DAK GALBI (닥갈비)
This popular Korean dish is made by stir-frying marinated chicken in gochujung (chilli pepper paste) based sauce, and sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions and tteok (rice cake) together on a hot plate.
We then dish it into sesame leaves or lettuce.
It is so delicious – Nice and spicy! Hhhmmm…
We have the option of wearing an apron. The Dak Galbi cooks at your table, and the red pepper sauce is messy, so this is normally advisable!
Once the majority of the food has been eaten, you can ask for bap (rice). They will then add rice, sesame seed leaves, and seaweed, and top it off with cheese. We close the lid for a few minutes, and when you open it up… You have delicious fried cheesy rice!!!!! I love it!!
KIMCHI (Gimchi) – 김치
A fermented dish made from vegetables (normally cabbage) with varied seasonings.I love kimchi!
It is always served, as a side dish, in South Korea.
Many meals contain kimchi inside them, as well.
KIMBAP (Gimbap) – 김빱
A popular Korean meal made of bap (rice) and various other ingredients, rolled in a sheet of dried seaweed. You could say that this is “fast food” in Korea. Quick, easy, and available everywhere!
MUNDU (Dumpling) – 만두
This is a type of dumpling with a variety of meat-fillings. I prefer ones with Kimchi inside them, because then they are spicy, and very tasty.
Steamed Kimichi Mandu (김치만두)
Fried Meat Mandu
There are always strange pastries, breads, and waffles available at coffee shops. We never like the taste of any of them, because usually if they are meant to be savory, they have sugar over them, and if they are meant to be sweet, but they have fruit, and HAM (or something insanely inappropriate), on them!!!
We found this cheese bread at Caffe Benne. It was warm, soft, and cheesy!!
This is extremely popular in Korea! Everywhere you go, you see restaurants serving Samgyeopsal (thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat).
We cook the meal at our table, and it comes with many sides, which vary from place to place.
Once cooked, we wrap the meat in lettuce or sesame leaves, and add some garlic, red pepper paste, and other exciting things. It is very tasty!!
This is one of the side dishes, Doenjang jjigae (stew with vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, and tofu).
As you can see, we have plenty of side dishes. These are free, and unlimited.
Pastry buns with meat filling. Delicious! $2 each.
You can never go hungry in South Korea.
There is street food everywhere, and it is common to stand at the stalls and eat.
This is a variety of filled Korean pancake.
Hottoek is very popular in winter.
A hottoek usually costs about $1.
Meat kebabs are a common street food in South Korea.
This meal is enjoyed in the same way as Samgyeapsal,
however it is a different cut of meat. It is “skirt” meat.
Justin cooking the meat, on our table grill.
The side dishes: Salad, lettuce, sesame leaves, garlic, bean sprouts, kimchi, and radish.
My happy man –
This is our most favorite kind of meat in Korea!!
Ssamjang (a thick spicy paste for dipping the meat into).
We wrap the meat, scamjang, garlic, and bean sprouts, in lettuce.
500g of Galmaegesal for $15.
In Korea we would say…
배불러 “I’m full”