17 Foods Every Korean Grew Up With
It's not all just Korean BBQ and soy
1. Haejangguk (해장국)
Welcome to hangover cure city, son.
2. Jokbal (족발)
Pigs feet that you dip into a red shrimp marinade. What? It's delicious.
3. Soondae (순대)
You remember shoveling that shit when you were just yea-high and yea-wide.
4. Jjajangmyeun (짜장면)
All you need to know: staple takeout food of Korea. Never wear white while eating.
5. Kimchijjigae (김치찌개)
Welcome to the land of rice and kimchi.
6. Seolleongtang (설렁탕)
Add some scallions, salt and pepper and then boom, heaven on earth.
7. Bundaegi (번데기)
Okay tbh you never, ever tried silkworm pupae. But your dad sure loves it though.
8. Japchae (잡채)
This and some rice will take your Korean friend back to the good old times.
9. Sannakji (산낙지)
Cut ’em up with scissors. Guzzle back raw.
10. Doenjang jjigae(된장 찌개)
Nothing screams you’re back at home than a nice, hot, steaming bowl of doenjang jjigae.
11. Nokdumuk (녹두묵)
Ah. Green bean jelly.. You can’t take jell-o shots with these suckers, but you sure still can toss 'em back.
12. Miyeok guk (미역국)
You always got this on bdays. Ten points for Gryffindor if mom adds small cut pieces of meat and sesame seeds!
13. Kongnamulguk (콩나물국)
The cureall for colds.
14. Nurungji (누룽지)
It's CRISPY rice, not burn rice. God forbid the day a pot of scorched rice crosses your plate.
15. Hotteok (호떡)
Pancake filled with melted brown sugar, chopped nuts, cinnamon, and honey. You know you'd walk into the woods with a clown if she had this in a basket to lure you in.
16. Gopchang jeongol (곱창전골)
Intestine casserole. What? It's homey and full of flavor.
17. Eomuk (어묵)
Processed fish cakes in a spicy, sweet soup. All the yums.
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