Rice is commonly served at each meal in Korea. Frequently
it is served as porridge, particularly for elderly people and kids in
the morning as breakfast. In the rest of the other meals, steamed white
rice, prepared with the absorption method, will be consumed alongside
the soups, meats, seafood, veggies and, needless to say, the authentic
kimchi. Rice is actually of such great significance that each meals are
generally referred to as comprising rice and panch'an, which is an
expression that includes other things that are served together with
Occasionally the rice will be mixed with some other grains like barley
as well as beans. Among the many beans chosen are dried lima beans,
azuki beans or also known as red beans and soy beans, or soybean
products like bean paste, bean curd and soy sauce.
The country of Korea comes with an abundance of fish together with other
seafoods, and quite often the fish is actually blended in astonishing
methods with meat or poultry. Similar to the Japanese, Koreans
frequently use seaweed, particularly the dried layer seaweed generally
known as nori by the Japanese as well as kim by the Koreans. Seaweed is
eaten as a relish.
In Korea, beef is definitely a favorite meat compared to the other
meats. Chicken and pork will also be cooked, but mutton is never eaten.
Koreans usually don't cooktheir beef in one big piece.They will usually
be sliced thinly into small bite sizes; and occasionally the beef slices
are even flattened out further for added thinness. The beef is then
kneaded properly using a marinade and kept for several hours in order
that it is tenderized and flavored in the process. Although Korean broil
the beef or charcoal grill which is known as bulgogi or bulgalbi, daily
food preparation consists of simple steaming, boiling, stir frying as
well as shallow or deep frying; however baking isn't really among their
food preparation methods, because only a handful of Koreans possess
ovens in their home. As such it is not popular.
The actual 7 fundamental tastes of Korean food are generally garlic
cloves, pepper, ginger, scallions, traditional soy sauce, toasted sesame
seeds and the oil. The sesame seeds are usually smashed prior to being
included in marinades or combined with other cooked dishes, hence
releasing its complete flavor.