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

35 best Korean food recipes 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.
A plate of japchae glass noodles with vegetables and beef.

Easy Japchae (Korean Glass Noodles Stir-Fry)

Make japchae, Korean glass noodle stir-fry, the easy way with this simple recipe. Enjoy chewy sweet potato noodles, colorful veggies, and tender meat for an authentic Korean japchae taste.
Crispy Korean chicken nuggets coated coated with sauce in a pan.

Dakgangjeong (Korean Chicken Nuggets)

Dakgangjeong is a crispy Korean chicken snack with bite-sized chicken thigh pieces in a sweet, slightly spicy glaze. It's quick to cook, great for snacks or parties.
Korean bossam arranged in a platter with cabbage leaves, and radish salad.

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.
Bulgogi made with classic Korean recipe served in a bowl.

Classic Bulgogi Recipe (Korean BBQ Beef)

Cook authentic Korean Bulgogi at home: Follow this step-by-step recipe, choose the best beef cut, marinate, and cook to perfection. Plus, serving & storage tips!
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.
Mandu (Korean dumplings) steamed in a lined bamboo steamer.

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 using either store-bought or homemade dumpling wrappers. Recipe makes 40 large dumplings.
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.

20-Minute Spicy Pork Bulgogi (Jeyuk Bokkeum)

Make Korean Spicy Pork Bulgogi (Jeyuk Bokkeum) in 20 minutes with this simple recipe. Stir-fry thin pork slices in spicy gochujang sauce for a meal that matches restaurant taste, or even better.
Kimbap slices are beautiful arranged in a serving dish.

Kimbap (Korean Seaweed Rice Roll)

Kimbap (or Gimbap) is a traditional Korean seaweed rice roll that consists of rice, vegetables, and seaweed. This recipe provides an easy way to make the flavorful Korean rice dish, perfect for any quick meal or outdoor event. Vegetarian adaptable.
Spicy Korean chicken stir-fry with rice cake and vegetables are cooked in a large skillet.

Authentic Dakgalbi (Spicy Korean Chicken Stir-Fry)

Enjoy Dakgalbi, a spicy Korean chicken stir-fry with chicken thighs, cabbage, rice cake, and sweet potato in a rich gochujang-based sauce. Experience the authentic flavors of Korean cuisine in this hearty recipe.
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 Korean rice bowl 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)

Budae Jjigae: Ultimate Korean Army Stew

Budae Jjigae is Korean army stew with a fusion twist. Made with Spam, kimchi, and ramen, this iconic dish is perfect for communal dining. Learn the rich history and flavors of this Korean-American fusion dish, and follow this step-by-step recipe for a hearty meal.
Gochujang sauce glaze brushed on crispy Korean fried chicken wings.

The Best Crispy Korean Fried Chicken

Ultimate Korean fried chicken recipe! These chicken wings are extra crispy on the outside and wonderfully moist inside, all coated in a mouth-watering red spicy glaze made from gochujang sauce.
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. The recipe yields 6 cups (50 oz).
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.
A pan filled with spicy Korean chicken stew with vegetables.

Dakdoritang (Korean Spicy Chicken Stew)

Dakdoritang is a hearty Korean spicy chicken stew known for its robust blend of spices. It offers tender, braised chicken, carrots, and potatoes in a thick, red sauce. Two cooking methods are introduced: stove top and pressure cooking.

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.
Hotteok with sweet cinnamon sugar syrup inside.

Easy Hotteok (Korean Sweet Pancake)

Hotteok is a pan-fried Korean sweet pancake filled with gooey cinnamon and brown sugar syrup. It's a beloved Korean street food sweet. This easy recipe using a few basic ingredients brings you the classic taste.
Watermelon balls are floating in a milky punch garnished with blueberries in a white bowl.

Korean Watermelon Punch (Subak Hwachae)

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.
A bowl of seolleongtang with rice and radish kimchi.

Easy Seolleongtang (Ox Bone Soup)

Seolleongtang: A rich Korean beef bone soup, traditionally simmered for days, now ready in just hours with an Instant Pot, while preserving its milky white essence.
Galbi jjim, Korean braised short ribs, placed in a serving dish with rice.

Best Galbi Jjim (Korean Braised Short Ribs)

Indulge in Galbi Jjim, a Korean braised short ribs dish, slow-cooked to tender perfection in a rich savory sauce. This recipe showcases succulent beef with a medley of vegetables, ideal for any family dinner or special occasion.
Spicy Korean rice cakes (tteokbokki) is made with gochujang and served on a platter with toothpicks.

Classic Tteokbokki: 20-Minute Korean Spicy Rice Cakes

Make classic Tteokbokki in 20 minutes with this easy Korean spicy rice cake recipe! Perfect for all skill levels, and savor authentic street food flavors at home.
LA galbi served with rice and other side dishes.

Ultimate LA Galbi (Korean BBQ Short Ribs)

Make the best LA Galbi at home with this proven recipe. The two-step marination ensures juicy, tender Korean BBQ ribs with unbeatable flavor. Learn different cooking methods for perfect galbi every time. Tested for perfection!
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.

Easy Kimchi Bacon Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

Kimchi bacon fried rice (Kimchi bokkeumbap)! Turn leftover rice into an amazing dish with tangy kimchi and crispy bacon. Don't miss our easy tips for getting delicious crispy rice (nurungji) at the bottom. Simple and 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 Recipe (Kimchi Jjigae)

Create the classic Korean Kimchi Stew with this authentic Kimchi Jjigae recipe. Made with fatty pork and fermented cabbage kimchi, this popular dish brings restaurant-quality flavor to your home kitchen.
Grilled mackerel is served with soy sauce and lemon wedges in a white plate

Healthy Grilled Mackerel Fish in Parchment

Enjoy this easy grilled mackerel fish recipe that delivers smoky, crispy skin and juicy, tender flesh. Using the parchment paper method, you can eliminate unwanted fish odors while reaping all the benefits of Omega 3.
Pajeon with seafood is cut into slices and served with dipping sauce.

Extra Crispy Haemul Pajeon (Seafood Scallion Pancake)

Make Pajeon, Korean scallion pancakes filled with seafood (haemul), at home with this easy recipe. Follow our cooking tips for that extra crispiness.
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
Steaming hot volcanic Korean egg cooked in a stone pot.

Korean Steamed Eggs (Gyeran Jjim)

Enjoy fluffy, velvety Korean steamed eggs, also known as Gyeran Jjim. This easy recipe combines eggs and chicken stock, steamed to perfection in a small pot for a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth side dish.

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Recipe Video




  • 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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