불고기 Bulgogi is probably one of the best known Korean beef dishes. In most restaurants it will be served as “Korean BBQ” and may be grilled either in the kitchen or at the table, depending on the restaurants set-up. In a few, bulgogi may also be available as a stir fry dish … Read more

Korean Picnic, Street, and Snack Food Recipes: Kimbap 김밥

Often called Korean sushi, Kimbap is a Korean dish made up of seaweed, seasoned rice, and an assortment of other ingredients usually formed into a roll, then sliced and served. Kimbap/Gimbap is one of those dishes where nearly anything can be included. The more traditional versions include as fillings: Danmuji – Yellow … Read more

Gungjung Ddeokbokki (Palace Rice Cake)

궁중떡볶이 Alternate Spellings: Goong Jeong Ddeokbokki, Gongjung Ddeokboki, Gungjung Tteokbokki Ddeokbokki is one of the most popular snack dishes in Korea. The modern version is a spicy preparation of stir fried ddeok, or rice cake, combined with sweet potato starch noodles, shredded carrot or similar vegetable, fish cake, onions, and garlic. Ddeokbokki … Read more

Dubu Kimchi (Tofu w/ kimchi) Version 2

두부김치 Anju is a collective name for a wide variety of food designed to accompany the drinking of alcoholic beverages. One of the more popular anju (drinking snack) dishes is dubu kimchi. This recipe is just one of the many versions of this dish. Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 pound (1 package) package … Read more

Pachae – Seasoned Green Onions

파채 Seasoned green onions go well with many dishes, both Korean and non Korean. Mix this up and serve with Korean Grilled Meats, or your favorite grill or BBQ recipe. Ingredients 8 to 10 medium green onions Seasoning Sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon coarse ground red chile pepper ½ tablespoon … Read more

Mindeulle Muchim

민들레 무침 Mindeulle muchim is a somewhat spicy/sweet/sour salad like dish that is made from dandelion leaves and/or flower stems. Dandelions have long been used in Korean cuisine. The leaves and stems are used in soups or wild namul dishes, and with the root as a tea like beverage. They are high … Read more

Hobakjeon – Pan Fried Squash 1

호박전 Another popular snack/banchan dish. Jeon type dishes are often prepared on holidays, birthdays, or other special days. Hobakjeon is normally prepared using zucchini, but other squash may be substituted. Ingredients 2 each large zucchinis 1/3 cup flour 3 tablespoons rice flour 1 tablespoon kkaesoogeum (sesame salt) 2 each eggs 2 each … Read more

Yeolmu Mul Kimchi – Young Radish Water Kimchi

열무 물김치 Young Daikon radish with greens are used to make this uniquely flavored kimchi. Ingredients 24 yeolmu (young summer radish) with greens attached 1/2 cup salt Fish Sauce Paste: 1 cup water 1 tablespoon flour 1/2 cup fish sauce 1 tablespoon sugar Seasoning Mix: 5 cloves garlic 1 ounce ginger 1/2 … Read more

Kimchi – Kkaktugi (Cubed Daikon Kimchi)

깍두기 Kkaktugi is a variety of Kimchi that is made from daikon radish instead or napa cabbage. It uses mostly the same seasonings but delivers a quite different flavor. Cool and crunchy, this kimchi goes well with cold soups, Korean Grill, and “Bibim” type dishes. Ingredients 1 large daikon 1/4 cup kosher … Read more

Dongchimi (Radish Water Kimchi / Winter Kimchi)

동치미 This variety of Kimchi can be served as a banchan dish where it’s cool, crisp, clean flavor serves as a counterbalance to fatty and spicy dishes. The liquid is often used in  cold noodle soups as a broth Servings: 45 Ingredients Day -3 10 fresh green chili peppers 2 tablespoons kosher … Read more

Chonggak Kimchi / “Bachelor” Kimchi

총각김치 There are many varieties of Korean radish that are used in making kimchi. Chonggak Kimchi is a variety of whole radish (including greens) kimchi that is popular throughout Korea. It is also one of the easiest varieties of kimchi to make. In ancient times unmarried Korean men wore their hair in … Read more

Myeolchi-bokkeum – Stir Fried Anchovy

멸치볶음 This is a sweet, salty, crunchy side dish that goes well with many Korean dishes. Another popular ban chan dish from my Korean Restaurant days Ingredients 6 oz dried anchovies 1 Tbs blended sesame/soybean or vegetable oil Stir fry sauce: 1 Tbs Kochujang * 2 tsp soy sauce 1 Tbs honey … Read more