When I want to indulge in flavor-bomb Asian fare—whether that’s homemade dumplings, big ol’ bowls of noodles or spicy stir-fry—I usually order Chinese delivery, or eat out at an Indian restaurant for a kick of heat. Some nights I get Japanese unagi-don, other nights dim sum and more often than not, pho and rice-based dishes. Asian food always manages to satisfy my cravings and easy Asian-American recipes are some of my top go-tos on busy weeknights.
If you love Asian food as much as I do, then it’s high time you venture into Korean recipes. Trust me, entering the delicious world of Korean food is a one-way trip you’ll never regret! Plus, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to cook it at home.
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What is Korea’s national dish?
Kimchi! The salted and fermented veggies (like cabbage and radish) are eaten everywhere in Korea and usually made with gochujang, the distinctively sweet and spicy umami ingredient that adds so much flavor to Korean food.
What is the most famous food in South Korea?
Aside from kimchi (which I included recipes for in this roundup), other must-try Korean dishes include: Bibimbap (Korean Beef Bowls), Pajeon (Korean Pancakes), Yukgaejang (Spicy Korean Beef Stew) and Gamja Jorim (Korean Braised Potatoes).
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Here are 23 authentic Korean recipes worth discovering—and making at home.
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