No trip is perfect without enjoying some of the best local Korean food in Korea Seoul. If you have no time to immerse in all of South Korea and visit all the foodie states like Jeonju to indulge in their whole area of authentic Korean delights, then you gotta at least try these popular 9 local delicacies in Korea. Between your busy itinerary to see the best of Korea to complete your full travel and dining experience.
9 Best Local Korean Food in Korea Recommendations
So here it begins, introducing some of the more tentalizing dishes I have tried in my trip, some of which can be found in the every day restaurant in Seoul, or some more niche and not so common.
1. Kalbi Beef
One of the specialties of Korea, this sweet seasoned grilled beef can be enjoyed at Jinjinbara Restaurant. Reservations for the set course can be made in advance.
2. Samgye-tang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)
A nourishing broth with ginseng root stuffed in the centre of the chicken and boiled till tender softness. This korean delicacy be enjoyed at Tosokchon Samgyetang Restaurant.
3. Steamed Oysters with Brown rice and Spicy Tofu Soup
This tasty meal at Buckchon (549-2792) Restaurant is a perfect dish on a cold day. The homemade tofu is soft as silk, with the brown rice and fresh oysters complimenting it perfectly.
Out of all, this to me is the best local korean food in Korea. But everyone has their favorites.
4. BBQ Barbeque Beef and Pork (Samgyeopsal)
Indulge in the premium side of things, with beautiful marble barbecue beef at Hansik Byeok-Je Galbi Restaurant, known to be one of the best-barbecued beef restaurants around. For those who are more adventurous, they
5. Bimbimbap Hot Stone Rice
And all time favourite dish that many people around the world know about – hot stone bowl rice with veggies rice and meat inside mixed to perfection with a nice korean sauce. You can also order vegetarian versions which I am a fan of on days I am trying to cut down on meat consumption.
6. Korean Fried Chicken with Beer
Super tasty fried chicken with a lovely K
7. Popular Korean Bingsu Desserts and Sweets
Sweeping Asia by storm, there are tons of cafes selling these sweet treats, catering to both young and old. One really good one I tried is called
Injeomi Bingsu, and it is this strange one below that is made up of mochi, soya bean powder, green bean paste and milk
8. Naengmyeon Cold Noodles Dish
9. Luxurious Seafood and Cuisine in Korea
For the some other tasty local Korean food in Korea we had enjoyed, check out the below photos on the slow-cooked shellfish soup we had as well as the popular Alaskan king crab.
Hence concludes my food adventures trails and travels in Korea. Do you have a favourite dish that I have missed out? Please let me know!
Read more about my traveling adventures via different modes of transport in Seoul.
This trip was made possible by Korean Tourism Board