Looking for Korean recipes? Want the best Korean fried chicken? Try our ideas and twists here, then check out our Japanese recipes.
Create your own Korean-style banquet, including bulgogi burgers, punchy salads and BBQ meats. We also have a step-by-step guide to homemade kimchi.
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Easy Korean recipes
This Korean fried chicken (or jin chick) is the signature dish at Korean chef Judy Joo’s Jinjuu in Soho. Served with a fiery gochujang red sauce or black soy sauce and a side of pickled white radish, it’s irresistible.
Korean chilli paste, ginger and lime make a punchy dressing for this refreshing vegetable salad, brightened up with plenty of fresh mint and coriander.
Homemade kimchi is a great way to use up any leftover vegetables hanging about in your fridge. If you can’t find Korean chilli flakes, just use dried chilli flakes instead.
A hearty dish with a gochujang kick, this chicken stew with jasmine rice is guaranteed to heat things up at dinnertime.
Load fries with Korean chilli flakes, gochujang, coriander and plenty of cheese for an indulgent sharing dish to serve at your next gathering.
Gochujang paste adds a chilli kick to these beef burgers, inspired by the Koren grilled meat dish, bulgogi. They’re served with pickled Lebanese cucumbers and shredded cabbage for extra crunch.
Check out this quick and easy recipe for mini cucumber kimchi. Packed with punchy, peppery gochugaru and fiery ginger, these Korean-inspired fermented cucumbers are ideal for a summer BBQ.
We’ve given a classic Korean dish a new twist with this bacon and egg bibimbap. Prep all the veg before cooking the rice, so it stays warm while you cook the toppings.
Check out our easy stew with beef shin, gochugaru (Korean chilli flakes) and fermented Korean chilli paste. This easy one-pot may take some time, but it makes the perfect warming dish.
This recipe for slow-braised short ribs uses gochujang – a Korean paste made from hot red peppers and fermented soy beans which gives a savoury, spicy umami depth. We’ve included instructions on how to make them in a slow cooker, too.
This Korean-style dish of slow-cooked pork gets a smart makeover at Bibigo restaurant. To make very neat pork slices, press it after cooking.
A great way to serve a crowd – let everyone dig in and make their own Korean-style 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.
Try this easy Korean-inspired BBQ recipe at home. Lamb chops are marinated in a sweet-sour sauce, then grilled and served with spicy cucumber salad and chilli sauce.
Try our quick burgers with a great Korean twist. Kimchi paste is now much easier to get hold of and is a great way to spice up a burger.
Lacto-fermenting vegetables is an ancient way of preserving fresh food to last all year and the process of fermenting increases both nutrient and probiotic levels, making these the healthiest pickles around. One of the best-known ferments is gloriously spicy kimchi from Korea.
Korean-style 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. If you don’t want to make your own kimchi, there are loads of ready-made varieties available.
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.
Philly cheese steak and Korean bulgogi is a marriage made in heaven sometimes known as a koagie. This indulgent sandwich is super easy to make.