Korean Food Glossary

  • Anju – appetizers
  • Kimchi – pickled vegetables
  • Namul – generic term for seasoned vegetables or salads
  • Guk or Tang – soup or stew
  • Pab – rice
  • Chongol – one-pot stew
  • Pajon – scallion pancakes
  • Pulkogi – barbecued marinated beef strips
  • Kalbi-jim – Soy sauce braised beef short ribs
  • Mandoo – steamed dumplings stuffed with meats and vegetables
  • Sae u jun – fried tempura-battered shrimp
  • Samgyae tang – chicken stuffed with rice and ginseng
  • Chapchae – thin noodles with matchstick pork and vegetables in savory sauce
  • Kochojon – stuffed chile peppers, battered and fried
  • Saengsongui – barbecued whole fish
  • Tubu – tofu, bean curd
  • Yakkwa – little honey cakes
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