Harmony of body and mind – “Good food is the best medicine.” Eating Korean food is one of the best ways to learn more about Korean culture. Here are some widely loved local Korean food by travelers:


  • Prepared by marinating thin slices of beef in a sweet soy sauce mix before grilling them
  • Considered as a high-class meal, only being served in the royal court and yangban (noble) households in the past


  • A dish made up of various seasoned vegetables and meat and eaten after mixing all the ingredients with gochu-jang (red chili pepper paste)


  • Grilled pork belly
  • When grilled without seasoning, often eaten by dipping it in a mixture of sesame oil and salt, or wrapped in vegetables with the addition of seasoning made with seasoned soybean paste


  • Made by simmering a whole young chicken stuffed with ginseng, milk vetch root, jujubes, garlic, and sweet rice
  • Considered an energy-boosting dish best eaten on hot days


  • A compound word formed from chi(chicken) and maekju (beer)
  • Includes various seasoned chicken such as spicy-and-sweet sauce, soy sauce and more

Korean Street Food

Affordable street food that you can find at markets, subway stations and from ‘pojangmacha’ – street carts along popular areas


Tteokbokki (Rice Cake)

Eomuk (Fishcake)

Sundae (Blood Sausage)

Pajeon (Korean Pancake)

Dakgangjeong (Sweet Crispy chicken)

Skewered Delights

Hotteok (Sweet Pancake)