Hello Daebak Fam!
As the warmer days approach us our cravings are changing.
If you are in Korea or thinking about traveling (following pandemic guideline) to Korea and want to try top tasty dishes. Please add these to your list, they are full of flavor and nutrition. Perfect for keeping your waistline and health this upcoming spring and summer season.
1. Bibimbap (mixed rice)
This dish is very famous and we often see it in K-dramas, it is rice mixed with various ingredients, most of them veggies, eggs, topped with gochujang paste or soy sauce, and sliced meat.
2. Gimbap (Korean Sushi)
There are many Gimbap variation with veggies, and meat. There is also a Gimbap with ham and cheese perfect for a sunny breakfast. Gimbap is a light and typical dish that is quite affordable and easy to make so you can find this in many restaurants.
3. Haemul Jeongol (Spicy Seafood Stew)
This stew is similar to kimchi jjigae ( a favorite) though it has more ingredients that serve as nutrition alternatives since it has different types of seafood and meat. This stew also serves as an energizer to fight the summer heat.
This dish is served as spicy beef soup that is very popular among Koreans. It is made with shredded beef, scallions and many vegetables, bean sprouts and mushrooms. Yukgaejang gives quite a lot of flavor that is filling and perfect for lunch or even dinner. This stew can be served to fight summer heat and it is available in many Korean restaurants.
5. Bibim Naengmyeon (Korean Spicy Cold Noodles)
These cold noodles are great for hot summers so many Koreans enjoy this meal quite often on very hot days. It is a combination of cold, spicy and sweet flavors. Since it is served cold it helps relieve the hot temperatures. It is served with shredded ice on top to refresh your soul!
Jjajangmyeon (Korean Black Bean Sauce Noodles)
This dish has been really popular and known to many foreigners since BTS members have expressed their go-to dish is Jjajangmyeon. This dish is a signature dish for Korea, it is a delicious black bean sauce noodle. This dish is special because it is typically served on special occasions in Korean households. It served as encouragement for exam days, birthdays, and even graduations. Not so healthy but definitely delicious enough to be eaten on cheat days.
Lastly, a last recommendation for this up coming spring is our CJ Cheiljedang food pack known as "CJ is Daebak" box which includes a variation of tastier and healthier K-food globally. Meaning it can be shipped right to your door as you sign up to Daebak's seasonal plan.
What foods are you trying now? What are your favorite Korean dishes?
Please let us know in the comments below.
By Alexa Erazo