Top 20 Famous Korean Food

Top 20 famous Korean food
Top 20 famous Korean food

Nowadays, people are getting obsessed with Korean dramas and Korean food. Korean food is evolved through the centuries. Korean food is mainly based on rice, vegetables, seafood, and meats. Korean foods are very healthy because of their ingredients. Korean food is less spicy than Indian food, and their way of serving is also very impressive. If you love Korean food, this article is for you. By the end of this article, you will get to know all the famous dishes of Korea. Here we go!


Kimchi is the signature dish of Korea and famous for the last 2,000 years. Kimchi consists of Korean cabbage, onion, ginger, scallion, radish, pumpkin, garlic, chilli powder, and later fermented. Kimchi is also the basis of many derivative dishes like kimchi soup, kimchi pancake, kimchi fried rice, etc.

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Bibimbap is a trendy Korean rice dish. Commonly Bibimbap is served as a bowl of white rice topped with eggs, beef or chicken, mixed vegetables, and some seasoning of Chili pepper. And for seafood lovers, the topping of Bibimbap is changed with salmon, tuna, or octopus.

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Bulgogi, AKA “fire meat”, is made with thin marinated slices of beef. Bulgogi can be stir-fried in-home cooking or can be cook on the charcoal burner for smoky flavour.  This popular beef meat is served with lettuce and spinach and sometimes with kimchi also.

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4.Ginseng chicken soup

The healthy Ginseng chicken soup is made with a whole young chicken filled with garlic, rice jujube, and ginseng. Ginseng chicken soup provides immune support and calms the mind and anxiety. The broth in this soup is rich, full of flavours, and delicious.

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5.Bibim Naengmyeon

Bibim Naengmyeon is also known as spicy cold noodles. These are cold, spicy, sweet, and tangy. This very famous dish is made with handmade wheat noodles. These long thin noodles are served in a bowl of cold broth, cucumbers, Korean pear slices, and slices of cold beef. It symbolizes good health.

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Jajangmyeon is a Korean noodle topped with a thick sauce of ‘chunjang’, diced pork, and vegetables. Jajangmyeon tastes salty and sweet altogether. This dish is trendy among youngsters too. The variant of this dish uses other seafood and meats.

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Jjigae is a Korean stew made with instant noodles, meat, sausage, gochujang, and baked beans. Jjigae has a similar consistency to a western stew and army stew is one of the famous stews of Koreans.

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8.Korean fried chicken

Korean fried chicken is also called ‘chikin’ in Korea. Chicken is coated in spicy sauce and then deep-fried two times in vegetable oil. In South Korea, fried chicken is consumed as a meal, appetizer, and after-meal snack.

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Tteok-Bokki is traditional popular street food in Korea. It is made with thick slices of boiled rice, fish cake, garlic, onion, and various vegetables that are stir-fried with red chilli sauce. It is topped with sesame seeds, scallions, and boiled eggs.

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Japchae is stir-fried glass noodles. These thin glass noodles are made with sweet potatoes. These glass noodles are stirred with beef, mushroom, and other vegetables in sesame oil. The flavorful noodles, Japchae, are so tasty that nobody can say no to them. In India, people are making alternatives to glass noodles with a vegetarian version.

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11.Hameol Pajeon

Hameol Pajeon is a very famous Korean savoury pancake. This pancake is made with rice, eggs, vegetables, seafood, and green onions. Seafood that is used in this dish is oysters, shellfish, shrimp, and squid. It’s crunchy outside and soft inside.

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12.Sundbu Jjigae

Sundbu Jjigae is a Korean soft tofu stew. This famous Korean cuisine is made with fresh curdled tofu, vegetables, mushrooms, meat, seafood, onion, and topped with raw egg. This cuisine has an unexpected flavour, and everyone can easily fall in love with this delightful soft tofu stew.



Haejang-guk is also known as Hangover stew. It is for drink purposes. It is made from beef broth, cabbage, reddish, bean sprouts, and other seasonings. This soup is rich in taste, steamy, and hearty. This soup intake can get you rid of hangovers.


14.Ganjang gejang

Ganjang gejang is also known as Soy Sauce Crab. This traditional dish is made with marinated fresh raw crabs in soy sauce. This dish is addictive for Korean because of its tangy and bitter taste. It is served cold instead of hot. It’s getting popular so much in Korean youngsters.



Kongguksu is a seasonal dish made with only vegetarian ingredients. Kongguksu is loved by everyone during summer and this dish is high in nutrients. Noodles of Kongguksu are made with wheat flour and served in a cold soy milk broth. This dish smells a bit nutty and the taste is very mild and subtle.



This famous winter soup is made with ox bone and beef bones. Ox bones and beef bones are boiled for hours and seasoning of black pepper or preferably done. For Koreans, nothing is better than a cup of this soup.  This soup is rich in minerals, also contained healthy nutrients, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.

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Gimbap is Korean sushi and is made with rice, vegetables, fish, and meats and then wrapped in a seaweed roll. This roll is cut into bite-size and served as a side dish with kimchi. These are beautiful round discs. Gimbap has a low carbohydrate amount and is high in protein.



Mandu is a famous dumpling in Korea. You can add a variety of vegetables to it according to your preference. This dish is entirely vegetarian. You can steam, boil, stir fry or deep fry it. Mandu is somewhat like Indian momos.

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19.Jumuk Bap

Jumuk Bap is also called with a famous name “fist rice.” It is a vegetarian dish. Jumuk Bap is rolled in the fist with some savoury ingredients to form a round ball. Chopped vegetables enhance the flavour of the rice ball. This dish is effortless and suitable for all your picnic or trip.



Bingsu is a popular shaved ice cream dessert in Korea. Bingsu is made with chopped fruits, red beans, fruit syrup, and condensed milk. Slurping down this Bingsu is heaven for Koreans. This concept of eating ice with fruits is very prevalent among kid to old-age people in Korea.