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Welcome to my recipes! I hope you find something you like! If there's a dish that you want to learn that's not here, please suggest it, and if you make something delicious with one of my recipes, upload a photo of it to my photo page!

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Side dishes "Banchan" (106 recipes)

Banchan often translated as "side dishes" are an essential part of any Korean meal. They are not just decoration or appetizers: they are the meal, along with soup and rice.

Also: Seasoned dried anchovies | Seasoned seaweed | Kimchi pancake | Soybean side dish | Doenjang pork skewers | Collard greens side dishes | Spicy raw fish soup | Sweet potato rice | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Ponytail kimchi | Braised mackerel with radish | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Spicy grilled squid | See all side dish recipes

Soups (27 recipes)

Korean soup, or guk is an essential element of Korean food culture. Many Koreans feel that along with rice, kimchi, and banchan, no meal is complete without it.

Also: Soy milk noodle soup | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Beef and radish soup | Fish cake soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Beef short ribs soup | Dried pollock soup | Kimchi soup | Clam stew | Squid soup | Mugwort soup | Soybean sprout soup | See all soup recipes

Types of Kimchi (11 recipes)

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

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

Easy recipes (65 recipes)

If you're new to Korean cooking, these simple, delicious Korean recipes are the easiest ones I know.

Also: Tofu pickles | Green chili pepper pancake | Seasoned seaweed | Ginseng jujube tea | Spicy radish and beef soup | Clam stew | Kimchi pancake | Soju Watermelon Cocktail | Candied sweet potato | Fried Gochujang | Spinach side dish | Pollock pancake | Sesame peanut candy | Cold cucumber soup side dish | See all easy recipes

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: Seasoned dried anchovies | Steamed shishito peppers | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Fried rice | Broccoli pickles | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Seaweed rice rolls | Kimchi pancake | Roasted seaweed sheets | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Potato salad | Pollock pancake | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | See all dosirak recipes

Drinks (6 recipes)

Koreans have long made punches, teas, and alcoholic beverages at home, using the fruits, grains, and herbs at hand to give them flavor and variety.

Also: Pomegranate tea | Ginseng jujube tea | Soju Watermelon Cocktail

Desserts (26 recipes)

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

Also: Sugar candy | Ginseng jujube tea | Ginger cookies | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Chestnut cookies | Baked sweet pastry | Candied sweet potato | Rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Rice cake | Sesame peanut candy | Rice cake | Pomegranate tea | See all dessert recipes

Appetizers (28 recipes)

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

Also: Black sesame seeds porridge | Breaded cod fillets | Potato pancakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Kale Pancakes | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Roasted seaweed sheets | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Potato salad | Kimchi pancake | Mung bean jelly side dishes | See all appetizer recipes

Main dishes (71 recipes)

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

Also: Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Spicy Braised Chicken | Korean ramen | Maangchi's fried chicken | Ox-bone soup | Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood | Braised beef short ribs | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Spicy soft tofu stew with kimchi and pork belly | Spicy raw fish soup | Fish cake soup | Sweet and crispy fried chicken | Mapa tofu | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | 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 | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Green chili pepper pickles | Easy-to-make kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | White Kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Hot pepper paste

Vegetarian (79 recipes)

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

Also: Soy milk noodle soup | Rice cake | Fried Gochujang | Toasted sesame seeds | Aster scaber side dish | Short grain rice flour | Sautéed sea plant | Rice cake | Rice cake | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Soybean sprouts | Soybean side dish | Ginger tea | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup 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 (74 recipes)

Chili peppers were first introduced to Korea in the 16th century, and from there there was no looking back: Koreans love a good spicy dish and use chili peppers in a number of dishes, most famously in many kinds of kimchi.

Also: Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Spicy grilled squid | Spicy mixed noodles | Kimchi stew | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Spicy whelks with noodles | Soybean paste based dipping sauce for raw fish | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Kimchi soup | Braised mackerel with radish | Spicy Braised Chicken | Seasoned dried anchovies | Seasoned dried shredded squid | See all spicy recipes

Nonspicy Recipes (121 recipes)

Not all Korean dishes are crazy-hot spicy! Korean cuisine uses a wide range of condiments and seasonings, among them soy sauce, doenjang, sugar, black peppers, vinegar, garlic, and a panapoly of mountain herbs too.

Also: Soybean sprouts bibimbap | White steamed rice cake | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Rice cake soup | Dried pollock soup | Sugar candy | Seaweed soup with beef | Hand-torn noodle soup | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Steamed pear | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Green onion pancake | See all non spicy 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 | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Ginseng chicken soup | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Green chili pepper pancake | Chicken and rice porridge | Braised chicken with vegetables

Pork & porkbones dishes (13 recipes)

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

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

Seafood dishes (40 recipes)

Most of Korea is a small peninsula, so Korean cuisine has a wealth of seafood dishes, prepared in many different ways: boiled, braised, roasted, grilled, dried, fermented, and raw.

Also: Dried pollock soup | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Fermented squid side dish | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Seaweed soup with mussels | Braised mackerel with radish | Pollock pancake | Spicy whelks with noodles | Vegetable pancake | Squid soup | Tuna pancake | Braised saury | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | 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 | Toasted sesame seeds | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Dumpling wrappers | 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: Bread rolls | Steamed chicken rice | Kimchi hot dog | Strawberry jam | Strawberry Milkshake | Fish head Mee Hoon | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Tuna Sandwich | Broccoli salad

Welcome to my recipes! I hope you find something you like! If there's a dish that you want to learn that's not here, please suggest it, and if you make something delicious with one of my recipes, upload a photo of it to my photo page!

Recent recipes

Most popular recipes

Recipes by category

Side dishes "Banchan" (106 recipes)

Banchan often translated as "side dishes" are an essential part of any Korean meal. They are not just decoration or appetizers: they are the meal, along with soup and rice.

Also: Ox-bone soup | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Fish cakes | Perilla leaf kimchi | Beef and radish soup | Mixed green salad | Radish salad | Young summer radish water kimchi | Emergency kimchi | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Soybean paste based dipping sauce for raw fish | Braised saury | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Bok choy seasoned with soybean paste | See all side dish recipes

Soups (27 recipes)

Korean soup, or guk is an essential element of Korean food culture. Many Koreans feel that along with rice, kimchi, and banchan, no meal is complete without it.

Also: Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Dried pollock soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Kimchi soup | Squid soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Beef short ribs soup | Soybean sprout soup | Clam stew | Rice cake soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | See all soup recipes

Types of Kimchi (11 recipes)

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

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

Preserved side dishes "Mitbanchan" (20 recipes)

Korean mitbanchan are essential side dishes that are well-preserved and kept on hand in large batches. The most well-known example is kimchi. With a few of these on hand, you can quickly make a delicious, nutritious meal by serving a few portions on small dishes with fresh rice.

Also: Spicy bellflower root side dish | Soybean side dish | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Napa cabbage kimchi | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Fried Gochujang | Salty beef side dish | Green chili pepper pickles | Radish salad | Broccoli pickles | Fermented squid side dish | Korean spicy dipping sauce | 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: Dumpling wrappers | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Hand-torn noodle soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | Braised chicken with vegetables | Korean ramen | Spicy mixed noodles | Spicy raw fish soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soupSee all noodle recipes

Pancakes (16 recipes)

The Korean word "jeon" is often translated as "pancake," but jeon are not just a breakfast food, they're eaten at all meals as side dishes, or as snacks. At their simplest they're food coated in flour and egg and then pan-fried with a bit of oil. Some incorporate vegetables, meat, and fish into a batter which is pan-fried with a bit of oil. Hoddeok is not jeon, but it's closer to the western idea of a pancake.

Also: Kale Pancakes | Ramp pancakes | Pollock pancake | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Potato pancakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Vegetable pancake | Breaded cod fillets | Green onion pancake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Squash 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: Spicy pork BBQ | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Doenjang pork skewers | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | 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: Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Rainbow rice cake

Easy recipes (65 recipes)

If you're new to Korean cooking, these simple, delicious Korean recipes are the easiest ones I know.

Also: Sugar candy | Kale Pancakes | Grilled mackerel | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Broccoli pickles | Ginseng jujube tea | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Cubed radish kimchi | Ramp pancakes | Chicken and rice porridge | Pomegranate tea | Radish salad | Green chili pepper pancake | Cooked radish side dish | See all easy recipes

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: Broccoli pickles | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Rolled omelette sidedish | Tuna pancake | Kimchi pancake | Seasoned dried anchovies | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Green chili pepper pancake | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Fried Gochujang | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Roasted seaweed sheets | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | See all dosirak recipes

Drinks (6 recipes)

Koreans have long made punches, teas, and alcoholic beverages at home, using the fruits, grains, and herbs at hand to give them flavor and variety.

Also: Pomegranate tea | Ginseng jujube tea | Soju Watermelon Cocktail

Desserts (26 recipes)

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

Also: Rice cake | Ginger cookies | Candied sweet potato | Sweet red bean jelly | Mugwort rice cake | Sugar candy | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Chestnut cookies | Ginseng jujube tea | Pomegranate tea | Sweet red bean soup | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | White steamed rice cake | Rice cake | See all dessert recipes

Appetizers (28 recipes)

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

Also: Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Green onion pancake | Fish cakes | Black sesame seeds porridge | Kale Pancakes | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Squash pancakes | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Kimchi pancake | Seasoned dried anchovies | Pollock pancake | Breaded cod fillets | See all appetizer recipes

Main dishes (71 recipes)

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

Also: Ox-bone soup | Fried rice | Soy milk noodle soup | Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood | Braised saury | Mapa tofu | Seasoned raw beef | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Spicy fish soup | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Spicy whelks with noodles | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with 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 | Easy-to-make kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Cubed radish kimchi | White Kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Rice dessert drink | Ponytail kimchi | Hot pepper paste | Green chili pepper pickles

Vegetarian (79 recipes)

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

Also: Rainbow rice cake | Ginseng jujube tea | Steamed pear | Lamb's Quarters side dish | Spinach side dish | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Potato pancakes | Sweet pumpkin rice | Perilla leaf pickles | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Sesame peanut candy | Soybean sprouts | 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 (74 recipes)

Chili peppers were first introduced to Korea in the 16th century, and from there there was no looking back: Koreans love a good spicy dish and use chili peppers in a number of dishes, most famously in many kinds of kimchi.

Also: Cubed radish kimchi | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Spicy stir-fried pork | Lamb's Quarters side dish | Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Spicy pork BBQ | Kimchi stew | Cold eggplant side dish | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Salty beef side dish | Spicy mixed noodles | Braised chicken with vegetables | Kimchi fried rice | See all spicy recipes

Nonspicy Recipes (121 recipes)

Not all Korean dishes are crazy-hot spicy! Korean cuisine uses a wide range of condiments and seasonings, among them soy sauce, doenjang, sugar, black peppers, vinegar, garlic, and a panapoly of mountain herbs too.

Also: Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Fried squid | Dumplings | Fish cakes | Chicken and rice porridge | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Potato & mushroom side dish | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Noodles with blackbean sauce | Rice cake | Potato salad | Potato pancakes | Green onion pancake | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | 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 | Beef short ribs | Fried rice | Salty beef side dish | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Beef and radish soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Beef short ribs soup | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Rice cake soup | Braised beef short ribs | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Seaweed soup with beef | Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood | 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 | Mapa tofu | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Braised chicken with vegetables | Ginseng chicken soup | Green chili pepper pancake | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Chicken and rice porridge

Pork & porkbones dishes (13 recipes)

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

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

Seafood dishes (40 recipes)

Most of Korea is a small peninsula, so Korean cuisine has a wealth of seafood dishes, prepared in many different ways: boiled, braised, roasted, grilled, dried, fermented, and raw.

Also: Raw fish platter | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Clam stew | Roasted seaweed sheets | Abalone and rice porridge | Spicy fish soup | Fermented squid side dish | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Vegetable pancake | Breaded cod fillets | Sautéed sea plant | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Fish cake soup | Stir-fried squid | See all seafood recipes

Staple ingredients (8 recipes)

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

Also: Toasted sesame seeds | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Fish cakes | Soybean sprouts | Dumpling wrappers

Non-Korean recipes (13 recipes)

These delicious recipes are not natively or traditionally Korean. They're ethic recipes taught to Maangchi by some of her readers, or Korean fusion experiments.

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