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Side dishes "Banchan" (104 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: Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Mixed green salad | Grilled mackerel | Fermented soybean paste stew | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Tofu pickles | Sautéed sea plant | Seasoned dried anchovies | Perilla leaf pickles | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Spicy Braised Chicken | 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: Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Soybean sprout soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Mugwort soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Soy milk noodle soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Kimchi soup | Spicy fish soup | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Beef short ribs soup | Dried pollock soup | Cold eggplant side dish | 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: Mapa tofu | Spicy fish soup | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Army Base Stew | Soft tofu stew | Barbecued beef stew | Spicy Braised Chicken | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Braised saury | Ground-soybeans 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: Radish water kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | White Kimchi | Young summer radish water kimchi | Napa cabbage 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: Fried rice | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Sweet potato rice | Sweet pumpkin 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: Seasoned dried shredded squid | Radish salad | Soybean side dish | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Perilla leaf pickles | Fried Gochujang | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Salty beef side dish | Fermented squid side dish | Broccoli pickles | Seasoned seaweed | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Green chili pepper pickles | 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: Spicy mixed noodles | Dumpling wrappers | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Spicy whelks with noodles | Hand-torn noodle soup | Korean ramen | Spicy raw fish 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: Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Ramp pancakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Kale Pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Potato pancakes | Vegetable pancake | Breaded cod fillets | Green onion pancake | Pollock pancake | Squash 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: 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: Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Doenjang pork skewers | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Grilled pork belly | Spicy pork 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: Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Rice cake | Rainbow rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Mugwort 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: Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Fried Gochujang | Seasoned dried anchovies | Kimchi pancake | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Broccoli pickles | Potato salad | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Tuna pancake | Fried rice | Steamed shishito peppers | Rolled omelette sidedish | Seaweed rice rolls | 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: Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Sweet red bean jelly | Mugwort rice cake | Ginseng jujube tea | Ginger cookies | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Baked sweet pastry | Rice cake | Rice cake | Rice cake | Candied sweet potato | Chestnut cookies | White steamed 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: Squash pancakes | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Roasted seaweed sheets | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Seasoned acorn jelly | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Kale Pancakes | Butternut squash porridge | Potato salad | Black sesame seeds porridge | See all appetizer recipes

Main dishes (70 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: Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Soy milk noodle soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Steamed pork buns | Doenjang pork skewers | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Seasoned raw beef | Grilled beef | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Spicy fish soup | Butternut squash porridge | Ox-bone soup | King-size kimchi dumplings | 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: Ponytail kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Cubed radish kimchi | White Kimchi | Hot pepper paste | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Rice dessert drink | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Green chili pepper pickles

Vegetarian (78 recipes)

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

Also: Ginger tea | Spicy mixed noodles | Broccoli pickles | Short grain rice flour | Sugar candy | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Cucumber pickles | Steamed pear | Aster scaber side dish | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Green onion pancake | 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 (72 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: Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Cucumber pickles | Green chili pepper pickles | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Salty beef side dish | Fried Gochujang | Green chili pepper pancake | Spicy stir-fried pork | Braised chicken with vegetables | Squid soup | Spicy grilled squid | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Braised saury | See all spicy recipes

Nonspicy Recipes (119 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 | Green onion pancake | Candied sweet potato | Beef and radish soup | Mung bean sprout side dish | Sweet red bean soup | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Fish cake soup | Ginger cookies | Spinach side dish | Seaweed rice rolls | Dumplings | Squash pancakes | Barbecued ribs | 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: Korean beef BBQ | Braised beef short ribs | Fried Gochujang | Spicy radish and beef soup | Soft tofu stew | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Grilled beef | Rice cake soup | Beef and radish soup | King-size kimchi dumplings | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Beef short ribs soup | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Fried rice | 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: Mapa tofu | Braised chicken with vegetables | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Chicken and rice porridge | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Ginseng chicken soup | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Green chili pepper pancake

Pork & porkbones dishes (12 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 | Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy pork BBQ | Kimchi soup | Army Base Stew | Kimchi stew | Dumplings | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Steamed pork buns

Seafood dishes (39 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: Spicy raw fish soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Braised saury | Raw fish platter | Stir-fried squid | Breaded cod fillets | Abalone and rice porridge | Fish cakes | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Seaplant salad | Spicy grilled squid | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Dried pollock 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: Fish cakes | Soybean sprouts | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Toasted sesame seeds | Dumpling wrappers

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

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" (104 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 Dried Radish Strips | Collard greens side dishes | Spicy grilled squid | Fish cakes | Rolled omelette sidedish | Seaplant salad | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Seaweed soup with beef | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Seasoned acorn jelly | Grilled mackerel | Seasoned dried anchovies | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Ponytail kimchi | 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: Kimchi soup | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Fish cake soup | Dried pollock soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Seaweed soup with mussels | Spicy raw fish soup | Rice cake soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Beef short ribs soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Soybean sprout soup | Mugwort 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: Soft tofu stew | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Braised saury | Army Base Stew | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Spicy fish soup | Barbecued beef stew | Spicy Braised Chicken | Mapa tofu | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Ground-soybeans 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: White Kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Radish water kimchi | Young summer radish water kimchi | Napa cabbage 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: Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Sweet potato rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Fried rice | Sweet pumpkin rice | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with 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: Broccoli pickles | Roasted seaweed sheets | Tofu pickles | Seasoned seaweed | Salty beef side dish | Green chili pepper pickles | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Fermented squid side dish | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Radish salad | Fried Gochujang | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Napa cabbage kimchi | Perilla leaf pickles | 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: Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Braised chicken with vegetables | Korean ramen | Spicy whelks with noodles | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Hand-torn noodle soup | Dumpling wrappers | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Spicy mixed noodles | Spicy raw fish soup | 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: Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Ramp pancakes | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Potato pancakes | Breaded cod fillets | Pollock pancake | Squash pancakes | Vegetable pancake | Green onion pancake | Kale 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: Easy Korean beef BBQ | Spicy pork BBQ | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Grilled pork belly | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Doenjang pork skewers

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: Korean-style mochi rice cake | Rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Rainbow rice cake | Mugwort 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: Tuna pancake | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seasoned dried anchovies | Pollock pancake | Fried Gochujang | Broccoli pickles | Rolled omelette sidedish | Seaweed rice rolls | Green chili pepper pancake | Kimchi pancake | Fried rice | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Potato salad | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | See all dosirak recipes

Snacks (65 recipes)

Need something delicious to keep you going in between meals? These can be prepared and eaten in a hurry, on the street, in a pub, or on the go.

Also: Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Pine nut porridge | Mugwort rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Seaweed rice rolls | Fish cakes | Kimchi pancake | Ginger tea | Seasoned dried anchovies | Maangchi's fried chicken | Rice cake | Squash pancakes | See all snack 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 soup | Chestnut cookies | Mugwort rice cake | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Sweet red bean jelly | White steamed rice cake | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Ginger cookies | Sesame peanut candy | Candied sweet potato | Sugar candy | Rice cake | Baked sweet pastry | 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 | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Black sesame seeds porridge | Fish cakes | Seasoned dried anchovies | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Pollock pancake | Roasted seaweed sheets | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Seasoned acorn jelly | Steamed shishito peppers | Ramp pancakes | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Squash pancakes | See all appetizer recipes

Main dishes (70 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: Grilled beef | Fried rice | Korean beef BBQ | Spicy pork BBQ | Spicy stir-fried pork | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Beef short ribs | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Beef short ribs soup | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Fish cake soup | 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: Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Easy-to-make kimchi | Hot pepper paste | Rice dessert drink | Cubed radish kimchi | White Kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Green chili pepper pickles | Ponytail kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi

Vegetarian (78 recipes)

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

Also: Sautéed sea plant | Perilla leaf pickles | Sugar candy | Green onion pancake | Rice cake | Bok choy seasoned with soybean paste | Spicy mixed noodles | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Roasted seaweed sheets | Sweet potato rice | Mixed green salad | Mugwort rice cake | Ginseng jujube tea | Fried Gochujang | 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 (72 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: Napa cabbage kimchi | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Kimchi fried rice | Raw fish platter | Spicy whelks with noodles | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Salty beef side dish | Radish salad | Braised mackerel with radish | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Braised saury | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Soft tofu stew | See all spicy recipes

Nonspicy Recipes (119 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: Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Rice cake | Fish cake soup | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Dumpling wrappers | Beef and radish soup | Butternut squash porridge | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Dessert punch with persimmon, cinnamon, and ginger | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Seaweed rice rolls | Shaved ice with sweet red beans and fruit | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Aster scaber side dish | 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: Salty beef side dish | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Ox-bone soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Soft tofu stew | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Grilled beef | Fried Gochujang | Fried rice | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Rice cake 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: Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Green chili pepper pancake | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Braised chicken with vegetables | Chicken and rice porridge | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Ginseng chicken soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Mapa tofu

Pork & porkbones dishes (12 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: Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Kimchi soup | Spicy pork BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | King-size kimchi dumplings | Kimchi stew | Steamed pork buns | Army Base Stew | Dumplings

Seafood dishes (39 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: Mugwort soup | Stir-fried squid | Braised mackerel with radish | Pollock pancake | Breaded cod fillets | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seaplant salad | Spicy fish soup | Seasoned dried anchovies | Squid soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Tuna pancake | 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: Dumpling wrappers | Fish cakes | Soybean sprouts | Toasted sesame seeds | 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: Steamed chicken rice | Tuna Sandwich | Fish head Mee Hoon | Kimchi hot dog | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Bread rolls | Strawberry Milkshake | Strawberry jam | Broccoli salad
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