Traditional Korean cuisine is a delicious blend of sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and spicy flavors. Many Korean dishes can be made at home with wonderful results.
Today we’re sharing 15 popular Korean recipes you’ll want to try for yourself!
Korean Jajangmyeon Black Bean Noodles
These noodles are one of the most popular dishes in Korea. They’re rich, full of flavor, and make for quick meals. These noodles are coated and tossed in a smooth, savory, umami-flavored black bean sauce along with diced pork, zucchini, and onion.
Korean Tofu Soup
You’ll love the flavors of this spicy Korean soup. It’s easy to make and good for you too! The recipe serves four and is ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes.
This Korean sauce is sweet and savory with hints of pear, ginger, and garlic. It’s a staple ingredient in Korean BBQ Beef. This easy recipe is made from scratch and adds great flavors to your grilled beef. You can also use it in the marinade, dipping sauce, burgers, stir-fry chicken, or pork served with rice or noodles.
This is a trendy drink that’s sweet, fluffy and creamy! Topped with beautiful green tea matcha foam, this whipped matcha latte is taking social media by storm right now. It’s only 4 ingredients and takes about 5 minutes with a hand mixer! You can make it with or without eggs!
This classic Korean dish does take some time to prepare but is well worth the wait! It features all of the flavors you love and is sure to become a family favorite.
Your tastebuds will be dancing when you try this flavorful kimchi. It’s crunchy, spicy, and savory. Enjoy it as a side or in other Korean dishes!
Korean Beef Short Ribs
These tender Korean beef short ribs are cooked low and slow in a slow cooker. Serve them on steamed rice alongside the delicious sauce.
Korean Braised Potatoes
You’ll love the flavor of these tender braised potatoes. They’re a delicious combination of sweet, savory, salty, and sour flavors and are easy to prepare.
Korean Chicken and Crispy Rice
Economical bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are perfectly flavored with a blend of Korean seasonings. Enjoy it with the crispy rice included in the recipe.
Serve this spicy Korean coleslaw at your next backyard get-together! It has a delicious kick and wonderful crunchy textures.
Korean Fried Rice
Crispy bacon adds bold flavor to this delicious fried rice. Enjoy it as a snack, or serve it alongside chicken or pork!
Korean Beef Tacos
Your family will beg for seconds of these amazing Korean beef tacos. The beef is a delicious combination of sweet, salty, and spicy, and the kimchi adds delicious crunch. Be sure to include a drizzle of the creamy sriracha mayonnaise included in the recipe.
Gochujang Grilled Cheese
This flavorful grilled cheese is absolutely amazing! It’s made with two kinds of cheese, spicy miso sauce, Korean chili sauce and more! Surprise your family with this dish on the weekend.
Korean Rice Cakes
Spicy rice cakes are a favorite Korean snack that are full of delicious flavors. Follow the instructions in the recipe for excellent results and be sure to serve them warm!
Korean Donuts (Cinnamon Sugar Twists)
If you love any fried donut, then you’ll love these! This Korean Donut recipe gives a twisty sugary treat that’s sure to please! They’re soft on the inside and have a beautiful crisp on the outside! All it takes is 10 minutes of cooking time!
Easy Korean Black Bean Noodles Recipe
- 2 pound diced boneless pork shoulder
- 1 tablespoon mirin
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
- 1/2 cup chunjang Korean black bean paste
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 pound peeled chopped large shrimp optional
- 1 diced yellow onion
- 2 diced zucchini
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch combined with 3 tablespoons water
- 24 oz fresh jajangmyeon noodles
Marinate the Pork
- Season pork shoulder with mirin, ginger, salt, and pepper.
- Mix and ensure all pieces are coated then set aside to marinate.
Make the Jajang Sauce
- Use a large skillet, add some oil and place it over medium heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add black bean paste and sugar and stir together. Continue stirring to cook and toast the paste.
- Once done, pour the mixture into a small bowl until ready to use.
- Place the skillet back over medium heat, add oil and sauté the marinated pork from the first step.
- After a few minutes, add shrimp (optional) and sauté for a few minutes then transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Place the skillet back over medium-high heat, add the remaining oil and sauté onion for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add zucchini and continue to sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes.
- Pour the pork and shrimp or pork only mixture back into the skillet and continue to sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Stir the toasted black bean paste from earlier into the meat and vegetable mixture until everything is evenly coated.
- Add water a little at a time until the mixture is smooth and simmering.
- Add cornstarch slurry and stir together to thicken the sauce. Remove from heat and keep warm.
- To cook the noodles, fill a large pot with water and place over high heat. Once the water begins to boil, add noodles and cook through, stirring occasionally. After about 5 to 6 minutes, the noodles will be cooked but still a bit chewy. Drain the noodles and rinse gently. Divide noodles into bowls for serving and top each with the warm sauce.
- Mix the noodle and sauce together and there you have it!
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