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Sumptuous Korean And Japanese Fusion Dishes You Must Try

by Jon Agustin / Dec 04, 2020 07:07 AM EST
Korean Foods

A recipe that is categorized as fusion pertains to dishes that blend various recipes together from different cultures, for instance, American and Asian. The world is starting to love Korean dishes or what is known more popularly as K-Food likewise because of the trend of K-Pop and K-Drama. 

Are there also Korean fusion dishes? 

There are, and to everyone's fascination, these types of K-Food are truly one-of-a-kind. Among the best perspectives to discover on these dishes are the fusions of Korean and Japanese dishes. Korean recipes are known for their spice, and the food is based on rice and grains. There are likewise a lot of fermented foods, vegetables from the wild and the seas, legumes, fish, less red meat, and the presence of herbs, as well as sesame and perilla oil. 

On the other hand, Japanese recipes are filled with red meat, faits, oils, dairy products, and so much more. You can find a lot of miso, soy sauce, and high-salt content. Are your cravings up right now? Let's take a look at the best dishes fusing Korean and Japanese.

1. Tonkatsu

You are familiar with this name. Tonkatsu is breaded deep fried pork cutlet that, who would have ever imagined, is a fusion of Korean and Japanese! You know this as a Japanese dish, but not with its Korean characteristic. 

This dish has breaded and deep-fried tempura pork cutlet, that involves cutting the pork into two-to-three-centimeter-thick slices, coating them with the ingredient known as panko, frying in oil, and serving with its sauce, rice, and vegetable salad. What makes it Korean? In the country, it is known as Donkkaseu.

2. Hambak Steak

The second fusion dish merging Korean and Japanese style of cooking is Hambak Steak. This classic Salisbury steak "hambak" comes from a German word associated with burger patties. However, it is influenced greatly by the Japanese version of Salisbury steak known as "Hambagu."

3. Korean Japanese Fusion Miso Soup

Miso soup is naturally Japanese. But you can fuse Korean in the recipe by adding kimchi and Korean hot sauce. You can also have it with seafood, vegetables, and tofu (the important ingredient). Do not forget the white radish, chicken broth, onion, zucchini, and so much more seafood.

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