17 Delicious Yet Bizarre Foods Every Korean Grew Up With

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I grew up in a traditional Korean family and I love that I get to introduce my homeland’s cuisine to you guys. Welcome to my corner of the internet, ya’ll! (No butter used in any of these dishes. Absolutely none.)

1. Haejangguk (해장국)

My dad would order this when he’d get wasted the night before (or he was just jonesin’ for some coagulated cow blood, who can tell, Korean dads are usually drunk anyway). It’s considered a hangover stew that consists usually of meaty pork spine, coagulated ox blood (similar to blood pudding), and vegetables in beef broth. Yum.

2. Jokbal (족발)

It’s pigs feet that you dip into a red shrimp marinade (and it tastes delicious).

3. Soondae (순대)

Soondae is a Korean-style sausage stuffed with boiled sweet rice, cow or pig blood, potato noodles, mung bean sprouts, scallions and garlic. The casing? Well, they used to…

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