The national dish of Korea / South Korea is Bulgogi with kimchi (Marinated beef with fermented vegetables). Why not make it on August 15 when South Korea celebrates their independence day. Here’s what our country chef Sonja says about the national dish of Korea:
Kimchi is fermented vegetable, often made with napa cabbage and ground red chili flakes that are quite spicy. It can take days, weeks and even months to ferment kimchi. With this quick pickled kimchi recipe you can have tasty kimchi within minutes. Bulgogi is a perfect balance of sweet, salty and savory. Bulgogi literally means “fire meat” and is a favourite dish among Koreans, especially on special occasions. Together, wrapped in a lettuce wrap, enjoy the balance of flavours and a delicious introduction into Korean cuisine.
About the Country Chef
Sonja Bradfield is half Korean and has lived in Korea for the past five years, so she has eaten Korean food her whole life. She is also blogging at Ginger & Toasted Sesame. Korean food is known internationally for its fiery red and pungent kimchi and grilled, marinated meat dishes, but Korean food features a diverse array of carefully prepared vegetable dishes, both fermented and freshly seasoned, as well as seafood, as the country is surrounded by the ocean on three sides. Read more about IngredientMatcher’s Country Chefs in the Foodie section Read more about national dishes and the ebook “National Dishes From Around The World” Read more about other national dish recipes published on this blog