Korean Food and Restaurants

There are many many Korean dishes, including bulgogi, soondubu, and kalbi. Rice and kimchi are a mainstay of Korean food.

The following is excerpted from the Wikipedia Korean Cuisine page:


    Korean cuisine is largely based on rice, noodles, tofu, vegetables, and meats. Traditional Korean meals are noted for the number of side dishes (banchan) that accompany steam-cooked short-grain rice.[4] Kimchi, a fermented, spicy vegetable dish is usually served at every meal. Korean cuisine usually involves rich seasoning with sesame oil, doenjang (fermented soybean paste), soy sauce, salt, garlic, ginger, and gochujang (red chili paste).


Local Korean Restaurant List: We've had meetup events at many of the Korean restaurants in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Here are some of them:

Ara - Annandale, VA (also have sung here - Noraeband)
Arirang - Germantown, Maryland
Cho's Garden - Fairfax, Virginia (Jan 2008 & later)
Da Rae Won - Beltsville, MD
Gamasot - Springfield, VA
Hangang - Annandale, VA
Hee Been - Annandale, VA (Mar 2007 & later)
Lighthouse Tofu - Rockville, Maryland (Nov 2007 & later)
Lotus Lounge - Washington, DC
Mandu - Washington, DC (Dupont Circle area) (Jan 2008 & later)
Oegajib - Annandale, VA (Jan 2007)
Palace Restaurant - Annandale, VA (June 2007 & later)
Samh Oh Jung - Springfield, VA (Mar 2009)
Sorak Garden - Annandale, Virginia (Feb 2007 & later)
Woomi Garden - Wheaton, Maryland (Mar 2007 & later)
Woo Lae Oak - Tysons Corner, VA (May 2007 & later)
Yechon - Annandale, Virginia (Jul 2008 & later)
Yee Hwa Korean Restaurant - Washington, DC

Korean Coffee / Bakery - We've also met at these coffee shops:

Le Matin De Paris - Annandale, Virginia
Korean Bakery - Annandale, Virginia

Resources: There are other resources for local & national Korean restaurants, including:

Yelp DC listings
Yelp Annandale search
Yelp Rockville search
Yahoo Korean listings in the DC VA MD area

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