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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" (106 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: Aster scaber side dish | Seaplant salad | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seasoned acorn jelly | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Collard greens side dishes | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Emergency kimchi | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Salty beef side dish | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Seasoned dried shredded squid | See all side dish recipes

Soups (27 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: Kimchi soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Rice cake soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Squid soup | Beef and radish soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Clam stew | Dried pollock soup | Fish cake soup | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Spicy radish and beef soup | See all soup recipes

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: Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | White Kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi | Young summer radish water kimchi | Radish water 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 | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Sweet potato rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Sweet pumpkin rice | Fried rice | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna

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: Spicy bellflower root side dish | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Napa cabbage kimchi | Seasoned seaweed | Green chili pepper pickles | Broccoli pickles | Salty beef side dish | Soybean side dish | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Perilla leaf pickles | Radish salad | Tofu pickles | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Roasted seaweed sheets | 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: Hand-torn noodle soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | Spicy raw fish soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Korean ramen | Spicy mixed noodles | Dumpling wrappers | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Soy milk noodle soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soupSee 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: Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Squash pancakes | Green onion pancake | Kale Pancakes | Pollock pancake | Breaded cod fillets | Ramp pancakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Potato pancakes | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Vegetable pancakeSee 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: Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Grilled pork belly | Easy Korean beef BBQ | 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: Rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Rainbow rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | White steamed rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake

Easy recipes (65 recipes)

If you're new to Korean cooking, these simple, delicious Korean recipes are the easiest ones I know.

Also: Ginseng jujube tea | Ramp pancakes | Walnuts wrapped in persimmons | Tuna pancake | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Radish salad | Green chili pepper pickles | Ginger tea | Broccoli pickles | Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Sugar candy | Ginger cookies | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Cooked radish side dish | See all easy recipes

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

Drinks (6 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 | Pomegranate tea | Ginseng jujube tea

Desserts (26 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: Chestnut cookies | Sweet red bean jelly | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Mugwort rice cake | Sweet red bean soup | Rice cake | Candied sweet potato | Pomegranate tea | Sesame peanut candy | Steamed pear | White steamed rice cake | Rice cake | Rice cake | See all dessert recipes

Appetizers (28 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 | Fish cakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Pollock pancake | Roasted seaweed sheets | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Eggplant sidedish | Kale Pancakes | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Black sesame seeds porridge | Potato pancakes | Potato & soy sauce side dish | See all appetizer recipes

Main dishes (71 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: Braised saury | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Beef short ribs | Spicy raw fish soup | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Raw fish platter | Ox-bone soup | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Doenjang pork skewers | Sweet potato rice | Spicy soft tofu stew with kimchi and pork belly | Sweet and crispy fried chicken | Spicy mixed noodles | Fried rice | 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: Korean spicy dipping sauce | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Cubed radish kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Hot pepper paste | Green chili pepper pickles | White Kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Ponytail kimchi

Vegetarian (79 recipes)

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

Also: Sweet red bean soup | Spinach side dish | Green onion pancake | Radish salad | Soju Watermelon Cocktail | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Sweet red bean jelly | Soybean side dish | White steamed rice cake | Broccoli pickles | Pomegranate tea | Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Black sesame seeds porridge | 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 (74 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: Kimchi pancake | Braised mackerel with radish | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Seasoned dried anchovies | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Cold eggplant side dish | Kimchi fried rice | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Ponytail kimchi | Kimchi soup | Braised saury | Spicy whelks with noodles | Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood | Radish salad | See all spicy recipes

Nonspicy Recipes (121 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: Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Tuna pancake | Rice cake soup | Rice cake | Black sesame seeds porridge | Cooked radish side dish | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Steamed pork buns | Breaded cod fillets | Rice cake | Doenjang pork skewers | King-size kimchi dumplings | Pomegranate tea | Sesame peanut candy | 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: Braised beef short ribs | Seaweed soup with beef | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Fried Gochujang | Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood | Ox-bone soup | Rice cake soup | King-size kimchi dumplings | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Salty beef side dish | Grilled beef | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Dumplings | 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: Chicken and rice porridge | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Ginseng chicken soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Green chili pepper pancake | Braised chicken with vegetables | Mapa tofu

Pork & porkbones dishes (13 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: Steamed pork buns | Doenjang pork skewers | King-size kimchi dumplings | Kimchi soup | Kimchi stew | Dumplings | Spicy soft tofu stew with kimchi and pork belly | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Spicy pork BBQ | Army Base Stew

Seafood dishes (40 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: Fish cake soup | Vegetable pancake | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Fish cakes | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Breaded cod fillets | Squid soup | Pollock pancake | Seaplant salad | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Sautéed sea plant | 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: Soybean sprouts | Toasted sesame seeds | Dumpling wrappers | Fish cakes | 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: Fish head Mee Hoon | Bread rolls | Kimchi hot dog | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Strawberry Milkshake | Tuna Sandwich | Steamed chicken rice | Strawberry jam | Broccoli salad | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar

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" (106 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: Seasoned seaweed | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Mixed green salad | Young summer radish water kimchi | Spicy Braised Chicken | Doenjang pork skewers | Potato salad | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Ramp pancakes | Mugwort soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Kimchi stew | Mung bean sprout side dish | See all side dish recipes

Soups (27 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: Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy fish soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Dried pollock soup | Beef and radish soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Kimchi soup | Clam stew | Soybean sprout soup | Beef short ribs soup | Squid soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | See all soup recipes

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: Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi | White Kimchi | Young summer radish water kimchi | Radish water 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: Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Sweet potato rice | Sweet pumpkin rice | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Fried rice | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna

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: Fried Gochujang | Perilla leaf pickles | Soybean side dish | Tofu pickles | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Green chili pepper pickles | Broccoli pickles | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Napa cabbage kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Radish salad | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Roasted seaweed sheets | Fermented squid 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: Korean ramen | Spicy whelks with noodles | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Spicy mixed noodles | Spicy raw fish soup | Hand-torn noodle soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Dumpling wrappers | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Soy milk noodle soupSee 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: Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Breaded cod fillets | Squash pancakes | Kale Pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Vegetable pancake | Green onion pancake | Pollock pancake | Potato pancakes | Ramp 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: 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: Grilled pork belly | Doenjang pork skewers | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Spicy pork BBQ | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables

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 | Korean-style mochi rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Rice cake | Rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped 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: Steamed shishito peppers | Seaweed rice rolls | Tuna pancake | Seasoned dried anchovies | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Broccoli pickles | Green chili pepper pancake | Roasted seaweed sheets | Kimchi pancake | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | See all dosirak recipes

Drinks (6 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 | Pomegranate tea | Ginseng jujube tea

Desserts (26 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: Rice cake | Ginger cookies | Chestnut cookies | Mugwort rice cake | Rice cake | Rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Sugar candy | Sweet red bean soup | Pomegranate tea | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Ginseng jujube tea | Baked sweet pastry | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | See all dessert recipes

Appetizers (28 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: Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Butternut squash porridge | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Breaded cod fillets | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Steamed shishito peppers | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Potato salad | Black sesame seeds porridge | Seasoned acorn jelly | Green onion pancake | Kimchi pancake | Kale Pancakes | Squash pancakes | See all appetizer recipes

Main dishes (71 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: Raw fish platter | Braised saury | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Beef short ribs soup | Grilled beef | Beef short ribs | Seasoned raw beef | Spicy soft tofu stew with kimchi and pork belly | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Doenjang pork skewers | Soy milk noodle soup | Barbecued beef stew | 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: Easy-to-make kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Cubed radish kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Green chili pepper pickles | Hot pepper paste | Ponytail kimchi | White Kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce

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 (74 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: Spicy pork BBQ | Fried Gochujang | Maangchi's fried chicken | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Kimchi stew | Ponytail kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Spicy grilled squid | Soybean paste based dipping sauce for raw fish | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Cucumber pickles | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Soybean sprout soup | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | See all spicy recipes

Nonspicy Recipes (121 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: Seaweed rice rolls | Doenjang pork skewers | Beef short ribs | Ginseng chicken soup | Candied sweet potato | Ginseng jujube tea | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Rice cake | Perilla leaf pickles | Rainbow rice cake | Sweet red bean jelly | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Ground-soybeans stew | Pine nut porridge | 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: Rice cake soup | Salty beef side dish | Dumplings | King-size kimchi dumplings | Grilled beef | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Ox-bone soup | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Fried Gochujang | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Spicy radish and beef soup | Korean beef BBQ | Beef and radish soup | 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: Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Mapa tofu | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Ginseng chicken soup | Green chili pepper pancake | Braised chicken with vegetables | Chicken and rice porridge | Homestyle chicken noodle soup

Pork & porkbones dishes (13 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 soup | Dumplings | Army Base Stew | Spicy soft tofu stew with kimchi and pork belly | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | King-size kimchi dumplings | Doenjang pork skewers | Kimchi stew | Spicy pork BBQ | Steamed pork buns

Seafood dishes (40 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: Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Dried pollock soup | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Spicy grilled squid | Braised mackerel with radish | Spicy fish soup | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Spicy raw fish soup | Clam stew | Squid soup | Seasoned dried anchovies | Stir-fried squid | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables 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: Toasted sesame seeds | Dumpling wrappers | Fish cakes | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Soybean sprouts

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 | Broccoli salad | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Strawberry jam | Kimchi hot dog | Bread rolls | Strawberry Milkshake | Tuna Sandwich | Fish head Mee Hoon