We all see K-dramas for their exquisite beautiful visuals, aesthetics, and cinematography – everything always looks damn pretty.
But, aside from the storylines, romance, thrills, or ups and downs of every Korean drama, there’s just something else that always stands out and’s too good to pass up – you know it too, it’s their food! 😉😁Most Korean dramas, aside from their plotlines, always throw in extra care to showcase some of their exquisite cuisine or special meals. K-dramas based on chefs/cooking like ‘Oh My Ghost’, ‘Wok of Love’, and ‘Munch It’ also play a huge role in displaying and even going as far as teaching how to make some of these meals.
Here Are The Top 5 Korean Dishes From K-Dramas You Must Try
Gimbap is featured in the hit Netflix series Extraordinary Attorney Woo, which is about a Gimbap-loving lawyer with autism. Gimbap, also known as kimbap, is a traditional South Korean dish made of rice, cooked vegetables, and other toppings like fish and meat that are then rolled in a dried sheet of seaweed and typically cut into bite-sized, circular pieces. The name of the dish is derived from its two primary ingredients, rice and seaweed (known as “kim and bap” in Korean).
Yakgwa which appeared from time to time in the hit fantasy kdrama Alchemy of Souls is a fried cookie dipped in honey-ginger syrup. It is one of the most popular and traditional Korean sweets. The biscuits, which can be made in the shape of flowers or sliced into squares or diamond-shaped pieces, are exceedingly sweet and are frequently offered as desserts. It is traditionally served at ceremonies and on special occasions, like weddings and 60th birthdays. Yakgwa literally means “medicinal confection”—”yak” means medicine and “awa” stands for confection or sweet.
As seen in the Korean drama series “Dali and the Cocky Prince”, Gamjatang is a spicy Korean soup made from pork bones. It is prepared by the long-term boiling of pork bones. Its ingredients include potatoes, cellophane noodles, dried radish greens, perilla leaves, green onions, hot peppers, and ground sesame seeds. The name Gamjatang is derived from gamja means potato and tang means soup, gamjatang literally translates to “potato soup,” but the soup’s primary ingredient is actually pork bones. The soup is warm and meaty, making it ideal for winter.
As seen in the hit Korean drama “True Beauty,” japchae, also known as glass noodles, is one of Korea’s most popular classic dishes. It is a savory and slightly sweet dish made of sweet potato starch noodles and is stir-fried with vegetables and pork. Japchae, which literally means “mixed vegetables,” is an essential dish for Korean traditional holidays and special occasions.
Kimchi, seen in almost every Korean drama, is a traditional Korean side dish made from salty, fermented vegetables like napa cabbage and Korean radish. The ingredients used in Kimchi include Gochugaru (Korean chilli powder), spring onions, garlic, ginger, jeotgal (salted fish), etc. It is served as a side dish with almost every Korean meal. There are hundreds of different types of kimchi made with other vegetables as the main ingredients.
And that is all dear🤗…though the list does not have an end, trust me!