Tteokbokki is made of stir-fried chewy rice cakes in a spicy sauce. Due to its taste and ease of making, it is one of the most loved dishes in South Korea.

Kimchi jjigae
or kimchi stew

Made of fermented vegetables, kimchi is a popular side dish. Kimchi jjigae is a form of kimchi stew. It is usually made using pork and tofu along with kimchi. 

Kimbap or Gimbap

Sauted vegetables, pickled radish, meat
or fish, eggs, greens, and sticky rice are rolled tightly in a seaweed sheet. The roll
is sliced into bite-sized pieces resembling sushi.

(mixed rice)

Bibimbap is a bowl meal including rice and mixed vegetables. The most common kind of meal would include seasoned and sautéed vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, and a fried egg on top.


Bingsu is a very popular Korean cold dessert, made of ice shavings and sweet red beans. The toppings often include chopped fruits, condensed milk, fruit
based syrup, and red beans.