[OP-ED] Top 5 Most “Instagram-able” Korean Foods

Adriana Cho, July 18, 2016, 6 p.m.

If you have an Instagram account, you have surely scrolled past endless pictures of beautiful looking food and felt some food envy. Well now, you can make all your friends jealous with these picturesque Korean foods that need #nofilter. 

1. Bibimbap (비빔밥)

One of the most colorful Korean foods, Bibimbap, will get you a perfect overhead shot of your meal, regardless of your photography skills. With so many bright colored vegetables and the essential yellow yolk in the middle, bibimbap is arranged like an art piece. Only downside is that it might be too pretty so you don’t want to mix it up and eat!

If you’re a beginner bibimbap eater, you might want to start at Bibigo, which has multiple locations around the country and serves your meal in a perfect individual stone pot.

2. Patbingsoo (팥빙수)

Everyone loves to eat dessert, but when you order Patbingsoo, you’ll want to hold off from digging in immediately and snap a pic first. This dessert is piled high with toppings like mochi, ice cream, nuts, and flavored powders, all on top of shaved milk or ice. From whatever angle you decide to aim your camera, you are guaranteed a picture worthy of posting. Just make sure you hurry, before it all melts!

A couple of the best patbingsoo places are Sul and Beans located in the MaDang Mall in Los Angeles and Okrumong also in Koreatown, LA.

3. Korean BBQ

Korean Barbeque might be everyone’s favorite Korean food to eat, but it’s also one of the best to snap a picture of. Especially with an abundance of banchan surrounding the grill, all of your followers are sure to double tap this colorful post.

If your looking for some Korean BBQ with the prettiest side dishes, you could check out Genwa Korean BBQ or if you want a more casual, authentic experience you could go to Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong.

4. Soft-serve ice cream

Korea has so many unique and visually lovely soft serves, including the honeycomb ice cream, the j-shaped cone, and CottonHi in LA. The weird shapes, perfect swirls, and assorted toppings are what make these desserts perfect to post on your Instagram.

HoneyMee is one of the most popular places for honeycomb ice cream, and the j-shaped cone recently came to the US with BluTusk in LA and Play J food truck in New York.

5. Korean pizza

Pizza may not be Korean, but Korea puts such a unique spin on pizza that it can basically be considered a totally new category. With odd toppings like shrimp, corn, and potato, the Korean pizza is much more visually appealing than the typical pie. And with new inventions (like the pizza dome lit on fire!), Koreans take their pizza seriously.

If you want to get your hands on the Korean version of pizza in the US, your best bet is Mr. Pizza, which has multiple locations around the country. Unfortunately, we will have to wait for the flaming pizza dome to make its debut in the US, but for now they are only available at The Place restaurant in South Korea.

Now you have an excuse to go out and eat all the food! What is your favorite food to “eat for the Insta”?

comments powered by Disqus