5 Korean Dishes To Eat When You Can’t Have Samgyeopsal

Craving for some Korean grilled pork belly but watching your health  Good thing you don’t need to totally say no to Korean restaurants because there are still many other dishes you can enjoy! 

Here are five yummy Korean meals you’ll surely love if you’re on a Samgyeopsal-free diet!

#1 Bibimbap

Plate of Bibimbap and a chopstick serve on a table

One of the most popular Korean dishes you can eat aside from Samgyeopsal is Bibimbap! It’s a popular lunch dish to many because it’s very easy to eat.  All you have to do is mix the different ingredients such as fried egg, steamed vegetables, kimchi, meat, and red chili pepper paste together with the rice beneath the bowl and voila, you’ve got your lunch ready!

#2 Kimchi Stew

Kimchi Stew serve on a table

If there are two words that would perfectly describe this dish, they would be hot and spicy! Kimchi stew or kimchi-jjigae is a household Korean soup dish which is usually made of fermented kimchi, pork belly, tofu, and green onions.  

#3 Kimbap

Kimbap serve on a plate

Fans of Japanese sushi rolls would love kimbap as it basically looks the same. From the word “gim” meaning seaweed and “bap” which is Korean for rice, kimbap is made of pickled radish, steamed vegetables, ground beef, and rice rolled into a sheet of laver seaweed before it’s sliced into bite-sized pieces.

#4 Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice serve on a plate with egg on top

Yes, loving Korean food means eating a variety of kimchi dishes including kimchi fried rice. Just like the usual fried rice, rice is cooked in a pan but mixed with kimchi and other ingredients like bacon, mushrooms, and green onions.

#5 Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki serve on a bowl with different sauce beside

This common spicy dish, also called Ddukbokki, is a mix of cylinder-shaped rice cakes, triangular fish cakes, vegetables, and gochujang or Korean red chili sauce! If you want a dose of a perfect combination of sweet and spicy, this may just be the dish for you! 


Back then, some of these dishes were only served to royalty. Now, you can get them anywhere, even in the Philippines at affordable prices. Visit BonChon branches nationwide for your next Korean ‘mukbang’ with your friends. Instead of paying in cash, try a faster and more “sulit” way to pay for your order using Maya! 

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