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5 Must Try Korean Recipes You Can Make at Home

5 Must Try Korean Recipes You Can Make at Home

Everything Korean is taking over the world. Food is no expectation, all thanks to the mouthwatering dishes in K-dramas. Known for its savory flavor and rich texture, the dishes can be easily prepared at home. While some do indeed have long and complicated cooking processes, others have hard-to-find ingredients. But you can use these 5 easy-to-make recipes right at home. While most require some sort of non-vegetarian filling, they can be substituted for vegetarian options. Read on to find out more:

bibimbap:

bibimbap

The complete meal of Korean cuisine. Everything from meat, vegetables to rice, this Korean mixed rice would make a delicious and satisfying meal. Start by preparing the special sauce, marinate the meat and cook until done. Continue with the vegetables and cook sunny side up. Add everything to a bowl of rice and voila! Bibimbap means a mix of rice with meat and various vegetables. The dish is so simple that it can be turned into any version you want. Even a vegetarian version of it tastes just as good.

japchae:

japchae
japchae

The most popular dish during Korean holidays, the Korean Glass Noodles is seasoned with delicious meat and a variety of vegetables. Although generally preferred as a side dish, serving it with rice (Japchae-bap) turns it into a main dish. The preparation and cooking is very similar to Bibimbap, with a balanced sweet and savory taste, crunchy vegetables and firm noodles.

Tteokbokki:

Tteokbokki
Tteokbokki

Hot, spicy and chewy Korean rice cakes are arguably the most popular street food. If you want to find what suits your taste, there are several versions you can try. While a more traditional way of cooking is to use soup stock, a non-spicy version works well if you can’t stand spices. Grab some rice cakes, tteokbokki sauce, soup stock, meat and garnish it with sesame seeds and green onion.

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Gimbap:

gimbap
gimbap

As the most popular K-drama of 2022, Extraordinary Attorney Woo has you craving some Gimbaps, don’t worry, they’re easy to make. Often confused with Sushi, Gimbap is made from a sheet of dried seaweed (Gim) and rice (Bap). Just fill in some veggies and meat and roll away. If you’re in a rush, replace the filling with some chopped kimchi.

Gyeran-Jjim:

Gyeran-Jjim
Gyeran-Jjim

This savory egg custard is a popular side dish that goes with any meal of the day. All you need are some eggs, anchovy stock, salted shrimp and spring onions. The dish is one of the easiest and quickest to make. All prepared in less than 20 minutes.

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