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Korean Food Terminology

To best enjoy Korean cuisine, it can be helpful to first familiarize yourself with some basic Korean culinary and food terminology. Whether visiting a restaurant or ordering delivery, here are some helpful terms and definitions to enjoy from a Korean-style restaurant.

  • Kimchi - Korean Kimchi is one of the more popular dishes within Asian cuisine. Kimchi is a serving of vegetables, most traditionally cabbage. Recipes for kimchi call for pickling, salt, chili peppers, spices, and garlic. Kimchi recipes may even include fish.
  • Dubu - Dubu is another common dish found in Korean recipes and menus. It is bean curd made from soybean milk, and has a soft texture and consistency. Many are familiar with dubu, but refer to it as tofu. In Asian countries, tofu is sometimes eaten raw and has the consistency of pudding.
  • Bulgogi- This is an authentic Korean food that is typically made of marinated and barbecued, or grilled, beef. Bulgogi can be served over noodles or even eaten from a stick. It is a favorite of many diners.
  • Soju - Soju is a Korean alcoholic beverage that is native to the country. It is often compared to vodka, but has a sweeter taste due to a higher concentration of sugars. Soju is eaten with meals in small quantities, so it's available in Korean restaurants, but not typically for delivery.
  • Gimbap - This is the term used to describe Korean sushi. Korean sushi is different from other Asian sushi because of the seasonings used. Gimbap, or kimbap, is also often made with seasoned meats and doesn't usually include any type of raw fish.
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    Burnt Rice Korean Restaurant
    121 Curtner Ave #20, San Jose, CA 95125
    Treat your taste buds with authentic Korean noodles from Burnt Rice Korean Restaurant. Contact us in San Jose, CA, to learn more about our menu.
    (408) 675-4714
    Casserole House Korean Restaurant
    4301 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
    (510) 601-6001
    Sorabol Korean Restaurant
    101 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 896-5959
    Stone Korean Kitchen
    100 Drumm St, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (415) 839-4070
    Won Mi Korean Restaurant
    1545 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415) 441-3906
    Nan California Korean Cuisine
    1560 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415) 441-9294
    Han Il Kwan Korean Restaurant
    1802 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
    (415) 752-4447
    Um MA Son Korean Restaurant
    5850 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
    (415) 831-8662
    Han Bat Korean Restaurant
    2001 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116
    (415) 566-9221
    Sorabol Korean Restaurant
    3251 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
    (415) 753-5959
    Koreana Restaurant
    574 Parker Rd, Fairfield, CA 94533
    (707) 437-5959
    Bear Korean Restaurant
    8577 Gravenstein Hwy, Cotati, CA 94931
    (707) 794-9828
    Miga Korean Restaurant
    39033 State St, Fremont, CA 94538
    (510) 797-2949
    Mina's Korean B B Q
    3730 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95134
    (408) 433-2270
    Shus Korean Restaurant
    3258 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
    (408) 244-8531

    When you’re in the mood for something to eat that’s not the same old, same old, you may choose to go with Korean food. This type of food includes traditional cuisine from Korea, and usually consists of rice, fish, meat, noodles, and vegetables. Dishes may include dak-gui, kimchi, sju, and bulgogi. Beef or chicken stir-fry and dumplings are two popular dishes hailing from Korea. The Korean liquor soju is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the entire country. Korean food is categorized under Asian food, and is similar to Chinese and Japanese cuisine in that it incorporates lots of veggies, rice, noodles, and grilled meats. Soups, stews, seafoods, and sauces are all mainstays of Korean food. Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish, a spicy combination of fermented vegetables, salt, red pepper, and garlic. Pair it with rice and sauce, and you’ve got yourself a good basis for an authentic Korean meal. Korean barbecue, or gogi gui, is one popular way of grilling meats in the Korean culture. BBQ is a big part of the menu and involves a process of preparing the food at the table on gas or charcoal grills. You have some choices available to you when considering Korean food. You can head to your local grocery store to pick up the necessary items to cook on your own, or even a specialty Korean food market. Online sites abound where you can find recipes to cook your own dish. You can get take-out from a nearby fast food joint or head to a Korean restaurant and sit down to enjoy a traditional meal. Sip a bubbly Korean beer, while enjoying some kimchi, BBQ, stew, or a vegetable dish.
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