I am not known for my love of of Korean food, in fact my blog first became popular as being a ‘kimchi free zone’. When I first started writing this food blog five years ago, it was to help people find the foods they missed from home. In the early years it wasn’t just restaurant reviews I was sharing, I also wrote about where to shop and how to cook your favourite foods at home. Five years later the restaurant scene has changed immensely and its getting more and more eclectic by the day. I didn’t really ever write much about Korean food because to me it is everywhere, especially when you live outside of Itaewon, and most people have their own favourite places to eat near where they live. However as the blog reaches its 5th birthday, I have decided to celebrate this momentous occasion by setting myself a challenge, to eat 100 different Korean foods in 100 days. I have put together a list of 100 Korean foods, obviously this list isn’t all inclusive, there are far more than 100 different Korean foods, but I liked the idea of splitting the foods into the different categories plus there are plenty of famous ingredients like gochujang that not on here because they will be in the foods. Having lived in Korea for over 8 years, there are plenty of foods on the list that I have eaten, but lots I haven’t and some that I am seriously freaked out to try. The whole series is being documented on my brand new YouTube channel (click here to subscribe). In most of the videos I will be eating more than one kind of food so I won’t be blogging everyday, so hopefully I will have time to write about non Korean restaurants too. Above is my intro video which explains that my challenge started on June 23rd, and finishes on September 30th. Below is the list of the foods I intend to try. Please comment below to let me know which ones are your favourites, which ones you don’t like, or which ones you are exited for me to try. 

1. Samgyupsal 삼겹살 2.Bulgogi 불고기 3.Kalbi 갈비 4.Hanwoo Steak 한우 5.Smoked Duck 오리훈제 6.Raw Beef 육회 7.Fried Chicken 후라이드치킨 8.Dak Galbi 닭갈비 9.Bossam 보쌈
10. Don Cass 돈까스
Stew & Soups
11.Kimchi Jiggae 김치찌개 12.Dwenjang Jjiggae 된장찌개 13.Sam Gae Tang 삼계탕 14.Hangover Soup 해장국 15.Dak Dori Tang 닭도리탕 16.Seaweed Soup 미역국 17.Tteok (New Year Soup) 떡국 18.Short Ribs 갈비찜 19.Tofu Soup 순두부찌개 20. Mandu Guk 만두국
Noodles & Rice
21.Bibimbab 비빔밥 22.Bokumbab 볶음밥 23.Nurungji 누룽지 24.Jjang Myeon 짜장면 25.Nangmyeon 냉면 26.Ramyeon 라면 27.Kimbab 김밥 28.Jap Chae 잡채 29.Kalguksu 칼국수 30.Jjimddaek 찜닭
Side Dishes
31.Lotus Root 연근 32.Quails Egg 메츄리알 33.Kimchi 김치 34.White kimchi 백김치 35.Radish 깍두기 36.Cucumber 오이 37.Korean Eggplant 가지 38.Soft Tofu 순두부 39.Katnip (sauteed perilla) 깻잎 40.Mung Bean Sprouts 숙주
41.Dried Squid 오징어 42.Live Octopus 산낙지 43.Anchovi 멸치 44.Sashimi 회 45.Grilled Clam 조개구이 46.Yangnyeom Gejang 양념게장 47.Fishcake on a Stick 오뎅꼬치 48.Deep Fried Shrimp 새우튀김 49.Sea snails 소라 50.Sea Penis 개불
Traditional Korean Food
51.Pajeon 파전 52.Chicken Feet 닭발 53.Porridge 죽 54.Acorn Jelly 도토리욱 55.Pigs Trotters 족발 56.Dog Soup 보신탕 57.Gyeran Jjim 계란찜 58.Bindaetok 빈대떡 59.Bondegi 뻔데기 60.Sanjuk 산적
Korean Fast Foods / Street Foods
61.Tteokbokki 떡볶이 62.Mandu 만두 63.Croquette 고로게 64.Sundae 순대 65.Fried Tofu 두부부침 66.Yache Twigim 튀김 67.French Fry Hot Dog 핫도그 68.Twisted Potato 회오리감자 69.Meat on a Stick 꼬치 70.Egg Bread 계랑빵
71.Peppero 빼빼로 72.Shrimp Chips 새우칩 73.Tteokbokki snack 떡볶이과자 74.Honey Butter Chips 허니버터칲 75.Choco pie 초코파이 76.Steamed bun 호빵 77.Chestnuts 군밤 78.Jolly Pong 죠리퐁 79.Seaweed 김 80.Dried Persimmon 감말랭이
81.Soju 소주 82.Makgeoli 막걸리 83.Beer 맥주 84.Milkis 밀키스 85.Yuja Tea 유자차 86.Omijja Tea 오미지차 87.Hangover Drink 숙취해소음료 88.Rice Water 식혜 89.Ginseng 인삼쥬스 90.Aloe Vera Juice 알로에쥬스
91. Green tea 녹차 92.Bingsu 빙수 93.Hotcake 호떡 94.Red bean 팥 95.Manjoo 만주 96.Rice cakes 떡 97.Fish waffle 붕어빵 98.Jeju Orange 한라봉 99.Dragon Beard Candy 꿀타래 100. Korean melon 참외

I actually started my challenge last Friday on June 23rd, so my first day’s video is already up on YouTube. You can watch it here to see what I tried at Gwangjang Market, or you can wait for the full blog explanation tomorrow.