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The Best Korean Food

Updated April 14, 2019 5.2k votes 600 voters 10.3k views37 items

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If and when you are introduced to Korean food, put the scale away! If you're eating the best Korean food, you're not going to want to look. Why? Because you'll never stop eating! Korean dishes are known to hook people with their flavors that range from spicy to sweet. Just looking at this list of the best Korean dishes will make you drool. Korean cuisine is full of spicy chiles, BBQ meat, and freshly pickled vegetables. This range of flavors and textures is what draws people to traditional Korean food and keeps them coming back. Most westerners know about Korean BBQ, kimchi, and bibimbap. But have you ever tried bulgogi, gimpap, and topokki? What about Korean street food? Korean foods like these are just becoming popular in America. But what are the most delicious, satisfying, most excellent foods from Korea?

Korean food garners a huge following because of the variety it offers. Meat lovers and vegetarians alike will be able to find a myriad of delicious Korean dishes! This list of the top Korean dishes has all the best foods from Korea, with descriptions and photos. Upvote the best foods below, or add your favorite good Korean dishes if they aren't already on the list!
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  • 1
    Fried chicken is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Korean fried chicken (with/without spicy sauce)
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    Gimbap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Seaweed rice rolls
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    Bibimbap is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste
  • 4
    Ramyun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Ramyun

    Korean ramen
  • 5
    Bulgogi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Korean beef (or pork) BBQ
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    Jajangmyeon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Jajangmyeon

    Noodles with blackbean sauce
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    Topokki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Topokki

    Hot and spicy rice cake
  • 8
    Kimchi-jjigae is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Kimchi-jjigae

    Kimchi stew
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    Galbi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Barbecued ribs
  • 10
    Japchae is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Stir fried glass noodles
  • 11
    Sundubu-jjigae is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Sundubu-jjigae

    Soft tofu stew
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    Dakgalbi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Dakgalbi

    Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables
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    Naengmyeon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Naengmyeon

    Cold noodles in chilled broth
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    Jjamppong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Jjamppong

    Spicy mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup
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    Doenjang-jjigae is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Doenjang-jjigae

    Fermented soybean paste stew
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    Tteokguk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Tteokguk

    Rice cake soup
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    Manduguk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Manduguk

    Dumpling soup
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    Kalguksu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Kalguksu

    Homestyle chicken noodle soup
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    Yukgaejang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Yukgaejang

    Spicy beef and vegetable soup
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    Donkatsu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Donkatsu

    Breaded pork chops
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    Tteokgalbi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Tteokgalbi

    Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs
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    Galbijjim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Galbijjim

    Braised beef short ribs
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    Dak-bokkeumtang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Dak-bokkeumtang

    Spicy Braised Chicken
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    Sujebi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Sujebi

    Hand-torn noodle soup
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    Tangsuyuk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Food
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    Tangsuyuk

    Sweet and sour beef (or pork)
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