The Korean culture has taken us by storm! From sobbing over heart-breaking K-dramas to listening to headbanging tunes of K-pop, we just can’t get enough of the Korean culture. We are so mesmerised by this culture that people from all around the world have united together for their love of K-pop and K-drama through fan clubs. You say the word ‘BTS’ in a group of friends and a hot discussion would break out immediately. Why not embrace this love for the Korean culture by trying out the delicious food we see our favourite K-pop stars eat? We have curated a list of 5 Korean dishes that you must try as a K-pop fan.
Here Are 5 Korean Dishes You Must Try:
Bibimpap is a popular Korean rice dish. The dish essentially is steamed white rice that is topped with sauteed vegetables, kimchi, gochujang (chilli pepper paste), soy sauce and egg. This a hot dish and it thoroughly mixed together before eating.
Bingsu is a traditional Korean dessert that has become very popular amongst K-pop fans. Many people might mistake this dish for ice cream, it is actually shaved ice. It is one of the most sought after desserts for summer. The shaved ice is usually topped with fruits, condensed milk, fruit syrup and red beans.
3. Bibim Guksu
Bibim Guksu is a spicy noodle dish made with thin wheat noodles called somyeon. It is typically served cold and is popularly enjoyed during the summers. The best part about this dish is that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to prepare!
Japchae is a classic Korean dish that is extremely popular during New Year. It translates to mixed vegetables. This is a stir-fry glass noodle and vegetable dish and tasty savoury with a hint of sweetness. Japchae is typically prepared using dangmyeon, which is a cellophane noodle made from sweet potato.
Buldak is a hot and spicy chicken that is very popular among today’s youth. K-pop fans all over the world love this dish because it reminds them of two yummy dishes, spicy hot wings and crispy fried chicken! The name itself tells how spicy this dish is. “Bul” means fire in Korean and “dak” means chicken, translating into fire chicken/fiery chicken.