Koreans are often called the Irish of Asia, and their cooking has been referred to as "Japanese food with guts." Dishes are hearty and bracing. Garlic, scallions, chilies, soy sauce and sesame are essential flavorings for many dishes. Rice is the main staple, although noodles are popular too. The pickled cabbage called kimchi is a national treasure.
Typical Korean Dishes
Try these traditional recipes from Korea.
(Korean mixed vegetable and noodle stir fry)
(Korean mung bean sprout salad)
(Korean braised beef short ribs)
(Korean scallion pancake)
(Korean stir-fried mushrooms)
(Korean spicy fermented cabbage pickle)
(Korean zucchini squash side dish)
(Korean hot and spicy grilled chicken)
(Korean mixed rice bowl with toppings)
(Korean sweet and spicy fried chicken)