Welcome to this flavorful Korean breakfast foods recipe roundup! Breakfast is an essential meal that sets the tone for the day ahead, and these mouthwatering Korean breakfast recipes are here to elevate your mornings.

Korean breakfast foods and the recipes roundup.

Breakfast is a vital meal in Korea and other Asian countries, setting the tone for the day ahead. One popular choice for a morning meal in Korea is comforting rice porridge, such as pumpkin porridge, which offers a satisfying and flavorful start to the day.

A traditional Korean breakfast typically consists of a complete set of dishes. Alongside simple soups, such as seaweed egg soup, you’ll find grilled mackerel fish and various meats. These are accompanied by banchan, including the iconic kimchi, which adds a burst of flavor to the meal. While these dishes are enjoyed at other meals too, they are an integral part of the traditional breakfast spread.

For a quick and easy breakfast, a simple rice bowl like Korean egg rice is a delicious option. On the other hand, modern Korean breakfast foods often feature lighter fusion dishes that incorporate elements from Western and other Asian cuisines.

From fluffy milk bread to tasty Korean street toasts, this collection of versatile Korean breakfast recipes offers a range of choices. Start your culinary adventure to discover your favorite Korean breakfast dishes. Explore the enticing breakfast ideas below and find your must-try recipes.

Here are Must-Try Korean Breakfast Foods

Dried pollock soup with soybean sprouts and tofu is a quick Korean breakfast

15-Minute Dried Pollock Soup (Bugeo-guk)

Dried pollock fish is simmered with soybean sprouts and tofu in a flavorful stock to make a light Korean style hangover soup. It takes only 15 minutes to fix this breakfast soup.
This soft and feathery light Asian milk bread is made without tangzhong

Easy Milk Bread Recipe (No Tangzhong)

This milk bread recipe yields a soft and fluffy loaf without the extra step of making tangzhong. With just a few simple ingredients and straightforward steps, you can enjoy fresh, homemade Japanese milk bread that's perfect for sandwiches.
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.
A bowl of gyeran bap is garnished with sesame seeds and served with a spoon.

5 Minute Gyeran Bap (Korean Egg & Rice Breakfast)

Gyeran bap is satisfying Korean fried egg with rice breakfast dish. All you need is egg, leftover rice, butter, soy sauce and sesame oil. Ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes.
Grilled mackerel is served with soy sauce and lemon wedges in a white plate

Korean Grilled Mackerel in Parchment

Korean-style grilled mackerel has smoky, crispy skin and juicy flesh. The parchment paper method eliminates unwanted fish odors.
A bowl of beef seaweed soup is served with rice and kimchi on the side.

Korean Seaweed Soup (Miyeokguk)

Seaweed soup (miyeokguk) is a light and comforting Korean soup made with dried seaweed and beef. This easy recipe creates a delicious and nutritious soup in no time.
Korean pumpkin porridge is served in a large soup bowl with a lid.

30-Minute Korean Pumpkin Porridge (Hobakjuk)

Learn to make authentic Korean pumpkin porridge at home (hobakjuk recipe). It’s a velvety, versatile rice dish for any meal, from breakfast to even dessert.
Korean street toast sandwich is wrapped and placed in a basket

Popular Korean Street Toast

Korean street toast is a popular breakfast sandwich, made with egg, vegetables, ham, ketchup, mayo, and cheese on buttery toasted bread. The unique combination of condiments creates a delicious sweet and salty taste.
Tofu and eggs are cooked in a skillet with spicy sauce to serve with rice

Spicy Tofu and Egg in a Skillet

This Korean spicy tofu and egg dish in a skillet is a quick and easy to whip up, but is satisfying enough to justify making it for dinner. Gluten-free and vegetarian adaptable!
A bowl of mandu guk, Korean dumpling soup, is served with kimchi.

Quick Korean Dumpling Soup (Mandu Guk)

Mandu guk is a Korean dumpling soup often served in the winter, especially at the New Year. You can make this comfort soup quickly with store-bought frozen dumplings and a flavorful broth of your choice.
Korean beef radish soup is served with rice and kimchi

Korean Beef Radish Soup (Sogogi Muguk)

Korean beef radish soup is a comforting soup that is often served in winter time in Korea. It's worth to look for Korean radish to get the mellow flavor of the soup. Gluten-free!
A pot of kimchi jjigae made with pork and tofu is served with rice and roasted seaweed.

Pork Kimchi Jjigae (Classic Korean Kimchi Stew)

Kimchi jjigae is a Korean stew made with aged kimchi, pork belly, and tofu. This easy recipe offers classic Korean comfort with simple steps.
A bowl of egg fried rice is garnished with green onion.

Chinese Egg Fried Rice (Easy and Fast)

Learn how to make delicious egg fried rice in just 15 minutes. This popular Chinese dish features stir-fried rice with scrambled eggs, green onions, garlic, and soy sauce. Fluffy and delicious!
Korean sauna eggs are showing the nutty brown color on the egg whites and rich egg yolks.

How to Make Korean Sauna Eggs (Instant Pot)

Korean sauna eggs cooked in an instant pot have a nutty and roasted flavor. They are very satisfying to serve as a snack or breakfast. An Instant pot is the perfect cooking tool to make them at home easily.
Tteokguk, Koran rice cake soup in a bowl, garnished with eggs.

Easy Tteokguk (Korean Rice Cake Soup)

Tteokguk is a popular Korean rice cake soup enjoyed for Korean New Year’s Day. Soft and chewy rice cakes are simmered in a rich, flavorful broth of beef and vegetables. Perfect comfort food any time.
Korean rice cake and vegetable stir-fry is a wholesome meal on its own.

Rice Cake and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Rice cake and vegetable stir-fry is a tasty and easy meal option. Thin, round rice cake pieces are stir-fried with vegetables, resulting in a wholesome dish that can be enjoyed on its own.
Kimchi and soybean sprouts make a good hangover soup to serve with rice.

Soybean Sprout Soup with Kimchi

Using anchovy stock as a soup base, this soybean sprout soup with kimchi is a popular hangover soup in Korea. Use very sour cabbage kimchi to get a salivating taste.
A Korean style turnip green potato soup is served in a blue bowl.

Korean Turnip Green Soup with Potato

Korean turnip green and potato soup makes is homey and comforting. Korean soybean paste deepens the flavor of broth and makes it delicious to serve with rice.
LA style rice cake bar slices are placed on a serving tray.

Korean Sweet Rice Cake Bars (LA Chapssalteok)

These crispy chewy Korean style sweet rice cake bars are made without butter or oil. Loaded with nuts and seeds, these bars make perfect gluten-free snack!
A bowl of black sesame porridge garnished with a baby ghost.

Halloween Black Sesame Porridge Breakfast

Surprise your loved ones with Halloween black sesame rice porridge breakfast in the morning. It is not only easy and delicious but also very nutritious as well. A great way to start Halloween day!
Crumbled soft tofu is cooked with egg and tomato and served with rice.

Tofu with Egg and Tomato

This quick and simple tofu dish is cooked with egg and tomato to add extra protein and flavor — A delicious comfort food ready in just 20 minutes.
A bowl of gyeran bap is garnished with sesame seeds and served with a spoon.

21 Must-Try Korean Breakfast Foods: Egg Rice (Gyeran Bap)

Gyeran bap is satisfying Korean fried egg with rice breakfast dish. All you need is egg, leftover rice, butter, soy sauce and sesame oil. Ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes.
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Recipe Video



  • Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Crack an egg and fry it to your desired doneness. (I recommend sunny-side-up.)
  • In a bowl, add warm rice. Place a thin sliver of butter over the rice and place the fried egg on top. The heat of the rice and egg will melt the butter instantly. Drizzle soy sauce and sesame oil over the egg, and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds.
  • To serve, break the egg yolk with a spoon and break up the egg white into chunks. Mix the egg and rice together until well combined. Serve with kimchi on the side and enjoy!


  1. Typically, one egg is used per serving, but you can increase it to two eggs if you prefer a creamier and richer taste.
  2. Try adding these toppings to make your gyeran bap more hearty and nutritious: crumbled roasted seaweed, avocado, fish roe or fermented pollock roe (myeongnan-jeot), gochujang sauce (if using, omit the soy sauce), chili crisp, and ground beef bulgogi.
Calories: 260kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.04g, Cholesterol: 165mg, Sodium: 742mg, Potassium: 133mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 250IU, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 2mg
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