The Ultimate List of Korean Foods to Try in South Korea

The Ultimate List of Korean Foods to Try in South Korea

You may have noticed that we love all things Korean at Cactus Pop. Korean dramas ( K-Dramas to Watch on Netflix, Romance is a Bonus Book Recaps ), Korean music ( BTS ) and of course Korean food! With an impending trip to South Korea on the horizon, I have been dedicating quite a bit of time to researching all of the Korean foods to try (or in the case of some of the weirder dishes, foods to avoid! Wriggling raw octopus is a hard pass).

While I have been learning Hangul (the Korean alphabet) in preparation for my trip, I’m only in the early stages of learning the language and am by no means fluent (or even able say much more than hello, thank you and water in Korean).

One of my concerns is that when I get to Korea I won’t be able to remember what the Korean name is for the food I want to eat. So here you have My Ultimate List of Korean Foods to Try in South Korea! It has both the Korean and Romanised names for dishes to ensure that I will be able to muddle my way through eating all the things.

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How to Spend a Long Weekend in Bendigo, Victoria

Long Weekend Bendigo Victoria

Located around 150km North-West of the Melbourne CBD, Bendigo is a great destination for a weekend getaway. There is plenty to see, do, eat and shop in this historical Victorian gold mining town. In Bendigo, you can find stunning architecture, amazing art, delicious food, and serene gardens So if you are looking for a weekend escape from Melbourne, you should definitely make the trip to Bendigo. Here are my picks for how to spend a long weekend in Bendigo:

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The Best Things I Ate and Drank in Singapore

Food SingaporeSingapore is well known for being a foodie paradise. Not only is it host to a large number of Michelin Star restaurants, but Singapore also has an abundance of hawker food centres that provide good quality, local food at affordable prices.  I was only in Singapore for a week but I tried my best to eat as much as humanly possible. Here’s a list of the best things that I ate and drank in Singapore.

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15 Japanese Foods You’ll Crave After Watching Good Morning Call

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One of the best things about Netflix’s Japanese TV romance Good Morning Call is all of the delicious food that they eat! Nao is a great cook and loves to make lunch and dinner for her boyfriend Uehara to make him happy – since he’s a “skinny pig”. Aside from the food, this is such a great show to binge so if you haven’t already, maybe this post will entice you (warning: mild spoilers ahead)! Get ready to call Uber Eats because these are the 15 Japanese foods you’ll be craving after watching Good Morning Call!

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Places to Eat Whole30 in Melbourne

Whole30 Melbourne

Whole30, as the name suggests, is a diet that’s all about eating whole foods. For 30 days you are only allowed to eat moderate portions of meat, seafood and eggs; lots of veggies; some fruit; natural fats; herbs and spices. The idea behind the challenge is to eliminate foods that could be having a negative impact on your health – such as, sugar, dairy, grains, legumes and alcohol. The rules are pretty strict, and having recently completed the Whole30, I know first hand how difficult it can be to complete. It would have been impossible for me to finish the challenge if I hadn’t done loads of meal-prepping and planning ahead.

One of the hardest parts was trying to find places to eat Whole30 in Melbourne. After doing research, reading restaurant menus and analysing photos of food online, I was able to come up with a list of places in Melbourne that appear to have Whole30 foods. I wasn’t able to try all of these places while I was doing the Whole30 (to be honest I was a little terrified of eating out and accidentally eating the wrong thing) but they all seem to have offerings that you could safely eat. It is always good though to ask your waiter/waitress about how the food is cooked/prepared if you are unsure. Here are places to eat Whole30 in Melbourne:

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Places to Visit in the Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Australia

There is so much on offer in the Yarra Valley – wineries, breweries, restaurants as well as places to splurge on cheese and chocolate. And I am so lucky that it is all basically in my backyard.

Now I don’t want to give the impression that I’ve been everywhere there is to go in the Yarra Valley, but this list is more of a collection of places I’ve been to recently and a few that are next on my list to visit. So if you are planning a day trip out to this beautiful place, or if you live somewhat locally and are looking for somewhere new to try then read on. There is really something for every occasion.

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