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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" (105 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: Kimchi stew | Potato & mushroom side dish | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Dried pollock soup | Fried Gochujang | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Ground-soybeans stew | Potato pancakes | Cold cucumber soup side dish | Tuna pancake | Salty beef side dish | Fermented soybean paste stew | Sautéed sea plant | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | 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: Spicy fish soup | Dried pollock soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Soybean sprout soup | Squid soup | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Seaweed soup with beef | Spicy radish and beef soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Rice cake soup | Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Kimchi soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Clam stew | 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: Radish water kimchi | Young summer radish water kimchi | White Kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Napa cabbage 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: Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Sweet pumpkin rice | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Sweet potato rice | Fried rice | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets

Preserved side dishes "Mitbanchan" (20 recipes)

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

Also: Soybean side dish | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Seasoned seaweed | Fermented squid side dish | Napa cabbage kimchi | Tofu pickles | Perilla leaf pickles | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Fried Gochujang | Salty beef side dish | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Broccoli pickles | Radish salad | 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 | Soy milk noodle soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Dumpling wrappers | Spicy mixed noodles | Spicy raw fish soup | Korean ramen | Hand-torn noodle soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Braised chicken with vegetables | Homestyle chicken 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: Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Pollock pancake | Green onion pancake | Vegetable pancake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Potato pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Breaded cod fillets | Ramp pancakes | Squash pancakes | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | 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: Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Spicy pork BBQ | 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 | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Rice cake | Rainbow rice cake | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Mugwort 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: Fried Gochujang | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Broccoli pickles | Potato salad | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Pollock pancake | Rolled omelette sidedish | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Roasted seaweed sheets | Tuna pancake | Kimchi pancake | Steamed shishito peppers | Fried rice | 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: Soju Watermelon Cocktail | Ginseng jujube tea | Pomegranate tea

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 | Steamed pear | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Rice cake | Candied sweet potato | Baked sweet pastry | Sugar candy | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Rice cake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Sesame peanut candy | Chestnut cookies | Ginger cookies | 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: Ramp pancakes | Breaded cod fillets | Potato salad | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Black sesame seeds porridge | Kimchi pancake | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Steamed shishito peppers | Roasted seaweed sheets | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Kale Pancakes | Potato pancakes | Pollock pancake | 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 potato rice | Spicy fish soup | Fermented soybean paste stew | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Butternut squash porridge | Sweet and crispy fried chicken | Black sesame seeds porridge | Seasoned raw beef | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Grilled pork belly | Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Spicy Braised Chicken | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Spicy raw fish 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: White Kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Green chili pepper pickles | Cubed radish kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Rice dessert drink | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Hot pepper paste

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 (73 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: Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Raw fish platter | Salty beef side dish | Seasoned dried anchovies | Young summer radish water kimchi | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Ginger tea | Easy-to-make kimchi | Braised chicken with vegetables | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Emergency kimchi | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | 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: Rice dessert drink | Rice cake soup | Potato salad | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Spinach side dish | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Beef short ribs | Chicken and rice porridge | Ground-soybeans stew | Squash pancakes | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | White steamed rice cake | White Kimchi | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | 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 | Salty beef side dish | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Seaweed soup with beef | Braised beef short ribs | Fried rice | Rice cake soup | Beef and radish soup | Fried Gochujang | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | 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: Green chili pepper pancake | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Ginseng chicken soup | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Chicken and rice porridge | Braised chicken with vegetables | Mapa tofu | 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 | Spicy pork BBQ | Dumplings | Steamed pork buns | King-size kimchi dumplings | Doenjang pork skewers | Kimchi soup | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Army Base Stew

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: Seaplant salad | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Fish cakes | Spicy raw fish soup | Braised saury | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Spicy grilled squid | Pollock pancake | Tuna pancake | Clam stew | Braised mackerel with radish | Fish cake soup | Sautéed sea plant | Mugwort 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: Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Soybean sprouts | Toasted sesame seeds | 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: Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Kimchi hot dog | Fish head Mee Hoon | Strawberry Milkshake | Bread rolls | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Tuna Sandwich | Broccoli salad | Strawberry jam | Steamed chicken rice

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" (105 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: Potato pancakes | Steamed egg side dish | Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Sautéed sea plant | Braised mackerel with radish | Spicy pork BBQ | Beef short ribs | Seaplant salad | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Tuna pancake | Beef and radish soup | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Rolled omelette sidedish | 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: Spicy fish soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Rice cake soup | Fish cake soup | Beef short ribs soup | Dried pollock soup | Soybean sprout soup | Mugwort soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Spicy radish and beef soup | Squid soup | Seaweed soup with beef | 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: Radish water kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi | White Kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber 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: Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Sweet pumpkin rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Fried rice | Sweet potato rice | 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: Soybean side dish | Tofu pickles | Salty beef side dish | Fried Gochujang | Seasoned seaweed | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Roasted seaweed sheets | Napa cabbage kimchi | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Fermented squid side dish | Perilla leaf pickles | Radish salad | Stirfried dried anchovy 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: Korean ramen | Spicy raw fish soup | Spicy whelks with noodles | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Braised chicken with vegetables | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Dumpling wrappers | Soy milk noodle soup | Hand-torn noodle soup | Spicy mixed noodles | Homestyle chicken 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: Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Vegetable pancake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Kale Pancakes | Breaded cod fillets | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Green onion pancake | Ramp pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Potato pancakes | Squash pancakes | Pollock 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: Grilled pork belly | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Doenjang pork skewers | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Spicy pork BBQ | 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: White steamed rice cake | Rice cake | Rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Rainbow rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Korean-style mochi rice cake

Lunchbox items "Dosirak" (24 recipes)

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

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

Snacks (66 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: Seaweed rice rolls | Fish cakes | Pine nut porridge | Potato salad | Seasoned dried anchovies | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Chestnut cookies | Pomegranate tea | Seasoned raw beef | Rice, scorched rice, and scorched rice tea | Maangchi's fried chicken | Green onion pancake | Hot and spicy rice cake | Baked sweet pastry | See all snack 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: Ginseng jujube tea | Pomegranate 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: Ginseng jujube tea | Rice cake | Sweet red bean jelly | Candied sweet potato | Sugar candy | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Rice cake | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Baked sweet pastry | White steamed rice cake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Sweet red bean soup | Pomegranate tea | Crunchy sweet potato fries | 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: Potato & soy sauce side dish | Fish cakes | Potato salad | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Kimchi pancake | Black sesame seeds porridge | Seasoned acorn jelly | Eggplant sidedish | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Pollock pancake | Potato pancakes | 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: Fish cake soup | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Braised chicken with vegetables | Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Seaweed rice rolls | Korean beef BBQ | Sweet and crispy fried chicken | Spicy Braised Chicken | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Seasoned raw beef | Maangchi's 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: Easy-to-make kimchi | Rice dessert drink | White Kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Hot pepper paste | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Ponytail kimchi | Cubed radish kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | 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: Green onion pancake | Toasted sesame seeds | Pomegranate tea | Steamed pear | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Rice dessert drink | Potato pancakes | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Seasoned acorn jelly | Bok choy seasoned with soybean paste | Sweet pumpkin rice | Broccoli pickles | Perilla leaf pickles | Soju Watermelon Cocktail | 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 (73 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 | Cubed radish kimchi | Radish salad | Kale Pancakes | Braised saury | Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood | Young summer radish water kimchi | Soybean paste based dipping sauce for raw fish | Steamed shishito peppers | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Ginger tea | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Maangchi's fried chicken | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | 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: Rice cake | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Sugar candy | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Braised beef short ribs | Broccoli pickles | Toasted sesame seeds | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Pine nut porridge | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Fish cake soup | Radish water kimchi | 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: Fried rice | Sweet and sour pork (or beef) | Rice cake soup | Beef short ribs soup | Salty beef side dish | Seaweed soup with beef | Korean beef BBQ | King-size kimchi dumplings | Fried Gochujang | Dumplings | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Grilled beef | Spicy radish and beef soup | 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 | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Green chili pepper pancake | Ginseng chicken soup | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Braised chicken with vegetables | Mapa tofu | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | 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) | Kimchi soup | King-size kimchi dumplings | Spicy pork BBQ | Army Base Stew | Steamed pork buns | Dumplings | Doenjang pork skewers | Kimchi stew

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: Seaweed soup with mussels | Stir-fried squid | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Vegetable pancake | Breaded cod fillets | Braised saury | Squid soup | Fried squid | Tuna pancake | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Raw fish platter | 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 | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | 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: Bread rolls | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Strawberry Milkshake | Kimchi hot dog | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Steamed chicken rice | Broccoli salad | Strawberry jam | Tuna Sandwich | Fish head Mee Hoon