The East Asian nation South Korea harbors a long history. Over the years, the country has evolved its culinary skills. From healthy soup to spicy grilled meat, the country has become a heaven for food lovers.

Here are some of the best Korean food Dishes you can try on:

1. Kimchi

Used since the era Shilla Dynasty, Kimchi is a signature food dish of Korean culture. The spicy pickled cabbage is a treat to the taste buds. 

This traditional delicacy has more than 200 variations all over the country. The ingredients used in kimchi include Korean cabbage, radish, pumpkin, onion, ginger, chili powder, salted seafood, and others. Add it to porridges, soups, and rice cakes, or eat with a bowl of white rice. 

2. Bibimbap

The colorful bowl of savoriness, Bibimbap is one of the must-try food on your visit to Korea. This authentic dish symbolizes harmony and balance in Korean culture.

Bibimbap is available in almost every part of the country. Rice topped with mixed vegetables, beef or chicken, and raw egg tastes delicious.

3. Tteok-bokki

If you want something savory with a tinge of sweetness, Tteokbokki might be the perfect snack for you. Although the dish looks spicy and unhealthy with its vibrant red color, it is quite healthy.

Tteokbokki is one of the most famous street foods in South Korea. You can find vendors selling the food in almost every corner of the country. The thick slices of rice cake, and fish cake, stir-fried in sweet red chili sauce, taste scrumptious.

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4. Bulgogi

Originated in the Goguryeo era, Bulgogi was once a dish for the nobles in Korea. The main ingredient used in the preparation of Bulgogi beef. As beef was expensive during that time, commoners could not afford the dish.

This authentic dish is a staple in many Korean bbq restaurants. The tender and juicy slices of meat with mildly sweet, savory, smoky flavors are hard to resist.

5. Jajangmyeon

If you watch K-dram, you might be well aware of these black-dyed noodles. Moreover, you have drooled at how luscious the dish looks.

This Korean-Chinese fusion dish is the perfect food to have at the month-end. It is cheap, and you can order it at any time. The thick handmade wheat noodles plated with raw cucumber, salty black soybean paste, diced pork, and vegetables have a salty and sweet taste.

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6. Samgyeopsal

Sort your weekend with your friends with Samgyeopsal and a few shots of soju. The grilled pork belly wrapped in lettuce has a smoky flavor.

You can have Samgyeopsal for both lunch and dinner. Although it is a feast for your taste buds, it can be unhealthy. Nonetheless, it does not hurt to have it once in a while.

7. Korean fried chicken

Have a tough day at work or are stressed out in life? Just order a box of Korean fried Chicken and open your beer can. This dish is the perfect one to enlighten your mood.

Unlike its other counterparts, Korean Style fried Chicken uses potato starch in the batter. The crunchy outside and juicy tender inside is the perfect late-night snack.

8. Gimbap 

Originated in Japan, Kimbap came into Korea during the 20th century. This delicious appetizer also considers your health. 

You can make Kimbap with the simple ingredients you have at home. Add ground beef, sweet pickled radish, and your favorite vegetables with rice.

9. Naengmyeon (Spicy cold Noodle)

Bibim naengmyeon is the classic summer dish you can have. Traditionally it was consumed in the winter when you could find ice. Nonetheless, the cold brew goes perfectly well in summer. 

Cool yourself with a bowl of cold broth, julienned cucumbers, Korean pear slices, boiled egg, and slices of boiled beef.

10. Samgye-tang (Ginseng chicken soup)

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