If there’s one factor Koreans love, it’s 1. Convenience shops, and a couple of. Mixing issues collectively – sure, like bibimbap.
Convenience shops are planted on virtually each avenue in Seoul, which is nice for the reason that meals is virtually a holy grail for school college students (and lazy folks) everywhere in the nation. But for these visiting Korea brief time period, going to those shops and making an attempt out some wild recipes is a must have expertise!
From coming into the air-conditioned comfort retailer and selecting out the elements from the limitless rows of packaged snacks, prompt ramyun packets, and numerous drinks, to sitting on the tables outdoors and cooking up these loopy meals, it will likely be an expertise you’ll always remember. Plus, your mouth (and your pockets!) will thanks for partaking on this journey.
Make positive to check out these recipes if you come to Korea, or if attainable, with the elements out of your native Asian grocery store!
1. Strawberry Cheese Bingsu
Bingsu, a preferred shaved ice dessert, is virtually the nationwide dessert of Korea, however too many journeys to Sulbing will drain your pockets. If you’re coming to Korea in the summertime (and even winter!) and are pressed for money, do this straightforward recipe.
The mixture of the tart strawberry bingsu and creamy cream cheese ice cream will really hit the spot for if you’re craving one thing candy.
Ingredients: GS25’s Strawberry Buffet bingsu and cream cheese ice cream
Directions: Mix all the pieces right into a bowl, or add the ice cream after consuming half of the bingsu. That’s actually it!
2. Omori Budaejjigae Ramyun
Another well-liked dish that was created in Korea, budaejjigae (military base stew) is a type of meals that mixes a number of elements to create the right union of scrumptious meals.
Originally, this meal was born throughout post-war Korea when folks needed to scourge for meals. What resulted was the mix of the excess meals from the U.S. navy bases – equivalent to ham, sizzling canine, Spam, and canned baked beans – and conventional Korean meals like kimchi and anchovy broth flavored with gochujang (crimson chili paste).
It’s scrumptious, however generally we simply need that sizzling dish inside strolling distance from our properties. For these moments, this recipe is ideal.
Ingredients: Omori kimchi jjigae ramyun, mini Vienna sausages, tofu, and fried kimchi
Directions: Open up the lid of the cup ramyun and add the vienna sausages, fried kimchi, and tofu onto the dried noodles, together with the soup packet. Add sizzling water and warmth it up for 3 minutes within the microwave.
Tip: Add sliced cheese!
3. Blue Lemonade Soju Mojito
If you have been born in 1999 or earlier, you’re in luck with this recipe (in case you’re youthful, hold scrolling). By Korean legislation, persons are permitted to start consuming on January 1 of the yr they flip 19, so for 2018, it’s the golden yr for ’99ers!
This blended drink feels refreshing on a blazing Korean summer season day, and you’ll combine it up at your native comfort retailer, with a aspect of ramyun or every other scrumptious snack you may simply discover within the retailer.
Ingredients: Soda, soju, a cup of ice, and blue lemonade
Directions: Pour a pictures value of soju into the cup of ice, and equal components soda and blue lemonade. Stir effectively earlier than consuming!
4. Mark Meal
One of essentially the most well-known recipes to go viral within the huge areas of the Korean web, the Mark Meal was named after GOT7’s Mark.
A fan of Mark created the recipe as a way to unfold Mark’s title to most of the people, and she or he succeeded large time. Once the recipe went viral, each big-name mukbanger on YouTube and AfreecaTV started to movie themselves having fun with this recipe.
It deserves each little bit of the eye it has gotten, because it’s legitimately scrumptious!
P.S. Unless you’re up for a problem, share this meal with a pal! The parts are enormous.
Ingredients: Instant ddukbokki, prompt spaghetti, string cheese, sausage
Directions: Prepare the moment spaghetti, together with the cup of prompt ddukbokki. After each have been cooked, add the respective sauces and switch the spaghetti noodles into the bowl of ddukbboki. Add the string cheese on prime, together with bits of the sausage. Then, microwave this ginormous cup (and hope it doesn’t spill over!). Enjoy it whereas it’s sizzling!
5. Cheesy Fire Noodle Kimbab
Arguably some of the well-liked recipes, this meal combines the holy trifecta of spice, cheese, and triangle kimbab!
Ingredients: Fire noodles, triangle kimbab (tuna mayo is finest!), and string cheese
Directions: Prepare your hearth noodles by including sizzling water to your cup of dry noodles. Wait Three minutes in your noodles to melt, and drain 90 % of the water. Add in your sauce, further dry packet, and string cheese. Mix effectively earlier than consuming! When you’ve eaten round half of your noodles, add in your triangle kimbab and pop it within the microwave for a minute. Not solely will this lower the spice ranges, however it’ll additionally make for a scrumptious noodle-rice combination.
Tip: If you may’t deal with spice, add solely half a packet of the sauce (or add extra cheese)!
6. Gomtang Mandu Stew
This is a comfort retailer meal that’s good for chilly days if you simply need one thing to fill you up!
Koreans love soups, and gomtang isn’t any exception. Gomtang is a scrumptious beef bone soup made by boiling numerous cuts of beef. With the addition of mandu (dumplings), this recipe is successful.
Ingredients: Gomtang cup and frozen mandu
Directions: After placing in all of the elements into the gomtang cup, simply pop it within the microwave for two extra minutes. You ought to routinely get a steaming bowl of gomtang mandu stew!
Let your inventive juices movement and take a look at creating your individual recipes primarily based off your favourite comfort retailer meals. Also, after making an attempt out these recipes, don’t neglect to get pleasure from the remainder of what Seoul has to supply outdoors of the comfort shops!
These are solely six of the recipes you can attempt, so tell us within the feedback if we missed any or if there’s one you’d wish to attempt throughout your go to to Korea!