I went to Korea last year on October. Pleasant trip and definitely unforgettable. How unforgettable? Let's just say, it's been 5 months since I came home, and yet I still remember every bit of Hongdae station.

'한식' (read: Hansik) is the Korean word for 'Food'; 'Korean Food' to be exact. So just like the title of this post, I would like to write about 3 Korean food that I am craving for at the moment. I've tried 2 out of the 3 meal... well, I've ate instant Jjajangmyeon actually, but I'll just count that one out.

Here Goes the list:

1. Yeolbong Chicken (열봉 찜닭)

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If anyone of you is a fan of se7en, then you would know this food. I'm not sure if this food should be in the list. But, it's a Korean restaurant, I ate in Seoul... So, Korean food it is for me!

From all the food my friend and I ate while we were in Korea, Yeolbong Chicken was the most delicious and 'edible' for us. Traveling is fun. But our stomach usually needs time to adjust with local cuisine. For me especially, because a lot of Korean food are spicy, and my stomach don't go along very well with spicy food. 

Yeolbong Chicken is a mix of chicken with white noodle, with sweet soy sauce. But actually you could ask the restaurant if you want it to be spicy. Although it tasted nice, but eating it chopsticks... is well... difficult. (I tweeted Se7en, asking him to provide forks for foreigners!)

2. Ddak Kochi (딹 꼬치)

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이거는... 제가 제일 좋아하는 음식이에요! ㅋㅋㅋ 닭 꼬치야~~ 먹고싶어 ㅠㅠ

Again another food I'm not sure whether or not it should be put in the list. Some may not considered this as 'official Korean Food', but hey... I love it too much not to put it on the list. Tried to find the name  in English, but all I got was 'Skewered Chicken'. Anyway, it's marinated chicken, with green peppers, onion and it's dip in that orange sauce (which I couldn't find the name of).

You can find a lot of Ddak Kochi by the side of the road. Once you order, the Ahjumma/Ahjussi will grill it for you. Then when it's done, you can eat it while it's still warm. Okay, just remembering the taste makes me drool.

3. Jjajangmyeon (자장면)

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This food derived from the Chinese food: Zha jiang mian. It's wheat noodle mized with diced meat and veggies and then topped with black soybean paste. Jjajang, is the name of the sauce. Myeon, is noodle. Therefore together it's Jjajangmyeon, black soybean paste noodle. Although I ate the 'instant' version already, I felt the need to try the real cooked version of Jjajangmyeon. When I went to Korea last year, it was very hard to find it in restaurants, so I didn't have the chance to taste it. Maybe I should fly again to Korea to get the chance to eat it for real?

So there you have it. My top 3 Hansik! I hope you drool as much as I did. *kidding* Now tell me what's your favorite Hansik? Go ahead leave a comment!


April 14, 2012

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