A simple Korean side dish you can make with abundant summer zucchinis! It’s also great in bibimbpap. This stir-fried zucchini is one of my favorite summer side dishes (banchan, 반찬)! It’s delicious with summer zucchinis and goes well with any Korean meal, especially meat dishes such as bulgogi, galbi, or jeyuk bokkeum or in bibimbap. […]
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Gochujang adds lots of spicy, robust flavors to this simple stew made with summer zucchini and potatoes. You’ll love it is you like Korean stews. This gochujang jjigae (고추장 찌개) with zucchini is especially popular in summer when zucchinis are abundant and tasty. It’s a family favorite! If you like rich and flavor packed […]
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Vegetable pickles made with a simple brine with 3 ingredients — soy sauce, vinegar and sugar! These Korean pickles are quick, delicious and crunchy! Salty, sweet, tangy and crunchy Korean pickles, anyone? Pickling is a food preservation process, and different cultures have different techniques and flavorings. In Korea, vegetables pickled in soy sauce are highly […]
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Bingsu is a Korean shaved ice treat. You can easily make a quick version with canned red beans, but the sweet red beans are easy to make at home. Either way, it will certainly cool you body down on hot summer days. Nothing says summer more than bingsu (빙수) in Korea! It’s a shaved ice […]
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Ssamjang is a Korean sauce for lettuce wraps. Learn how to make a basic ssam sauce and a variation made with canned tuna. What is ssamjang? Ssamjang (쌈장) is best known as a dipping sauce that accompanies lettuce wraps for Korean BBQ. In food terms, ssam (쌈) means wraps or wrapped food, and jang (장) […]
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Jajangmyeon is a popular Korean-Chinese dish. Learn how to make these delicious black bean noodles at home with this easy to follow recipe! Whether you grew up on these Korean black bean noodles or learned to love them as an adult, I’m sure you get strong cravings for this beloved dish every so often. Good […]
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This Instant Pot galbitang recipe will give you the same delicious result with a nice and clean taste as the traditional stove top recipe. Galbitang (갈비탕), Korean beef short rib soup, is a clear, delicate soup made by boiling beef short ribs with aromatic vegetables. It’s hearty and nourishing! Previously, I showed you how to […]
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Kongnamul bap is basically rice cooked with kongnamul (soybean sprouts). Simply cook the rice with soybean sprouts and other ingredients such as meat and kimchi for delicious Korean rice bowls! Unlike bibimbap, a better known rice bowl with various vegetable and meat toppings, kongnamul bap (콩나물밥) is basically rice cooked with kongnamul (soybean sprouts) and […]
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Change up your salmon preparation, and make this bulgogi flavored salmon! The marinade is easy to whip up, and the fish cooks very quickly, making this dish a perfect weeknight meal or a quick addition to you summer grilling! I absolutely love salmon! Here’s my favorite way to cook this omega-3 rich fish. I marinate […]
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This recipe is a seafood variation of Korean seaweed soup. It’s made with mussels, but you can substitute them with other seafood such as clams or shrimp. What is miyeok guk? Miyeok guk (미역국), or miyeokguk, is a soup made with miyeok (also known as wakame) which is a variety of sea vegetable or seaweed. […]
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Tender, moist and flavorful Korean marinated BBQ pork ribs! Choose from two different marinades – mild and spicy. Slow cook in the oven until tender, and then finish off under the broiler or on a grill. These Korean marinated baby back ribs are tender, moist, and flavorful! You can choose from two different marinades – […]
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Gamja jorim is an easy Korean side dish made with potatoes and a few basic ingredients! What is gamja jorim? Gamja jorim (감자조림) is a braised potato dish. It’s a popular side dish at home and restaurants and for home-packed lunch boxes. Jorim refers to dishes made by simmering the main ingredient in a sauce […]
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Dubu jorim is a tofu dish that’s braised in a simple sauce. With this simple recipe, you can easily turn your tofu into a flavorful side dish. Dubu jorim (두부조림) is a Korean braised tofu dish that’s highly popular as a side dish. Growing up as a child in Korea, this dish was one of […]
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Dongchimi is a mild water-based radish kimchi. During fermentation, acidity and sweetness develop, producing a tangy, refreshing broth. What is dongchimi? Dongchimi (동치미) is a mild water-based kimchi. It’s typically made in late fall with a small variety of white radish called dongchimi mu during kimjang (kimchi making season) and eaten during winter. The word […]
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Chuseok (추석) is coming up! It’s a major traditional holiday in Korea, which is celebrated over 3 days. Also referred to as Hangawi (한가위), it falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Outside Korea, Chuseok is also known as a Mid-Autumn Festival or Korean Thanksgiving. Families gather and celebrate the year’s harvest, […]
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Jangjorim is a soy-braised beef dish. It’s a slightly sweet, salty side dish that goes well with any Korean meal! Jangjorim (장조림) is a soy-braised beef dish. It’s a slightly sweet and salty dish that’s meant to be eaten in small amounts as a basic side dish, mitbanchan (밑반찬). As such, a little bit of […]
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Songpyeon, half-moon shaped rice cake, is a must-have Chuseok delicacy. The sweet, earthy flavor of beets, and their vibrant red color works beautifully with the songpyeon dough. The weather has cooled down, the trees are changing colors, and the persimmons in my backyard are ripening. I absolutely love this time of year! Over the last couple of […]
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Yaksik is a popular rice cake that’s made with sweet rice (aka glutinous rice), dried fruits and nuts. It’s easy to make with your Instant Pot or electric rice cooker. What is yaksik? Yaksik (약식) is a type of rice cake that’s made with sweet rice (aka glutinous rice) as well as nuts and dried […]
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Hobakjuk is a golden-yellow and velvety porridge made with pumpkin and glutinous rice! Make this delicious comfort food with this easy recipe! Fall is in full swing! The leaves are turning colors, and pumpkins are everywhere. With the weather getting cool, we all crave some warm comfort food. For Koreans, juk (porridge) is a popular […]
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Beoseot gangjeong is deep-fried crispy mushrooms glazed in a slightly sweet and sour with a spicy kick. The lightly coated mushrooms are deep-fried in shallow oil. The sauce only takes a few minutes! On one of my recent trips to Korea, a friend and I dined at Balwoo Gongyang, a Michelin starred restaurant serving up […]
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Set and forget these slow cooker shredded chicken tacos, then enjoy fork-tender, authentic tasting, flavorful chicken. All with regular pantry ingredients. Toast the tacos for some texture and pair it with your favorite toppings! I was excited to share this one because when it was time to shred the chicken, I had a taste and literally had to stop myself from eating more before the photo shoot. It took a lot of discipline not to devour it. It’s one of those recipes where you look at the ingredients and go ho hum, looks normal to me, but the results blow your mind (or your taste buds). The magical pairing of tomato paste to marry the cumin brings out such depth in flavor, you’d think this was straight out of your favorite taco truck. I toasted the tortillas to add some texture and warm them up a little. Toast them only on one side so you have a crispy side to crunch into, and a soft pliable side ready to be folded. You can do both sides, but I found doing both sides made it harder to fold the tortillas without pieces breaking off. Topping-wise, I kept mine pretty simple with […]
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Yukgaejang is a hearty, spicy beef soup made with shredded beef, lots of scallions and other vegetables. Perfect soup to keep you and your family warm and nourished during cold months! Yukgaejang (육개장) is a hearty, spicy beef soup that’s highly popular in Korea. Made with shredded beef, lots of scallions (pa, 파) and […]
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A collection of 15 delicious and comforting Korean soups to help you stay warm and cozy this fall and winter! It’s November and getting quite cold around here. We all need more delicious warming soup recipes! For you Korean food lovers, I’ve collected my 15 most popular soup recipes here. While these soups will definitely […]
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