Mention Korean bbq and the first instant thought that comes to mind are visions of loads of beef, pork, chicken or other spicy condiments, weird tasting seasonings or better still strange mixes and flavors. But, is that all there is about genuine Korean bbq dishes? For global food lovers and other cuisine connoisseurs variety is the new thing. The more the merrier and when it comes to trying out new dishes the refrain is keeping them coming. So what about Korean bbq? Anyone? It is not that often we get firsthand account of what actually constitutes true Korean bbq. Yet here we present a comprehensive number of dishes to expect in a true Korean bbq and much more. Let’s explore or rather dive in outright:
Facts And Main Courses In Korean BBQ
There are definitely several seasonings to quell and quench the diversity of meat-based dishes and flavors. Below we sample some of the favorites and best ways they are enjoyed with popular seasonings, dressings, condiments for a true Korean bbq experience.
Side Dishes, Accompaniments and Condiments
1. Non-Spicy White Kimchi (Baek Kimchi): so what is Kimchi in Korean bbq accompaniments?. This a vegetarian-based dish made mild in taste with less seasoning in cabbage, coarse sea salt and water. With differences between regular Kimchi (spicy flavor) and white Kimchi (differences lie in ingredients added). Baek Kimchi for extra punch in taste is seasoned with tasty pine nuts, dried jujubes, and chestnuts for exquisite mouthwatering effect on the taste buds.
2. Quick Pickled Carrots And Daikon Radish:
the thought of pickled carrots interspersed with radish brings sweet taste albeit with a fermented touch of pickling. Made with a combination of daikon radish, Korean carrots and pickle brine (white sugar, salt, apple cider vinegar, and water) it presents a distinctive edge to the meat-based delicacies and dishes.
3. Sweet and Tangy Cabbage Salad: a mixture of sweetness and tanginess can excite the food connoisseur in anyone. So what is specifically appealing here? Combining soft tender cabbage and pink radish the added seasoning in roasted sesame seeds, white sugar, virgin olive oil, sea salt, and water make for dressing that leaves palpitating desire and fondness.
4. Korean Pickled Radish (Sam-Mu): affectionately called Sam-Mu (wrapped radishes) in Korean, the daikon radishes are tangy, sweet and crunchy for a ravishing feel and taste to any meat-based cuisines.
5. Spicy Korean Coleslaw: made with a mishmash of fresh vegetables like cabbages, onions, garlic, scallions, carrot, and seasoning ingredients. This is seasoned with sesame oil, vinegar, spicy red pepper, sugar, and salt. Korean Coleshaw is a healthy balance of multiple minerals and vitamins that counter and balance the heavy-calorie count of Korean bbq pork, beef and chicken cuisines.
6. Korean Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim): cucumber is already famous for its rich hydration properties as well as having low-calorie count. Made from a fine mix and balance of fresh vegetables like cucumber, onion, minced garlic, Korean chili, rice vinegar, sugar, rock salt and splash of toasted sesame seeds for the effective seasoning. Amazingly this salad accompaniment tastes excellent when it is slightly chilled with a cool sensation and effect on the bowel movement.