Best Korean food picked by foreign tourists

Do you like Korean food? If you ever been to Korea which Korean dish have you enjoyed the most? The Korea Culture and Tourism Institute said that it conducted a survey on about 9,000 foreigners who left Korea. Let’s take a look at which Korean dish is on top of the list.


Top 5 on the list of favorite Korean dish 

Rank 5. Korean Galbi (14.9%)

Best Korean food picked by foreign tourists
Best Korean food picked by foreign tourists – Korean Galbi (14.9%)

Galbi, galbi-gui, or grilled ribs is a type of gui in Korean cuisine. “Galbi” is the Korean word for “rib”, and the dish is usually made with beef short ribs. When pork spareribs or another meat is used instead, the dish is named accordingly.

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Rank 4. Korean Chicken (19%)


The best Korean food picked by foreign tourists
Best Korean food picked by foreign tourists – Korean Chicken

Korean fried chicken, usually called chicken in Korea, refers to a variety of fried chicken dishes from South Korea, including the basic huraideu(fried) chicken and spicy yangnyeom(marinated) chicken.

Rank 3. Samgyeopsal (29.9%)

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The best Korean food picked by foreign tourists
Best Korean food picked by foreign tourists – Samgyepsal

Samgyeopsal is a popular Korean dish that is commonly served as an evening meal. It consists of thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat. The meat, usually neither marinated nor seasoned, is cooked on a grill at the diners’ table.

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Rank 2. Bulgogi (33.3%)

The best Korean food picked by foreign tourists
Best Korean food picked by foreign tourists – Bulgogi

Bulgogi is a gui made of thin, marinated slices of beef or pork, grilled on a barbecue or on a stove-top griddle. It is also often stir-fried in a pan in home cooking. Sirloin, rib eye or briskets are frequently used cuts of beef for the dish.

Rank 1. Bibimbap (34.8%)

The best Korean food picked by foreign tourists
Best Korean food picked by foreign tourists – Bibimbap

Bibimbap, sometimes anglicized as bi bim bap or bi bim bop, is a Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed rice”. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul and gochujang, soy sauce, or doenjang.

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