Korean Dishes /cuisines are highly popular all around the world. If you love indulging in Korean foods and want to give them a try at home. We rounded up a few Korean dishes that even a beginner chef can effortlessly make!
Must-Try Korean Dishes Are:
Pa Jun (Korean Pancake With Scallions)
Korean Scallion Pancake (Pajeon or Pa Jun) is an easy to make Korean Dishes which is one of Korea's favourite snacks or appetizers and works as a side dish for a Korean meal.
Pa Jun works well with many different vegetables and can be easily made even with different ratios of batter.
So try your own version of Korean Scallions Pancake in this quarantine. Just stay home and enjoy some Jeon (Savoury Pancakes)!
- 2 cups flour
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 bunch scallions (green and white parts cut into 2- to 3-inch lengths)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3 tablespoons oil for cooking
Make a batter adding everything. Let it sit for 10 mins. Add oil in a hot pan and add the batter. Flip when golden brown on either side.
Kimchi Bokumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice)
Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokumbap) is one of the most popular ways to use up your old ripened Kimchi or leftover steamed rice.
By throwing in everything from leftover rice to the last few carrots, mushrooms and all that you have lingering in your fridge then top it off with some eggs.
And your perfect weeknight meal is ready in just 20 minutes! Trust me Kimchi Fried Rice is the most famous Korean Dishes among all.
- 1 cup kimchi (preferably the kind made with Napa cabbage; drained and chopped)
- 1/2 sweet chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or oil
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced beef (optional)
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 4 fried eggs
After heating oil add onion and kimchi. Add chopped garlic, soya sauce and butter. Stir well then add beef (optional). Turn down the flame and add cooked rice. Add salt and serve.
Dakjjim (Korean Braised Chicken)
Dakjjim is a popular sweet and savoury Korean braised chicken. This hearty flavorful dish can be easily cooked at home with a few basic ingredients which hardly takes an hour!
Just throw all your ingredients into a slow heated cooker for a tender and moist chicken dish with a bit of sweet flavour. And enjoy it with side rice or salad!
Korean Dishes have their own speciality so do try out this one.
- 1 medium-size chicken cut into pieces
- 2 medium potatoes cut into chunks
- 1 medium carrot cut into chunks
- 1/2 large onion cut into chunks
- 4 mushroom cuts into chunks
- 4 garlic cloves
- 4 thin ginger slices
- 3 dried whole red chili peppers
- 2 scallions
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 2 more tablespoons soy sauce.
- 3 tablespoons rice wine or mirin
- 2 tablespoons honey or 2 to 3 more tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil/seed
Cut and wash the chicken. Pat dry it thoroughly. Add chicken and all the veggies in a pot except scallion. Add the ingredients for sauce except for sesame oil/seed. Medium cooks it for 5 hours. Keep stirring in between. Add scallion and sesame oil/seed a few minutes before turning off the flame. Serve hot. Korean Dishes are easy to make as well.
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Gyeranmari (Korean Egg Roll)
- 5 large eggs
- 1 Tbsp rice wine (optional)
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 finely chopped tomato
- 1 finely chopped green onion
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ( optional )
- Some cooking oil
Beat the eggs and add all the ingredients except mozzarella cheese. Brush the oil on a flat pan and add the mixture slowly and spread the mixture till a thin layer is formed. Add mozzarella in between. When the lower surface is cooked properly start rolling from the one side. Press a little and flip from both sides to cook well. Serve with any sauce.
Goguma Mattang (Candied Sweet Potatoes)
- 5-6 sweet potato
- Cooking oil for deep-frying
- 3 Tbsp of raw sugar/ corn syrup/ honey
- 1 Tbsp cooking oil
(Optional) crushed nuts or roasted sesame seeds to garnish.
Wash, peel and cut small chunks of sweet potato. Soak them in water for 30 minutes. After patting them dry, deep fry them. Take them out and keep them aside on a baking paper. On a separate pan add cooking oil sugar/ corn syrup or honey. Mix them well with the sauce and garnish them with added nuts. Serve hot.
Which was your favourite dish among all these 5 Korean Dishes and which or all you wanna try at home?
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