Travelling in South Korea (or dwelling in Korea!) is all the time a pleasure it doesn’t matter what time of the 12 months, however there’s something very particular about summertime on the Korean peninsula. And when the snow melts and the solar comes out, Koreans like nothing greater than to relax with some good meals (and Soju).
Naengmyeon is a standard Korean dish of lengthy and skinny handmade noodles, served in a tangy iced broth, with a boiled egg and chilly boiled beef. Historically, these lengthy noodles could be eaten with out slicing, as they symbolised longevity of life and good well being.
Dotorimuk might solely be a type of jelly made out of acorn starch however when sprinkled with copious quantities of kimchi and pickles this aspect dish is eaten all through Korea in the summertime, as a deal with earlier than the primary meal.
Jangei Gui is the Korean title for grilled eel. It is a tasty fishy deal with that’s good for summertime, and it may be present in nice amount all through the road meals markets of Seoul.
Oi Muchim is a spicy cucumber salad that’s devoured by Koreans within the warmth. Often a aspect dish (banchan), it’s most well-liked on the most popular days of the 12 months because the spiciness helps individuals sweat and thus keep cooler!
Subak Hwachae is a straightforward watermelon punch, that’s drank in scorching climate to maintain cool. One of the best model is the punch that’s served contained in the sliced half of watermelon – very Instagrammable!
Samgyetang is a well-known ginseng hen soup that has been exported throughout Asia. This scorching soup is all the time served as a summer time favorite – and the warmer the day, the extra this dish will get eaten!
Patbingsu can’t be ignored when speaking about summertime snacks in Korea. Historically an after-dinner deal with, this can be a well-known Korean shaved ice dessert topped with recent fruit and crimson beans. It’s no shock that Koreans eat Patbingsu by the bucket load!
No matter you determine to eat when travelling in Korea this summer time, ensure you take loads of photos for Instagram, as I discover Korean delicacies very photogenic (to not point out very tasty, too!).