Flavors of Korean Food

Korean food is some of the healthiest on earth, with an emphasis on vegetables, meats cooked simply and without much oil, and a near obsession with the fermented vegetable kimchi, much of the food that exists in Korea today and the customs surrounding it has come from royal cuisine and the complex customs of the ancient court. The food is a study in balance with careful consideration given to temperature, spiciness, color and texture along with considered presentation. Another cornerstone of Korean food is rice, which forms the backbone of almost every meal, although is sometimes replaced with noodles. Because Korea is a peninsula, seafood is also very popular.

The Koreans have perfected the art of preserving food, so many side dishes are picked, fermented or salted and many are spicy. Kimchi, Korea’s famous spicy cabbage, which has over a hundred varieties using different vegetables, is a constant of every meal. It is adored for its sour tangy crunch as well as being a digestive aid. Other popular spices and sauces include: sesame and sesame oil, chili pepper paste (kochujang), soybean paste (daenjang), garlic, ginger and chili pepper flakes. Korean food tends to be intensely flavored and spicy.


Here some highlight of the most popular Korean Food:

KALBI is Korean-style braised short ribs that are great to share at a large table. This is a crowd-pleaser served at fancy gatherings or as a comforting home-style meal. The ribs are slow simmered over low heat, resulting in tender, sweet meat. It’s a rich dish with no chili, but loads of texture. Garnish with gingko nuts and chili potatoes this delicious dish always serve with rice and Chinese cabbage KIM CHI.

JAP CHAE is a sweet and savory dish of stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables that is popular in Korean cuisine. Made with sweet potato starch noodles, dangmyeon, beef and various vegetables, Jap chae is a classic Korean dish everyone loves! Jap chae is often served at Korean parties and during special occasions as the main dish or as a side dish.

SPICY KOREAN GRILLED CHICKEN this Spicy Korean Chicken recipe is an easy adaptation from Korean BBQ Chicken. It has lesser ingredients in the marinade and can be grilled, baked in the oven, or just pan-fried on a skillet or pan. Spicy Korean grilled chicken that are packed with sesame, ginger, soy and honey flavors. Perfect super comfort food!