Korean Cuisine? With the introduction of KDrama to the mainstream with series such as Squid Game, The uncanny counter, The silent sea, Love alarm etc. it was only natural that interest in Korean culture would grow. Korean Cuisine, as an offshoot, entered the mainstream as well and has been enjoying very trumendous patronage.
Korean flavors have begun to appear in restaurants and on grocery store shelves. KPOP FOODS, whose signature sauces were launched on Kickstarter in 2017 by two UCLA students, couldn’t have had a better start. The concept raised $10,000 in its first eight months and reached its $40,000 goal in less than a month. KPOP food products are now available in 500 grocery stores, including the west coast’s Gelson’s chain.
Because of its location in northeast Asia, Korea has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. This seasonality is important in the local cuisine. Some ingredients taste different depending on the season, resulting in a wide range of flavor variations within recipes.
Sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, gochujang (fermented red chili paste), gochugaru (pepper flakes), doenjang (fermented bean paste), and napa cabbage are all common ingredients in South Korean cuisine.
Grains and legumes are important components of the Korean diet, which emphasizes variety and moderation. Many different types of vegetables are used in Korean cooking, and the proteins of choice are beef, chicken, and pork.
Because the Korean peninsula is surrounded by three seas: the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, and the East Sea (Sea of Japan), fish and shellfish play an important role in the cuisine.
What are our top 5 Korean dishes to try?
- Gogigui (Korean BBQ)