Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, is one of the most modern first-world cities in Asia. Despite this, the rich history and unique culture of the country shines through and is perhaps best captured by its cuisine. Unpack with the help of the best international movers and try out these three unique dishes in Seoul.
1. One of the most popular Korean foods around, especially among foreigners and expats, is bulgogi. The tender beef is fragrant, soaked in a sweet soy marinade and barbecued on an open grill. Some restaurants allow you to cook the beef on your own, while others feature bulgogi-flavored burgers and panini sandwiches. For one of the best and most authentic forms of the delicious meats, check out Bulgogi Brothers.
2. Korea has a considerable drinking culture, with soju, a distilled beverage similar to vodka, the most popular choice. Nothing cures hangovers quite like hot, steamy stews and the hangover stew is one of Korea's most popular dishes. According to CNNGo, the beef broth, stuffed with cabbage, bean sprouts, radish and congealed ox blood, is not only a hearty and satisfying bowl to down, but could take away that dreaded headache that's been killing you all morning.
3. Its coastal location makes seafood a popular food of choice among Korean cuisines, none more so than soy sauce crab, or ganjang gejang. Richly marinated in soy sauce, the dish has been affectionately referred to as "rice thief," as diners keep ordering more rice just to soak up the delicious sauce. First-time eaters will be surprised by the tangy, bitter, cold and pungent dish, but any doubters will surely come around by their second bowl of rice.