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Korean Recipes


Korean food is based around rice and noodles,with meat, tofu and vegetables. Spices and seasonings are used extensively, including some uniquely Korean flavors - these include doenjang (fermented soybean paste), garlic, ginger, gochujang (red chilli paste), salt and soy sauce. It is also traditional to serve meals with many different side dishes (Korean: banchan).

Some popular Korean dishes include:
  • Bulgogi - In Korean, bulgogi means "fire meat". Beef is thinly sliced or shredded and cooked over a grill. Other meats may be substituted, including pork ("dweji bulgogi"), chicken ("dak bulgogi"), or squid ("ojingeo bulgogi").

  • Dakgalbi - Seasoned chicken cooked over a charcoal grill.

  • Gamjatang - Spicy pork spine soup. As well as pork spine, vegetables, including potatoes and green onions, as well as hot peppers and sesame seeds, are used.

  • Gujeolpan - This dish was traditionally eaten by Korean nobility and royalty. In the Korean language, the name means means "dish of nine dishes", reflecting the fact that it is consists of eight separate small dishes, and pancakes. It is served on a special octagonal plate with eight side containers (used for the small dishes), and a center container (used for the pancakes).

  • Hoe - Thinly sliced raw fish, somewhat similar to Japanese cuisine's sashimi, dipped in either chogochujang which is a sauce made from gochujang (red chilli paste), or wasabi sauce, then wrapped in green leaves, and served on a bed of cellophane noodles ("dangmyeon").

  • Japchae - Boiled potato noodles with beef, carrots, onions and spinach.

  • Jeongol - A stew made using seafood and vegetables.

  • Jokbal - Pig's trotters cooked in soy sauce and spices, deboned, and served with a shrimp sauce.

  • Kalbi (or Galbi) - Pork or beef ribs cooked on a charcoal grill.

  • Kalguksu - Boiled flat noodles, usually in a broth containing anchovies and zucchini (courgettes).

  • Kimchi jjigae - A soup made using kimchi, pork and tofu.

  • Kongnamul-bap - Soybean sprouts served over rice.

  • Kongnamul-guk - A soup made from soybean sprouts.

  • Makchang - The Korean version of chitterlings - grilled pork intestines.

  • Maeuntang - Hot and spicy fish soup.

  • Ramyeon - Spicy noodles with meat and vegetables, somewhat similar to Japanese cuisine's ramen noodles.

  • Samgyeopsal - Pork belly meat (similar to bacon), flavored and seasoned with garlic, sesame oil and salt. The meat is cooked on an open grill and then placed inside lettuce or a similar leafy vegetable, along cooked rice and ssamjang (a spicy paste), before eating. Green chillies, slices of raw garlic dipped in ssamjang and spring onion salad, are common accompaniments, and these help absorb the grease from the meat.

  • Sannakji - A small live octopus, cut in pieces and lightly seasoned. The octopus pieces are usually still moving when the dish is served.

  • Tteok - A chewy cake made from either pounded short-grained rice, pounded glutinous rice, or glutinous rice left whole without pounding. It may be served hot or cold, and as a dessert or snack. It is also sometimes served with beef, mushrooms, onions, etc., as a light meal.

  • Yukhoe - A raw beef dish somewhat similar to steak tartare. The raw beef is shredded and topped with a raw egg yolk, then seasoned with asian (nashi) pear, black pepper, garlic, gochujang (red chilli paste), green onions, sesame seed, sesame oil, soy sauce and sugar.
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Korean Home Cooking: Classic and Modern Recipes

By Sohui Kim

Harry N. Abrams
Released: 2018-10-16
Hardcover (256 pages)

Korean Home Cooking: Classic and Modern Recipes
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The restaurateur behind Brooklyn's The Good Fork and Insa offers recipes for delicious, traditional Korean dishes including Soondubu (Silken Tofu Stew With Seafood), Tteok-Mandu Guk (Rice Cake and Dumpling Soup) and Yukhwe (Korean Steak Tartar). 25,000 first printing.

Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes

By Robin Ha

imusti
Released: 2016-07-05
Paperback (176 pages)

Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes
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A New York Times bestseller 

A charming introduction to the basics of Korean cooking in graphic novel form, with 64 recipes, ingredient profiles, and more, presented through light-hearted comics.

 
Fun to look at and easy to use, this unique combination of cookbook and graphic novel is the ideal introduction to cooking Korean cuisine at home. Robin Ha’s colorful and humorous one-to three-page comics fully illustrate the steps and ingredients needed to bring more than sixty traditional (and some not-so-traditional) dishes to life.

In these playful but exact recipes, you’ll learn how to create everything from easy kimchi (mak kimchi) and soy garlic beef over rice (bulgogi dupbap) to seaweed rice rolls (gimbap) and beyond. Friendly and inviting, Cook Korean! is perfect for beginners and seasoned cooks alike.

Each chapter includes personal anecdotes and cultural insights from Ha, providing an intimate entry point for those looking to try their hand at this cuisine.

Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook

By Maangchi

Rux Martin Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Released: 2015-05-19
Hardcover (320 pages)

Maangchi s Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook
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A complete course on Korean cuisine for the home cook by the YouTube star and the world's foremost authority on Korean cooking

Her millions of fans compare her to Julia Child. An Internet sensation, Maangchi has won the admiration of home cooks and chefs alike with her trademark combination of good technique and good cheer as she demonstrates the vast and delicious cuisine of Korea. In Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking, she shows how to cook all the country’s best dishes, from few-ingredient dishes (Spicy Napa Cabbage) to those made familiar by Korean restaurants (L.A. Galbi, Bulgogi, Korean Fried Chicken) to homey one-pots like Bibimbap.

For beginners, there are dishes like Spicy Beef and Vegetable Soup and Seafood Scallion Pancake. Maangchi includes a whole chapter of quick, spicy, sour kimchis and quick pickles as well. Banchan, or side dishes (Steamed Eggplant, Pan-Fried Tofu with Spicy Seasoning Sauce, and refreshing Cold Cucumber Soup) are mainstays of the Korean table and can comprise a meal.

With her step-by-step photos—800 in all—Maangchi makes every dish a snap. A full glossary, complete with photos, explains ingredients. Throughout, Maangchi suggests substitutions where appropriate and provides tips based on her readers’ questions.

Quick & Easy Korean Cooking: More Than 70 Everyday Recipes (Gourmet Cook Book Club Selection (Paperback))

By Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Chronicle Books LLC
Released: 2013-02-05
Kindle Edition (168 pages)

Quick & Easy Korean Cooking: More Than 70 Everyday Recipes (Gourmet Cook Book Club Selection (Paperback))
 
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Imagine sitting down to a sumptuous and fragrant dinner of Dumpling Soup with Rice Cakes after a long day of work. And a hot summer afternoon just begs for a picnic basket stocked with Chilled Cucumber Soup, delicate Chicken Skewers with Green Onions, and Seaweed Rice Rolls. Using ingredients that are readily available and techniques already familiar to home cooks, these Korean specialties can easily be dinner any night of the week. With appetizers and snacks, soups and hot pots, side dishes, entrees, rice, noodles, and a whole chapter devoted to kimchi, Quick & Easy Korean Cooking will bring new flavors to the dinner table.

Seoul Food Korean Cookbook: Korean Cooking from Kimchi and Bibimbap to Fried Chicken and Bingsoo

By Naomi Imatome-Yun

CALLISTO
Paperback (232 pages)

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Learn deliciously authentic Korean cooking, from traditional Korean favorites to modern recipes including Seoul-Style fusion.

Food writer Naomi Imatome-Yun grew up in the American suburbs helping her Korean grandmother cook Korean classics and has spent over 15 years helping Korean Americans and non-Korean Americans alike discover how easy and delectable authentic Korean cooking can be.

Seoul Food Korean Cooking includes:
  • 135 step-by-step recipes for Korean barbecue, kimchi, and more, including Sliced Barbecued Beef (bulgogi) like mom used to make and those Spicy Stir-Fried Rice Cakes (tteokbokki) you loved on your trip to Korea
  • Special chapters for Korean bar food (anju) like Pork Bone Soup (gamjatang) and fusion favorites like Army Base Stew (budae chigae)
  • An overview of Korean cooking and fun tidbits on food customs, table manners, and restaurant dining tips
  • Detailed lists of kitchen essentials, pantry staples, and Korean cooking ingredients, with photos and shopping resources to aid the home chef

The Easy Asian Cookbook for Slow Cookers: Family-Style Favorites from East, Southeast, and South Asia

By Nancy Cho

Rockridge Press
Released: 2018-07-03
Kindle Edition (388 pages)

The Easy Asian Cookbook for Slow Cookers: Family-Style Favorites from East, Southeast, and South Asia
 
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The Easy Asian Cookbook for Slow Cookers celebrates the multicultural influences and traditions in Asian cuisine with classic, comfort dishes made easy.

From Chinese to Korean, Thai to Filipino, and Indian to Sri Lankan, The Easy Asian Cookbook for Slow Cookers features a variety of recipes that combine classic, family-style favorites with the ease and convenience of the slow cooker appliance. Along with step-by-step instructions and minimal prep, the majority of the recipes call for strict slow cooking, allowing busy folks to ditch the take out and enjoy fresh homemade Asian dishes any night of the week.

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  • Over 80 Asian cookbook recipes for classic, comfort dishes like Drunken Noodles and Cambodian Caramelized Pork
  • A culinary geography of Asia that provides flavor profiles of the most common ingredients found in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia

The Easy Asian Cookbook for Slow Cookers makes it easy to explore the culinary delights of Asian cuisine with easy recipes for hassle-free slow cooking.

The Food for Soul, Cook Korean Recipes!: Discover 30 Charming Ways of Making Korean Food

By April Blomgren

Released: 2018-10-01
Kindle Edition (72 pages)

The Food for Soul, Cook Korean Recipes!: Discover 30 Charming Ways of Making Korean Food
 
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Here is the finest Korean cook book made with the heart!

The book has the perfect collection of the top Korean food items in forms of amazing 30 recipes – given with the complete illustration of the ingredients to be used, fascinating photography, and wonderful explanation of the instructions.

It is always fun to make them and joy to eat them. The book has been designed in a special way included with colorful graphics and easiest ways to deal with the food. Play with the ingredients while following the Korean recipes in their actual form and get the delicious taste of food you ever had in your entire life.

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Korean Cookbook: Top 25 Real Home Cooking Korean Recipes

By Jack Johns

Released: 2017-05-04
Kindle Edition (32 pages)

Korean Cookbook: Top 25 Real Home Cooking Korean Recipes
 
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Korea is a country that is rich with everlasting history that spans across a time period of 4000 years!


Situated on a small fertile peninsular, with a good share or mountains that are showered with four different seasons, this is truly a land of beauty.


Korea is rich in seafood, livestock as well as wild plants such as mushrooms, shoots and rods that were found in the mountainous regions.


Strong regional techniques of drying, fermenting, salting and preserving were also spread across the lands.


The ingenious mixture of stimulating ingredients such as ginger, garlic, spring onion, and chili, combined with the fermented and salted flavorings of soybean paste or soy sauce ultimately helps to create a flavor palate that will just keep you pulling back for one more meal!


Some of the recipes provided in this book might be a little tricky, but the amount of satisfaction that you will get from making these meals will make it worth every single second spend in creating the meal.


This book contains 25 of the best of the best Korean recipes that you are going to find out there.


Each of these recipes is carefully chosen to ensure that they are not too difficult to make, so you should it be a breeze for you to experiment using them!


Inside we collected only best of the best Korean recipes for:



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Cooking with Spices and Recipes: Top 30 Recipes for every Taste: Cooking with Spices: Top 30 Recipes for every Taste. Delicious dishes with various seasons ... African, French, Korean) Recipes (1)

By Tigran Ghazaryan

Released: 2018-09-25
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Cooking with Spices and Recipes: Top 30 Recipes for every Taste: Cooking with Spices: Top 30 Recipes for every Taste. Delicious dishes with various seasons ... African, French, Korean) Recipes (1)
 
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