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Welcome to my recipes! I hope you find something you like! If there's a dish that you want to learn that's not here, please suggest it, and if you make something delicious with one of my recipes, upload a photo of it to my photo page!

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Side dishes "Banchan" (102 recipes)

Banchan often translated as "side dishes" are an essential part of any Korean meal. They are not just decoration or appetizers: they are the meal, along with soup and rice.

Also: Mung bean jelly side dishes | Seasoned seaweed | Beef and radish soup | Ground-soybeans stew | Mapa tofu | Dried pollock soup | Beef short ribs soup | Cucumber pickles | Braised beef short ribs | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Kimchi soup | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Fried Gochujang | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | See all side dish recipes

Soups (26 recipes)

Korean soup, or guk is an essential element of Korean food culture. Many Koreans feel that along with rice, kimchi, and banchan, no meal is complete without it.

Also: Soy milk noodle soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Kimchi soup | Mugwort soup | Beef and radish soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Seaweed soup with beef | Spicy fish soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Fish cake soup | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Rice cake soup | Spicy raw fish soup | See all soup recipes

Stews (14 recipes)

A thick stew, or jjigae, served communally, piping hot, and in an earthenware bowl, is for many the epitome of comfort food.

Also: Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Braised saury | Spicy Braised Chicken | Mapa tofu | Ground-soybeans stew | Spicy fish soup | Soft tofu stew | Barbecued beef stew | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Army Base Stew

Types of Kimchi (11 recipes)

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish made of seasoned vegetables and salt. Koreans eat it at nearly every meal. It can be fresh, like a salad, or it can be fermented. While the most popular variety is spicy kimchi made of cabbage, there are hundreds of different types of kimchi made of different vegetables, and not all of them spicy. Kimchi is also a main ingredient in many other Korean dishes.

Also: Napa cabbage kimchi | White Kimchi | Radish water kimchi | Young summer radish water kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi

Rice (13 recipes)

Rice is at the center of every Korean meal, with very few exceptions. These recipes express the variety and beauty of the most important grain in Korean cuisine.

Also: Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Sweet pumpkin rice | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Sweet potato rice | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Fried rice

Preserved side dishes "Mitbanchan" (20 recipes)

Korean mitbanchan are essential side dishes that are well-preserved and kept on hand in large batches. The most well-known example is kimchi. With a few of these on hand, you can quickly make a delicious, nutritious meal by serving a few portions on small dishes with fresh rice.

Also: Perilla leaf pickles | Fermented squid side dish | Seasoned seaweed | Broccoli pickles | Soybean side dish | Radish salad | Roasted seaweed sheets | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Green chili pepper pickles | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Salty beef side dish | Tofu pickles | Spicy bellflower root side dish | See all mitbanchan recipes

Noodles (15 recipes)

Korea has a long history of noodle making and eating. Korean noodles, called "guksu" or "myeon" are everyday food, but also frequently served on birthdays and weddings. Traditionally a long noodle symbolizes a long life, so serving it to someone on their birthday expresses your desire that they live long and happily.

Also: Soy milk noodle soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Spicy raw fish soup | Hand-torn noodle soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Spicy mixed noodles | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Korean ramen | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Dumpling wrappersSee all noodle recipes

Pancakes (16 recipes)

The Korean word "jeon" is often translated as "pancake," but jeon are not just a breakfast food, they're eaten at all meals as side dishes, or as snacks. At their simplest they're food coated in flour and egg and then pan-fried with a bit of oil. Some incorporate vegetables, meat, and fish into a batter which is pan-fried with a bit of oil. Hoddeok is not jeon, but it's closer to the western idea of a pancake.

Also: Kale Pancakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Green onion pancake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Squash pancakes | Breaded cod fillets | Pollock pancake | Ramp pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Vegetable pancake | Potato pancakes | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup fillingSee all pancake recipes

Porridges (4 recipes)

Korean porridge or juk, is made by slow-boiling rice or some other grain, in water, often with other ingredients as well. Porridge has long been an essential part of the Korean diet, and because it's so easy on the system, it's great for people recovering from illness or surgery.

Also: Abalone and rice porridgeBlack sesame seeds porridge

BBQ (9 recipes)

The Korean method of grilling beef, pork, chicken, or other types of meat, usually usually involves having a grill right on (or sometimes in) the table, where people can talk, cook, and eat at the same time. Usually the meat is in small pieces, and are wrapped into bite-sized lettuce leaf packages (ssam) with garlic, vegetables, seasoning sauce, salt, and/or sesame oil.

Also: Easy Korean beef BBQ | Grilled pork belly | Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Spicy pork BBQ | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs

Rice cakes (11 recipes)

Rice cake, called tteok in Korean, is a much-loved traditional dish with many many variations. No festival day, anniversary, or celebrations is complete without them. They are very chewy, and may be an acquired taste, but once you get hooked you'll crave them all the time.

Also: Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Rainbow rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | White steamed rice cake

Lunchbox items "Dosirak" (24 recipes)

Dosirak (also spelled "doshirak") are Korean packed lunchboxes, usually made at home, but sometimes store-bought. They are similar to Japanese bento or Indian tiffin, and are usually made with a few different vegetable and meat side dishes, some kimchi, and a serving of rice.

Also: Potato salad | Fried Gochujang | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seaweed rice rolls | Tuna pancake | Broccoli pickles | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Kimchi pancake | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Rolled omelette sidedish | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | See all dosirak recipes

Drinks (5 recipes)

Koreans have long made punches, teas, and alcoholic beverages at home, using the fruits, grains, and herbs at hand to give them flavor and variety.

Also: Ginseng jujube tea | Soju Watermelon Cocktail

Desserts (25 recipes)

Traditionally, Korean meals don't usually have desserts served at the end. The sweet things in this category are meant to be served on special occasions, by themselves as refreshments, or with tea.

Also: Sweet red bean jelly | Rice cake | Sweet red bean soup | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Sesame peanut candy | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Ginseng jujube tea | Mugwort rice cake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Sugar candy | White steamed rice cake | Chestnut cookies | Baked sweet pastry | Rice cake | See all dessert recipes

Appetizers (27 recipes)

A Korean meal doesn't usually have an appetizer as Western meals do. Side dishes may come out first, but are considered part of the main meal, not as a prelude. These dishes, however, could be used as appetizers in a Western meal.

Also: Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Kimchi pancake | Roasted seaweed sheets | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Seasoned dried anchovies | Black sesame seeds porridge | Kale Pancakes | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Squash pancakes | Steamed shishito peppers | See all appetizer recipes

Main dishes (69 recipes)

Traditionally the main dish of any Korean meal is rice, which is supported by soup and banchan. However, in Korean restaurants these dishes are often presented to customers as main dishes.

Also: Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Braised beef short ribs | Hand-torn noodle soup | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Ox-bone soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Spicy Braised Chicken | Cold noodles in chilled broth | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Raw fish platter | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | See all main dish recipes

Fermented dishes (14 recipes)

Korean cuisine has a long, rich history of fermentation going back thousands of years, and it's part of what makes Korean food distinctly Korean and incredibly delicious. These recipes range from the light and tangy to the deep and complex.

Also: Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Cubed radish kimchi | White Kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Hot pepper paste | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Green chili pepper pickles | Ponytail kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce

Vegetarian (76 recipes)

Korean cuisine consists of many vegetarian or vegetable-centric recipes that use seasonal, locally sourced vegetables, often foraged.

Also: White Kimchi | Soybean side dish | Cold eggplant side dish | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Rice cake | Sweet pumpkin rice | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Potato pancakes | Steamed pear | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Soy milk noodle soup | Squash pancakes | Broccoli pickles | Rice cake | See all vegetarian recipes

Pickles (4 recipes)

Korean pickles - called jangajji (장아찌) - are usually brined quickly in soy sauce and make a perfect side dish with rice. The keep for a long time and their character changes as they age.

Also: Cucumber pickles

Spicy Recipes (71 recipes)

Chili peppers were first introduced to Korea in the 16th century, and from there there was no looking back: Koreans love a good spicy dish and use chili peppers in a number of dishes, most famously in many kinds of kimchi.

Also: Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Ginger tea | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Ponytail kimchi | Cubed radish kimchi | Kimchi fried rice | Spicy Braised Chicken | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Kimchi stew | Braised mackerel with radish | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Stir-fried squid | Seasoned acorn jelly | Hot and spicy rice cake | See all spicy recipes

Nonspicy Recipes (118 recipes)

Not all Korean dishes are crazy-hot spicy! Korean cuisine uses a wide range of condiments and seasonings, among them soy sauce, doenjang, sugar, black peppers, vinegar, garlic, and a panapoly of mountain herbs too.

Also: Soybean sprout soup | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Spinach side dish | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Sweet red bean soup | White Kimchi | Potato salad | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Sesame peanut candy | Seasoned seaweed | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Collard greens side dishes | Dessert punch with persimmon, cinnamon, and ginger | Korean-style mochi rice cake | See all non spicy recipes

Beef dishes (26 recipes)

Beef has traditionally been expensive in Korea, so beef dishes almost always use the ingredient in moderation, often mixed with (or wrapped in) vegetables.

Also: Fried Gochujang | Beef short ribs | Ox-bone soup | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Fried rice | King-size kimchi dumplings | Grilled beef | Salty beef side dish | Dumplings | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Korean beef BBQ | See all beef recipes

Chicken dishes (12 recipes)

Korean fried chicken (a. k. a. "KFC") is a popular modern Korean dish with many variations, but traditionally Koreans prepared chicken in porridges, soups, and stews.

Also: Braised chicken with vegetables | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Ginseng chicken soup | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Green chili pepper pancake | Chicken and rice porridge | Mapa tofu | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken

Pork & porkbones dishes (11 recipes)

For a long time, eating pork was discouraged in Korea, so most uses of the ingredient are relatively recent. Koreans made up for lost time, however, with some truly delicious and iconic pork dishes.

Also: Kimchi stew | Spicy pork BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Steamed pork buns | Kimchi soup | Dumplings | Army Base Stew | King-size kimchi dumplings

Seafood dishes (38 recipes)

Most of Korea is a small peninsula, so Korean cuisine has a wealth of seafood dishes, prepared in many different ways: boiled, braised, roasted, grilled, dried, fermented, and raw.

Also: Seasoned dried anchovies | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Raw fish platter | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Fermented squid side dish | Vegetable pancake | Soft tofu stew | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Spicy raw fish soup | Mugwort soup | Dried pollock soup | Fish cakes | See all seafood recipes

Staple ingredients (8 recipes)

Some ingredients used in other recipes are traditionally made at home instead of store bought. The quality of homemade is almost always better.

Also: Fish cakes | Soybean sprouts | Toasted sesame seeds | Dumpling wrappers | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake

Non-Korean recipes (13 recipes)

These delicious recipes are not natively or traditionally Korean. They're ethic recipes taught to Maangchi by some of her readers, or Korean fusion experiments.

Also: Strawberry jam | Steamed chicken rice | Tuna Sandwich | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Bread rolls | Strawberry Milkshake | Kimchi hot dog | Broccoli salad | Fish head Mee Hoon

Welcome to my recipes! I hope you find something you like! If there's a dish that you want to learn that's not here, please suggest it, and if you make something delicious with one of my recipes, upload a photo of it to my photo page!

Recent recipes

Most popular recipes

Recipes by category

Side dishes "Banchan" (102 recipes)

Banchan often translated as "side dishes" are an essential part of any Korean meal. They are not just decoration or appetizers: they are the meal, along with soup and rice.

Also: Kale Pancakes | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Braised beef short ribs | Lamb's Quarters side dish | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Sweet potato rice | Mugwort soup | Kimchi stew | Pollock pancake | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Doenjang pork skewers | Seasoned dried anchovies | Beef short ribs soup | Steamed egg side dish | See all side dish recipes

Soups (26 recipes)

Korean soup, or guk is an essential element of Korean food culture. Many Koreans feel that along with rice, kimchi, and banchan, no meal is complete without it.

Also: Beef and radish soup | Rice cake soup | Beef short ribs soup | Mugwort soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Spicy fish soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Squid soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Soy milk noodle soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Soybean sprout soup | See all soup recipes

Stews (14 recipes)

A thick stew, or jjigae, served communally, piping hot, and in an earthenware bowl, is for many the epitome of comfort food.

Also: Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Mapa tofu | Soft tofu stew | Ground-soybeans stew | Army Base Stew | Braised saury | Barbecued beef stew | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Spicy Braised Chicken | Spicy fish soup

Types of Kimchi (11 recipes)

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish made of seasoned vegetables and salt. Koreans eat it at nearly every meal. It can be fresh, like a salad, or it can be fermented. While the most popular variety is spicy kimchi made of cabbage, there are hundreds of different types of kimchi made of different vegetables, and not all of them spicy. Kimchi is also a main ingredient in many other Korean dishes.

Also: Young summer radish water kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi | White Kimchi | Radish water kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi

Rice (13 recipes)

Rice is at the center of every Korean meal, with very few exceptions. These recipes express the variety and beauty of the most important grain in Korean cuisine.

Also: Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Fried rice | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Sweet pumpkin rice | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Sweet potato rice | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Raw fish with rice and vegetables

Preserved side dishes "Mitbanchan" (20 recipes)

Korean mitbanchan are essential side dishes that are well-preserved and kept on hand in large batches. The most well-known example is kimchi. With a few of these on hand, you can quickly make a delicious, nutritious meal by serving a few portions on small dishes with fresh rice.

Also: Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Tofu pickles | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Soybean side dish | Fermented squid side dish | Radish salad | Salty beef side dish | Fried Gochujang | Green chili pepper pickles | Broccoli pickles | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Perilla leaf pickles | Napa cabbage kimchi | See all mitbanchan recipes

Noodles (15 recipes)

Korea has a long history of noodle making and eating. Korean noodles, called "guksu" or "myeon" are everyday food, but also frequently served on birthdays and weddings. Traditionally a long noodle symbolizes a long life, so serving it to someone on their birthday expresses your desire that they live long and happily.

Also: Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Hand-torn noodle soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Spicy whelks with noodles | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Dumpling wrappers | Korean ramen | Spicy mixed noodlesSee all noodle recipes

Pancakes (16 recipes)

The Korean word "jeon" is often translated as "pancake," but jeon are not just a breakfast food, they're eaten at all meals as side dishes, or as snacks. At their simplest they're food coated in flour and egg and then pan-fried with a bit of oil. Some incorporate vegetables, meat, and fish into a batter which is pan-fried with a bit of oil. Hoddeok is not jeon, but it's closer to the western idea of a pancake.

Also: Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Green onion pancake | Potato pancakes | Vegetable pancake | Kale Pancakes | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Breaded cod fillets | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Pollock pancake | Ramp pancakes | Squash pancakesSee all pancake recipes

Porridges (4 recipes)

Korean porridge or juk, is made by slow-boiling rice or some other grain, in water, often with other ingredients as well. Porridge has long been an essential part of the Korean diet, and because it's so easy on the system, it's great for people recovering from illness or surgery.

Also: Black sesame seeds porridgeAbalone and rice porridge

BBQ (9 recipes)

The Korean method of grilling beef, pork, chicken, or other types of meat, usually usually involves having a grill right on (or sometimes in) the table, where people can talk, cook, and eat at the same time. Usually the meat is in small pieces, and are wrapped into bite-sized lettuce leaf packages (ssam) with garlic, vegetables, seasoning sauce, salt, and/or sesame oil.

Also: Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Grilled pork belly | Spicy pork BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Easy Korean beef BBQ

Rice cakes (11 recipes)

Rice cake, called tteok in Korean, is a much-loved traditional dish with many many variations. No festival day, anniversary, or celebrations is complete without them. They are very chewy, and may be an acquired taste, but once you get hooked you'll crave them all the time.

Also: Mugwort rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Rainbow rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Rice cake | Rice cake

Lunchbox items "Dosirak" (24 recipes)

Dosirak (also spelled "doshirak") are Korean packed lunchboxes, usually made at home, but sometimes store-bought. They are similar to Japanese bento or Indian tiffin, and are usually made with a few different vegetable and meat side dishes, some kimchi, and a serving of rice.

Also: Green chili pepper pancake | Potato salad | Broccoli pickles | Steamed shishito peppers | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Fried Gochujang | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seaweed rice rolls | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | See all dosirak recipes

Drinks (5 recipes)

Koreans have long made punches, teas, and alcoholic beverages at home, using the fruits, grains, and herbs at hand to give them flavor and variety.

Also: Soju Watermelon Cocktail | Ginseng jujube tea

Desserts (25 recipes)

Traditionally, Korean meals don't usually have desserts served at the end. The sweet things in this category are meant to be served on special occasions, by themselves as refreshments, or with tea.

Also: Steamed pear | White steamed rice cake | Baked sweet pastry | Mugwort rice cake | Chestnut cookies | Ginseng jujube tea | Rice cake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Sugar candy | Ginger cookies | Rice cake | Sesame peanut candy | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Candied sweet potato | See all dessert recipes

Appetizers (27 recipes)

A Korean meal doesn't usually have an appetizer as Western meals do. Side dishes may come out first, but are considered part of the main meal, not as a prelude. These dishes, however, could be used as appetizers in a Western meal.

Also: Potato salad | Steamed shishito peppers | Seasoned acorn jelly | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Fish cakes | Potato pancakes | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Butternut squash porridge | Kale Pancakes | Green onion pancake | Squash pancakes | Pollock pancake | Breaded cod fillets | See all appetizer recipes

Main dishes (69 recipes)

Traditionally the main dish of any Korean meal is rice, which is supported by soup and banchan. However, in Korean restaurants these dishes are often presented to customers as main dishes.

Also: Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Noodles with blackbean sauce | Braised saury | Grilled beef | Sweet and sour beef (or pork) | Stir fried glass noodles | Korean beef BBQ | Mapa tofu | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Cold noodles in chilled broth | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Fish cake soup | Butternut squash porridge | Chicken and rice porridge | See all main dish recipes

Fermented dishes (14 recipes)

Korean cuisine has a long, rich history of fermentation going back thousands of years, and it's part of what makes Korean food distinctly Korean and incredibly delicious. These recipes range from the light and tangy to the deep and complex.

Also: Cubed radish kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | White Kimchi | Green chili pepper pickles | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Ponytail kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Hot pepper paste

Pickles (4 recipes)

Korean pickles - called jangajji (장아찌) - are usually brined quickly in soy sauce and make a perfect side dish with rice. The keep for a long time and their character changes as they age.

Also: Cucumber pickles

Spicy Recipes (71 recipes)

Chili peppers were first introduced to Korea in the 16th century, and from there there was no looking back: Koreans love a good spicy dish and use chili peppers in a number of dishes, most famously in many kinds of kimchi.

Also: Stir-fried squid | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Hot and spicy rice cake | Braised mackerel with radish | Kale Pancakes | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Soybean sprout soup | Beef short ribs soup | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Korean ramen | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Easy-to-make kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Raw fish platter | See all spicy recipes

Nonspicy Recipes (118 recipes)

Not all Korean dishes are crazy-hot spicy! Korean cuisine uses a wide range of condiments and seasonings, among them soy sauce, doenjang, sugar, black peppers, vinegar, garlic, and a panapoly of mountain herbs too.

Also: Ox-bone soup | Beef short ribs | Ginseng chicken soup | Beef and radish soup | Sugar candy | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Chestnut cookies | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Steamed pork buns | Barbecued ribs | Fried squid | Soybean sprouts | Tofu pickles | See all non spicy recipes

Beef dishes (26 recipes)

Beef has traditionally been expensive in Korea, so beef dishes almost always use the ingredient in moderation, often mixed with (or wrapped in) vegetables.

Also: Easy Korean beef BBQ | King-size kimchi dumplings | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Stir fried glass noodles | Beef short ribs | Spicy radish and beef soup | Korean beef BBQ | Rice cake soup | Grilled beef | Sweet and sour beef (or pork) | Ox-bone soup | Fried rice | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | See all beef recipes

Chicken dishes (12 recipes)

Korean fried chicken (a. k. a. "KFC") is a popular modern Korean dish with many variations, but traditionally Koreans prepared chicken in porridges, soups, and stews.

Also: Green chili pepper pancake | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Braised chicken with vegetables | Chicken and rice porridge | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Ginseng chicken soup | Mapa tofu | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Popcorn chicken gizzards

Pork & porkbones dishes (11 recipes)

For a long time, eating pork was discouraged in Korea, so most uses of the ingredient are relatively recent. Koreans made up for lost time, however, with some truly delicious and iconic pork dishes.

Also: King-size kimchi dumplings | Steamed pork buns | Dumplings | Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy pork BBQ | Kimchi soup | Kimchi stew | Army Base Stew

Seafood dishes (38 recipes)

Most of Korea is a small peninsula, so Korean cuisine has a wealth of seafood dishes, prepared in many different ways: boiled, braised, roasted, grilled, dried, fermented, and raw.

Also: Seasoned dried anchovies | Soft tofu stew | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Braised saury | Spicy fish soup | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Abalone and rice porridge | Squid soup | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Raw fish platter | Stir-fried squid | Seaweed soup with mussels | Spicy raw fish soup | See all seafood recipes

Staple ingredients (8 recipes)

Some ingredients used in other recipes are traditionally made at home instead of store bought. The quality of homemade is almost always better.

Also: Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Dumpling wrappers | Soybean sprouts | Toasted sesame seeds | Fish cakes

Non-Korean recipes (13 recipes)

These delicious recipes are not natively or traditionally Korean. They're ethic recipes taught to Maangchi by some of her readers, or Korean fusion experiments.

Also: Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Steamed chicken rice | Fish head Mee Hoon | Tuna Sandwich | Strawberry jam | Broccoli salad | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Strawberry Milkshake | Kimchi hot dog | Bread rolls
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