From Bulgogi to Bibimbap: Ten Delicious Korean Recipes  

Korean cuisine, like K-Pop and K-dramas (TV series), has grown in popularity around the world and is now widely shared on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. Set up in on the latest trends with these 11 delicious dishes that you'll want to make again and again.  

Galbi-jim is a popular Korean household dish that is frequently served on special occasions, such as when hosting guests or during holidays. The meat is braised until extremely tender, and this simple recipe includes carrots, shiitake mushrooms, and Daikon radishes for added nutrition.  

Japchae is a popular Korean dish made from stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables. Glass noodles, also known as dangmyeon, are a type of cellophane noodles made from sweet potato starch. It can be served warm, at room temperature, or cold and is commonly served as a banchan (side dish), but it can also be enjoyed as a main dish, with or without protein.  

Kimchi is a Korean staple and one of the most well-known banchan (side dishes) in the cuisine. It's made from fermented cabbage that's salted and seasoned with a variety of aromatics and Korean chili powder, and it's extremely beneficial to your gut.  

Bibimbap, which translates to "mixed rice," is a complete dish made up of various vegetables, sliced meat, and an egg. The traditional version is served on a bed of rice in a hot stone pot, which sizzles as you mix everything together with chopsticks. It also slightly caramelizes the rice's bottom, giving it a nice crisp texture that contrasts with the toppings.  

If you enjoy kimchi, you must try this moist vegetable pancake, which is often served as an appetizer or side dish. It's one of the most popular Korean dishes, thanks to its simplicity and irresistible flavor combination of spicy, sweet, sour, and savory. Serve with a cold beer for a tasty snack.  

Sigeumchi namul is a common side dish in Korea. It is extremely simple to make and consists of blanched spinach seasoned with garlic, soy sauce, sesame, and chili.  

Bulgogi literally means "fire meat," with the "fire" in the name referring to the traditional method of preparing beef on a BBQ or stovetop griddle. It's made with thin, marinated slices of sirloin beef, but pork and chicken are also used. Serve with lettuce wraps, banchan, or steamed rice.  

Parasite, a South Korean black comedy thriller released in 2019, received more than just awards and international acclaim. It also inspired foodies to cook one of the film's Korean dishes at home. The dish is referred to as ram-don in the film, but its proper name is jjapaguri, which the subtitle translator found difficult to translate.   

Tteokbokki are small rice cakes tossed with a sweet and spicy sauce. They are one of Korea's most popular snacks, with a deliciously soft and chewy texture. You've probably seen them all over TikTok and Instagram, and if your local Asian grocer sells rice cakes, you should definitely try them at home.  

Haemul pajeon, an iconic street food in Korea, are scallion pancakes filled with delicious fresh seafood. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and bursting with flavor, it's the ideal snack or appetizer to serve when entertaining friends and family—or whenever you're craving something a little different at home.  

You might be familiar with the classic cabbage-based Korean kimchi, but what about this refreshing cucumber version? It's especially popular during the spring and summer seasons. This version stuffs whole cucumbers with the kimchi for the ultimate tasty side dish. 


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