Korea is one of the countries with oriental foods. Because it is located in Asia and the taste of the cuisine is unique with a mix of many spices in it. This ginseng country has a culture that is almost similar to North Korea, these two countries have historically cultural influences from China’s bamboo curtain country. But Korea can make it more unique and diverse.
This country with the capital city of soul is very famous for its drama and kpop, many fans from all over the world including Indonesia are interested in it. Not infrequently also in drama and kpop they always insert their culture so that it makes it more known to the world. Here below are 13 examples of Korean specialties that you can make at home.
1. Bibimbap, Typical Korean Drama
Bibimbap is one of the most popular Korean-style dishes. If you are curious about this dish, you can try to make it in your own home.
One of the ways used to serve the menu of the devotees themselves is by placing it in a hot bowl and making it from heated stone or commonly known as Dolsot.
It is stated that there are usually 7 types of vegetables in the bibimbab which are then mixed with meat and eggs or tofu. This food should be eaten immediately warm so that it tastes more delicious.
2. Kimchi, always in Korean dishes
Kimchi food is useful for keeping our bodies healthy and of course halal. For those of you who want to save money but also want to keep your body healthy, you can also try making this kimchi dish at home. Because this kimchi dish, the ingredients used are very simple and easy to reach. So you no longer need to reach so many bags. Just buy the ingredients. But in making kimchi dish is not easy.
One of these Korean foods is fermented vegetables with special spices so that it produces a spicy and sour taste. For Korean people, the taste is less than perfect if you eat no kimchi. Because it is a fermented food, so of course this food is very durable.
3. Kimbap, similar to sushi
Many of the city’s main restaurants are in Indonesia that sell and serve halal kimbap or Korean-style food. So you will have no trouble if you want to buy Kimbap in Indonesia. And if you want to save some life, you can also try and make your own at home. You don’t need to be confused and worried about the ingredients that should be used in making kimbap. Because here I myself will tell you about the materials and steps that must be used in making kimbap. For the materials used alone, it’s pretty easy to get them, you know!
4. Sannakji, the basic ingredient of live octopus
So for those of you who want to try consuming this dish, you have to be careful when chewing it. This dish should not be carelessly eaten and chewed. Because the active octopus tentacles can get stuck in the throat which can cause death.
For this type of Korean food this one is not for everyone to eat. There are even some Koreans who claim not to eat it either. Sannakji is a food derived from live octopus eaten with oil or sesame seeds.
5. Ramyeon, the Korean version of ramen
This dish has a variety of tastes. That is, both spicy and not spicy. This ramen is very suitable to be served with toppings on it. In fact, almost every food stall in Korea always serves rameyeon complete with various kinds of toppings. If you make it at home, you can add a little chili to make it spicy
Ramyeon is actually instant noodles from Korea but Korean instant noodles are different from the ones in Indonesia. Ramyeon tends to have a thicker texture and spices when mixed with boiling water will taste thicker.
If you are curious about making tteokbokki, you can pay attention to the explanation that will be explained in the article below. Actually the way to make tteokbokki is quite easy and not too difficult. The materials needed are easily accessible. There is only one ingredient whose price can drain our pockets. What is that material? That is gochujang sauce. We can only get this gochujang sauce in supermarkets that provide imported ingredients.
This typical Korean snack also has a variety of flavors and the usual variants served in certain holiday celebrations. This South Korean food is in the form of a rod or cylinder and is cooked together with gochujang and sugar. Meanwhile, based on how to make ttok, it consists of steamed ttok, mashed, boiled, and also stir-fried.
For those of you who don’t know and have never heard of Jajangmyeon food, of course it will sound foreign to your ears and you are also curious about this food. Jajangmyeon food is a food that we often encounter in Korean cuisine. Jajangmyeon food often appears in every Korean drama film as a food that is always consumed by Korean drama players and Korean people.
Literally jjajang means fried sauce while myeon means noodles. The texture of the noodles is thick and made from wheat flour. While the thick sauce used is made from black soybeans or chunjang with various other ingredients. Such as chopped onions, zucchini and red meat or seafood.
Japchae is one of the menus that has good value to meet the nutritional intake in our body. Many people like jhapchae dishes. Because the taste of the Jhapchae menu is able to make consumers’ tongues eat and enjoy Jhapchae cuisine. The ingredients used to make jhapchae are not that difficult. Because the ingredients used in Jhapchae dishes are easy to reach.
This food belongs to the category of Banchan or side dish in Korean culinary traditions. Each dish has ingredients such as beef and vegetables cut into small lengths and added with various special spices.
Haejangguk is a dish made of leg bones, sanding branches and intestines of beef that has been braised and mixed with soy paste and beef clots. Haejangguk is also one of the menus from Korea. Koreans make Haejangguk menu as a mainstay menu to treat hangovers. Haejangguk is usually served and eaten with rice. According to Choi Joon’s Analysis – YHOUNG’s menu made by Haejangguk are ingredients that can cleanse the body or restore our body to normal again when we are drunk.
Previously, the use of this dish was quite unique. This is because Haejangguk is usually eaten to wake up from a hangover. Now, Haejangguk is famous for its favorite dish at night. How to cook Haejangguk is relatively different in each region.
Bulgogi is also a dish that resembles the Japanese menu of yakiniku. How to make or process it is almost the same. It’s just that there is a difference between the two plates. The difference can be seen from the use of spices used. The spices used in cooking the bulgogi dish are sweeter than the dishes used in my convicts. For another difference, the water used for cooking is also more because the pan used uses a flat pan.
In making the meat used, including the best sirloin meat or the best part of beef. While the spices used in it are a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and other typical herbs.
These distinctive spices will depend a lot on the recipe from the region of origin in Korea. Also, before eating, the bulgogi will be wrapped in kimchi, garlic, and other flavors using lettuce.
These foods are very healthy for this body because of the ingredients in these foods. There is a bacterium Bacillus subtlis that can break down soybean protein into amino acids and saponins. This content is believed to reduce cholesterol levels and improve liver function. Can also be selected for diet food and slow aging.
Next is Jjamppong which is a favorite of seafood lovers. How could that be? Jjamppong which includes an MI plate will be served with various seafood preparations such as prawns, squid, scallops and octopus. We don’t have to worry about cholesterol levels, because there are vegetables provided at Jjamppong. Because it contains quite a lot, Jjamppong is suitable for us for those of us who need motorized dining without gaining weight.
13. Miyeok woof
Miyeok is seaweed soup with chicken stock or other meat stock. This easy-to-make Korean dish uses special spices that create inspiration. Behind his simple appearance, Miyeok gives not just soup, you know. The Korean community is reducing to make it for people who have birthdays so they have a long life. Sometimes Miyeok Guk is given to patients in the hospital.
Those are some typical Korean snacks that you can make at home, and of course you can create your own with halal ingredients. And of course with the addition of chili to have a spicy taste like typical Indonesian food in general.