Korean lunchbox recipes

How to make dumplings

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.

How to make dumplings

Chicken dumplings

Dakgogi mandu
닭고기 만두

gamja-ham-bokkeum-dosirak

Stir-fried potato and ham

Gamja-haem-bokkeum
감자햄볶음

길거리토스트 (Korean street toast)

Street toast

Gilgeori-toast
길거리토스트

seafood pancakes (haemuljeon: 해물전)

Seafood pancakes

Haemuljeon
해물전

Stir-fried kimchi

Kimchi-bokkeum
김치볶음

Bugeopo gochujang-muchim 

Dried shredded pollock seasoned with gochujang

Bugeopo gochujang-muchim 
북어포 고추장무침

Inside out gimbap

Nude-gimbap
누드김밥

Yeon-geun-jorim

Braised lotus roots

Yeon-geun-jorim
연근조림

Omurice

Omurice

Omeu-raiseu
오므라이스

Braised octopus

Muneo-jorim
문어조림

Pan-fried meat and tofu patties

Wanja-jeon
완자전

Spicy braised tofu

Dubu-jorim
두부조림

Beef pancakes

Soegogi-jeon
쇠고기전

jumeokbap

Rice balls in seaweed flakes

Gimgaru jumeokbap
김가루 주먹밥

Shrimp Pancakes

Saeujeon
새우전

Yellow pickled radish

Danmuji
단무지

Lobster seaweed rice rolls

Lobster gimbap
랍스터 김밥

Potato salad

Gamja-salad
감자샐러드

Gimbap

Seaweed rice rolls

Gimbap
김밥

Roasted seaweed sheets

Gim-gui
김구이

Seasoned dried anchovies

Myeolchi-muchim
멸치무침

Fried Gochujang

yak-gochujang
약고추장

Fried rice

Bokkeumbap
볶음밥

Seasoned Dried Radish Strips

Mumallaengi-muchim
무말랭이무침

Steamed shishito peppers

Kkwarigochu-jjim
꽈리고추찜

Seasoned seaweed

Doljaban-muchim
돌자반무침

Pollock pancake

Dongtaejeon
동태전

Tuna pancake

Chamchijeon
참치전

Green chili pepper pancake

Gochujeon
고추전

yubuchobap

Fried tofu stuffed with rice

Yubuchobap
유부초밥

kimchi pancake

Grandma-style kimchi pancake

Kimchijeon
김치전

Seasoned dried shredded squid

Ojingeochae-muchim
오징어채무침

Pan fried tofu in soy sauce

Dubu-ganjangjorim
두부간장조림

Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce

Dububuchim-yangnyeomjang
두부부침양념장

Salty beef side dish

Jangjorim
장조림

samgak-gimbap

Triangle-shaped rice packet wrapped in dried seaweed sheets

Samgak-gimbap
삼각김밥

Broccoli pickles

Brokoli pikeul
브로콜리 피클, 브로콜리 장아찌

Spicy stir-fried fish cakes

Eomuk-bokkeum
어묵볶음

Rolled omelette sidedish

Gyeranmari
계란말이

gimbap

Seaweed rice rolls with tuna

Chamchi-gimbap
참치김밥