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Top 6 Popular Korean Dishes You Have To Try

Korean food is quite spicy and flavourful in nature. It uses a lot of spices and fresh produce found across Korea. This food is usually very healthy and usage of fermented food is quite common. Korean dishes are in abundance, however a few dishes have gained fame across the globe and are loved by everyone.


Here is a round-up of 6 Most popular Korean dishes:



Kimchi is one of the popular Korean dishes, is made out of fermented vegetables and a lot of seasoning. Kimchi is often spicy and sour, and in the authentic method of preparation, it is allowed to ferment in big jars underground, for months. Kimchi is popularly made with napa cabbage, scallions, cucumber, radish as the base ingredient.

Try our delicious kimchi recipes.

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Japchae, or sweet potato stir-fried noodles, is one of Koreas most beloved dishes. Its perfect for any time of the day and it’s easy to prepare. This dish is super healthy and has a lot of nutritional value. The noodles, vegetables, soy sauce and a few other seasoning are bound to create an experience like no other.

Try this succulent japchae recipe.

japchae - Popular Korean Dishes

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This dish should be your ‘go-to dish’ when you want to load up on healthy green vegetables.  Packed with a lot of ingredients like greens and leafy vegetables, rice this dish is the only way one can describe bibimbap. Some of the popular vegetables used to make bibimbap are bean sprouts, zucchinis, shiitake mushrooms and carrots, but of course you can add some more.

This yummy bibimbap recipe will leave you craving for more.

bibimbap - Top 6 Popular Korean Dishes You Have To Try

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Korean Pancakes

Some of the best things that you will find on a Korean menu are its variety of pancakes. The Korean love for experimentation has led to some of the tastiest, and unique pancakes including ingredients like shrimps, crabs, chicken, green onion and their favourite, the kimchi pancake. These Korean pancakes are so versatile that they can be relished any time of the day.

green onion pancake - Popular Korean Dishe To Try

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Army Stew

Korean Army stew invented during the time of the Korean War, due to food scarcity ingredients like spam, baked beans, cheese and hot dogs, which were leftover ingredients from the U.S Army were used. Today, it has become one of the most popular Korean ingredients like tofu, kimchi, beef and mushrooms are added for a modern Korean touch.

Try this amazing army stew recipe and woo everyone.

army stew - Korean Popular Dish

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This spicy rice cake is one of the most popular street foods in Korea. Duboki gets its spicy taste from gochujang and the base is made out of anchovies. It is widely-enjoyed as a side-dish as well as a party starter. It can be enjoyed as a complete meal or as a light appetizer,

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