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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: Kimchi soup | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Emergency kimchi | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Dried pollock soup | Spicy grilled squid | Fish cakes | Tuna pancake | Spicy raw fish soup | Seasoned seaweed | Ox-bone soup | Braised mackerel with radish | Stirfried dried anchovy 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: Fish cake soup | Rice cake soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Beef short ribs soup | Beef and radish soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Mugwort soup | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Clam stew | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Soy milk noodle soup | Squid 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: White Kimchi | Young summer radish water kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Napa cabbage 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 | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Sweet potato rice | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Sweet pumpkin rice | 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: Spicy bellflower root side dish | Napa cabbage kimchi | Radish salad | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Tofu pickles | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Perilla leaf pickles | Fermented squid side dish | Green chili pepper pickles | Broccoli pickles | Seasoned seaweed | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Salty beef 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: Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Soy milk noodle soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Dumpling wrappers | Spicy whelks with noodles | Spicy mixed noodles | Spicy raw fish soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Korean ramen | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Hand-torn noodle soup | 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: Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Ramp pancakes | Breaded cod fillets | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Vegetable pancake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Potato pancakes | Kale Pancakes | Green onion pancake | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Pollock pancake | Squash 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: 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 pork BBQ | Grilled pork belly | Doenjang pork skewers | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Easy Korean beef 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: Rainbow rice cake | Rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | White steamed rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Mugwort 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: Rolled omelette sidedish | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Seaweed rice rolls | Fried Gochujang | Seasoned dried anchovies | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Kimchi pancake | Steamed shishito peppers | Green chili pepper pancake | Fried rice | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Roasted seaweed sheets | See all dosirak recipes

Snacks (66 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: Ginseng jujube tea | Sweet red bean jelly | Kimchi pancake | Green chili pepper pancake | Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Ramp pancakes | Fried Gochujang | Sweet red bean soup | Fish cakes | Mugwort rice cake | Pomegranate tea | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Green onion pancake | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | See all snack 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 | Ginseng jujube tea | Pomegranate 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: Sesame peanut candy | Ginger cookies | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Steamed pear | Candied sweet potato | Sweet red bean jelly | Sweet red bean soup | Sugar candy | Rice cake | Pomegranate tea | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Baked sweet pastry | Rice cake | Mugwort 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: Butternut squash porridge | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Fish cakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Potato pancakes | Seasoned acorn jelly | Seasoned dried anchovies | Pollock pancake | Steamed shishito peppers | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | 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: Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Beef short ribs soup | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Korean beef BBQ | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Braised chicken with vegetables | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Spicy fish soup | Grilled pork belly | Seasoned raw beef | Sweet pumpkin rice | 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: Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Ponytail kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Cubed radish kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Green chili pepper pickles | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | White Kimchi | Hot pepper paste | Rice dessert drink

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: Seasoned acorn jelly | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Raw fish platter | Spicy grilled squid | Young summer radish water kimchi | Hot and spicy rice cake | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Cubed radish kimchi | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | 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: Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Seaweed soup with beef | Mung bean sprout side dish | Potato & mushroom side dish | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Rice cake | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | White Kimchi | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Ground-soybeans stew | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Rice dessert drink | Mugwort rice cake | Seasoned raw 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: Fried rice | Dumplings | Grilled beef | Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Ox-bone soup | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Fried Gochujang | Spicy radish and beef soup | Salty beef side dish | King-size kimchi dumplings | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | 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: Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Chicken and rice porridge | Mapa tofu | Braised chicken with vegetables | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Ginseng chicken soup | Green chili pepper pancake

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

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: Squid soup | Fermented squid side dish | Fried squid | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Spicy raw fish soup | Dried pollock soup | Mugwort soup | Seaplant salad | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood | Braised mackerel with radish | Fish cake soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | Spicy grilled squid | 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 | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Fish cakes | Soybean sprouts | 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: Kimchi hot dog | Broccoli salad | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Bread rolls | Steamed chicken rice | Fish head Mee Hoon | Tuna Sandwich | Strawberry jam | Strawberry Milkshake

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: Spicy grilled squid | Cooked radish side dish | Clam stew | Spicy Braised Chicken | Soybean side dish | Mung bean sprout side dish | Steamed egg side dish | Perilla leaf kimchi | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Spicy soft tofu stew with kimchi and pork belly | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Broccoli pickles | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | See all side dish 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: White Kimchi | Young summer radish water kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Napa cabbage 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: Sweet potato rice | Fried rice | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | 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: Korean spicy dipping sauce | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Perilla leaf pickles | Seasoned seaweed | Soybean side dish | Radish salad | Tofu pickles | Napa cabbage kimchi | Fermented squid side dish | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Green chili pepper pickles | Salty beef side dish | Roasted seaweed sheets | Broccoli 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: Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Hand-torn noodle soup | Spicy mixed noodles | Spicy whelks with noodles | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Dumpling wrappers | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Korean ramen | Braised chicken with vegetables | Homestyle chicken 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: Ramp pancakes | Green onion pancake | Potato pancakes | Pollock pancake | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Kale Pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Vegetable pancake | Squash pancakes | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Breaded cod filletsSee 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 | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Spicy pork BBQ | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Doenjang pork skewers | 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: Korean-style mochi rice cake | Rice cake | Rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Rainbow rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped 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: Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Pollock pancake | Seaweed rice rolls | Steamed shishito peppers | Roasted seaweed sheets | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Kimchi pancake | Fried rice | Rolled omelette sidedish | Green chili pepper pancake | Broccoli pickles | Fried Gochujang | 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: Pomegranate tea | Ginseng jujube tea | Soju Watermelon Cocktail

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: Sweet red bean jelly | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Candied sweet potato | Steamed pear | Sesame peanut candy | Rice cake | Sweet red bean soup | Rice cake | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | White steamed rice cake | Ginger cookies | Baked sweet pastry | Ginseng jujube tea | 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: Kimchi pancake | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seasoned acorn jelly | Potato salad | Potato pancakes | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Green onion pancake | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Squash pancakes | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Steamed shishito peppers | Butternut squash porridge | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | 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: Mapa tofu | Black sesame seeds porridge | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Spicy grilled squid | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Noodles with blackbean sauce | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Abalone and rice porridge | Korean ramen | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Fish cake soup | Fermented soybean paste stew | Grilled beef | Braised saury | 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 | Hot pepper paste | Cubed radish kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | White Kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Green chili pepper pickles | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi

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: Eggplant sidedish | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Kale Pancakes | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Squid soup | Lamb's Quarters side dish | Cucumber pickles | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Stir-fried squid | Napa cabbage kimchi | Spicy Braised Chicken | Kimchi soup | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | 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: Roasted seaweed sheets | Soybean sprouts | Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Cooked radish side dish | White steamed rice cake | Tuna pancake | Cucumber pickles | Steamed pear | Rice dessert drink | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Clam stew | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Collard greens side dishes | 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: Beef short ribs soup | Ox-bone soup | Korean beef BBQ | Fried rice | Salty beef side dish | Grilled beef | Fried Gochujang | Rice cake soup | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Beef and radish soup | Braised beef short ribs | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Sweet and sour pork (or 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: Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Chicken and rice porridge | Braised chicken with vegetables | Green chili pepper pancake | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Ginseng chicken soup | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Mapa tofu | 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: King-size kimchi dumplings | Spicy soft tofu stew with kimchi and pork belly | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Doenjang pork skewers | Steamed pork buns | Spicy pork BBQ | Kimchi stew | Army Base Stew | Dumplings | Kimchi soup

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: Clam stew | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Roasted seaweed sheets | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Vegetable pancake | Fish cakes | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood | Fried squid | Mugwort soup | Seaplant salad | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Spicy raw fish soup | 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: Toasted sesame seeds | Soybean sprouts | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Dumpling wrappers | 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: Tuna Sandwich | Broccoli salad | Bread rolls | Steamed chicken rice | Strawberry Milkshake | Kimchi hot dog | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Fish head Mee Hoon | Strawberry jam | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce