What they eat for breakfast in South Korea isn’t really all that different from what they eat for lunch and dinner. Some rice, meat, and kimchi are already a complete
meal for them at any time of the day. Korean food has distinct flavors that aren’t meant for a picky eater. There are a lot of people who are weary about trying this new cuisine, but craves for this unique flavor after having it. The base for all Korean dishes is called Gojuchang. Gojuchang is a red pepper paste that is incorporated in almost all of their food – it is tangy, hot, garlicky, and
umami. You can find this in your local Korean grocery store. Almost every city has one! Korean food is truly one of a kind. During mealtimes, a wide array of side dishes called banchan are served with the main dish. Kimchi is something that you will al- ways see at the table as it is a staple in their diets, you may also see a variety of pickled and fresh vegetables as side dishes – and it goes amazingly well with meals.
Bokkeumbap is the Korean word for “fried rice”, and this can be made with any kind of protein that is available to you. It goes great with beef, chicken, and especially pork belly. Serve this with a runny egg, and enjoy!
Serving Size: 3
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
•3 cups cooked rice
•2 garlic cloves, minced
•¼ cup Onion, chopped
•2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
•1/3 cup Kimchi, chopped
•5 oz. beef, sliced into bite-sized pieces
•3 cups assorted vegetables
•2 green onions, finely sliced
•2 tsp sesame oil
•2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
•1 tsp Gojuchang paste
1.In a large pan, heat up the vegetable over the medium high heat. Add in the onions and sauté until fragrant and transparent. Add in the garlic and sauté until a little browned. Add in the sliced meat and cook until the beef is no longer pink.
2.Add in the kimchi and cook for another 2 minutes or until the kimchi is slightly cooked. Add in the vegetables and stir until the vegetables are soft.
3.While the vegetables are cooking, combine Gojuchang paste, oystersauce, and sesame oil in a small mixing bowl. Add this mixture to the wok or pan and cook for another minute.
4.Once everything is well incorporated, add in the cooked rice and stir fry until the ingredients are distributed throughout the rice.
5.Serve hot with a fried egg on top.