Anushka Gupta, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: People who have been watching K-Dramas must be knowing very well what is Gimbap. Well, gimbap is the go to food for all the Korean people. We must have seen in the Western countries that people pack sandwiches for picnics or make them as their go-to food when in hurry. Similarly, no picnic in Korea is complete without gimbap. It is a must have dish for all the picnics, and it is also convenient for people who are running late in the morning and need to grab a quick bite. There is a huge variety of gimbap that is available in various types and forms, let’s explore the different types of gimbap that we can try.
Saumya Jain, New Delhi: Are you anticipating your trip to South Korea and have not check listed any cafes yet? Then, you will miss out on something big!! Trust me!! Do you know South Korea is the land of some of the most creative cafes in the world. The collection of themed cafes is immensely unique. There are many cafes which you can visit if you have time to tour South Korea. Well, don’t worry, I have a checklist ready for you guys which will help you out during your next journey to South Korea. Here is a list of top 6 must visit cafes if you travel South Korea. Do not miss out!
Abhilasha Rawat, Pune, Maharashtra: Known to celebrate important birthdays like the first birthday, the 60th, 70th and 80th birthdays; the Korean people love to have big feasts and numerous delicacies! Are you wondering what kind of dishes do the South Korean people enjoy eating on their birthdays? From traditional meals to quick snacks and cakes, these are 6 popular dishes Korean people eat on their birthday
Krupal Mehta, Mumbai, Maharashtra: For Korean people, rice is more than just a food item. Despite being a staple dish on its own, it is also used towards Korean skin-care and beauty frequently. In older times, rice has also been perceived as a symbol of prosperity and to determine the status of people based on the quantity of rice they used to store at their homes. Rice has two names in Korea- the uncooked rice is called Ssal and the cooked rice is known as Bap. There are many South Korean dishes that can be made using rice as the main ingredient. Let’s see how!
Nehal Tambe, Mumbai, Maharashtra: Tteokbokki is every K-pop/K-drama or Korean culture fan’s starter pack food. Tteokbokki (떡볶이) is a popular Korean snack that consists of rice cakes coated in a sweet-spicy sauce made of Korean chili paste and topped with vegetables. This is one of the first Korean dishes that fans get to know about, but as accessible as K-pop and K-dramas are to us, Korean food is still far from reach to most. The ingredients or the readymade dish is not widely available. Even if it is, it’s quite expensive. So, what do we do? We create our own version! Korean food with Korean ingredients at home! Let’s make it!
Gauran Sharma, Delhi: If you’re new to the topic of Korean snacks, then I would suggest to not underestimate the Korean instant food market. You will be surprised at the varieties and brands of instant food that are available at every regular convenience store across South Korea. All K-drama and K-pop lovers know what it’s like to drool over the meals that that is shown in their favorite dramas or V-Lives. But in real life, it is just some convenience-store-food that most Koreans have the means to access easily. So, if you ever get the chance to go to Korea or you get some easy access to Korean-convenience-store-food, these are some must-try items on the list:
Madhavi Sutar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra: If you love Korean culture, then I am sure you would also like to explore new and interesting stuff related to South Korea, be it through social media or blogs. A lot of us watch many YouTube videos as well. However, most of the time we face language barriers to understand them as we need subtitles or translations, but here are the five of my favourite YouTubers who can help you to know more about Korean culture in English.
Ashley Kumar, Delhi: Ever since I became a Korean Culture Enthusiast, I always wanted to try Korean food. Watching actors eat in the most satisfying way possible in K-dramas, made me want to try it too. I came across the opportunity in 2017 to try Korean food in Busan Restaurant located in Majnu Ka Tilla, Delhi.
Vanshika Sharma, Haridwar, Uttarakhand: Eating the local cuisine is one of the best ways to experience a country’s culture. Like most cuisines around the world, traditional food helps in connecting generations and building memories & friendships. Traditional cuisine is the identity and the mirror of a country’s lifestyle, and sharing the home country food with others is the best way to show their love.
Pinki Sharma, Delhi: The Korean Culture is gaining popularity around the world not only because of its entertainment world but also because of its delicious cuisine. And when we talk about Korean food, the first thing that comes to our mind is Kimchi.