Dakgalbi 닭갈비 Korean Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken

Dakgalbi 닭갈비 Korean Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken

Dakgalbi 닭갈비 is stir-fried chicken marinated in seasoned red pepper paste with cabbage, sweet potato, carrot, green onion, perilla leaves and glass noodle.

The dish is both a little bit spicy and sweet, making it popular with people of all ages. It’s perfect as a side dish for drinking alcohol, but it’s also suitable for eating as a meal replacement.
Since it is cooked on a large iron skillets, it makes fun to see cooking process.
It is not a meal to be eaten alone, but rather a meal to be shared with a group of people like friends or family.

Dakgalbi is a must-recommended food for foreigners visiting Korea. Foreigners find it very interesting to cook and eat chicken in a way they have never known before.

The hometown of Dakgalbi is Chuncheon, and there are numerous Dakgalbi restaurants there. There are even people who visit Chuncheon just to taste dakgalbi. Of course you can taste delicious dakgalbi there

But don’t worry. I’m not saying you can’t taste dakgalbi just because you don’t go all the way to Chuncheon. You can find many delicious dakgalbi restaurants in Seoul too.

For those who want to eat Chuncheon-style dakgalbi, local companies have developed and sell Dakgalbi ingredients as meal kits, so you can easily oder it online and cook and eat them at home.

Dakgalbi is also a dish that foreigners like very much. At first glance, it looks spicy, so hesitant at first, but when they try it, it’s not too spicy, so everyone likes it. If you feel that the dish is still spicy, you can order extra cheese and add it. In particular, there is a lot of cabbage, so the taste is not bitter at all and sweet.

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The reason this dish is so popular for everyone is simple. The dish looks visually appealing as it is cooked on a large griddle, and then the fresh juicy chicken is spicy stir-fried with a variety of vegetables and tastes good. Futhermore, the generous portion is good for filling the stomach.

The taste of sitting around a large, round iron plate in the middle and sharing it with each other is truly exquisite. It’s a little spicy, but it’s a food that even people who can’t take spicy can eat it without a big problem.

After you finish eating the meat, stir-fry the remaining ingredients together with sauce, rice, seaweed, and perilla oil to make fried rice, which is perfect for a meal.
Instead of eating fried rice, ordering Makguksu 막국수 a cold noodle dish, could be a very good choice as well.


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