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Pan-fried seasoned Spanish mackerel Samchi-yangnyeom-gui 삼치양념구이

Pan-fried seasoned Spanish mackerel (samchi-yangnyeom-gui)

I made this pan-fried seasoned Spanish mackerel on a trip to Mexico where I bought the fish early in the morning from fishermen coming in from the ocean, but it’s really an old recipe that I used to make for my children’s lunchboxes. Savory and just a little sweet, it’s a big hit with kids (and adults, too) : )

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Soybean sprout & kimchi soup Kongnamul-kimchiguk 콩나물김치국

Soybean sprout and kimchi soup 콩나물김치국 (Kongnamul-kimchiguk)

Savory, delicious, budget-friendly, and easy-to-make soybean sprout & kimchi soup. All Koreans love it because it tastes so good!

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Soybean paste soup with cabbage Baechu-doenjangguk 배추된장국

Soybean paste soup with cabbage (Baechu-doenjangguk)

Simple, nutritious, savory, delicious, budget-friendly and a loooongtime Korean staple: there are many kinds of soybean paste soup but baechu-doenjangguk is the all-time king!

1 minute video on how to make jjajangbap, blackbean sauce with rice! 짜장밥!

Everyone loves black bean noodles, but did you know that black bean rice is easier to make, super delicious, and is a great way to use up your chunjang?

This video is a one-minute edit of my full recipe and video here.

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Creamy, spicy rice cakes Rosé tteokbokki 로제 떡볶이

Rose tteokbokki

A creamy, Italian-inspired variation on the popular spicy Korean street food, rosé tteokbokki is a recent phenomenon in Korea. The first time I even heard about it was when one of you asked: “Maangchi, do you have a recipe for rosé tteokbokki?” Now I do!

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Vegetable pancake Yachaejeon 야채전

This simple, crispy, fresh-tasting and delicious vegan pancake is quick to make and impossible not to like. Make a small one for a snack, or a big one for a meal.

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Spicy garlic fried chicken Kkanpunggi 깐풍기

Kkanpunggi is spicy, garlic-fried chicken stir-fried with vegetables and a sweet, sour, spicy sauce. It’s a Korean-Chinese dish, fast to make, garlicky, crunchy, a little spicy and a lot of fun to eat!

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Braised pig's trotters Jokbal 족발

Jokbal is rich and savory pig’s trotters braised in seasonings for hours until they totally absorb the flavors and are soft, shiny, and glazed, with the meat falling off the bone. This recipe took me years to perfect and it can’t get any better.

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Fluffy steamed buns filled with sweet red beans Jjinppang 찐빵


Hot and fluffy steamy jjinppang are irresistible! Soft on the outside with sweet red bean paste in the middle, they are great for a dessert or snack, or even a light meal when you’re in a hurry. Make sure the filling is a little chunky and not too smooth!

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Hot and spicy rice cake Tteokbokki 떡볶이

Tteokbokki is chewy rice cakes cooked in a red, spicy broth. It’s something I used to eat on the streets of Korea after school. My version uses anchovy stock, which combines beautifully with the spicy sauce and soft rice cakes.

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Easy-to-make kimchi Mak-kimchi 막김치

Easy kimchi (Mak-kimchi 막김치)

A traditional, simpler, & faster way to make classic kimchi, done by chopping the cabbage in the beginning. Spicy, fermented, and delicious, it’s a great side dish for any meal!