Best ever Korean recipes

Korean food is one of the hottest trends right now. Our favourite Korean recipes include marinated BBQ meats, fresh salads and kimchi, deep fried chicken and squid... give one of our 15 inspiring recipes a go tonight!

We are so on board with the Korean cooking trend, with its fiery flavours and punchy, sticky sauces. Look for Korean ingredients at mmoriental.co.uk, amazon.co.uk and Asian supermarkets

Korean-style chicken stew

A hearty dish with a gochujang kick to heat things up over the winter months.

Korean Chicken Stew Recipe with Gochujang

Gochujang cabbage, coriander and apple salad

Korean chilli paste, ginger and lime make a punchy dressing for this refreshing vegetable salad, brightened up with plenty of fresh mint and coriander.

Korean Salad Recipe With Apples, Cabbage and Turnips

Korean chilli-cheese fries

Load French fries with Korean chilli flakes, gochujang, coriander and plenty of cheese for an indulgent sharing dish to serve at your next gathering.

Korean Cheese Fries Recipe

Bulgogi burgers with quick-pickled cucumbers

Korean gochujang pasta adds a chilli kick to these beef burgers, served with pickled Lebanese cucumbers and shredded cabbage for extra crunch.

Korean Burger Recipe For Bulgogi Burgers with Gochujang

Jjigae beef and kimchi stew

Check out our easy kimchi soup recipe with beef shin, gochugaru (Korean chilli flakes) and gochujang – a fermented Korean chilli paste. This easy one-pot may take some time, but it makes the perfect winter warming dish.

Kimchi Jjigae Soup with Beef

Slow-braised Korean short ribs

This recipe for slow-braised Korean short ribs uses gochujang – a Korean paste made from hot red peppers and fermented soy beans which gives a savoury, spicy umami depth. Plus instructions on how to make them in a slow cooker.

Slow-braised Korean short ribs

Korean courgette pancakes with dipping sauce

This is an idea for a dinner-party starter. Give courgette fritters a Korean-style makeover with a delicious dipping sauce. Makes enough for 4.

Bo-saam pork belly

This Korean dish of slow-cooked pork gets a smart makeover at Bibigo restaurant. To make very neat pork slices, press it after cooking.

Korean slow-roast shoulder of pork

A great way to serve a crowd  – get all the accompaniments ready and let everyone dig in and make their own Korean lettuce wraps. Cook the pork a day ahead if you like, then glaze and reheat to serve – just make sure it’s piping hot all the way through.

Korean-style lamb chops with spicy sesame cucumber salad

Try our easy recipe for a Korean bbq at home. Lamb chops marinated in a sweet-sour sauce, then grilled and served with spicy cucumber salad and chilli sauce.

Korean-style BBQ steak with cucumber pickles

The marinades used in Korean barbecuing are definitely worth trying. Our BBQ steak has a refreshing pickled cucumber side dish perfect for BBQ spreads.

Quick Korean burgers

Try our quick Korean burgers for a trendy Asian twist. Kimchi paste is now much easier to get hold of and is a great way to spice up a burger.

Kimchi dogs

Kimchi is one of those foods that goes really well
 with other cuisines. Burgers, hotdogs and cheese sandwiches can all be perked up with a spoonful – this trend is well on the way to becoming mainstream. If you don’t want to make your own kimchi, there are loads of ready-made varieties available.

Buttermilk-fried squid and kimchi tacos

A new way with squid. Fried in crunchy breadcrumbs and served with lots of Korean spices, as well as kimchi, the traditional fermented vegetable side dish. Makes the best show-off dinner-party starter

Korean fried chicken

This Korean fried chicken (or Jin Chick) is the signature dish at Jinjuu in soho. Served with a fiery gochujang red sauce or black soy sauce and a side of pickled white radish, they’re irresistible. Buy gochujang from souschef.co.uk


Bulgogi cheese steak

Philly cheese steak + Korean bulgogi is a marriage made in heaven sometimes known as a koagie. This is indulgent sandwich is super easy to make