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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: Rolled omelette sidedish | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Tofu pickles | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Spicy pork BBQ | Green chili pepper pancake | Aster scaber side dish | Spicy stir-fried pork | Potato pancakes | Kale Pancakes | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Seasoned seaweed | 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 | Soy milk noodle soup | Spicy fish soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Soybean sprout soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Fish cake soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Beef short ribs soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Mugwort soup | Beef and radish soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | 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 | Barbecued beef stew | Mapa tofu | Braised saury | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Spicy fish soup | Soft tofu stew | Spicy Braised Chicken | Army Base Stew | Ground-soybeans stew | Kimchi and mackerel camping 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: Young summer radish water kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi | White 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: Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Fried rice | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Sweet potato rice | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Sweet pumpkin rice | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets

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 | Fermented squid side dish | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Soybean side dish | Broccoli pickles | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Napa cabbage kimchi | Radish salad | Fried Gochujang | Salty beef side dish | Tofu pickles | Seasoned seaweed | 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 | Spicy mixed noodles | Braised chicken with vegetables | Soy milk noodle soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Spicy whelks with noodles | Korean ramen | Hand-torn noodle soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy raw fish 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: Breaded cod fillets | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Potato pancakes | Kale Pancakes | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Pollock pancake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Green onion pancake | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Ramp pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Vegetable pancake | 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: Easy Korean beef BBQ | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Grilled pork belly | Doenjang pork skewers | 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: Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | White steamed rice cake | 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: Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Green chili pepper pancake | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Tuna pancake | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Steamed shishito peppers | Kimchi pancake | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Roasted seaweed sheets | Fried rice | Seasoned dried anchovies | Fried Gochujang | Seaweed rice rolls | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | 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: Baked sweet pastry | Sweet red bean jelly | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Sugar candy | White steamed rice cake | Chestnut cookies | Rice cake | Candied sweet potato | Sesame peanut candy | Sweet red bean soup | Ginger cookies | Rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Crunchy sweet potato fries | 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: Seasoned dried anchovies | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Pollock pancake | Steamed shishito peppers | Green onion pancake | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Potato pancakes | Butternut squash porridge | Seasoned acorn jelly | Black sesame seeds porridge | Kimchi pancake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Potato salad | 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: Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Steamed pork buns | Beef short ribs | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Mapa tofu | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Doenjang pork skewers | Hand-torn noodle soup | Seasoned raw beef | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Seaweed rice rolls | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Grilled pork belly | 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 | Ponytail kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Cubed radish kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Green chili pepper pickles | Hot pepper paste | White 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: Potato & soy sauce side dish | Sweet pumpkin rice | Sesame peanut candy | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Soy milk noodle soup | Mixed green salad | Fried Gochujang | Short grain rice flour | Soybean sprouts | Dessert punch with persimmon, cinnamon, and ginger | Aster scaber side dish | Green chili pepper pickles | Rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped 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: Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Hot and spicy rice cake | Green chili pepper pickles | Soybean paste based dipping sauce for raw fish | Emergency kimchi | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Braised chicken with vegetables | Salty beef side dish | Napa cabbage kimchi | Army Base Stew | Stir-fried squid | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Beef short ribs soup | 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: Cooked radish side dish | Steamed egg side dish | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Rainbow rice cake | Mugwort soup | Butternut squash porridge | Pollock pancake | Fish cakes | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Potato salad | Seaweed soup with mussels | Doenjang pork skewers | Dried pollock soup | Soybean sprout 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: King-size kimchi dumplings | Fried Gochujang | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Braised beef short ribs | Beef and radish soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Soft tofu stew | Stir fried glass noodles | Dumplings | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Rice cake soup | Grilled beef | Korean beef BBQ | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | 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: Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Chicken and rice porridge | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Braised chicken with vegetables | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Ginseng chicken soup | Green chili pepper pancake | Mapa tofu

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

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: Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Mugwort soup | Stir-fried squid | Roasted seaweed sheets | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Seaweed soup with mussels | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Soft tofu stew | Breaded cod fillets | Dried pollock soup | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Tuna pancake | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables 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: Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Broccoli salad | Strawberry jam | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Strawberry Milkshake | Kimchi hot dog | Bread rolls | Steamed chicken rice | Tuna Sandwich | 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: Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Dried pollock soup | Lamb's Quarters side dish | Fried Gochujang | Radish water kimchi | Eggplant sidedish | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Cucumber pickles | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Roasted seaweed sheets | 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: Seaweed soup with beef | Spicy raw fish soup | Squid soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Spicy fish soup | Beef and radish soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Rice cake soup | Dried pollock soup | Mugwort soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Fish cake soup | Spicy radish and beef 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 | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Spicy fish soup | Mapa tofu | Soft tofu stew | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Ground-soybeans stew | Spicy Braised Chicken | Barbecued beef stew | Braised saury | 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: White Kimchi | Radish water kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Young summer 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: Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Sweet pumpkin rice | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Sweet potato rice | Fried rice | 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: Tofu pickles | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Soybean side dish | Roasted seaweed sheets | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Perilla leaf pickles | Fried Gochujang | Broccoli pickles | Salty beef side dish | Fermented squid side dish | Green chili pepper pickles | Napa cabbage kimchi | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Radish salad | 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: Cold spicy mixed noodles | Dumpling wrappers | Spicy whelks with noodles | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Hand-torn noodle soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Korean ramen | Spicy raw fish soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | 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: Potato pancakes | Breaded cod fillets | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Green onion pancake | Pollock pancake | Vegetable pancake | Squash pancakes | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Ramp pancakes | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Kale Pancakes | Vegetable pancake with Asian chivesSee 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 stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Spicy pork BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Grilled pork belly

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 | Mugwort rice cake | Rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Rainbow 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: Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seasoned dried anchovies | Kimchi pancake | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Roasted seaweed sheets | Steamed shishito peppers | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Pollock pancake | Fried Gochujang | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Seaweed rice rolls | Broccoli pickles | Potato salad | 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: Steamed pear | Ginseng jujube tea | Rice cake | Sweet red bean soup | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Ginger cookies | Chestnut cookies | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Rice cake | Sweet red bean jelly | Sugar candy | White steamed rice cake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Crunchy sweet potato fries | 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: Butternut squash porridge | Kimchi pancake | Kale Pancakes | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Potato pancakes | Fish cakes | Pollock pancake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Black sesame seeds porridge | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Roasted seaweed sheets | Squash pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | 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: Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | King-size kimchi dumplings | Mapa tofu | Doenjang pork skewers | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Sweet and crispy fried chicken | Spicy stir-fried pork | Spicy whelks with noodles | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Sweet and sour beef (or pork) | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Soft tofu stew | Grilled beef | 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 | Easy-to-make kimchi | White Kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Hot pepper paste | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Cubed radish kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Green chili pepper pickles | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi

Vegetarian (76 recipes)

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

Also: Steamed pear | Rice cake | Rice cake | Green onion pancake | Seasoned acorn jelly | Green chili pepper pickles | Cooked radish side dish | White steamed rice cake | Dessert punch with persimmon, cinnamon, and ginger | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Ginger cookies | Spinach side dish | Squash pancakes | 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: Raw fish platter | Radish salad | Cubed radish kimchi | Green chili pepper pickles | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Cucumber pickles | Soft tofu stew | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Army Base Stew | Maangchi's fried chicken | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Easy-to-make kimchi | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Spicy stir-fried pork | 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: Dessert punch with persimmon, cinnamon, and ginger | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Dumplings | Potato & mushroom side dish | Dumpling wrappers | Fried squid | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Seaweed soup with beef | Noodles with blackbean sauce | Sautéed sea plant | Sweet red bean soup | Shaved ice with sweet red beans and fruit | Fried rice | Grilled beef | 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: Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Beef and radish soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Salty beef side dish | Braised beef short ribs | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Korean beef BBQ | Soft tofu stew | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Rice cake soup | Beef short ribs soup | King-size kimchi dumplings | Sweet and sour beef (or pork) | 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 | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Green chili pepper pancake | Mapa tofu | Ginseng chicken soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Chicken and rice porridge

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: Spicy pork BBQ | Army Base Stew | Kimchi soup | Steamed pork buns | Kimchi stew | Doenjang pork skewers | Dumplings | 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: Braised mackerel with radish | Roasted seaweed sheets | Spicy raw fish soup | Tuna pancake | Soft tofu stew | Spicy fish soup | Fish cakes | Spicy whelks with noodles | Seaplant salad | Dried pollock soup | Abalone and rice porridge | Squid soup | Fish cake soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables 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 | Dumpling wrappers | Toasted sesame seeds | 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: Strawberry jam | Tuna Sandwich | Strawberry Milkshake | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Bread rolls | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Fish head Mee Hoon | Broccoli salad | Kimchi hot dog | Steamed chicken rice
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