Kimchi - 김치
Ingredients: cabbage (or radish, cucumber, etc), julienne radish, minced garlic, diced green onion, salted fish, salt.
Description : Cabbages and other vegetables are soaked in salt water, then seasoned with different spices before being fermented. There are many different types of kimchi, such as cabbage kimchi (the most common), cucumber kimchi, radish kimchi, cubed radish kimchi, green onion kimchi, and more. It is a health food filled with vitamins, minerals, and more.
Rice mixed with vegetables and beef - 비빔밥
Ingredients: rice, fernbrake, balloon flower root, bean sprout, beef, red pepper paste, sesame oil
Description : A dish made by mixing rice with various other cooked vegetables. Great for experiencing different vegetables, pleasing to the eye, and full of nutrients. Jeonju's variation of bibimbap is most famous.
Beef in a soy sauce marinade - 불고기
Ingredients: beef (or pork), pear juice or sugar, soy sauce, minced garlic, diced green onion, sesame oil
Description : Beef or pork is sliced thinly then marinated in seasoning before being grilled.
Galbi-gui(Marinated grilled beef short ribs) - 갈비 구이
Ingredients: beef rib (or pork rib), sugar, soy sauce, diced green onion, minced garlic, sesame oil
Description : Beef or pork ribs are sliced into easy to eat portions, then marinated in seasonings before being grilled. Suwon galbi is very popular.
Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken soup) - 삼계탕
Ingredients: young chicken, sweet rice, ginseng, garlic, chestnut, jujube
Description : A young chicken is cleaned, then stuffed with various ingredients before being simmer to draw out the delicious broth.
Naengmyeon (Buckwheat noodles in a chilled broth) - 냉면
Ingredients: noodles made of buckwheat or starch, beef broth, thin slices of beef, julienne cucumber, julienne pear, boiled egg
Description : Noodles served in chilled beef broth - makes this soup refreshing. There is also bibim naengmyeon, which doesn't have a soup base but is mixed with red pepper paste instead.
Haemultang (Seafood stew) - 해물탕
Ingredients: crab, clam, shrimp, fish, radish, red pepper paste, red pepper powder, green onion, garlic
Description : Various seafoods are boiled before adding red pepper paste and red pepper powder. The broth is both refreshing and very spicy.
Kimchi jjigae (Kimchi stew) - 김치찌개
Ingredients: kimchi, pork, sesame oil, green onion, garlic
Description : First, the pork is browned in the bottom of the pot before water and kimchi are added. Using sour kimchi makes a better-tasting stew.
Dakgalbi (Chicken ribs) - 닭갈비
Ingredients: chicken, red pepper paste, pear juice, molasses, sugar, minced garlic, diced green onion
Description : Chicken is seasoned with various spices, then grilled before eating. Chuncheon chicken ribs are famous.
Seolleongtang (Ox bone soup) - 설렁탕
Ingredients: rice, beef, beef broth, diced green onion, minced garlic, red pepper power, pepper, salt
Description : Beef is added to beef broth and long-simmered before being served with rice and various seasonings. The deep, rich taste of the broth, simmered for over 10 hours, is simply delicious.
Galbitang (Short rib soup) - 갈비탕
Ingredients: beef rib (or pork rib), radish, diced green onion, minced garlic, pepper, sesame oil, sesame seed
Description : Ribs are boiled with radishes to create a savory soup. Eaten with rice, the broth is a delight.
Juk (Porridge) - 죽
Ingredients: various grains
Description : Juk is a rice porridge, similar to Congee. The rice develops a soft texture after being boiled for a long time with sesame oil. There are many variations of juk such as pine nut juk, sesame juk, jujube juk, red bean juk, beef juk, pumpkin juk, and abalone juk.