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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: Kale Pancakes | Green chili pepper pancake | Aster scaber side dish | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Salty beef side dish | Soybean side dish | Potato pancakes | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Bok choy seasoned with soybean paste | Squid soup | Emergency kimchi | Kimchi soup | Steamed egg side dish | 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: Beef and radish soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Beef short ribs soup | Fish cake soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Squid soup | Rice cake soup | Kimchi soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Soybean sprout soup | Spicy fish soup | Dried pollock 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: Braised saury | Army Base Stew | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Mapa tofu | Spicy Braised Chicken | Barbecued beef stew | Ground-soybeans stew | Spicy fish soup | Soft tofu stew | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew

Types of Kimchi (11 recipes)

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

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

Vegetarian (78 recipes)

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

Also: Ginger tea | Chestnut cookies | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Sautéed sea plant | Fried Gochujang | Soy milk noodle soup | Seasoned seaweed | Toasted sesame seeds | Dessert punch with persimmon, cinnamon, and ginger | Soju Watermelon Cocktail | Sweet red bean soup | Rice cake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | 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: Radish salad | Ginger tea | Army Base Stew | Easy-to-make kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Young summer radish water kimchi | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Mapa tofu | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Lamb's Quarters side dish | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Fried Gochujang | Ponytail kimchi | 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: Mugwort soup | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Seaweed rice rolls | Chicken and rice porridge | Bok choy seasoned with soybean paste | Dried pollock soup | Beef and radish soup | Steamed pear | Barbecued beef stew | Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Mugwort rice cake | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Walnuts wrapped in persimmons | 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 | Beef short ribs soup | Korean beef BBQ | Salty beef side dish | King-size kimchi dumplings | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Ox-bone soup | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Soft tofu stew | Braised beef short ribs | Fried Gochujang | Dumplings | 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: Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Green chili pepper pancake | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Mapa tofu | Chicken and rice porridge | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Ginseng chicken soup | Braised chicken with vegetables

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

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: Breaded cod fillets | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Seaweed soup with mussels | Spicy whelks with noodles | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Soft tofu stew | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Spicy fish soup | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Fried squid | Fish cakes | 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 | Soybean sprouts | Dumpling wrappers | Fish cakes | 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: Fish head Mee Hoon | Strawberry jam | Steamed chicken rice | Bread rolls | Broccoli salad | Tuna Sandwich | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Kimchi hot dog | Strawberry Milkshake | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce

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: Roasted seaweed sheets | Braised mackerel with radish | Mugwort soup | Lamb's Quarters side dish | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Radish salad | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Bok choy seasoned with soybean paste | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Green chili pepper pancake | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Cooked radish side dish | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Squid 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: Spicy fish soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Soybean sprout soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Rice cake soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Squid soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Kimchi soup | Mugwort soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | See all soup recipes

Stews (14 recipes)

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

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

Types of Kimchi (11 recipes)

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

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

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: Fermented squid side dish | Green chili pepper pickles | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Napa cabbage kimchi | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seasoned seaweed | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Perilla leaf pickles | Tofu pickles | Radish salad | Fried Gochujang | Soybean side dish | Korean spicy dipping sauce | See all mitbanchan recipes

Noodles (15 recipes)

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

Also: Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Spicy mixed noodles | Hand-torn noodle soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Dumpling wrappers | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Spicy whelks with noodles | Soy milk noodle soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Spicy raw fish soup | 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: Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Breaded cod fillets | Squash pancakes | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Kale Pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Potato pancakes | Ramp pancakes | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Green onion pancake | Pollock pancake | 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: 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: Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Grilled pork belly | Spicy pork BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | 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: Mugwort rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | 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: Fried Gochujang | Fried rice | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Green chili pepper pancake | Rolled omelette sidedish | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seaweed rice rolls | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seasoned dried anchovies | Tuna pancake | Potato salad | 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: Green onion pancake | Seasoned acorn jelly | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Ginseng jujube tea | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Hot and spicy rice cake | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Fish cakes | Potato salad | Fish cake soup | White steamed rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Fried Gochujang | Ginger tea | 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: Rice cake | Rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Baked sweet pastry | Rice cake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Candied sweet potato | Sweet red bean jelly | Chestnut cookies | Ginseng jujube tea | Sugar candy | White steamed 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: Breaded cod fillets | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Squash pancakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Kale Pancakes | Ramp pancakes | Kimchi pancake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Potato salad | Steamed shishito peppers | Pollock pancake | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seasoned acorn jelly | 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 and crispy fried chicken | Braised beef short ribs | Grilled pork belly | Beef short ribs | Hand-torn noodle soup | Sweet potato rice | Beef short ribs soup | Maangchi's fried chicken | Korean ramen | Spicy mixed noodles | Barbecued beef stew | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Fried rice | 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 | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Hot pepper paste | Green chili pepper pickles | Cubed radish kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Rice dessert drink | White Kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Ponytail kimchi

Vegetarian (78 recipes)

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

Also: Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Ginseng jujube tea | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Spinach side dish | Kale Pancakes | Chestnut cookies | Soybean sprouts | Steamed pear | Cold eggplant side dish | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Rice cake | Sweet potato rice | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | 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: Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Easy-to-make kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi | Radish salad | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Salty beef side dish | Emergency kimchi | Mixed green salad | Braised chicken with vegetables | Soybean paste based dipping sauce for raw fish | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Cold eggplant side dish | Spicy pork BBQ | 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: Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Cooked radish side dish | Fish cakes | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Baked sweet pastry | Rainbow rice cake | Doenjang pork skewers | Seaplant salad | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Pine nut porridge | Candied sweet potato | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Mung bean jelly 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: Easy Korean beef BBQ | Beef short ribs | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Ox-bone soup | Beef short ribs soup | Rice cake soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Fried rice | Braised beef short ribs | Soft tofu stew | Fried Gochujang | 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: Chicken and rice porridge | Green chili pepper pancake | Ginseng chicken soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Mapa tofu | Braised chicken with vegetables | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Popcorn chicken gizzards

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 stew | Army Base Stew | Doenjang pork skewers | King-size kimchi dumplings | Dumplings | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Kimchi soup | Steamed pork buns | 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: Spicy whelks with noodles | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Abalone and rice porridge | Vegetable pancake | Breaded cod fillets | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Fried squid | Spicy raw fish soup | Braised mackerel with radish | Fermented squid side dish | Pollock pancake | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | See all seafood recipes

Staple ingredients (8 recipes)

Some ingredients used in other recipes are traditionally made at home instead of store bought. The quality of homemade is almost always better.

Also: Fish cakes | Dumpling wrappers | Soybean sprouts | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | 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: Broccoli salad | Steamed chicken rice | Tuna Sandwich | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Kimchi hot dog | Bread rolls | Strawberry Milkshake | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Strawberry jam | Fish head Mee Hoon
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