Everything has been so focused on Korean skincare, Korean makeup, Korean fashion, Korean dramas, and definitely Korean food. Have you ever experienced watching Korean dramas or movies and salivating when actors and actresses are digging into the yummy dishes? Doesn’t all the food look so delicious and you just can’t wait to have them to yourselves? No problem, this will be the article where you can satisfy your cravings without having to go into a Korean restaurant. Continue scrolling down for these simple yet delicious recipes where you can serve up a table of Korean feast at your own comfort at home.
Appetizers / Side Dish
Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish where Koreans have it nearly every meal as a side dish. A great side dish where you can keep it in refrigerated for some time, taking bits out to serve when wanted.
Tteokbokki (Korean Spicy Rice Cake)
Tteokbokki is a famous Korean street snack. The slightly sweet and spicy flavoring, with a chewy texture is simply addictive!
Mandu (Korean Kimchi Dumplings)
Mandu is a dish which is a must have during Lunar New Year. Mandu can be served as a meal, snack or even appetizer.
Beef JangJoRim (Soy-drenched Beef Strips)
A great appetizer where increases your appetite due to the slightly sweet and salty side dish which is meant to be consumed in small quantities.
Jap Chae (Stir-fried Sweet Potato Noodles With Vegetables And Meat)
Want something light? Go for this! It is a flavorful nutritious dish which can be served as a main meal, snack or appetizer.
Haemul Pajeon (Korean Seafood Pancake)
A savory seafood pancake is very filling and easy to make as a snack/ appetizer. It is a good option when you have kids to serve for a snack or even a proper meal.
Seolleongtang (Beef Bone Soup)
Seolleongtang is renowned for the milky white, thick soup which is rich in protein and calcium. It is a popular dish during the winter, however, it can also be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner throughout the year as the soup helps to enhance your health and stamina.
Yukgaejang (Spicy Beef And Vegetable Soup)
Yukgaejang is a hearty spicy beef soup which is nutritious and healthy. It is perfect for cold weather to keep you and your stomach warm.
Dduk Guk (Korean Rice Cake Soup)
Dduk Guk is a tasty and filling clear broth made with Korean rice cake. It is also one of the dishes which is served during New Year’s day.
Samgyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup)
Doesn’t it sound very healthy and filling? Yes, it is! Healthy as it includes Ginseng and jujube, while filling as it features a small chicken with stuffed rice. This is a dish where you finishes the whole chicken by yourself.
Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew)
Budae Jjigae is stew filled with many different ingredients. It is spicy and satisfying. You definitely do not want to miss out on this dish especially on a cold winter night.
Doenjang Jjigae (Korean Soybean Paste Stew)
Want something light and healthy however filling and satisfying? Try this! It consists of tofu and vegetables which are filling to your stomach however it does not give you the guilt for indulging it.
Maeun Gamja Tang (Spicy Pork Bone Stew)
A comfort food which consists of potatoes, pork chunks and pork bones for the delicious broth.
Galbi (Korean BBQ Short Ribs)
Who is going to reject Galbi, especially when it is tender, slightly sweet and salty seasoned meat which is super addictive!
Bulgogi (Korean Beef)
Korean beef bulgogi is a spicy marinated thinly sliced beef where pear are used to tenderize the beef while onions are used to bring out the flavor. A great dish to serve for a gathering.
Samgyeopsal (Korean-style BBQ Pork Belly)
Pork belly sounds unhealthy doesn’t it? You are wrong! It is surprisingly healthy! It contains nutrients such as vitamin B1 that helps break down sugar and plentiful of niacin/oleic acid which helps inhibit cholesterol.
Bibimbap (Korean Mixed Rice)
A colorful, healthy, delicious and filling meal where you and your family get the needed nutrients in just a meal.
Kimbap (Korean Sushi Roll)
Kimbap is a Korean rice roll ‘sushi’ somewhat similar to the Japanese rolls. It is well served as snacks, appetizers and a very suitable food to bring along for a picnic.
Jjajangmyeon (Korean Black Bean Sauce Noodles)
Seen actors and actresses eating Jjajangmyeon on Korean dramas? This is one of the most popular noodle dish which you do not want to miss out on when in Korea. Now, you can even have it at home!
Bibim Naengmyeon (Cold Spicy Mixed Noodles)
Bibim Naengmyeon is something which you can try when you would like something different. It is served cold with spicy sauce which usually wouldn’t be combined together in a dish. It is a dish where you can have during summer as it is cold noodles and also during winter due to the spiciness to keep your stomach warm.
Kong Guksu (Korean Cold Soy Milk Noodles)
Like the previous dish, Kong Guksu is served cold, however it is served with cold soy milk as broth to go along with the noodles. It is refreshing light and healthy on a hot summer day or when you are on a diet.
Hotteok (Korean Pancake)
What is a complete meal without desserts? Hotteok is a crispy and chewy on the outside, soft and filled with brown sugar syrup in the middle. Nobody would stop at just one!
Pat Bingsu (Korean Shaved Ice)
It is summer and you would like something refreshing and ice cold? Pat Bingsu is the best option! You can add different toppings to your liking or fruits to feel less guilty indulging in desserts after a meal.