Korean food - Korean noodle, rice dishes and snacks
Naengmyeon – it is a cold soup, that Koreans eat mostly in summer, with noodles, raw vegetables, cooked beef and hard boiled egg.
- Japchae – glass noodles stir fried with vegetables, meat and soy sauce, usually eaten cold.
- Ramyeon – Korean version of the Japanese ramen, spicy and cooked with vegetables and meats
- Jajangmyeon – a noodles dish cooked with black soy sauce, meat, pieces of potatoes and vegetables. It is usually served in Chinese restaurants in Korea, but it is more of a Korean than a Chinese dish.
- Bibimbap – bibimbap in Korean means stirred rice. It is a dish of rice, topped with vegetables, egg, beef and chilli paste; the diner needs to stir before eating it.
There are many Korean snacks in the streets of Seoul and across South Korea. Some of the most popular Korean snacks are detailed below.
- Kimbap - A very popular Korean snack made with rice, rolled up in seaweed leaves and filled with either meat, tuna, vegetables or ham.
- Mandu – Korean dumplings, usually filled with meat, vegetables or seafood. Mandu can be steamed, grilled or fried.
- Maggots – there are a lot of street vendors selling roasted maggots. We never tried them, but they seem to be very popular with Koreans.
- Chicken on the stick – Chicken on the stick is cooked on a barbecue by Korean street vendors, with vegetables and dressed with soy sauce.
- Pajeon and Bindaetteok – Korean pancakes cooked on frying pans containing different vegetables and spring onions. Pajeon contain also seafood.
- Ttok – ttok can be round and flat or long in cilinders. Ttok is a bit like pasta, but made with rice flour and a bit chewy. Food stalls serve ttok in a spicy and sweet sauce.