10 Popular Korean Foods Loved by YouTubers

10 Popular Korean Foods Loved by YouTubers


Korean cuisine has taken the world by storm, captivating taste buds and gaining popularity across social media platforms, especially YouTube. From spicy and savory to sweet and refreshing, Korean dishes offer a diverse selection of flavors that have captivated food enthusiasts globally. In this blog, we explore 10 popular Korean foods adored by YouTubers, featuring their experiences and recommendations.

1. Kimchi

Kimchi is arguably the most iconic Korean dish, a fermented vegetable side dish that is spicy, tangy, and full of probiotics. YouTubers love it not only for its unique flavor but also for its health benefits.

YouTuber Highlight: Cafe Maddy

Cafe Maddy's video “I ranked all the Kimchi brands! The Ultimate Kimchi Review” offers a comprehensive review of various kimchi brands available in the market. Her detailed analysis and ranking provide valuable insights for viewers looking to choose the best kimchi for their taste preferences without having to try every kimchi on the market! 

2. Bungeoppang

Bungeoppang is a popular Korean street food, a fish-shaped pastry filled with sweetened red bean paste, custard, or other fillings. It is especially popular during the colder months.

YouTuber Highlight: Jasmineandtea

In the video “Korean Street Food Tour: Gwangjang Market in Seoul,” Jasmineandtea explores the bustling Gwangjang Market, sampling various street foods including bungeoppang. Her vivid descriptions and genuine reactions provide an immersive experience, making viewers feel like they are part of the culinary adventure.  

But did you know you can also enjoy the delightful flavors of Bungeoppang with a unique twist? Our Bunggeo Fish Cake takes inspiration from this beloved street food, offering a refreshing take with its inner layer of chewy rice cake enveloped in tender, moist bread. Uniquely filled with milk chocolate, this snack combines delightful textures and flavors that will surely become a new favorite.

Ready to try this delicious treat? Buy your Bunggeo Fish Cake here and bring a piece of Korean street food to your snack collection!


3. Korean Fried Chicken

Korean fried chicken is renowned for its crispy exterior and juicy interior, often coated in a variety of flavorful sauces, from sweet and spicy to garlic soy.

YouTuber Highlight: Ken & Grat

In the video “MUKBANG KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN DI KOREA, 1 EKOR GAK CUKUP!! (Mukbang Korean Fried Chicken in Korea, One Chicken Is Not Enough!!),” Ken & Grat indulge in a feast of Korean fried chicken, sharing their enthusiastic reactions to the different flavors and textures. Their engaging commentary and genuine enjoyment make it a must-watch for fried chicken lovers. 

4. Bibimbap

Bibimbap, meaning "mixed rice," is a colorful and nutritious dish that includes rice, vegetables, meat, a fried egg, and gochujang (chili paste).

YouTuber Highlight: Mark Wiens

In his video “The Ultimate Korean Bibimbap and Attractions in Jeonju (Day 7),” Mark Wiens explores a traditional bibimbap restaurant in Seoul. His enthusiastic reactions and detailed descriptions showcase the vibrant flavors and textures that make bibimbap a beloved meal. 

5. Bulgogi

Bulgogi, which translates to "fire meat," is a popular Korean barbecue dish made from thinly sliced marinated beef that is grilled or stir-fried.

YouTuber Highlight: Seonkyoung Longest

Seonkyoung Longest’s video “Beef Bulgogi Recipe (Korean BBQ Recipe” offers a step-by-step tutorial on making this delicious dish at home. Her passion for Korean food shines through as she explains the importance of each ingredient in achieving authentic bulgogi flavor.

6. Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki is a spicy and sweet dish made from chewy rice cakes, fish cakes, and gochujang sauce. It's a popular street food in Korea.

YouTuber Highlight: FKN Deliciousness

In the video “Tteokbokki: The Ultimate Korean Street Food,” Calvin dives into the world of tteokbokki he bought from H Mart and shares his excitement for this addictive snack with soju. His lively commentary and genuine enjoyment make viewers crave this spicy treat.

7. Japchae

Japchae is a savory and slightly sweet dish made from stir-fried glass noodles, vegetables, and often beef, flavored with soy sauce and sesame oil.

YouTuber Highlight: Aaron and Claire


Aaron and Claire’s video “15 Minute Easy Japchae Recipe (Korean Glass Noodles) l Better Than Restaurants” breaks down the recipe into easy-to-follow steps. Their approachable style and emphasis on achieving the perfect texture make this video a go-to for anyone looking to recreate this classic dish.

8. Samgyeopsal

Samgyeopsal, or grilled pork belly, is a staple of Korean barbecue, typically served with ssamjang (spicy paste) and wrapped in lettuce leaves.

YouTuber Highlight: Mikey Chen


Mikey Chen of Strictly Dumpling features samgyeopsal in his video “The #1 BEST KOREAN BBQ in Seoul South Korea?!.” He showcases the best  Korean BBQ spot in Seoul, highlighting the irresistible allure of perfectly grilled pork belly and the communal dining experience it offers. 

9. Jjajangmyeon

Jjajangmyeon is a Chinese-Korean fusion dish consisting of noodles topped with a savory black bean sauce, usually mixed with pork and vegetables.

YouTuber Highlight: Korean Englishman


In the video “British Students Eat Everything at a Korean Gas Stop!,” the Korean Englishman introduces this beloved dish to a group of British students. Their reactions, ranging from surprise to delight, highlight the unique and rich flavors that make jjajangmyeon a favorite comfort food. 

10. Kimchi Jjigae

Kimchi jjigae is a comforting stew made with kimchi, tofu, pork (or tuna), and various vegetables, simmered until all the flavors melt together.

YouTuber Highlight: Maangchi


In her video “Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew),” Maangchi once again shares her expertise, demonstrating how to create this hearty stew. Her detailed explanations and personal anecdotes make the recipe accessible and enjoyable for viewers.


Korean cuisine's global popularity continues to grow, thanks in part to the enthusiastic endorsements from YouTubers who share their culinary adventures with millions of viewers. From the spicy kick of kimchi to the crispy delight of Korean fried chicken, these 10 dishes showcase the diversity and deliciousness of Korean food. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or a curious newcomer, exploring these dishes is sure to offer a delightful taste of Korea's rich culinary heritage.


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