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Top Korean Delicacies You Should Try This Year

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March 13 - Written By Crystal Andino

If you’re a fan of Korean food, you must know what dishes are the most popular. But if you’re not familiar with Korean Cuisine, you’re missing out on some of the best-tasting dishes. 

Korean food can be found all around the globe easily. Previously, only the people who had been to Korea can have the luxury of tasting authentic Korean cuisine, but things have changed now. 

Here, we have compiled a list of 4 top Korean delicacies you must try.


Bibimbap is a full and nutritious Korean cuisine. Bibimbap can be offered as a vegetarian, or a meat-based cuisine, depending on the region and ingredients utilized. 

Warm rice is topped with mixed veggies, chicken or beef, raw egg, chili and soy sauce, and a dab of chili pepper sauce for spice in the most typical bibimbap. Another version of this Korean mixed rice meal is called Hoedeopbap. It replaces chicken/beef with raw seafood like tuna, salmon, or octopus. This delicacy is ideal for seafood enthusiasts.

Bibimbap, a traditional Korean delicacy


Bulgogi is made with thin slices of marinated beef sirloin grilled with green peppers, sliced onions, and garlic over a charcoal fire, giving it a characteristic smoky flavor. To increase the flavor and tenderness of the meat, it is marinated for 2- 4 hours in a blend of sesame oil, soy sauce, black pepper, sugar, onions, and ginger before grilling. 

 This dish also comes with a side of lush greens like lettuce and spinach, which are used to wrap a piece of cooked beef, which is commonly accompanied by ssamjang, a spicy sauce, and kimchee.


In a stainless steel bowl, bi bim naengmyeon is served with a cold soup, Korean sliced Pear, diced cucumbers, boiled eggs, and cold-boiled beef slices. Flour and buckwheat or sweet potatoes are used to make the long and thin noodles, however, seaweed and green tea are also used in some varieties. 

 The noodles are generally served without cutting, although diners can request that the noodles be cut according to their preferences.

Korean noodles


This traditional Korean cuisine originates from Silla Dynasty and has been around for over 2,000 years. Kimchee is made by fermenting radish, Korean cabbage, pumpkin, ginger, scallion, and onions with chili powder, fish marinated in salt, and crushed garlic. 

 This traditional food can be consumed alone or with white rice and is also used in soups, rice cakes, and porridge. Kimchee is also used to make kimchee jjigae, a type of Korean stew, kimchi jeon, Korean pancakes, and kimchee fried rice, among other meals.

 If you’re craving Korean Cuisine in California, Pangaea Grill is a restaurant that is offering the best Korean foods in Carmel. We have a variety of options, and you can visit us anytime, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Book a reservation now!