Article: Top 10 Korean Dish Recommendations From Dramas

Most of us are tempted by the tasty-looking food while watching drama; although Korean dramas try to promote their culture and food through their dramas, it has already become a good investment. Here are some of the staple Korean dishes which have become famous all over the world, these dishes give us major “FOMO,” and if you do not want to miss out on these dishes, you can find recipes for the following and look at these famous dishes that are popularized

1. Ramyeon

One of the most famous pick-up lines in Korea is related to Ramyun. One of the best dramas, Reply 1988, had all the friends sitting down, and bonding over Ramyeon, primarily eggs, hotdogs and kimchi which are added to the dish. It is perfect for the ones who do not like cooking complicated recipes and are instant noodle fans.


2. Jjajangmyeon

A lot of K-Drama watchers might not know this, but Jjajangmyeon is not a staple Korean food. Still, it is shown in many of the dramas. They are noodles that are mostly topped with radishes and other vegetables along with black bean sauce, which gives it a black-like colour but tastes fantastic.


3. Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki has been mentioned in almost all the dramas. They are the perfect friend hangout food, and are one of the most delicious looking street foods, made up of rice cakes cut up and dipped in spicy sauce, and it also has other toppings included like fish cakes, cheese and other toppings of personal preferences.


4. Tangsuyuk

Tangsuyuk again is not a typical Korean dish. It is a mixture of a Korean-Chinese dish, and is very popular due to the combination of sweet and sour taste; it is the perfect side dish to have with jjajangmyeon and is deep-fried with pieces of pork sautéed with sweet sauce. It has a mixture of vegetables like carrots, onion, and pineapple.


5. Kimchi Jigae

One of the classical Korean dishes, it is primarily a soup made of Kimchi, pork, soft stew tofu, and is mainly eaten with a lot of side dishes and the typical bowl of rice. It is one of the most common food items we see in dramas, and is spicy and eaten during the colder months of the year.


6. Gamjatang

You might not hear the name of Gamjatang a lot, but it is seen in many dramas, like “Let’s Eat Season 2.” We might have heard of the Porn-bone soup, which contains ingredients like potatoes, pork, cabbage, and other vegetables of personal preference. They are also perfect for eating with rice and are mostly eaten in winters.


7. Jjampong

Jjampong comes under seafood. It is a spicy noodle soup with seafood and has been advertised pretty well in the drama, “It’s Okay to Not be Okay,”. The soup is mostly chicken stock and has an extra addition of slices of pork belly, and mussels, and the Korean chili pepper powder and capsaicin.


8. Bungeoppang

Bungeoppang falls in the category of desserts. Instead of traditional food, it is a classic dessert and is known as carp bread in English. These are mostly fish-shaped pastries and are made of red beans and are primarily sold in winters and are shown in Dramas like Encounter and Racket Boys.


9. Korean Fried Chicken

One of the significant differences between regular fried chicken and Korean Fried chicken is the sweet and spicy flavour of the chicken. It is fried and coated in sauces, making it very visually pleasing and one of the most tried dishes in Korea. Many international brands are also trying to open up Korean dishes.


10. Kimbap

Kimbap has many similarities to Japanese sushi. It is a roll made of sticky rice and vegetables mostly wrapped with dried seaweed sheets. To customize it to one’s taste, a meat layer is added.  We see a lot of tuna kimbap in dramas. These rolls are often cut into smaller circular pieces; you might see them in picnic baskets.