up Dosirak
76. Mul Kimchi (Water Kimchi)
77. Oi Sobagi (Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi)
78. Ggakdugi (Cubed Radish Kimchi)
79. Sae-u Jeot (Salted Tiny Shrimp)
80. Myeongran Jeot (Salted Pollack Roe)
81. Changran Jeot (Salted Pollack Guts) - whaaaaat?!
82. Ssamjang (Mixed Soybean and Pepper Paste)
83. Kalguksu (Hand-cut Noodle Soup)
Aah I like this one too! The noodles are delicious! The broth is slightly creamy and reminded me of chicken noodle soup (without the chicken flavour). It also has some seaweed, sliced zucchini, omelet, onions, green onions and a few slices of chilli. It’s not spicy, but can be a bit peppery. We’re used to the taste of gochukaroo (red pepper flakes) in everything so at one stage we added our gochukaroo/soy-dip (we got this for the mandu) to it. Like-uh!
84. Ramyeon (Ramen Noodles) in a Tin Pot – I’ve had this but not in a tin pot…
85. Entire Hui Meal (Korean style Sashimi)
86. Gimbap (Seaweed Rice Rolls)
I’ve had so many rolls of gimbap before it’s not even funny. Seriously this is the cheapest, easiest snack when you’re on the move. Love. You can get cheap ones at the convenience store, but my favourite ones are the fresh kimbap shop ones. They have all kinds of kimbap rolls to choose from – plain, bulgogi (marinated meat), cheese, donkassu (pork cutlet), kimchi etc. but my all time favourite is the Chamchi kimbap (참치 김밥 / Tuna)… aaah! It’s like taking a sushi roll, leaving out the raw fishy smelly stuff (I looove sushi btw!) and replacing it with radish, sesame leaves, ham, omelet, tuna and mayo! De-li-cious.
87. Jokbal (Pigs Feet)
88. Sundae (Blood and Noodle Sausage)
89. Yeot (Traditional Korean Candy)
90. Naengi (Shepherd’s Purse)
91. Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)
92. Budae Jjigae (“Army Base” Stew, traditionally including hot dogs and Spam)
93. Agu Jjim (Stewed Monkfish)
94. Haemultang (Seafood Soup)
95. Nurungji (Hot Water Mixed with Rice Scrapings in a Stone Pot) – Haha!! Boyfriend, do you remember this?!!
96. Sujebi (Rustic Dumpling Soup)
97. Janchi Guksu (Thin Noodles in a Seaweed Broth with Condiments)
98. BungeoBbang (Goldfish-shaped Stuffed Pastry)
99. Raw Ginseng or anything with Ginseng in it
100. MulHui (Chilled Sashimi Soup)