5 Authentic Korean Dishes

Whip up one of these five Korean favorites and add spice to your recipe repetoire.

  • Bulgogi (Korean Beef Barbecue)
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Bulgogi (Korean Beef Barbecue)

    Bulgogi is a Korean barbecue dish featuring thin slices of beef soaked in a sweet-and-salty marinade made from soy sauce, brown sugar, sweet rice wine, fresh ginger, and sesame oil, then grilled to crispy perfection.
  • Bibimbop
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Bibimbop

    This classic, all-in-one Korean dish features a little bit of everything: crisp veggies, marinated beef, rice, seasoned spinach, and a fried egg on top.
  • Shang Kimchi (Summer, or Raw, Kimchi)
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    Shang Kimchi (Summer, or Raw, Kimchi)

    Kimchi cabbage is the ultimate Korean side dish. Traditionally, kimchi is marinated for days to give it a pungent and spicy kick. For a quick version, marinate napa cabbage in Thai chile paste, minced fresh garlic, and dark sesame oil and top with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
  • Korean Beef Rice Bowl
    Photo: James Carrier

    Korean Beef Rice Bowl

    Top rice with stir-fried beef and vegetables for a quick, Asian-inspired supper that's delicious and satisfying.
  • Korean-Spiced Beef and Cabbage Rolls
    Howard L. Puckett; Lydia Degaris-Pursell; Martha Condra

    Korean-Spiced Beef and Cabbage Rolls

    Stuff homemade rolls with traditional Korean beef and cabbage for a hearty snack or appetizer.
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