Hey guys, I know theres only a few of you that read this, but I was wondering what your favorite Korean dishes are?
I just got an email from my "adopted" korean family. Ironic. I am adopted to the US then when I visit Korea I got "adopted" into a Korean family! Its really great...lol
Anyways, they reminded me of my favorite korean dish because they were telling me they went back to the restaurant. I could never write about it because I didnt know what it was called and I didnt have any photos. Well I still dont have photos but I know what its called.
Gamjatang!!! It is my favorite dish in Korea. It translates to potato soup. I know it doesnt sound real appetizing. Actually when my Korean family first explained it to me, they called it potato and pork bone soup...So I had this picture in my mind of a cream of potato soup with like a ham bone in it for flavoring...needless to say I wasnt exactly excited about it. Boy was I wrong! Its actually a spicy broth base with large pork bones (not sure exactly what the cut of pork is, but I suspect its the spine/ribs of the pig) and chunks of potato along with various other vegetables. There are large chunks of pork on the pork bone which you peel off and dip the meat into a watered down wasabi sauce and eat! Excellent. Then, when you are done with the meat and potatoes, you can get ramen added to the broth and when thats all done you can get rice and make bibimbop!! By far this is my favorite dish..
As many of you know a close second would be Andong Jjim-ddak! Its hard to beat this spicy chicken and noodles combination.
These two dishes are hands down my favorite. Unfortunately I have never heard of these types of restaurants anywhere in the US. But I will start trying to track one down!
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