Seoul Food: Discover Top 10 Seoul’s Culinary Delights

Seoul Food: Discover Top 10 Seoul’s Culinary Delights

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Top10-Specialty-Foods-in-Seoul

Seoul Food: Discover Top 10 Seoul’s Culinary Delights

Embark on a Seoul gastronomic journey and savor the vibrant flavors of Seoul’s top 10 specialties. Savor iconic dishes that capture the essence of Korean cuisine. Let’s explore Seoul’s top 10 specialty foods below🔽

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Top 10 Specialty Foods in Seoul

① Korean Barbecue (Gogigui)

Korean Barbecue
Korean Barbecue

Korean Barbecue is acooking experience of thinly sliced ​​beef (bulgogi) or pork belly (samgyeopsal) marinated and grilled at your table. The meat is often wrapped in lettuce leaves along with garlic, chili paste and other spices for a delicious combination of flavors and textures.

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② Gimbap

Gimbap
Gimbap

Gimbap is a sushi-like takeaway meal consisting of steamed rice and various ingredients such as radishes, spinach, carrots, eggs, and meat or seafood. Wrap the ingredients in toasted seaweed and roll tightly. As a quick and hearty snack or light meal, gimbap is often cut into bite-size pieces.

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③ Naengmyeon

Naengmyeon
Naengmyeon

Naengmyeon is a popular refreshing dish in hot summer. Cold noodles serve cold soba noodles in spicy beef broth or radish water kimchi. Topped with thinly sliced ​​beef, cucumber, pickled radish, and boiled egg, it has a cool and refreshing taste with contrasting textures.

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④ Sundae

Sundae
Sundae

Sundae is Korean black pudding stuffed with pork intestines mixed with vermicelli, meat, tofu, vegetables, spices and other ingredients. Sundaes can be boiled or steamed and enjoyed as is or in soups. The dip is often served with hot mustard sauce, making it hearty and slightly tangy.

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⑤ Bibimbap

Bibimbap
Bibimbap

Bibimbap is a dish of stir-fried vegetables such as spinach, bean sprouts, carrots, mushrooms, and zucchini on top of rice. Customize with fried eggs, beef slices, tofu, and more. Bibimbap is mixed with gochujang sauce before eating to create a flavor harmony. Kimchi: A traditional Korean side dish made from fermented vegetables such as cabbage and radish. Kimchi has a spicy, tangy, sour flavor that accompanies nearly every Korean dish. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also packed with probiotics and vitamins.

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⑥ Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki
Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki is a popular street food in Seoul featuring chewy rice cakes cooked in a spicy sauce made from gochujang, soy sauce, and other ingredients. Often served with kamaboko, boiled eggs, and vegetables, it has an addictive flavor and texture. Chokbal: Soft pig’s trotters with soy sauce. Sliced ​​and served with sesame seeds and green onions, Chokbal is savory, slightly sweet and fragrant. It is often eaten with pickled radish and rice.

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⑦ Samgyetang

Samgyetang
Samgyetang

Samgyetang is a nutritious chicken soup made from a whole chicken, with glutinous rice, garlic, jujube, and ginseng. Simmer until tender to create a flavorful broth. Samgyetang is popular in the summer due to its calming and energizing effects.

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⑧ Mandu

Mandu
Mandu

Korean dumplings with minced meat, vegetables and a mixture of spices. Mandu can be steamed, boiled, fried or fried. They are commonly enjoyed as a stand-alone dish or added to soups and stews with dipping sauces made from soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil.

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⑨ Jokbal

Jokbal
Jokbal

Jokbal is a soft pig’s trotters with soy sauce. Sliced ​​and served with sesame seeds and green onions, Jokbal is savory, slightly sweet and fragrant. It is often eaten with pickled radish and rice.

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⑩ Kimchi

Kimchi
Kimchi

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made from fermented vegetables such as cabbage and radish. Kimchi is spicy, tangy, and sour and accompanies nearly every Korean dish. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also packed with probiotics and vitamins.

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These signature dishes highlight the unique flavors and culinary delights that Seoul has to offer. Enjoy the city’s vibrant food scene.

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