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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: Seasoned acorn jelly | Kale Pancakes | Cubed radish kimchi | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Potato pancakes | Aster scaber side dish | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Perilla leaf pickles | Fermented soybean paste stew | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Seasoned dried anchovies | Steamed egg side dish | Mapa tofu | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | 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: Mugwort soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Seaweed soup with mussels | Cold eggplant side dish | Dried pollock soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Fish cake soup | Spicy fish soup | Soybean sprout soup | Beef and radish soup | Kimchi soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Squid 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: Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Ground-soybeans stew | Soft tofu stew | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Spicy Braised Chicken | Braised saury | Army Base Stew | Barbecued beef stew | Mapa tofu | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | 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: Napa cabbage kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Radish water kimchi | Young summer radish water kimchi | White 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 | Sweet potato rice | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Fried rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Sweet pumpkin rice | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | 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: Soybean side dish | Napa cabbage kimchi | Radish salad | Seasoned seaweed | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Tofu pickles | Broccoli pickles | Fried Gochujang | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Salty beef side dish | Fermented squid side dish | Spicy bellflower root 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: Dumpling wrappers | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Spicy whelks with noodles | Hand-torn noodle soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Spicy mixed noodles | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Korean ramenSee 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: Kale Pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Squash pancakes | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Breaded cod fillets | Green onion pancake | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Ramp pancakes | Pollock pancake | Potato 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: Easy Korean beef BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Grilled pork belly | 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: White steamed rice cake | Rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Rainbow rice cake | Rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Korean-style mochi 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: Green chili pepper pancake | Tuna pancake | Rolled omelette sidedish | Broccoli pickles | Fried Gochujang | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Pollock pancake | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seasoned dried anchovies | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Fried rice | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | 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: Ginger cookies | Rice cake | Sweet red bean soup | Candied sweet potato | Ginseng jujube tea | Rice cake | Sugar candy | Sesame peanut candy | White steamed rice cake | Steamed pear | Rice cake | Sweet red bean jelly | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Baked sweet pastry | See all dessert recipes

Appetizers (27 recipes)

A Korean meal doesn't usually have an appetizer as Western meals do. Side dishes may come out first, but are considered part of the main meal, not as a prelude. These dishes, however, could be used as appetizers in a Western meal.

Also: Potato pancakes | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Kale Pancakes | Green onion pancake | Squash pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Seasoned dried anchovies | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Butternut squash porridge | Potato salad | Kimchi pancake | Black sesame seeds porridge | 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 beef | Seasoned raw beef | Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Korean beef BBQ | Sweet and crispy fried chicken | Abalone and rice porridge | Spicy raw fish soup | Stir fried glass noodles | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Steamed pork buns | Soft tofu stew | Sweet pumpkin rice | Mapa tofu | Noodles with blackbean sauce | 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 | Green chili pepper pickles | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Hot pepper paste | Rice dessert drink | Cubed radish kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | White 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: Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Green chili pepper pancake | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Kimchi stew | Seasoned acorn jelly | Ponytail kimchi | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Spicy stir-fried pork | Kimchi pancake | Perilla leaf kimchi | Radish salad | Fried Gochujang | Ginger tea | Beef short ribs soup | 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: Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Fried rice | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Ground-soybeans stew | Black sesame seeds porridge | Ox-bone soup | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Chestnut cookies | Cooked radish side dish | Squash pancakes | Raw fish platter | Sesame peanut candy | 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: Stir fried glass noodles | Ox-bone soup | Beef short ribs soup | Salty beef side dish | Sweet and sour beef (or pork) | Soft tofu stew | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Dumplings | Grilled beef | Rice cake soup | King-size kimchi dumplings | Seaweed soup with beef | Beef and radish soup | Korean beef BBQ | 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 | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Green chili pepper pancake | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Mapa tofu | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Chicken and rice porridge | Braised chicken with vegetables | Ginseng chicken soup

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 | Dumplings | Steamed pork buns | Kimchi soup | Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy pork BBQ | Army Base Stew | Kimchi stew

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: Roasted seaweed sheets | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Sautéed sea plant | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Stir-fried squid | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Spicy fish soup | Fried squid | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Fish cakes | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Soft tofu stew | 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 | 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: Broccoli salad | Strawberry jam | Steamed chicken rice | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Strawberry Milkshake | Bread rolls | Tuna Sandwich | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Kimchi hot dog | 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" (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: Kale Pancakes | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Aster scaber side dish | Sautéed sea plant | Doenjang pork skewers | Rolled omelette sidedish | Soybean paste based dipping sauce for raw fish | Spicy raw fish soup | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Tuna pancake | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Ramp pancakes | Braised beef short ribs | 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: Fish cake soup | Mugwort soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Soy milk noodle soup | Dried pollock soup | Rice cake soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Beef and radish soup | Kimchi soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | 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 | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Soft tofu stew | Mapa tofu | Braised saury | Barbecued beef stew | Army Base Stew | Spicy Braised Chicken | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Spicy fish soup | Ground-soybeans stew

Types of Kimchi (11 recipes)

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

Also: Napa cabbage kimchi | White Kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Radish water 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: Sweet potato rice | Fried rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Sweet pumpkin rice | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | 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: Soybean side dish | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Napa cabbage kimchi | Green chili pepper pickles | Fermented squid side dish | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Perilla leaf pickles | Salty beef side dish | Fried Gochujang | Radish salad | Broccoli pickles | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | 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: Hand-torn noodle soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Soy milk noodle soup | Dumpling wrappers | Korean ramen | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Spicy mixed noodles | Spicy whelks with 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: Ramp pancakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Kale Pancakes | Squash pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Vegetable pancake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Pollock pancake | Green onion pancake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Potato pancakes | 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: 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 | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Grilled pork belly | Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy pork 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: White steamed rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Rice cake | Rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Rainbow 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: Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Potato salad | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Pollock pancake | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Kimchi pancake | Seaweed rice rolls | Seasoned dried anchovies | Green chili pepper pancake | Broccoli pickles | Tuna pancake | Steamed shishito peppers | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | 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: Sesame peanut candy | Chestnut cookies | White steamed rice cake | Rice cake | Sweet red bean jelly | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Candied sweet potato | Steamed pear | Rice cake | Rice cake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Sugar candy | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Ginseng jujube tea | 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 acorn jelly | Steamed shishito peppers | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Breaded cod fillets | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Squash pancakes | Ramp pancakes | Kale Pancakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Potato salad | Roasted seaweed sheets | 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: Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | King-size kimchi dumplings | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Grilled beef | Spicy raw fish soup | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Soft tofu stew | Cold noodles in chilled broth | Sweet potato rice | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Beef short ribs soup | Spicy fish soup | Spicy stir-fried pork | 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: Hot pepper paste | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Cubed radish kimchi | White Kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Green chili pepper pickles | Rice dessert drink | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Easy-to-make kimchi

Vegetarian (77 recipes)

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

Also: Squash pancakes | Ginger tea | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Mung bean sprout side dish | Soybean sprouts | Rice cake | Ginseng jujube tea | Rice cake | Cucumber pickles | Rice dessert drink | Spinach side dish | Rice cake | Sweet red bean jelly | Pine nut porridge | 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: Young summer radish water kimchi | Seasoned acorn jelly | Spicy mixed noodles | Braised saury | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Fried Gochujang | Maangchi's fried chicken | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Squid soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Steamed shishito peppers | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Lamb's Quarters side dish | 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: Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Sautéed sea plant | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Mung bean sprout side dish | Sweet pumpkin rice | Hand-torn noodle soup | Potato salad | Fried squid | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Sweet red bean soup | Stir fried glass noodles | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seaplant salad | 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: Rice cake soup | Beef short ribs soup | Dumplings | Seaweed soup with beef | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Stir fried glass noodles | Soft tofu stew | Spicy radish and beef soup | Braised beef short ribs | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Fried rice | Korean beef BBQ | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Grilled 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 | Ginseng chicken soup | Chicken and rice porridge | Green chili pepper pancake | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Braised chicken with vegetables | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | 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: Army Base Stew | Dumplings | Spicy pork BBQ | Kimchi stew | Steamed pork buns | King-size kimchi dumplings | Kimchi soup | Doenjang pork skewers

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: Spicy whelks with noodles | Seaplant salad | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Vegetable pancake | Spicy fish soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Abalone and rice porridge | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Pollock pancake | Stir-fried squid | Braised saury | Breaded cod fillets | 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 | Fish cakes | Dumpling wrappers | Toasted sesame seeds | 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: Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Strawberry Milkshake | Strawberry jam | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Fish head Mee Hoon | Broccoli salad | Steamed chicken rice | Bread rolls | Kimchi hot dog | Tuna Sandwich
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