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Korean and Japanese Cuisines!

Updated on February 15, 2017

What comes to our mind when we think or talk about Food? We think of different cuisines and we definitely cannot resist from eating these appetizing foods. Oftentimes we crave for a specific food only. In my case, since I love watching Korean dramas or Japanese dramas, I would also like to try their food according to what I have seen.

Thankfully, I can find few Korean and Japanese restaurants around my city. However, I only tried few dishes since the restaurant are only selling those food which are well known to the people.

Here are some of the dishes that I have tasted so far.

Korean Cuisine:

1. Kimchi and Ramyeon:

This is by far my favorite side dish. It is a traditional Korean side dish with fermented vegetables. I love that it's so spicy and it can blend to any food that I paired with it. There are different kinds of Kimchi. I tried the raddish Kimchi but I prefer the Cabbage Kimchi. A ramyeon is an instant noodle. I love eating the spicy one but you can also buy a non spicy one. The most famous brand of ramyeon is Shin Ramyun and Neoguri.

2. Tteokbokki

My Korean student introduced this to me. I was so curious about it's taste so I decided to try it. Eventually, it became one of my favorite Korean food. It is made from soft rice cake, fish cake, and the sweet red chili sauce called GOCHUJANG.

3. Kimbap:

Is a dish that is made from steamed white rice (BAP) and various ingredients. But the most important ingredient is the kim (gim) or the sea weed wrapper. If you want to make your own kimbap you can decide your ingredients. Others will add egg and cheese. But I prefer to eat the traditional one.

4. Samgyeopsal:

It is one of the popular Korean dish also but it is usually served during dinner. If you love to eat pork meat and beef meat or even chicken meat this is the best dish for you. You can also make a wrap with vegetables and add a little kimchi. This is best paired with their famous Soju.

5. Jajangmyeon:

I always see this food on Korean dramas. I was really intrigued by this because it looked very delicious however the color is not pleasing to the eyes also the dark color can stay in your lips. When I first tasted it I fell in love right away. I love the taste and even it's color I loved it!

6. Soju:

I tasted out of curiosity. I was never a good drinker but for my friends who loves to drink they also didn't like it. It stings down to your throat. It is one of the best drink in a Korean restaurant although I didn't liked it but maybe someday I will drink it again.

7. Patbingsu and Bingsu:

It's a Korean version of shaved ice dessert. I don't know much about the names of the ingredients however I really liked how the shaved ice is so soft and the toppings blend well together. You can order from small size to big sizes.

Japanese Cuisine:

1. Shabu-Shabu:

It is one of my favorite Japanese dish.It is a Japanese style of hotpot dish and consist of meat thinly sliced, sea foods such as shrimp and squid and green leafy vegetables. After we ate the shabu-shabu the restaurant crew gave us a coffee jelo. It was so good that I couldn't stop eating it. :)

2. Gyoza:

I really like eating Gyoza. I can eat a bunch of this. Gyoza is a Japanese pan fried dumplings it is similar to Jiaozi which is a Chinese dumpling. The stuffing is mostly pork with some cabbages. It is best when you dip it in a soy sauce.

3. Yakisoba:

I love eating any kind of noodles but mos specially I love yakisoba. It is a fried buckwheat and the soy sauce flavor tastes like oyster sauce.

4. Gyudon:

Gyu means beef and Don means rice. The ingredients used in this dish is mainly beef. For the sauce, soy sauce and sugar, ginger, sweet tend sake and little water. If you love eating beef then this is the best dish for you.

5. Kushikatsu:

Kushi means skewer and Katsu means food. Kushikatsu is a fried pork skewer with a special sauce.

6. Kitsune Tempura Udon

Udon is a kind of thick noodle in Japan. This dish is made up of beans and this tempura is a vegetable tempura. It contains carrots and onions. I also love eating the tofu in this dish.

7. Katsudon

A bowl of rice topped with fried pork and vegetables. Katsu means food and Don means bowl. Other restaurants add some eggs and other condiments.

I would like to try Japanese rice wine which is called Sake.

Let me know if you already have eaten this dishes and I would be very glad if you can recommend other Asian dishes as well.



Cabbage Kimchi and Ramyeon
Cabbage Kimchi and Ramyeon
Raddish Kimchi
Raddish Kimchi
Other side dishes. By the way I like eating the nuts :p
Other side dishes. By the way I like eating the nuts :p
Tteokbokki
Tteokbokki
Kimbap is on the upper part .
Kimbap is on the upper part .
Jajangmyeon
Jajangmyeon
Soju
Soju
Snow flakes Patbingsu
Snow flakes Patbingsu
Mango Bingsu
Mango Bingsu
Shabu-Shabu
Shabu-Shabu
Coffee Jelo
Coffee Jelo
Gyoza
Gyoza
Yakisoba
Yakisoba

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      Lady Jen Palven 7 months ago from Philippines

      Hi Jun Hyeok! Thank you for your comment. I know it's different in Korea, they are only made by local workers in my country :)

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      Jun Hyeok 7 months ago

      I live in Korea. But they don't look like that :P... But very good explaining

      !!!

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      Sheila 7 months ago

      I love Kimchi and Gyoza!