March 26, 2017

Korean food: Jokbal (족발)

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Feet of the gods! It is truly hard to explain my deep love for any country that has an affinity for pig’s feet. South Korea is one such country and…boy do they make them delicious! Jokbal, is sliced pig’s feet served with garlic, chili peppers, lettuce, kimchi, gochujang (red chili paste) and soy sauce. Jokbal is quite greasy and […]

Korean food: Beondegi (번데기)

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Just eat the bug! Beondegi (Korean: 번데기) is a real Korean treat if nothing else. When walking through small and large markets alike I always smell the juices of the silk worm larvae boiling in their cauldron. The smell of beondaegi is pungent, distinguished and memorable but surprisingly appealing. I know when I smell those brown […]

Korean food: Kimchi (김치)

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Kimchi is the national dish of Korea as well as a traditional side dish (banchan). The main ingredients of the dish are made from either napa cabbage, cucumbers, radishes or scallions. Kimchi must ferment for at least 1 day but can be fermented for up to several months. Other ingredients and seasonings added to kimchi are […]

Korean food: Sannakji (산낙지)

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Food to die for! Sannakji, small live octopus, is one of the most unique foods I have ever munched on. Sannakji is one of the rare foods that actually fights back when getting eaten, so you can’t take this food lightly. Sannakji is a small octopus prepared alive, and generally the tentacles are the meal. […]

Korean Food: Sundae (순대)

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 Sundae is heaven in a pig’s intestine! I have strong, heart-warming feelings for food that is put and cooked inside other food, and sundae is one of those food! Sundae is a Korean dish made from steaming or boiling either cow’s or pig’s intestine that is stuffed with blood, noodles and various seasonings. You can […]