Korean food

My first taste of Korean cooking was from a nook at SM Makati’s Foodcourt called “Kimchi”. It was more than 15 years ago but I still remember how I devoured the Korean beef barbecue that I ordered. It was so good that whenever I go there, I just ordered the same food. It wasn’t until I was in my last year of college when I first tried “kimchi”. I guess I was so hesitant to try it because of the smell. It just happened that I like hot and spicy food that made me try this Korean staple.

When I came here, I had no idea whatsoever how to cook Korean foods. I didn’t even know what constitutes a Korean meal. It didn’t take me a long time to learn, though. I just opened my mind and accepted the fact that we can’t afford to eat out everyday and that I’ll have to learn how to prepare home-cooked meals for the two of us and for the occasional visitors.

A typical Korean meal consists of three or more side dishes called “banchan”, rice (“bap”) and soup (“guk”) or stew (“chigae”). “Banchan” or side dishes may be any of the following: “namul” or vegetables, meat or fish simmered in sauce (“jjim” or “jorim”), broiled or barbecued dishes (“gui”), pan-fried dishes (“jeon”). Unlike Western meals, desserts are served along with the main meal.

korean food


  1. hi!!! wow dami naman n’yan, sarap! perhaps i could persuade you to join us at the international forum bookofrai? there are two of us pinays there but we’d love to have more. chef zadi and ji young (who’s korean) started it, and we talk about food (what else?)…. anyway, in case you’re interested: s14.invisionfree.com/bookofrai — and perhaps you’ll consider joining us for Lasang Pinoy as well? come visit my blog and click on the Lasang Pinoy button. will be visiting again soon!

  2. Naman!! Karakal.. Pero, meron Korean resto sa south entrannce ng SM Clark yung name ng resto Jang Geum ( Tutuu neh! ) Cozy you place with good privacy walang visible windows were people outside can see you inside. Santing ya.. Tabi nya mismo yung Ikabud Resto

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