If you are looking for some easy and authentic Korean recipes all in one place, enjoy this collection of simple crowd-pleasers. Create these delicious Korean recipes in your own kitchen and enjoy a feast with your loved ones. That’s what Korean food is all about.

35 best Korean recipes are collected as a roundup.

This collection of some of my best Korean recipes are the most popular recipes among my readers. They are easily adaptable with easy-to-find ingredients.

Korean food is becoming more and more popular these days – thanks to all the wonderful K-pop and K-drama influence around the world!

You will find the world famous bulgogi (Korean beef), and bibimbap (korean rice bowl with vegetables), not to mention the ever popular samgyupsal, japchae, tteokbokki (Korean spicy rice cake), and kimchi recipes in this site.

All the recipes in this recipe round-up have step-by-step instructions. Some have tutorial videos to help you understand the whole cooking process. I hope these instructions will help you to create your own homemade Korean food.

Looking for Korean side dish (banchan) recipes? Try my easy and quick Korean side dish recipes. These banchan will accompany your main dishes perfectly.

Easy & Authentic Korean Recipes

Korean chicken bulgogi, dak bulgogi, made with gochujang

Chicken Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Chicken)

Chicken bulgogi is an easy and quick Korean BBQ chicken to prepare on a busy weeknight. You can grill this slightly sweet and savory chicken dish, broil it in the oven, or pan-fry it.
Japchae is Korean glass noodle stir-fry with beef and vegetables

Easy Japchae (Korean Glass Noodles)

Make japchae, a classic Korean glass noodles, with this easy recipe. Korean noodles, known as Dangmyeon, are made from sweet potato starch and are stir-fried with beef and vegetables in a savory sauce. This recipe is adaptable for gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian diets.
Crispy Korean chicken nuggets are tossed in a sticky glaze with a pair of spoon.

Dakgangjeong (Korean Chicken Nuggets)

Dakgangjeong is a Korean dish made of crispy, bite-sized pieces of boneless chicken thigh that are coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. It is often served as a snack or appetizer.
Bossam (Korena pork belly wraps) are arrange in a platter to serve

Best Bossam Recipe (Korean Pork Belly Wraps)

Bossam, Korean pork belly wraps, involves slow-cooking pork belly and serving it wrapped in napa cabbage leaves alongside side dishes. It's a healthy and delicious meal.
Thin slices of Korean beef bulgogi is cooked to perfection and tender.

Classic Bulgogi Recipe (Korean BBQ Beef)

Bulgogi is a classic Korean BBQ beef dish. This authentic recipe uses thinly sliced, marinated beef for quick, tender, and juicy results. No extra oil needed!
Korean BBQ table is filled with grilled samgyupsal and other side dishes.

Samgyupsal (Korean BBQ pork Belly)

Make Korean BBQ at home with this Samgyupsal recipe guide. Enjoy succulent pork belly wrapped in veggies and homemade dipping sauce for a happy meal.
Hot boiling doenjang jjigae in a stone pot is a served with rice and kimchi

Classic Doenjang Jjigae (Soybean Paste Stew)

This homemade doenjang jjigae recipe uses Korean soybean paste to create a deeply flavorful stew accented with tofu and fresh vegetables. It’s easy to prepare, and ready in 25 minutes or less.
Spicy Korean pork stir-fry is served with rice and lettuce.

Spicy Pork Bulgogi (Jeyuk Bokkeum)

Pork bulgogi is a Korean spicy pork stir fried with a spicy gochujang sauce. This Korean pork recipe is easy and quick to prepare in just 20 minutes.
Kimbap (Gimbap) is Korean seaweed rice rolls

Kimbap (Korean Seaweed Rice Roll)

Kimbap is Korean seaweed rice roll including rice, vegetables, and seaweed. It serves as a perfect finger food. This easy to follow recipe help you make beautiful Korean kimbap at home.
Spicy Korean chicken stir-fry with rice cake and vegetables are cooked in a large skillet.

Dakgalbi (Korean Chicken Stir-Fry)

Dakgalbi is a spicy Korean chicken stir-fry made with chicken thighs, cabbage, rice cake, and sweet potato in a gochujang-based sauce. The original dish is from Chuncheon city.
A bowl of Korean bibimbap is on a wooden tray with gochujang sauce on the side

Authentic Bibimbap Under 1 Hour

Make authentic bibimbap at home in under an hour with tips, tool recommendations, and recipe variations. This dish features rice, sautéed vegetables, quick ground beef bulgogi, and a fried egg, topped with homemade bibimbap sauce.
Spicy braised tofu slices are placed in an oval platter with a pair of chopsticks

Quick Braised Tofu (Dubu Jorim)

This quick Korean braised tofu recipe, dubu jorim, turns bland tofu into a full flavored dish. Pan-seared tofu slices are braised in a spicy savory sauce. Adjust the amount of Korean chili flakes to suit your spice level.
Korean army stew (Budae Jjigae)

Iconic Budae Jjigae Recipe (Korean Army Stew)

Korean army stew, known as Budae Jjigae, is Korean-American fusion dish. It's made with canned processed meats such as Spam, but with the Korean flavor of kimchi, tofu, and instant ramen noodles.
Korean fried chicken is best served with cold drinks or beer (Chimaek).

Crispy Korean Fried Chicken Recipe

Make crispy Korean fried chicken at home with this easy recipe. Double-fry the wings, then coat in homemade gochujang sauce for a tasty game night treat or Chimaek feast with family and friends.
Cabbage kimchi (Mak-kimchi) is fermenting in two glass jars

Easy Kimchi Recipe for Beginners

This kimchi recipe is a beginner’s guide and makes traditional Korean kimchi easily. You can enjoy the healthy benefit of homemade kimchi with this cabbage kimchi recipe.
Traditional cucumber kimchi (Oi-Sobagi) is stuffed with Asian chives, carrot, onion, Korean chili filling

Traditional Cucumber Kimchi Recipe (Oi-Sobagi)

Korean cucumber kimchi, also known as oi-sobagi, is a healthy summer side dish. This traditional recipe is easy to make at home and keeps its crisp texture throughout the fermentation process.
Spicy Korean Chicken Stew, dakdoritang, is simmered with carrots and potatoes.

Spicy Korean Chicken Stew (Dakdoritang)

Dakdoritang is a Korean chicken stew that combines sweet, savory, and spicy flavors to create a delicious and comforting dish. It's easy to make and a great way to add some heat to your dinner routine.

Honey glazed Korean beef patties are garnished with minced pine nuts are served with rice and kimchi on the side.

Easy Korean Beef Patties (Tteokgalbi)

Celebrate a special occasion or holiday with Korean beef patties (Tteokgalbi). The patties are conveniently broiled in an oven, then brushed with soy honey glaze.
Korean sweet pancake has cinnamon brown sugar syrup inside.

Simple Hotteok Recipe (Korean Sweet Pancake)

Hotteok is a sweet Korean pancake filled with brown sugar and cinnamon. With this simple recipe and detailed instruction, you can make the light and chewy Korean sweet snack easily at home.
Watermelon balls are floating in a milky punch garnished with blueberries in a white bowl.

Korean Watermelon Punch

Korean watermelon punch is a typical Korean fruit punch to enjoy in the summer. You can use watermelon alone or mix with other summer fruits. It is quick to make with just 4 ingredients.
A bowl of yukgaejang is placed on a yellow napkin and served with rice and Korean utensils.

Korean Spicy Beef Vegetable Soup (Yukgaejang)

This authentic homemade recipe for Yukgaejang (spicy Korean beef vegetable soup) is deeply flavorful and comforting. I’ve included step-by-step photos and my top tips for making this satisfyingly spicy beef stew at home in your own kitchen.
Mandu (Korean dumplings) is a traditional Lunar New Year dish in Korea

Homemade Mandu (Korean Dumplings)

Make juicy Mandu (Korean dumplings) from scratch with this step-by-step recipe. Filled with pork, cabbage, chives, and glass noodles. Recipe makes 40 large dumplings.
Korean Braised Beef Short Ribs (Galbijjim)

Galbi Jjim (Korean Braised Beef Short Ribs)

Galbi jjim, also known as Korean braised beef short ribs, are extremely tender and will fall off the bone when cooked well. The sauce, which is slightly sweet and savory, is the key to their deliciousness. Your family will love this Korean short ribs recipe!
Spicy Korean rice cakes (tteokbokki) is made with gochujang and served on a platter with toothpicks.

20-Minute Authentic Tteokbokki (Spicy Korean Rice Cake)

Learn how to make authentic tteokbokki (or ddukbokki) at home in 20 minutes. The detailed guide is full of tips and tricks, and a list of ingredients, to help you to be as successful as possible at making this popular Korean street food. Sweet, spicy, chewy rice cakes with homemade tteokbokki sauce—truly satisfying, and almost addictive!
LA galbi, Korean bbq ribs

LA Galbi (Korean BBQ Ribs)

LA galbi is exquisite Korean bbq ribs originated from Korean immigrants in L.A. With the two step marinating, you will taste the most succulent Korean bbq ribs.
Galbitang soup made with beef short ribs are served with rice and kimchi.

Galbitang Recipe (Korean Short Rib Soup)

Galbitang is a hearty Korean short rib soup made with aromatic vegetables. Cook this galbitang recipe in an instant pot or over the stovetop. Making it a day in advance is recommended to achieve a clean taste in the broth.
Bacon Kimchi Fried Rice is topped with a fried egg and seaweed.

Bacon Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

Is your kimchi getting sour? Turn it into a satisfying kimchi fried rice with crisp bacon pieces. A hint of gochujang and the sour kimchi juice make this Korean classic even more delicious.
A bowl of beef seaweed soup is served with rice and kimchi on the side.

Seaweed Soup with Beef (Miyeok Guk)

Miyeok guk is an easy Korean seaweed soup with beef and seasonings, traditionally served to new mothers and for birthdays, but great for any day.
Korean soondubu jjigae with clam and shrimp is served with rice

Korean Tofu Stew (Sundubu Jjigae)

Sundubu jjigae is a velvety Korean tofu stew made with soft silken tofu, deep umami taste, and spicy stew. Add your favorite seafood to customize the dish.
Kitchen tongs are picking up a bulgogi piece with noodles from the simmering hot pot on the portable burner.

Korean Beef Bulgogi Hot Pot (Bulgogi Jeongol)

Bulgogi hot pot is a Korean beef hot pot dish with marinated bulgogi meat, a variety of vegetables, and glass noodles in a savory and slightly sweet broth. It is a perfect dish to share with family and friends.
A pot of kimchi jjigae made with pork and tofu is served with rice and roasted seaweed.

Authentic Pork Kimchi Stew (Kimchi Jjigae)

Kimchi jjigae made with fatty pork is the classic version of Korean Kimchi stew. To achieve the best flavor, it is recommended to use well-fermented cabbage kimchi in this authentic recipe.
Grilled mackerel is served with soy sauce and lemon wedges in a white plate

Grilled Mackerel Fish in a Parchment Paper

Mackerel fish grilled in a parchment pouch on a pan delivers perfectly cooked and delicious results, while allowing you to eliminate any strong fish odor in your kitchen using recipe tips.
Pajeon with seafood is cut into slices and served with dipping sauce.

Crispy Pajeon Recipe (Korean Seafood Scallion Pancake)

Make light and crispy Pajeon with this easy recipe. Add seafood to make haemul pajeon using pantry ingredients. Expert tips included for crispy perfection. Makes 2 pancakes.
Red bean patbingsu is a cool summer dessert in Korea.

Homemade Patbingsu (Korean Shaved Milky Ice)

You can make classic Korean shaved ice (patbingsu) easily at home. My recipe combines milky shaved ice with red beans, rice cakes and a drizzle of sweet condensed milk for an authentic and delicious Korean dessert. No shaving machine required; step by step instructions included
This steaming hot volcanic Korean egg is cooked in a stone pot.

Korean Steamed Egg (Gyeran-Jjim)

Korean steamed egg (gyeran-jjim) is a savory egg side dish. Beaten eggs are mixed with chicken stock, and simmered in a stone pot creating fluffy custard egg. It's a true comfort food and fun to prepare at home.

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  • Out a piece of plastic wrap over chicken thighs and pound with a meat hammer to stretch and tenderize; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together gochujang, gochugaru (if using), soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, rice wine, sesame oil, and pepper. Add the chicken thighs and toss together to coat evenly. Let the chicken rest on a room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to broil; place an oven shelving to 5-6 inch below the heat source. Grease a cooling rack with a spray oil and place on top of a large baking pan (half sheet size) lined with foil.
  • Spread the chicken pieces on the rack without overlapping. Broil 4-5 minute or until the surface is slightly charred. Turn the chicken to the other side and broil for another 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Keep an eye on the chicken so that you don't char them too much.
  • Cut the chicken thighs into a bite size chunks and place in a serving dish. Garnish with thinly sliced perilla leaves and toasted sesame seeds. Serve hot with rice.
Calories: 633kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 44g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g, Monounsaturated Fat: 18g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 221mg, Sodium: 607mg, Potassium: 630mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 1001IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 72mg, Iron: 3mg
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