Korean food is becoming more and more popular and it’s easy to see why with its mixture of tangy, spicy and bitter flavors all mingling into one. Once you’ve decided to take the plunge and sample some of the best Korean goodies, you may need a bit of a starter’s guide. Here are a few staple Korean dishes to get your started on your culinary adventure.
The cornerstone of most Korean cooking, and arguably the most unique flavor in Korean cooking, Kimchi is a staple that’s served with everything, and for every meal. Though spicy pickled cabbage is the most common form of kimchi you’ll find, you can also find daikon radish kimchi, perilla leaf kimchi, just about any green vegetable can be “kimchied” and my personal favorite is bok choi. Eat this with rice and another main meal to add spice and a bit of tart to your dish.