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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" (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: Emergency kimchi | Squid soup | Dried pollock soup | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Seaplant salad | Stir-fried squid | Seaweed soup with beef | Soybean sprout soup | Seasoned seaweed | Spicy grilled squid | Ponytail kimchi | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Napa cabbage 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: Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Spicy fish soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Mugwort soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Dried pollock soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Rice cake soup | Beef short ribs soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Fish cake 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: Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Barbecued beef stew | Ground-soybeans stew | Braised saury | Army Base Stew | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Soft tofu stew | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Spicy Braised Chicken | Mapa tofu | Spicy fish soup

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 | Radish water kimchi | White Kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber 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 | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Fried rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Sweet potato rice | Sweet pumpkin rice | 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: Korean spicy dipping sauce | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Radish salad | Perilla leaf pickles | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Roasted seaweed sheets | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Salty beef side dish | Fried Gochujang | Soybean side dish | Napa cabbage kimchi | Seasoned seaweed | Tofu pickles | Fermented squid side dish | See all mitbanchan recipes

Noodles (15 recipes)

Korea has a long history of noodle making and eating. Korean noodles, called "guksu" or "myeon" are everyday food, but also frequently served on birthdays and weddings. Traditionally a long noodle symbolizes a long life, so serving it to someone on their birthday expresses your desire that they live long and happily.

Also: Spicy whelks with noodles | Soy milk noodle soup | Hand-torn noodle soup | Dumpling wrappers | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy mixed noodles | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Spicy raw fish soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Korean ramen | Braised chicken with vegetablesSee 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 | Vegetable pancake | Kale Pancakes | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Squash pancakes | Green onion pancake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Breaded cod fillets | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Pollock pancake | Ramp pancakes | Potato 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 | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | 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 | Mugwort rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Rice cake | Rainbow 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: Roasted seaweed sheets | Fried rice | Rolled omelette sidedish | Fried Gochujang | Pollock pancake | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Kimchi pancake | Tuna pancake | Broccoli pickles | Potato salad | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | 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: Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | King-size kimchi dumplings | Squash pancakes | Rice cake | Seaweed rice rolls | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Baked sweet pastry | Dumplings | Seasoned acorn jelly | Potato salad | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Fried squid | Rice cake | Popcorn chicken gizzards | 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 | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Baked sweet pastry | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Ginger cookies | Steamed pear | Sesame peanut candy | Rice cake | Candied sweet potato | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Rice cake | Sugar candy | Chestnut cookies | 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: Breaded cod fillets | Fish cakes | Roasted seaweed sheets | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Green onion pancake | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Kale Pancakes | Pollock pancake | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Black sesame seeds porridge | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Ramp 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: Beef short ribs | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Braised saury | Spicy Braised Chicken | Fish cake soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Butternut squash porridge | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Korean ramen | Barbecued beef stew | Fried rice | Sweet potato rice | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | 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: White Kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Green chili pepper pickles | Hot pepper paste | Cubed radish kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Rice dessert drink

Vegetarian (78 recipes)

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

Also: Sweet potato rice | Spicy mixed noodles | Ramp pancakes | Bok choy seasoned with soybean paste | Butternut squash porridge | Ginger tea | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Cucumber pickles | Pine nut porridge | Seasoned acorn jelly | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Roasted seaweed sheets | Tofu pickles | Korean-style mochi 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 (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: Spicy bellflower root side dish | Mapa tofu | Ginger tea | Steamed shishito peppers | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Braised chicken with vegetables | Fried Gochujang | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Perilla leaf kimchi | Braised mackerel with radish | Maangchi's fried chicken | Braised saury | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Napa cabbage 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: Korean-style mochi rice cake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Rice cake | Sweet pumpkin rice | Bok choy seasoned with soybean paste | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | King-size kimchi dumplings | Dumplings | Chicken and rice porridge | Baked sweet pastry | White Kimchi | Seaweed soup with mussels | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | 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: Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Rice cake soup | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Spicy radish and beef soup | Korean beef BBQ | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Salty beef side dish | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Beef and radish soup | Beef short ribs soup | Braised beef short ribs | Beef short ribs | Dumplings | See all beef recipes

Chicken dishes (12 recipes)

Korean fried chicken (a. k. a. "KFC") is a popular modern Korean dish with many variations, but traditionally Koreans prepared chicken in porridges, soups, and stews.

Also: Mapa tofu | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Chicken and rice porridge | Braised chicken with vegetables | Green chili pepper pancake | Ginseng chicken soup | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Homestyle chicken noodle soup

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

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: Dried pollock soup | Mugwort soup | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Spicy whelks with noodles | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Fish cake soup | Stir-fried squid | Seaweed soup with mussels | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Breaded cod fillets | Spicy raw fish soup | Fermented squid side dish | 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: Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Toasted sesame seeds | Soybean sprouts | 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: Broccoli salad | Steamed chicken rice | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Strawberry jam | Fish head Mee Hoon | Bread rolls | Strawberry Milkshake | Kimchi hot dog | 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" (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: Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Ground-soybeans stew | Seasoned seaweed | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Fermented soybean paste stew | Broccoli pickles | White Kimchi | Kale Pancakes | Braised saury | Spicy stir-fried pork | Ramp pancakes | Ox-bone soup | Potato pancakes | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | 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: Squid soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Spicy fish soup | Beef short ribs soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Dried pollock soup | Beef and radish soup | Fish cake soup | Soybean sprout soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Spicy radish and beef soup | Cabbage and soy bean paste 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: Army Base Stew | Spicy Braised Chicken | Braised saury | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Spicy fish soup | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Barbecued beef stew | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Ground-soybeans stew | Soft tofu stew | Mapa tofu

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 | Radish water kimchi | White Kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber 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 | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Sweet potato rice | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Sweet pumpkin rice | Fried rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | 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: Salty beef side dish | Perilla leaf pickles | Tofu pickles | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Green chili pepper pickles | Broccoli pickles | Radish salad | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Soybean side dish | Seasoned seaweed | Fried Gochujang | Fermented squid side dish | Stirfried dried anchovy 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: Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | Korean ramen | Dumpling wrappers | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Braised chicken with vegetables | Hand-torn noodle soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | 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: Green onion pancake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Vegetable pancake | Pollock pancake | Squash pancakes | Ramp pancakes | Potato pancakes | Breaded cod fillets | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | 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: Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Grilled pork belly | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy pork BBQ | 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: Rainbow rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | 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: Roasted seaweed sheets | Potato salad | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Tuna pancake | Pollock pancake | Seaweed rice rolls | Seasoned dried anchovies | Rolled omelette sidedish | Broccoli pickles | Steamed shishito peppers | Fried rice | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Lobster 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: Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Chestnut cookies | Rice cake | Rice cake | Baked sweet pastry | Sweet red bean jelly | White steamed rice cake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Steamed pear | Ginger cookies | Candied sweet potato | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Mugwort 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: Kimchi pancake | Squash pancakes | Roasted seaweed sheets | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Green onion pancake | Steamed shishito peppers | Ramp pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Pollock pancake | Potato pancakes | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Seasoned dried anchovies | 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: Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Abalone and rice porridge | Fermented soybean paste stew | Cold noodles in chilled broth | Spicy pork BBQ | Mapa tofu | Spicy whelks with noodles | King-size kimchi dumplings | Braised beef short ribs | Spicy mixed noodles | Grilled pork belly | Seasoned raw beef | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Beef short ribs | 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: Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Cubed radish kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Hot pepper paste | Rice dessert drink | Easy-to-make kimchi | Green chili pepper pickles | White Kimchi

Vegetarian (78 recipes)

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

Also: Soybean side dish | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Rice cake | Ramp pancakes | Mixed green salad | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Sautéed sea plant | Chestnut cookies | Walnuts wrapped in persimmons | Pine nut porridge | Potato pancakes | White Kimchi | Rainbow 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 (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: Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Braised chicken with vegetables | Young summer radish water kimchi | Seasoned dried anchovies | Perilla leaf kimchi | Lamb's Quarters side dish | Emergency kimchi | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Mixed green salad | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Braised saury | Kimchi pancake | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | 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: Fried rice | Sweet red bean jelly | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Soybean sprout side dish | King-size kimchi dumplings | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Potato & mushroom side dish | Soybean side dish | Beef short ribs soup | Squash pancakes | Toasted sesame seeds | Rice cake | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Popcorn chicken gizzards | 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: Ox-bone soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Braised beef short ribs | Beef short ribs soup | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Soft tofu stew | Grilled beef | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Rice cake soup | Dumplings | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Fried Gochujang | Beef and radish soup | See all beef recipes

Chicken dishes (12 recipes)

Korean fried chicken (a. k. a. "KFC") is a popular modern Korean dish with many variations, but traditionally Koreans prepared chicken in porridges, soups, and stews.

Also: Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Chicken and rice porridge | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Mapa tofu | Green chili pepper pancake | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Ginseng chicken soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken

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

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: Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Fish cakes | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Seaplant salad | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Vegetable pancake | Fermented squid side dish | Pollock pancake | Sautéed sea plant | Mugwort soup | Braised saury | Fish cake soup | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Roasted seaweed sheets | 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: Fish head Mee Hoon | Steamed chicken rice | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Strawberry Milkshake | Broccoli salad | Strawberry jam | Tuna Sandwich | Bread rolls | Kimchi hot dog
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