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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" (103 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: Ponytail kimchi | Soybean side dish | Cucumber pickles | Cold eggplant side dish | Braised beef short ribs | Roasted seaweed sheets | Spicy stir-fried pork | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Braised mackerel with radish | Perilla leaf pickles | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Ox-bone soup | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Grilled mackerel | 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 | Soy milk noodle soup | Fish cake soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Squid soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Rice cake soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Soybean sprout soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Beef short ribs soup | Spicy fish soup | See all soup recipes

Stews (14 recipes)

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

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

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

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

Lunchbox items "Dosirak" (24 recipes)

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

Also: Green chili pepper pancake | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Fried Gochujang | Fried rice | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Tuna pancake | Pollock pancake | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Potato salad | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Kimchi pancake | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | 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: Steamed pear | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Sweet red bean soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | White steamed rice cake | Chestnut cookies | Sweet red bean jelly | Seasoned acorn jelly | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Candied sweet potato | Green onion pancake | Walnuts wrapped in persimmons | Kimchi pancake | Potato salad | 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: Ginseng jujube tea | Ginger cookies | White steamed rice cake | Candied sweet potato | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Rice cake | Rice cake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Sesame peanut candy | Steamed pear | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Chestnut cookies | Sweet red bean jelly | 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: Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Black sesame seeds porridge | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Ramp pancakes | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Pollock pancake | Seasoned acorn jelly | Fish cakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Kale Pancakes | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Roasted seaweed sheets | Steamed shishito peppers | See all appetizer recipes

Main dishes (69 recipes)

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

Also: Barbecued beef stew | Spicy Braised Chicken | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Cold noodles in chilled broth | Abalone and rice porridge | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Sweet pumpkin rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Spicy pork BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Noodles with blackbean sauce | Cold spicy mixed noodles | 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 | Hot pepper paste | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Green chili pepper pickles | Cubed radish kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | White Kimchi | 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 (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: Radish salad | Salty beef side dish | Emergency kimchi | Kimchi pancake | Korean ramen | Green chili pepper pancake | Green chili pepper pickles | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Spicy Braised Chicken | Raw fish platter | Spicy stir-fried pork | Beef short ribs soup | Seasoned acorn jelly | 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: Chicken and rice porridge | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Spinach side dish | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Grilled mackerel | Soybean side dish | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Seasoned seaweed | Toasted sesame seeds | Sweet red bean jelly | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | 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: Fried Gochujang | Beef short ribs soup | Korean beef BBQ | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | King-size kimchi dumplings | Braised beef short ribs | Beef and radish soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Soft tofu stew | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Dumplings | Salty beef side dish | Beef short ribs | Seaweed soup with 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: Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Ginseng chicken soup | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Chicken and rice porridge | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | 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 | Army Base Stew | Kimchi soup | Doenjang pork skewers | King-size kimchi dumplings | Spicy pork BBQ | Kimchi stew | Steamed pork buns

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: Fish cake soup | Fermented squid side dish | Mugwort soup | Braised saury | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Fried squid | Spicy whelks with noodles | Seasoned dried anchovies | Braised mackerel with radish | Seaweed soup with mussels | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Raw fish platter | 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 | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Soybean sprouts | Dumpling wrappers | Toasted sesame seeds

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

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" (103 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: Radish salad | Sweet potato rice | Braised beef short ribs | Spicy stir-fried pork | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Braised mackerel with radish | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Eggplant sidedish | Green chili pepper pickles | Kimchi soup | Beef and radish soup | Fermented squid side dish | Grilled mackerel | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | See all side dish 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 | Mapa tofu | Soft tofu stew | Ground-soybeans stew | Braised saury | Barbecued beef stew | Spicy Braised Chicken | Spicy fish soup | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Army Base Stew

Types of Kimchi (11 recipes)

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

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

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: Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Seasoned dried anchovies | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Rolled omelette sidedish | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Potato salad | Seaweed rice rolls | Tuna pancake | Fried Gochujang | Steamed shishito peppers | Kimchi pancake | Fried rice | 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: Fried Gochujang | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | White steamed rice cake | King-size kimchi dumplings | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Maangchi's fried chicken | Ramp pancakes | Squash pancakes | Baked sweet pastry | Walnuts wrapped in persimmons | Sweet red bean soup | Pine nut porridge | Sweet red bean jelly | Fried squid | 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: Soju Watermelon Cocktail | Ginseng jujube tea

Desserts (25 recipes)

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

Also: Baked sweet pastry | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Ginseng jujube tea | Sugar candy | Rice cake | Rice cake | Ginger cookies | Sesame peanut candy | Sweet red bean soup | Steamed pear | White steamed rice cake | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Rice cake | Sweet red bean jelly | 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 | Fish cakes | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Green onion pancake | Seasoned acorn jelly | Breaded cod fillets | Roasted seaweed sheets | Squash pancakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Steamed shishito peppers | Black sesame seeds porridge | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Ramp pancakes | 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: Grilled pork belly | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Black sesame seeds porridge | Butternut squash porridge | Soy milk noodle soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Braised saury | Raw fish platter | Sweet and crispy fried chicken | Beef short ribs soup | Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Sweet pumpkin rice | Spicy whelks with noodles | 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: Rice dessert drink | Cubed radish kimchi | Green chili pepper pickles | Easy-to-make kimchi | Hot pepper paste | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | White Kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish 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 (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: Mapa tofu | Braised saury | Soybean paste based dipping sauce for raw fish | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Spicy stir-fried pork | Salty beef side dish | Spicy mixed noodles | Green chili pepper pickles | Raw fish platter | Cold eggplant side dish | Soft tofu stew | Easy-to-make kimchi | Emergency kimchi | 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: Pine nut porridge | Barbecued ribs | Soybean side dish | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Rice cake soup | Potato salad | Aster scaber side dish | Sweet red bean jelly | Dumpling wrappers | Bok choy seasoned with soybean paste | Sugar candy | Braised beef short ribs | White Kimchi | 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 | Dumplings | Beef short ribs soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Fried Gochujang | Grilled beef | Rice cake soup | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Korean beef BBQ | Stir fried glass noodles | Soft tofu stew | Beef short ribs | 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 | Green chili pepper pancake | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Chicken and rice porridge | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Braised chicken with vegetables | Ginseng chicken soup | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables

Pork & porkbones dishes (11 recipes)

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

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

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: Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Braised saury | Squid soup | Fish cakes | Seaweed soup with mussels | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Stir-fried squid | Abalone and rice porridge | Roasted seaweed sheets | Fried squid | Spicy raw fish soup | Seaplant salad | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | 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: Soybean sprouts | Dumpling wrappers | Toasted sesame seeds | 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: Strawberry jam | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Fish head Mee Hoon | Kimchi hot dog | Tuna Sandwich | Broccoli salad | Bread rolls | Steamed chicken rice | Strawberry Milkshake
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