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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" (102 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: Spicy radish and beef soup | Kimchi pancake | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Mugwort soup | Tofu pickles | Young summer radish water kimchi | Spicy pork BBQ | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Rolled omelette sidedish | Tuna pancake | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Ramp pancakes | Pollock pancake | 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: Soy milk noodle soup | Fish cake soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Cabbage and soy bean paste soup | Cold eggplant side dish | Spicy fish soup | Beef and radish soup | Mugwort soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Spicy raw fish soup | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Seaweed soup with mussels | Kimchi soup | Dried pollock soup | See all soup recipes

Stews (14 recipes)

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

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

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: Young summer radish water kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi | 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: Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Fried rice | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Sweet pumpkin rice | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | 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: Soybean side dish | Broccoli pickles | Tofu pickles | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Seasoned seaweed | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Roasted seaweed sheets | Fermented squid side dish | Napa cabbage kimchi | Fried Gochujang | Salty beef side dish | Green chili pepper 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 | Spicy mixed noodles | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Spicy whelks with noodles | Korean ramen | Spicy raw fish soup | Hand-torn noodle soup | Soy milk noodle soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | 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: Breaded cod fillets | Pollock pancake | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Vegetable pancake | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Potato pancakes | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Green onion pancake | Kale Pancakes | Squash pancakes | Ramp pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewersSee 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 pork BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | 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: Korean-style mochi rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | White steamed rice cake | Rice cake | Rainbow rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | 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 anchovies | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Potato salad | Seaweed rice rolls | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Steamed shishito peppers | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Kimchi pancake | Tuna pancake | Green chili pepper pancake | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Fried Gochujang | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | 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: Sweet red bean jelly | Steamed pear | Baked sweet pastry | Candied sweet potato | Ginseng jujube tea | Mugwort rice cake | Rice cake | Chestnut cookies | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | White steamed rice cake | Ginger cookies | Rice cake | Rice cake | 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: Mung bean jelly side dishes | Seasoned acorn jelly | Potato pancakes | Seasoned dried anchovies | Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce | Kale Pancakes | Roasted seaweed sheets | Breaded cod fillets | Ramp pancakes | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Black sesame seeds porridge | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Butternut squash porridge | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | 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: Ox-bone soup | Chicken and rice porridge | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Grilled beef | Fermented soybean paste stew | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Fried rice | Grilled pork belly | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Stir fried glass noodles | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | See all main dish recipes

Fermented dishes (14 recipes)

Korean cuisine has a long, rich history of fermentation going back thousands of years, and it's part of what makes Korean food distinctly Korean and incredibly delicious. These recipes range from the light and tangy to the deep and complex.

Also: White Kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Cubed radish kimchi | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Easy-to-make kimchi | Ponytail kimchi | Hot pepper paste | Green chili pepper pickles | Rice dessert drink | 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 (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: Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Seasoned dried shredded squid | Kale Pancakes | Hot and spicy rice cake | Maangchi's fried chicken | Spicy whelks with noodles | Cold eggplant side dish | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Radish salad | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Stirfried dried anchovy side dish | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Kimchi soup | See all spicy recipes

Nonspicy Recipes (118 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: Steamed pork buns | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Dumplings | Sesame peanut candy | Seaweed rice rolls | Grilled beef | Mugwort rice cake | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seaplant salad | King-size kimchi dumplings | Potato salad | Vegetable pancake | Beef and radish soup | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | 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 Gochujang | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Braised beef short ribs | Beef and radish soup | Salty beef side dish | Korean beef BBQ | Dumplings | Beef short ribs soup | Spicy radish and beef soup | Soft tofu stew | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Stir fried glass noodles | Beef short 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: Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Popcorn chicken gizzards | Mapa tofu | Chicken and rice porridge | Braised chicken with vegetables | Green chili pepper pancake | Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Ginseng chicken soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup

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: Kimchi stew | Dumplings | Kimchi soup | Army Base Stew | Spicy pork BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Steamed pork buns | King-size kimchi dumplings

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: Braised mackerel with radish | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Pollock pancake | Raw fish platter | Dried pollock soup | Soft tofu stew | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Vegetable pancake | Sautéed sea plant | Tuna pancake | Fermented squid side dish | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Stir-fried squid | Abalone and rice porridge | 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 | Soybean sprouts | Toasted sesame seeds | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake

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 | Strawberry jam | Filipino stewed chicken in coconut cream and vinegar | Tuna Sandwich | Bread rolls | Fish head Mee Hoon | Kimchi hot dog | Broccoli salad | Strawberry Milkshake | 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" (102 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: Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Broccoli pickles | Perilla leaf kimchi | Fermented soybean paste stew | Dried pollock soup | Ground-soybeans stew | Potato pancakes | Mapa tofu | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Spicy pork BBQ | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Cold eggplant side dish | Green chili pepper pancake | 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: Pork bones stew with potatoes and vegetables | Braised saury | Barbecued beef stew | Army Base Stew | Mapa tofu | Spicy fish soup | Soft tofu stew | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Spicy Braised Chicken | Ground-soybeans stew | 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: Young summer radish water kimchi | White Kimchi | Napa cabbage kimchi | Radish water 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: Fried rice | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Sweet pumpkin rice | Seasoned tofu pockets stuffed with rice | Sweet potato rice | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | 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: Napa cabbage kimchi | Perilla leaf pickles | Soybean side dish | Salty beef side dish | Fermented squid side dish | Spicy bellflower root side dish | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Seasoned Dried Radish Strips | Tofu pickles | Seasoned seaweed | Fried Gochujang | Roasted seaweed sheets | Green chili pepper pickles | 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: Spicy raw fish soup | Braised chicken with vegetables | Hand-torn noodle soup | Cold spicy mixed noodles | Soy milk noodle soup | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Spicy mixed noodles | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Korean ramen | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Spicy whelks with noodles | 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: Breaded cod fillets | Vegetable pancake | Avocado appetizer and ginkgo nut skewers | Kale Pancakes | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Potato pancakes | Vegetable pancake with Asian chives | Pollock pancake | Green onion pancake | Squash pancakes | Ramp pancakes | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beefSee 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: Spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables | Grilled pork belly | Spicy pork BBQ | Doenjang pork skewers | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | 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: Rice cake | Rainbow rice cake | White steamed rice cake | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Korean-style mochi rice cake | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | 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: Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seaweed rice rolls | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Steamed shishito peppers | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Seasoned dried anchovies | Fried Gochujang | Pan fried tofu in soy sauce | Broccoli pickles | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Green chili pepper pancake | Seaweed rice rolls with tuna | Rolled omelette sidedish | 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: Ginger cookies | Ginseng jujube tea | Chestnut cookies | Sweet red bean soup | Sugar candy | Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes with Edible Flowers | Sweet pancakes with brown sugar syrup filling | Steamed pear | Sesame peanut candy | Rice cake | Mugwort rice cake | Crunchy sweet potato fries | Fish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling | Candied sweet potato | 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 | Butternut squash porridge | Spicy stir-fried fish cakes | Roasted seaweed sheets | Seasoned dried anchovies | Potato & soy sauce side dish | Kimchi pancake | Potato pancakes | Breaded cod fillets | Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl | Mung bean jelly side dishes | Royal Korean court stir fried rice cakes | Ramp pancakes | 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: Barbecued beef stew | Black sesame seeds porridge | Soy milk noodle soup | Doenjang pork skewers | Spicy stir-fried pork | Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs | Fermented soybean paste stew | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Maangchi's fried chicken | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Korean ramen | Korean beef BBQ | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | Braised saury | 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 | Easy-to-make kimchi | Green chili pepper pickles | Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Ponytail kimchi | Raw Crabs Marinated in Soy Sauce | Hot pepper paste | Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi | Cubed radish kimchi | White Kimchi

Vegetarian (76 recipes)

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

Also: Butternut squash porridge | Aster scaber side dish | White steamed rice cake | Black sesame seeds porridge | Soy milk noodle soup | Rice cake | Ginger tea | Korean spicy dipping sauce | Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Sweet red bean jelly | Green onion pancake | Rice dessert drink | Sweet potato rice | 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 | Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste | Korean ramen | Kimchi and mackerel camping stew | Steamed shishito peppers | Spicy whelks with noodles | Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce | Cold noodle soup with radish water kimchi | Ginger tea | Braised mackerel with radish | Kimchi stew | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Radish salad | Crispy and crunchy fried chicken | See all spicy recipes

Nonspicy Recipes (118 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: Dumpling wrappers | Sweet red bean jelly | Ginseng jujube tea | Homestyle chicken noodle soup | Beef and radish soup | Beef short ribs soup | Lobster seaweed rice rolls | Pine nut porridge | Black sesame seeds porridge | Tofu pickles | Fried rice | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Mugwort soup | Candied sweet potato | 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 | Soybean sprouts bibimbap | Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef | Beef short ribs | Soft tofu stew | Spicy beef and vegetable soup | Grilled beef | Sweet and sour beef (or pork) | Spicy radish and beef soup | Korean beef BBQ | Beef short ribs soup | Salty beef side dish | Easy Korean beef BBQ | Seaweed soup with beef | See all beef recipes

Chicken dishes (12 recipes)

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

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

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: Steamed pork buns | Spicy pork BBQ | Kimchi soup | King-size kimchi dumplings | Doenjang pork skewers | Dumplings | Kimchi stew | Army Base Stew

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: Pollock pancake | Raw fish with rice and vegetables | Roasted seaweed sheets | Mixed-up noodles, meat, seafood, and vegetables soup | Dried pollock soup | Vegetable pancake | Spicy whelks with noodles | Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce | Seaplant salad | Sautéed sea plant | Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets | Spicy fish soup | Braised mackerel with radish | Tuna 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: Dumpling wrappers | Soybean sprouts | Long, cylinder-shaped rice cake | Toasted sesame seeds | 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 | Fish head Mee Hoon | Steamed chicken rice | Paua fritters, taro chips, and soft tofu dill cream sauce | Strawberry jam | Bread rolls | Tuna Sandwich | Kimchi hot dog | Broccoli salad
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