Korean Delicacies

by Mr Mike
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?

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

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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!

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

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

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

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Dried Squid (Ojingo 오징어) in Sokcho (속초)

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

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

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

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

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

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Vegetables (야채)at Kwangjang Market (광장시장)

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

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

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

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

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The Glutton's Guide to the World's Best Cuisines - Eternal Arrival January 23, 2017 - 9:28 pm

[…] with tofu and pork) to the endless variety of ban chan (sweet, spicy, and pickled side dishes), Korean food just may be my #1. But don’t make me commit to it unless you want to see me […]

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25 Avid Travelers Share What They Miss the Most from Home - Escaping Expectation March 1, 2017 - 10:21 am

[…] Kwangjang Market is a must visit for anyone in Seoul but unfortunately it’s not on most tourist radars.  You can easily find it near Jongno-5 Subway station in central Seoul.  Kwangjang market is one of Seoul’s oldest traditional markets and you can buy a wide range of foods, traditional Korean goods or even peruse the 2nd hand store upstairs!  When you go be sure to try bindaeduk (traditional mung bean pancake) and yukhei (raw beef salad).  Even if you aren’t an adventurous foodie you’ll enjoy the sights and smells of crazy Korean dishes available at Kwangjang Market. […]

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