I made it to Korea for 8 days and ate loads of food I crazily love. Korean food is spicy, rich in flavor and super delicious. The cuisine of this country is largely based on rice, vegetable and meat. They also have abundant side dishes like kimchi, cucumber, sprout or daikon pickles. Interestingly, those side dishes are served for free at any restaurant in Korea, which means you can eat as much as you want without paying money for them. That's the reason why I ate tons of kimchi which is one of my favorite Korean food. Korean love meat so on the streets are thousands of restaurants serving BBQ. When it comes to street food, they are beyond awesome. There are many kinds of street food ranging from sweet things to savory ones.
I prefer Korean food to Japanese one although I lived in Japan for one year. I found similarities between Korean and Vietnamese cuisine, their flavors, especially spiciness, and even the way we ate. Korea is truly a food paradise for me.
|A kind of noodle|
|The whole meal in a food alley in a traditional market - hot noodle with fried tofu, cold spicy noodle called japchae with egg and vegetable pickles|
|Pancakes - vegetable pancakes and kimchi pancakes|
|Another type of noodle with CHinese cabbage, seafood and pork - super cheap 4000 won|
|This is a chiken meal|
|Pork soup - Busan specialty|
|Close up to the pork soup's ingredients - pork, pork blood sausages, rice, and vegetable|
|A meal with fried fish and vegetable pickles|
|Cold noodle - naengmyeon|
Snack and street food
|Gimbap sold on streets|
|Sundae - pork blood sausage with noodle, the very popular street food. We have this in Vietnam but we stuff all of the blood into the pork intestine instead of noodle|
|Street food is various ranging from pork organs including sundae, deep fried things to tteokbokki - spicy rice cake and fish cake|
|sweet tteok (sticky rice) with different flavors: cinnamon, sesame, green tea, etc.|
|hot tteok - sweet fried sticky rice with red bean and sunflower seed|
|another kind of hot tteok with vegetable as filling and ice shaving with red bean paste on top|
I couldn't believe how cheap fruits in Korea are compared to Japan. I bought 4 bunches of grapes with only 3000 won which 1 bunch of grape costs me in Japan. Busan is cheaper than Seoul. I spent 5000 won for a big bag of peaches. It was HEAVENLY AWESOME!
|How cheap these lovely fruits are!|
|Can you believe these giant watermelons are only 2000 won/ one?|