7 Easy Korean Food Recipes to Make At Home
Hello, brave Korean learners! I'm Ari, your friendly Korean reporter. Today, I got some easy-peasy Korean food recipes you can try at home. I picked ones that are trendy in my country, cheap to make, and so easy that anyone can follow. Let's start!
1. 로제 떡볶이 Rose Tteokbokki
Rose Tteokbokki is, right now, the hottest food in South Korea. It's less spicy (but more addictive) version of traditional Tteokbokki, the spicy rice cake Korean dish. It's named as Rose not because it's made with rose sauce, but because the color of the food looks like the one of the tomato-cream sauce. There are many ways to make this dish but I found the easiest one. All you need is Samyang Carbo Buldak Spicy Noodle, rice cakes, milk, and sausage (or bacon).
2. 김치볶음밥 Kimchi Fried Rice
김치볶음밥 is the soul food for many young Koreans who live alone. Extremely easy to make, no need to go grocery shopping (since we all have Kimchi and rice at home), and most importantly, freaking delicious!
3. 미역국 Seaweed Soup
I want you to have 미역국 with 김치볶음밥 because seaweed soup goes very well with Kimchi. Many Koreans enjoy rice, seaweed soup and Kimchi together. Though the above recipe is beef seaweed soup, you can replace beef with seafood like clam or minced fish fillet, especially if you don't eat any meat.
4. 김치전 Kimchijeon
If you're a K-Food lover, you must've already tried Kimchijeon, or Kimchi pencake. But what you might not have known is that Kimchijeon tastes the best when it's cooked crispy. Baek Jongwon, the Korean version of Jamie Oliver ☝, lets you know how to make a crispy Kimchijeon. It will make a perfect late night snack!
5. 컵라면 볶음밥 Cup Noodle Fried Rice
YouTube algorithm guided me to this really cool recipe! Though I've never tried this food before, this recipe can't fail, I guarantee. All you need is a cup noodle and rice. (You must have an egg and oil at home) It doesn't necessarily have to be a Korean cup noodle, any spicy cup noodle will do.
6. 스팸 마요 김치덮밥 Spam Mayonnaise Kimchi Rice
Did you know that Spam is not a junk food in Korea? It's considered a decent food here because grilled spam goes freakishly well with rice. If you don't like Spam, you can replace it with sausage in your fridge or bacon.
7. 김밥 Kimbap
Kimbap or Gimbap is a food that a mom cooks for a child when he/she goes to a school field trip in Korea. The taste can be very different according to the ingredients you put inside it so there are a ton of different Kimbap recipes out there. I picked one that tastes like Kimbap which is sold at a famous restaurant in Jeju island. Enjoy the taste of Jeju! (Warning: it'll take more time to make than other recipes that I shared here. Kimbap is not easy to make;)
Phewww! My job is done now and it's your time to make Korean food. If you let me know how it went by leaving a comment below, it would make my day! Thanks for your time. I'll see you next week with Legit Korean Says, my biweekly email newsletter. In the meantime, you can listen to my latest podcast episode about 'Do Koreans find foreigner attractive?'