When one of my chefs asked my to recommend some dishes at a local Korean restaurant I couldn't have been more thrilled. Instantly I began rambling on and on over the virtues of dolsot bi bim bap and the sweet flavor of dwaeje galbi, putting on my best Seoul accent, stressing certain syllables, letting my tongue run over complicated vowel combinations only to find my five minute gastro-monologue interrupted. "I have no idea what you just said," my audience of one blurted out. "You are going to have to write this down."
An excellent blog post with several examples of very common Korean food items explained.