Korean Delicacies

Who doesn’t love food?  Eating is a primary reason for many people to travel and Korean cuisine happens to be incredibly diverse with hundreds of dishes to try!  The best part is that each meal comes with a handful of 반찬 banchan (sides) that accompany whatever you order so you always get to taste a few treats.  Living in South Korea for a year I’ve sampled the lot but still have tons more to try.  Have you tried any of these, which was your favorite?


Soy Sauce Crab Stew ( 간장게) at Kwangjang Market (광장시장)


Actually I don’t know what this is. Its an internal organ based on what the vendor was saying and my Korean coworker insists its from a fish. You can find it at Kwangjang Market (광장시장) and let me know!


Kimchi Baby Crabs ( 김치 아기 게) at Kwangjang Market (광장시장)


Kimchi Banchan/Sides 김치반찬 ) at Kwangjang Market (광장시장)


Kimchi (김치) at a North Korean style Restaurant in Sokcho (속초)


Dried Squid (Ojingo 오징어) in Sokcho (속초)


Dried & fermented school of jogi (조기/yellow croaker) at Kwangjang Market (광장시장)


Fresh Crab (게장) at Sokcho’s Fish Market (속초 수산 시장)


Fresh Crab (게장) at Sokcho’s Fish Market (속초 수산 시장)


Fresh Crab (게장) at Busan’s Fish Market (부산 수산 시장)


Assorted seafood (해산물) at Busan’s Fish Market (부산 수산 시장)


Vegetables (야채)at Kwangjang Market (광장시장)


Pig’s feet/Jokbal (족발) at Kwangjang Market (광장시장)


Noodles with Vegetables(야채냉면) & Gimbap (김밥) at Kwangjang Market (광장시장)


Snuck a Vietnamese one in here too! Vietnamese Pork Noodle Soup in Hanoi


Pig Skin (dwaeji ggupdaegi 돼지 껍데기) at Kwangjang Market (광장시장)

Mr Mike