Top Must Try Korean Foods

Picture of stir fried pork with korean sauce and korean cuisine in the background

Korean cuisines embody a harmony of colorful flavors and nutrition. It represents the Korean culture that welcomes daring fusions for delicious food. From the fiery fermented Kimchi to the creamy Samgyetang and the stir-fried Japchae: there are several Korean foods to try. Let us have a look at the top must-try Korean … Read more

Dakgogi Gui – Korean Style Chicken and Vegetables on Skewers

A quick and easy way to enjoy Korean cuisine. Servings: 3 Cooking Times Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients Equipment Needed: bamboo skewers Ingredients: 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thigh or breast 16 each white button mushrooms 8 each scallions or 2 leeks, white … Read more

Stir-Fried Ginger Chicken

This tasty dish can be prepared and served in about 30 minutes. Degree of Difficulty: Very easy Servings: 2 Cooking Times Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 8 minutes Inactive Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 28 minutes Ingredients 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken (thigh recommended) 1 ounce ginger 2 each scallions or … Read more

Ojingeo Soondae (Squid “Sausage”)

Servings: 4 Ingredients 4 each whole squid (8 inch long body) 4 tablespoons Flour Stuffing 1 tablespoon Flour 1 package (12 ounces) firm tofu 4 ounces Daengmyon (Korean sweet potato starch vermicelli) 4 ounces bean sprouts 1 egg Seasoning paste 3 each cloves garlic 2 tablespoons chopped scallion 2 each red chili … Read more

Tteok Kalbi

Tteok Kalbi was a dish prepared in the Joseon Royal courts for the King and upper nobility. Tteokkaibi was a way to prepare meat that was full of flavor, avoided un-seemly bone gnawing, and was easy for the King to digest. This recipe is for a traditional method to prepare this dish. … Read more

Suwon Bibimbap

I’m not sure of the actual name given to this version of bibimbap, but it was served in quite a few small places in Suwon. Servings: 4 Inclusions 4 servings of steamed white rice Sogogi (Seasoned Beef) Ingredients: 6 ounces lean beef Seasoning Mix: 2 teaspoons Soy Sauce 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1 … Read more

Kimchi Omelet Rice

김치 볶음밥 Kimchi Fried Rice wrapped in an egg sheet. Servings: 2 Ingredients 6 ounces pork (shoulder, steak, or loin chops) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 each medium onion (about 2 ounces) 3 each cloves garlic 2 each large scallion/green onion 1 each sweet green pepper (substitute bell pepper) 2 … Read more

Bokkeum Bop (Korean Fried Rice)

볶음밥 Korean style fried rice. Servings: 4 Ingredients 4 cups cold cooked rice (Korean “sticky” rice preferred) 1/4 pound beef 1 each small/medium carrot 1 each medium russet potato or 2 small/medium red potato 1 each small zuchinni 1 each small onion 6 each cloves garlic 2 each green/spring onions or scallion … Read more

A Guide to Bi Bim Bop – Korean Mixed Rice

비빔밥 Alternate spellings: Bibimbap, Bibimbop, Bibimpap, Bi bim bap, Bi bim pap, bee beem bop, bi bim bahp One of the most popular Korean dishes, bibimbap can be found in most Korean Restaurants around the world. As it is a “constructed” dish, there is no real “recipe”, rather it is a compilation … Read more

Samgyeopsal Gui

삼겹살 Pork Belly The literal meaning of the word is “three (sam; 삼) layered (gyeop; 겹) flesh (sal;살),” and refers to the three visible layers seen in the pork belly cut. This is an immensely popular dish both in and out of Korea, in fact a survey conducted in 2006 showed 85% … Read more

Spicy Fried Pork

(제육 볶음 – JeYuk Bokkeum)(돼지고기볶음 – dwaejigogi-bokkeum) I was first introduced to this dish as an accompaniment to drinking soju in Korea. A small plate of fiery pork served as a drinking snack in any of the “soju tents” found across Korea. In restaurants and in homes, this dish was served as … Read more

Bo Ssam – Simple Boil

보쌈 (bo-ssam) Bo Ssam is a great way to enjoy kimchi and pork belly. The bite sized wraps make an excellent appetizer, banchan like dish, or drinking snack (anju). This recipe is for one of the simplest bo-ssam preparations. Servings: 8 Ingredients Boil 1 pound Pork Belly 1 ounce fresh ginger 8 … Read more

Maeun Dwaeji Galbi

(매운돼지갈비) Servings: 4 Ingredients 3 to 5 pounds Pork spare or baby back ribs Marinade/Braise sauce 1 small onion 8 cloves garlic 1 small Asian pear 1 1/2 Tablespoon sesame oil 4 Tablespoon soy sauce 4 Tablespoon red pepper paste (kochujang) 5 Tablespoon Honey or brown sugar 1 Tablespoon doenjang (fermented soy … Read more

Maeun Dwaejibulgogi – Spicy Grilled Pork

매운돼지불고기 Thin sliced pork marinated in a spicy fruity sauce then quickly grilled over high heat. This was one of the most requested dishes from my former restaurant. Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 pounds Pork — (Shoulder or loin) salt Marinade 3/4 cup natural brewed soy sauce 4 each fresh hot red or … Read more