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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: Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Kimchi soup | Tuna pancake | Seasoned acorn jelly | Fermented squid side dish | Mung bean sprout side dish | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Soybean side dish | Green chili pepper pickles | Roasted seaweed sheets | Soybean sprout side dish | Seasoned dried anchovies | Beef short ribs | Grilled mackerel | See all side dish recipes

Soups (26 recipes)

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

Also: Spicy radish and beef soup | Rice cake soup | Dried pollock soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Spicy fish soup | Soybean sprout soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Seaweed soup with mussels | Soy milk noodle soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Beef short ribs 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: Barbecued beef stew | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Spicy fish soup | Ground-soybeans stew | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Soft tofu stew | Army Base Stew | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Mapa tofu | Braised saury | Spicy Braised Chicken

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

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: Napa cabbage kimchi | Perilla leaf pickles | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Soybean side dish | Broccoli pickles | Radish salad | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Fried Gochujang | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seasoned seaweed | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Salty beef side dish | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Tofu pickles | See all mitbanchan recipes

Noodles (15 recipes)

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

Also: Dumpling wrappers | Soy milk noodle soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Korean ramen | Spicy mixed noodles | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Hand-torn noodle soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | 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: Ramp pancakes | Vegetable pancake | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Green onion pancake | Squash pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Breaded cod fillets | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Kale Pancakes | Pollock pancake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | 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: Spicy pork BBQ | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Grilled pork belly

Rice cakes (11 recipes)

Rice cake, called tteok in Korean, is a much-loved traditional dish with many many variations. No festival day, anniversary, or celebrations is complete without them. They are very chewy, and may be an acquired taste, but once you get hooked you'll crave them all the time.

Also: Rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Mugwort rice cake | Rainbow rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | White steamed 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: Potato salad | Fried rice | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Pollock pancake | Green chili pepper pancake | Tuna pancake | Seaweed rice rolls | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Broccoli pickles | Pan fried tofu with spicy 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: Sweet red bean soup | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Chestnut cookies | Candied sweet potato | Steamed pear | Sesame peanut candy | Ginseng jujube tea | Rice cake | Rice cake | Sweet red bean jelly | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | 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: Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Ramp pancakes | Seasoned dried anchovies | Breaded cod fillets | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Fish cakes | Potato salad | Pollock pancake | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Kimchi pancake | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Kale Pancakes | See all appetizer recipes

Main dishes (69 recipes)

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

Also: Spicy fish soup | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Mapa tofu | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Sweet and sour beef (or pork) | Spicy pork BBQ | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Spicy Braised Chicken | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Fried rice | Butternut squash porridge | Sweet and crispy fried chicken | 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 | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Hot pepper paste | Green chili pepper pickles | White Kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Cubed radish kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce

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

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: Rainbow rice cake | Rice cake | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Seaplant salad | Fish cake soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Steamed egg side dish | Dried pollock soup | Rice cake | Shaved ice with sweet red beans and fruit | 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: Braised beef short ribs | Spicy radish and beef soup | Fried Gochujang | Ox-bone soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Soft tofu stew | Beef short ribs | Salty beef side dish | Rice cake soup | Sweet and sour beef (or pork) | King-size kimchi dumplings | 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: Green chili pepper pancake | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Braised chicken with vegetables | Chicken and rice porridge | Ginseng chicken soup | Mapa tofu | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Popcorn chicken gizzards

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: Spicy pork BBQ | Army Base Stew | Dumplings | 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: Fermented squid side dish | Vegetable pancake | Seaweed soup with mussels | Roasted seaweed sheets | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Spicy raw fish soup | Pollock pancake | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Fried squid | Mugwort soup | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seaplant salad | See all seafood recipes

Staple ingredients (8 recipes)

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

Also: Soybean sprouts | Toasted sesame seeds | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Fish cakes | 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 | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Fish head Mee Hoon | Strawberry jam | Broccoli salad | Strawberry Milkshake | Steamed chicken rice | 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" (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: Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Fish cakes | Rolled omelette sidedish | Dried pollock soup | Pollock pancake | Salty beef side dish | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Sweet potato rice | Perilla leaf kimchi | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Doenjang pork skewers | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Ramp pancakes | See all side dish recipes

Stews (14 recipes)

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

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

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

Lunchbox items "Dosirak" (24 recipes)

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

Also: Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Rolled omelette sidedish | Fried rice | Green chili pepper pancake | Seaweed rice rolls | Fried Gochujang | Kimchi pancake | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seasoned dried anchovies | Broccoli pickles | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Pollock pancake | 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 red bean jelly | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Ginseng jujube tea | Sugar candy | Rice cake | Baked sweet pastry | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Steamed pear | Rice cake | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Sweet red bean soup | Candied sweet potato | Sesame peanut candy | 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 | Black sesame seeds porridge | Fish cakes | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Pollock pancake | Kale Pancakes | Butternut squash porridge | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Seasoned acorn jelly | Roasted seaweed sheets | Ramp pancakes | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | 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: Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Steamed pork buns | Butternut squash porridge | Soft tofu stew | Raw fish platter | Abalone and rice porridge | Noodles with blackbean sauce | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Sweet and crispy fried chicken | Doenjang pork skewers | Korean ramen | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Braised saury | Braised 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: White Kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Hot pepper paste | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Easy-to-make kimchi | Cubed radish kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Green chili pepper pickles | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi

Vegetarian (77 recipes)

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

Also: Soy milk noodle soup | Toasted sesame seeds | Ginger cookies | Green onion pancake | Cooked radish side dish | Short grain rice flour | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Sweet red bean soup | Broccoli pickles | Mugwort rice cake | Tofu pickles | Lamb's Quarters side dish | Walnuts wrapped in persimmons | Mixed green salad | 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: Mixed green salad | Kimchi fried rice | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Easy-to-make kimchi | Braised saury | Kale Pancakes | Army Base Stew | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Radish salad | Spicy stir-fried pork | Braised mackerel with radish | Green chili pepper pancake | 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: Seaweed soup with mussels | Ginger cookies | Dumpling wrappers | Broccoli pickles | Rice cake | Steamed pear | Candied sweet potato | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Noodles with blackbean sauce | Potato pancakes | Doenjang pork skewers | Seasoned seaweed | Radish water kimchi | Butternut squash porridge | 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 and radish soup | Braised beef short ribs | Korean beef BBQ | Spicy radish and beef soup | Stir fried glass noodles | Grilled beef | King-size kimchi dumplings | Seaweed soup with beef | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Fried rice | Dumplings | Sweet and sour beef (or pork) | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | See all beef recipes

Chicken dishes (12 recipes)

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

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

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

Seafood dishes (38 recipes)

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

Also: Fish cakes | Spicy whelks with noodles | Vegetable pancake | Fermented squid side dish | Soft tofu stew | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Spicy fish soup | Seasoned dried anchovies | Tuna pancake | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Mugwort soup | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | 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: Dumpling wrappers | Fish cakes | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Soybean sprouts | Toasted sesame seeds

Non-Korean recipes (13 recipes)

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

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