Korean appetizer 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.

Quick-fermenting radish water kimchi

Dongchimi
동치미

Kimchijeon (kimchi pancake)

Kimchi pancake

Kimchijeon
김치전

Jjapaguri with steak


쇠고기짜파구리

Korean fruit salad

Fruit salad

Gwa-il-saeleodeu
과일샐러드

Chaeso-gukmul

Vegetable stock

Chaeso-gukmul
채소국물

Super-nutritious rice cake (Yeongyang-chaltteok: 영양찰떡)

Super-nutritious rice cake

Yeongyang-chaltteok
영양찰떡

gamja-ongsimi-guk (potato dumpling soup: 감자옹심이국)

Potato dumpling soup

Gamja-ongsimi-guk
감자옹심이국

gimmari and tteokbokki

Crispy seaweed noodle rolls

Gimmari
김말이

Beef and mushrooms stir-fried over rice (Soegogi-beoseot-deopbap: 쇠고기버섯덮밥)

Beef and mushrooms stir-fried over rice

Soegogi-beoseot-deopbap
쇠고기버섯덮밥

seafood pancakes (haemuljeon: 해물전)

Seafood pancakes

Haemuljeon
해물전

Beef jerky

Yukpo
육포

corn cheese (콘치즈)

Corn cheese

Corn cheese
콘치즈

Bugeopo gochujang-muchim 

Dried shredded pollock seasoned with gochujang

Bugeopo gochujang-muchim 
북어포 고추장무침

Gujeolpan

Platter of nine delicacies

Gujeolpan
구절판

nabak-kimchi

Vegetable and fruit water kimchi

Nabak-kimchi
나박김치

Bean porridge

Kongjuk
콩죽

Yeon-geun-jorim

Braised lotus roots

Yeon-geun-jorim
연근조림

gamjajeon

Simple potato pancake

Gamjajeon
감자전

Hotteok filled with vegetables and noodles

Yachae-hotteok
야채호떡

steamed mandu

Shrimp and Asian chive dumplings

Saeu buchu mandu
새우 부추 만두

Mung bean pancakes

Bindaetteok
빈대떡

Shrimp Pancakes

Saeujeon
새우전

Sweetened rice with dried fruits and nuts

Yaksik
약식

Eggs in soy broth

Gyeran-jangjorim
계란장조림

Kale Pancakes

Kaeil-jangtteok
케일장떡

Potato salad

Gamja-salad
감자샐러드

Ramp pancakes

Sanmaneul-jeon
산마늘전

Fish cakes

Eomuk
어묵

Roasted seaweed sheets

Gim-gui
김구이

Seasoned dried anchovies

Myeolchi-muchim
멸치무침

Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce

Gyeoja-naengchae
겨자냉채

Potato pancakes

Gamjajeon
감자전

Korean Royal court stir fried rice cakes

Gungjung-tteokbokki
궁중떡볶이

Black sesame seeds porridge

Heukimjajuk
흑임자죽

dotorimukmuchim

Seasoned acorn jelly

Dotorimuk-muchim
도토리묵무침

Popcorn chicken gizzards

Dakmoraejumeoni twigim
닭모래주머니 튀김

Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl

Ttukbaegi gyeranjjim
뚝배기 계란찜

Steamed shishito peppers

Kkwarigochu-jjim
꽈리고추찜

Pollock pancake

Dongtaejeon
동태전

Green onion pancake

Pajeon
파전

Pine nut porridge

Jatjuk
잣죽

kimchi pancake

Grandma-style kimchi pancake

Kimchijeon
김치전

Skewered pancakes with vegetables and beef

Pasanjeok
파산적

Mung bean jelly side dishes

Mung bean jelly side dishes

Cheongpomuk-muchim
청포묵무침

Squash pancakes

Hobakjeon
호박전

Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce

Dububuchim-yangnyeomjang
두부부침양념장

Spicy stir-fried fish cakes

Eomuk-bokkeum
어묵볶음

Eggplant sidedish

Gaji-namul
가지나물

Hobakjuk

Pumpkin porridge

Hobakjuk
호박죽

Potato & soy sauce side dish

Gamja-bokkeum
감자조림

Fried dried squid

Ojingeo-twigim
오징어튀김

Breaded cod fillets

Daegujeon
대구전