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Korean Food Recipes

These Korean Food Recipes Will Absolutely Make You Go 'Yum!'

Do you want to move away from the regular Chinese and Thai food? Why not try making some Korean food instead? Here are some recipes that taste delicious and are extremely easy to prepare.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Everyone has heard of kimchi, it is a typical Korean side dish. But this cuisine isn't only about kimchi. It has a lot of variety, colors, flavors, and spices. Here are some delectable recipes.

Pajeon - Green Onion Pancake

Ingredients:
  • Green Onion, 1 bunch (chopped)
  • Onion, ½ cup (sliced)
  • Carrot, ½ cup (julienne)
  • Shrimp, ¼ lb. (chopped)
  • Scallops, ¼ lb. (chopped)
  • Clams, ¼ lb. (chopped)
  • Squid, ⅛ lb. (chopped)
For batter:
  • Water, 1 cup
  • Flour, 1 cup
  • Egg, 1
  • Soy Sauce, 2 tsp.
  • Salt, 1 tsp.
  • Sugar, ½ tsp.
  • Dwen Jang or Korean Bean Paste, ½ tsp.
For soy dipping sauce:
  • Soy Sauce, 3 parts
  • Rice Vinegar, 1 part
  • Green Onion, 1 tbsp. (chopped)
Preparation:
  • In a bowl add all the batter ingredients and mix well. Add water in proportion and mix it with the ingredients.
  • Add the seafood and onions to this batter and coat properly.
  • In a large skillet, add the vegetable oil and heat it.
  • Make a pancake of about 5 inches in diameter and fry it in the skillet.
  • Serve it with a sauce or dip.
Kongnamool Bap - Rice with Soy Bean Sprouts

Ingredients:
  • Rice, 1 cup
  • Bean Sprouts, ¼ cup
  • Water, 1½ cup
For the sauce:
  • Soy Sauce, 4 tbsp.
  • Sesame Oil, 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic, 1 tsp. (minced)
  • Green Onion, ¼ cup (chopped)
  • Sesame Seeds, 1 tbsp.
Preparation:
  • Wash and clean the bean sprouts. Boil it in salt water till they become tender.
  • Wash the rice in cold water and soak it for 20 minutes. Drain and remove.
  • Put the rice in a cooker with water and cook it for 20 minutes.
  • After the rice gets cooked, top it up with bean sprouts and sauce.
  • Serve it warm.
Dak Jorim - Spicy Chicken and Potato Stew

Ingredients:
  • Chicken, 2½ lbs. (boneless and diced)
  • Potatoes, 2 (diced)
  • Carrots, 2 (diced)
  • Onion, 1 (sliced)
  • Green Onions, 3 (sliced)
  • Chilies, 2 (sliced)
For chicken marinade:
  • Salt, 2 tsp.
  • Pepper, 2 tsp.
  • Cheongjoo (Sake), 1 tsp.
For sauce:
  • Gochoogaroo or Korean Chili Powder, 4 tbsp.
  • Gochoojang or Korean Chili Paste, 4 tbsp.
  • Garlic, 2 tbsp. (minced)
  • Soy Sauce, 1 tbsp.
  • Pepper, 1 tsp.
Preparation:
  • Wash the chicken and marinade with salt, pepper, and cheongjoo for 15 minutes.
  • Take a large dish and place the chicken in it with water and bring it to a boil. Leave enough water for cooking the vegetables.
  • In a bowl add the sauce ingredients and mix them well. Pour this mixture over the chicken and cook it for an hour, till it becomes soft.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots, and onions, cook for another 20 minutes, till they are done.
  • Finally add the green onions and chilies and cook for a couple of minutes more.
  • Serve it hot.
Soojunggwa - Cinnamon and Ginger Tea with Persimmons

Ingredients:
  • Cinnamon Sticks, 10
  • Ginger, 5 pieces
  • Water, 10 cups
  • Sugar, 2 cups
  • Pine Nuts, ¼ cup
  • Persimmons, 10 (dried)
Preparation:
  • Take a big dish, place it on high heat and add water, cinnamon, and ginger. Allow this to boil for 90 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and allow this mixture to cool in the refrigerator.
  • Add the persimmons and pine nuts. Serve it cold.
This cuisine is suddenly gaining a lot of popularity on the global front. Try all these recipes to understand this cuisine, and to get better at it gradually.
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