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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: Tofu pickles | Beef short ribs soup | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Perilla leaf kimchi | Aster scaber side dish | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Radish water kimchi | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Seaplant salad | Mapa tofu | Ramp pancakes | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Seasoned acorn jelly | 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: Soybean sprout soup | Kimchi soup | Seaweed soup with mussels | Dried pollock soup | Beef short ribs soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Squid soup | Mugwort soup | Spicy fish soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Beef and radish 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: Spicy fish soup | Spicy Braised Chicken | Soft tofu stew | Braised saury | Mapa tofu | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Army Base Stew | Ground-soybeans stew | Barbecued beef 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: Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Sweet potato rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Sweet pumpkin rice | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Fried 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: Seasoned seaweed | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Broccoli pickles | Salty beef side dish | Soybean side dish | Perilla leaf pickles | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Radish salad | Roasted seaweed sheets | Green chili pepper pickles | Tofu pickles | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Fermented squid side dish | Napa cabbage kimchi | See all mitbanchan recipes

Noodles (15 recipes)

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

Also: Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | Spicy raw fish soup | Korean ramen | Hand-torn noodle soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Spicy mixed noodles | Dumpling wrappers | Soy milk noodle soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Braised chicken with vegetables | Cold spicy mixed noodlesSee all noodle recipes

Pancakes (16 recipes)

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

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

Easy recipes (62 recipes)

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

Also: Dumpling wrappers | Spinach side dish | Sesame peanut candy | Spicy mixed noodles | Radish salad | Spicy radish and beef soup | Potato pancakes | Ramp pancakes | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Ginger cookies | Roasted seaweed sheets | Pollock pancake | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Green onion pancake | 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: Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Pollock pancake | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Steamed shishito peppers | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Seasoned dried anchovies | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Broccoli pickles | Potato salad | Fried rice | Tuna pancake | 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: Ginseng jujube tea | Pine nut porridge | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Ramp pancakes | Shaved ice with sweet red beans and fruit | Mugwort rice cake | Seasoned acorn jelly | Rice cake | Maangchi's fried chicken | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Sweet red bean jelly | Dumplings | Candied sweet potato | Rainbow rice cake | 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: White steamed rice cake | Candied sweet potato | Rice cake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Steamed pear | Ginger cookies | Sweet red bean jelly | Rice cake | Rice cake | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Sugar candy | Sweet red bean soup | 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: Potato pancakes | Green onion pancake | Squash pancakes | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Pollock pancake | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Butternut squash porridge | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Breaded cod fillets | Seasoned dried anchovies | Kale Pancakes | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Roasted seaweed sheets | 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: Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Sweet and crispy fried chicken | Soft tofu stew | Sweet pumpkin rice | Spicy pork BBQ | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Grilled pork belly | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Doenjang pork skewers | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Noodles with blackbean sauce | Spicy grilled squid | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | 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: Green chili pepper pickles | Cubed radish kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | White Kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Hot pepper paste | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy 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

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: Perilla leaf kimchi | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Soft tofu stew | Soybean paste based dipping sauce for raw fish | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Braised mackerel with radish | Kimchi stew | Korean ramen | Radish salad | Salty beef side dish | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Kimchi pancake | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | 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: Rice cake | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Potato pancakes | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Rice cake soup | Seasoned raw beef | Ground-soybeans stew | Chestnut cookies | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Ginseng jujube tea | Raw fish platter | Ginger cookies | Potato 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: Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Korean beef BBQ | Braised beef short ribs | Fried Gochujang | Fried rice | Dumplings | Spicy radish and beef soup | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Beef short ribs | Grilled beef | Salty beef side dish | Seaweed soup with beef | Easy 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: Green chili pepper pancake | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Mapa tofu | Braised chicken with vegetables | Chicken and rice porridge | Ginseng chicken soup | 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: Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy pork BBQ | Army Base Stew | Steamed pork buns | Kimchi stew | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | King-size kimchi dumplings | Dumplings | Kimchi soup

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: Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Fermented squid side dish | Breaded cod fillets | Stir-fried squid | Squid soup | Braised mackerel with radish | Fish cakes | Spicy fish soup | Sautéed sea plant | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Soft tofu stew | Braised saury | Abalone and rice porridge | Vegetable pancake | 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 | 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: Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Tuna Sandwich | Strawberry Milkshake | Bread rolls | Kimchi hot dog | Steamed chicken rice | Strawberry jam | Fish head Mee Hoon | 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" (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: Soybean sprout soup | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Potato & mushroom side dish | Dried pollock soup | Ox-bone soup | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Soft tofu stew | Ground-soybeans stew | 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 | Soybean sprout soup | Kimchi soup | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Squid soup | Beef short ribs soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Spicy radish and beef soup | Dried pollock soup | Fish cake soup | Mugwort soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | See all soup recipes

Stews (14 recipes)

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

Also: Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Ground-soybeans stew | Barbecued beef stew | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Army Base Stew | Mapa tofu | Spicy Braised Chicken | Braised saury | Soft tofu stew | 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 | Radish water kimchi | Young summer radish water kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber 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: Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Sweet potato rice | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Sweet pumpkin rice | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Fried 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: Soybean side dish | Seasoned seaweed | Perilla leaf pickles | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Radish salad | Napa cabbage kimchi | Roasted seaweed sheets | Fried Gochujang | Fermented squid side dish | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Salty beef side dish | Seasoned dried shredded squid | 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: Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Korean ramen | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Spicy raw fish soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | Braised chicken with vegetables | Spicy mixed noodles | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Hand-torn noodle soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Dumpling wrappersSee 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: Squash pancakes | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Green onion pancake | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Pollock pancake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Breaded cod fillets | Potato pancakes | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Vegetable pancake | Ramp pancakes | Kale PancakesSee all pancake recipes

Porridges (4 recipes)

Korean porridge or juk, is made by slow-boiling rice or some other grain, in water, often with other ingredients as well. Porridge has long been an essential part of the Korean diet, and because it's so easy on the system, it's great for people recovering from illness or surgery.

Also: 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 | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Grilled pork belly | Spicy pork BBQ | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | 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 | Rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Rice cake | Rainbow 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: Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Seaweed rice rolls | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Roasted seaweed sheets | Steamed shishito peppers | Rolled omelette sidedish | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Tuna pancake | Kimchi pancake | Pollock pancake | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Fried Gochujang | 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: 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 | Ginger cookies | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Sweet red bean soup | Steamed pear | Mugwort rice cake | Ginseng jujube tea | Sugar candy | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Sweet red bean jelly | White steamed rice cake | Chestnut cookies | Baked sweet pastry | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | 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: Kale Pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Black sesame seeds porridge | Breaded cod fillets | Fish cakes | Squash pancakes | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Green onion pancake | Kimchi pancake | Roasted seaweed sheets | Ramp pancakes | Steamed shishito peppers | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | 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: Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy Braised Chicken | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Chicken and rice porridge | Sweet potato rice | Korean beef BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Soy milk noodle soup | Spicy mixed noodles | Spicy pork BBQ | Hand-torn noodle soup | Fish cake soup | 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: Cubed radish kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Hot pepper paste | Green chili pepper pickles | White Kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Ponytail kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce

Vegetarian (78 recipes)

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

Also: Spicy bellflower root side dish | Soybean side dish | Cucumber pickles | Green onion pancake | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Soy milk noodle soup | White Kimchi | Rice cake | Toasted sesame seeds | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Rainbow rice cake | Sweet red bean soup | 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 (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: Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Spicy mixed noodles | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Raw fish platter | Spicy Braised Chicken | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Green chili pepper pickles | Cucumber pickles | Stir-fried squid | Hot and spicy rice cake | Fried Gochujang | Ginger tea | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | See all spicy recipes

Nonspicy Recipes (119 recipes)

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

Also: Radish water kimchi | Steamed pork buns | Mugwort soup | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Soybean sprout side dish | Doenjang pork skewers | Seaweed soup with beef | Black sesame seeds porridge | Chestnut cookies | Steamed pear | Walnuts wrapped in persimmons | Spinach side dish | Rice cake | 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: Korean beef BBQ | Dumplings | Beef and radish soup | Ox-bone soup | Beef short ribs soup | Braised beef short ribs | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Seaweed soup with beef | Grilled beef | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Spicy radish and beef soup | Beef short ribs | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | 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 | Mapa tofu | Chicken and rice porridge | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Ginseng chicken soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy stir-fried 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: Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Spicy pork BBQ | Army Base Stew | King-size kimchi dumplings | Kimchi soup | Kimchi stew | Steamed pork buns | Dumplings | Doenjang pork skewers

Seafood dishes (39 recipes)

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

Also: Abalone and rice porridge | Fermented squid side dish | Sautéed sea plant | Fish cake soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | Vegetable pancake | Seaplant salad | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Seaweed soup with mussels | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Spicy fish soup | Fish cakes | 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 | Dumpling wrappers | Soybean sprouts | Fish cakes

Non-Korean recipes (13 recipes)

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

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