I’ve been working on this since I first posted about The Omnivore’s 100. I wanted to make sure I hadn’t left out anything obvious. Well, you know what? That’s practically impossible.

Here are the 100 Korean foods you should try in your lifetime. As with The Omnivore’s 100, not all of it is great, but it is necessary to get a deeper perception of Korean cuisine. Most of it is good, though.

You know the rules. Post the list on your blog and highlight the ones that you’ve tried. Or in the comments, copy and paste the ones that you’ve tried.

NOTE: For those of you looking at this on the blog and not in a reader, the things that look like they are in bold are not necessarily the ones I’ve tried. Those are links. The style sheets on this blog design likes to bold hyperlinks.

UPDATE: FatManSeoul has re-posted the list with hangeul 한글 translationsMadame Choi has translated it into French.

ATTENTION: Feel free to copy and paste the entire list to your blog. But please be kind and link back to here and give credit where credit’s due. This list did take a lot of work.

  1. Myeolchi Bokkeum (Stir-fried Anchovies)

  2. Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)

  3. Bulgogi (Grilled Marinated Beef)

  4. BulDalk (Burn-your-pants-off Spicy Grilled Chicken)

  5. DalkBal (Spicy Chicken Feet)

  6. Korean Fried Chicken

  7. Dalk Galbi (Stir-fried or Grilled Marinated Chicken and Veggies)

  8. San Nakji, chopped (Semi-live Baby Octopus)

  9. Buddhist Temple Cuisine

  10. Sundubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew)

  11. Jeonbok Juk (Rice Porridge with Abalone)

  12. Galbi (Grilled Short Ribs)

  13. Galbitang (Beef Rib Soup)

  14. Shinseollo (Fancy Hot Pot)

  15. Gobchang Gui (Grilled Beef Intestines)

  16. Saeng Gan (Raw Beef Liver)

  17. Galbi Jjim (Stewed Ribs)

  18. BoSsam (Steamed Marinated Pork with Lettuce Wraps)

  19. Japchae (Clear Noodles Stir-fried with Pork and Vegetables)

  20. Jeyuk Bokkeum (Spicy Stir-fried Pork)

  21. Kimchi Jjim (Braised Kimchi with Tofu)

  22. Ddong Jip (Chicken Gizzards)

  23. Odeng/Eomuk (Street-side Fish Noodles)

  24. Hoddeok (Stuffed Street-side Pastries)

  25. GeJang (Raw Fermented Crabs)

  26. Hongeo (Fermented Skate)

  27. Gochujang Samgyeopsal (Grilled Pork Belly Smothered in Red Pepper Paste)

  28. Lotteria’s Shrimp Burger

  29. Sae-u Kang (Shrimp Flavored “Fries”)

  30. Doenjang Jjigae (Fermented Bean Paste Stew)

  31. Cheonggukjang (Stinky Fermented Bean Paste Stew)

  32. Kongbiji Jjigae (Creamy Tofu Stew)

  33. Seonji Haejangguk (Hangover Stew with Clotted Cow Blood)

  34. Ddeokbokki (Chewy Rice Cakes in Spicy Sauce)

  35. YukHui (Korea’s Steak Tartare)

  36. MiyeokGuk (Seaweed Soup)

  37. Mae-eunTang (Spicy Fish Soup)

  38. Nakji Bokkeum (Stir-fried Baby Octopus)

  39. Mareun Ojingeo (Dried Cuttlefish)

  40. Beondegi (Silkworm Larvae)

  41. Golbaengi (Sea Snails)

  42. Jangeo Gui (Grilled Eel)

  43. Nakji Gguri (Grilled Octopus Skewers)

  44. Bok-eo (Blowfish)

  45. Sae-u Sogeum Gui (Salt Grilled Shrimp)

  46. Deodeok Root

  47. BindaeDdeok (Mung Bean Pancake)

  48. Pajeon (Green Onion Pancake)

  49. Bibimbap (Mixed Rice and Vegetables)

  50. Boribap (Mixed Barley Rice and Vegetables)

  51. Jjim Dalk (Andong-style Braised Chicken)

  52. Patbingsu (Shaved Ice and Red Bean Treat)

  53. Dotorimuk (Acorn Jelly)

  54. Naengmyeon (Chilled Noodles)

  55. Makkoli/Dongdongju (Rice Beer)

  56. Bokbunja (Raspberry Wine)

  57. Soju (Rice Whiskey)

  58. Andong Soju (Strong Rice Whiskey from the Andong Region)

  59. Jogae Gui (Grilled Shellfish)

  60. Haepari (Jellyfish)

  61. Gyeran Jjim (Steamed Egg)

  62. Corn Ice Cream

  63. Dolsot Bibimbap (Mixed Rice and Vegetables in a Sizzling Stone Pot)

  64. Mandu (Stuffed Dumplings)

  65. Ddeokguk (Chewy Rice Cake Soup)

  66. Songpyeon (Stuffed Chewy Rice Cakes)

  67. Hot Bar (Fried Fish Batter Street Food)

  68. Shikhye (Sweet Rice Punch)

  69. Any product with Green Tea in it

  70. Gujeolpan (Nine-sectioned Dish)

  71. Yogurt Soju Cocktail

  72. Baechu Kimchi (Cabbage Kimchi)

  73. Any Kimchi that’s over a year old

  74. Baek Kimchi (White Cabbage Kimchi)

  75. Shake-’em-up Dosirak

  76. Mul Kimchi (Water Kimchi)

  77. Oi Sobaegi (Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi)

  78. Ggakdugi (Cubed Radish Kimchi)

  79. Sae-u Jeot (Salted Tiny Shrimp)

  80. Myeongran Jeot (Salted Pollack Roe)

  81. Saengseon Gui (Korean-style Grilled Fish)

  82. Ssamjang (Mixed Soybean and Pepper Paste)

  83. Kalguksu (Hand-cut Noodle Soup)

  84. Ramyeon (Ramen Noodles) in a Tin Pot

  85. Entire Hui Meal (Korean style Sashimi)

  86. Gimbap (Seaweed Rice Rolls)

  87. Jokbal (Pigs Feet)

  88. Sundae (Blood and Noodle Sausage)

  89. Yeot (Traditional Korean Candy)

  90. Naengi (Shepherd’s Purse)

  91. Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)

  92. Budae Jjigae (“Army Base” Stew, traditionally including hot dogs and Spam)

  93. Agu Jjim (Stewed Monkfish)

  94. Haemultang (Seafood Soup)

  95. Nurungjitang (Hot Water Mixed with Rice Scrapings in a Stone Pot)

  96. Sujebi (Rustic Dumpling Soup)

  97. Janchi Guksu (Thin Noodles in a Seaweed Broth with Condiments)

  98. BungeoBbang (Goldfish-shaped Stuffed Pastry)

  99. Raw Ginseng or anything with Ginseng in it

  100. MulHui (Chilled Sashimi Soup)

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