Korean-Inspired Recipes

Find here ideas for Korean BBQ, kimchi, bulgogi, Korean tacos, sauces and many more delicious Korean-inspired recipes to try at home.

Staff Picks

Korean Beef Chuck Roast

Season the beef with salt and pepper the evening before and refrigerate covered for the best flavor throughout this Korean Beef Chuck Roast. You can also shred the slow-cooked meat to make delicious Korean Beef Tacos.

Sweet-and-Sour Korean Cocktail Meatballs

Old-school Swedish meatballs get a Korean twist, courtesy of gochujang, a spicy, subtly sweet fermented chili paste.

Pork Bulgogi

Rating: 3.5 stars 49
This Korean dish, which comes from Norm Matthews of Junction City, Kansas, features paper-thin slices of meat marinated in a salty-sweet sauce. It is served over rice or wrapped in lettuce leaves.

Bo Ssam

Rating: 3.5 stars 79
This recipe for a delicious Korean dish is courtesy of Momofuku chef David Chang.

Kimchi Stew with Chicken and Tofu

Rating: 3 stars 39
With its intense but balanced flavors, this warming chicken and kimchi soup is perfect for lunch or when you're feeling under the weather.

Ssam Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
Use this ssam sauce when making chef David Chang's Bo Ssam.


Our vegetarian take on the classic Korean noodle dish comes together in a flash, so make sure to have all your ingredients ready before cooking. Serve with other banchan (Korean side dishes) such as kimchi.

Korean Beef Tacos

If you cook the beef chuck roast and pickle the cucumbers in advance, these delectable tacos come together in just 10 minutes.

Kimchi Fried Rice

The spicy tang of kimchi (sometimes spelled kimchee) gives a delicious Korean twist to fried rice. Top each bowl with a sesame oil-fried egg to make it a complete meal.

Korean Fried Chicken Wings

Serve these sticky garlic-and-ginger wings with crunchy radish kimchi to cut the richness.

Beef Bulgogi

Bulgogi is a classic Korean dish that calls for grilling thin, marinated slices of beef. It's often stir-fried in a skillet when made at home. Serve with lettuce, rice, kimchi, thinly sliced scallions and jalapeno or serrano chiles, and ssamjang (Korean seasoned soybean paste), and let your guests assemble their own wraps.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pork-and-Cabbage Dumplings
Rating: Unrated 20
These juicy dumplings are easy to make. When cooking for a crowd, Eunsook Pai sears the dumplings a couple of hours in advance and then steams them just before serving. Although she makes her dumpling wrappers from scratch, store-bought ones also do the trick.
Korean Barbecued Ribs with Pickled Greens
These Korean-style barbecued ribs are served with pickled Taiwan bok choy; the greens are infused with the flavors of rice-wine vinegar, ginger, toasted sesame oil, garlic, chiles, and scallions
Chicken and Pork Seekh Kebabs

Ingredients borrowed from Indian cuisine give far-flung flavors to these kebabs. Naan and a summer-fruit chutney cool the spicy dish.