I have been enjoying browsing other people's blogs looking for restaurant ideas and especially food descriptions. Then, I take the name of the food in English and Hangul and paste it into my handy dandy cheatsheet with a description. If we go somewhere that has no English menus we can point and ask if they have those items.....things we know we're comfortable with. This is what I have so far and it makes me HUNGRY.
Samgyeopsal – pork belly
Daegi bulgogi – pork bulgogi
Kimchi jjigae 김치 찌개– kimchi stew
Sundubu Jjigae 순두부 찌개- fiery bubbling cauldron of soft tofu, freshly cracked egg, chili peppers, inoki mushrooms, a couple clams, onions and deunjang (Korean miso) paste. Served with sticky rice.
Raboggie 라볶이- rice cake in a sea of spicy pepper sauce augmented with odang (processed fish), cabbage, carrots, onions and leeks and ramen
Kimbap -Wonjo Kimbap 원조 김밥 -damuji (a yellow pickled sweet radish), processed ham, carrots, some green, maybe spinach, and cooked egg, 야채 김밥, Yachae Kimbap-veggies including carrots and spinach, 김치 김밥, Kimchi Kimbap-ham, eggs, carrots, radish, 계란말이 김밥, Kaeranmal Kimbap-rolled in a thin omelet, then sliced.
Dakkochi 닭꼬치 – chicken on skewers
Twigim – ojingeo (squid), goguma (sweet potato), yachae (vegetables)
Tteokbokki 떡볶이 – sauced rice cakes
Pajeon – pancakes