KOREAN FOOD

4 Korean Recipes You Can Make Easily!

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Jadoregrace.com// Korean food pantry items you need and 4 easy Korean Recipes
Korean Curry

Okay, earlier this week I posted the Korean grocery run I did at Hmart on my Instagram Story and so many of you guys were intrigued and wanted to learn more about Korean food and cooking it. I was so excited and so willing to do a blog post about it but then I started to doubt myself thinking, “Wait, I hardly even know how to cook Korean food myself, what was I thinking?!”


But today I’m setting that doubt aside because I do love my Korean food and I’ll keep it real simple for you guys so that you can follow along!


Essential Korean Pantry Items
Here are the items that I always find myself needing when I’m trying to cook Korean food. I’ve linked all of them to Amazon so that you can easily purchase them if you want! (I know that going to an Asian grocery store can be really intimidating, so this is one easy way to get the ingredients!)


Jadoregrace.com// Korean food pantry items you need and 4 easy Korean Recipes





Other Items Used Frequently In Korean Dishes
These items are not things you necessarily have to go to the Korean store for so I made a separate list for them!
  1. Brown Sugar
  2. Cornstarch
If you want a more in-depth “Korean Pantry” list, Seonkyung Longest has a great one!


Benefits to Eating Korean Food
There are so many countless benefits to eating Korean food but the best benefits are that you’ll eat CLEAN and NUTRITIOUS dishes that are usually low calorie. Whenever somebody wants to go on a diet or lose some weight I always suggest eating Korean food.
OF COURSE, there are Korean dishes that are NOT low calorie and basically are junk food but for the most part Korean food is really healthy! :)

My Favorite (EASY) Korean Dishes
I tried to pick all the dishes that I LOVE and that are easy to make (easy being measured in terms of being able to make the dish in thirty minutes!)






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Korean Tofu Soup
This is my FAVORITE recipe to make, it is SO flavorful and low calorie. The key ingredient in this is the tofu and unfortunately you cannot get it off of Amazon but you can go to your asian grocery store and get it (Go to Hmart if you are in the triangle!)
Ingredients
Instructions
1. Start in a large pot and fry the garlic with cooking oil for a minute or until fragrant. 2. Chop up the kimchi into small pieces and cook with the garlic for 2-3 minutes. 3. Place seasonings (Korean red pepper powder, Korean red pepper paste, Soysauce, Fish Sauce, Kimchi Juice) into the pot and fry for 2 minutes. 4. If you are using meat or seafood, place into the pot now and fry until they have been cooked completely. 5. Pour the anchovy broth into the pot and bring to a boil. If you have used a fatty meat, you will see the fat floating to the surface. Skim the fat off with a spoon. 6. After boiling for about 5 minutes, put the 3 packs of tofu into the broth along with the sesame oil and break it up into large chunks. Add salt and pepper to taste. 7. Break an egg into the broth while it is still boiling and top off with chopped green onions. 8. Enjoy with a bowl of rice!
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6



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Doenjang Jjiggae (Soybean Paste Stew)
I used to hate this dish when I was a child but when I realized it was vegan friendly I jumped on the bandwagon!
Ingredients
  • 2, chopped Potatoes
  • 1, chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp Gochujang (Korean Red Pepper Paste)
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsps Korean Soybean Paste
  • 3-4 oz (optional) Beef, Pork, or seafood
  • to taste Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1/2, chopped Onion
  • 1 chopped Thai Pepper or Jalapeno
  • 8 ounces Firm Tofu
Instructions
1. Cut the vegetables into bite size pieces (potatoes, zucchini, onion, thai pepper and cut the tofu into 1/2 inch slices.2. Start in a large pot. Put the cooking oil and fry the garlic for one minute or until fragrant. Fry the onion for 2-3 minutes. If you are using meat, fry it right as soon as the onions start getting translucent.3. Add the water with the red pepper paste and soybean paste and bring to a boil. 4. Add the chopped potatoes, zucchini, thai pepper or jalapeno, and the tofu. Boil until the potatoes are soft when pierced. 5. Add salt and pepper to taste and top with chopped green onion. 6. Enjoy with a bowl of rice!
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6




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Korean Curry
This is my FAVORITE dish I can literally eat bowls and bowls of it.
Ingredients
  • 2, peeled and chopped Potatoes
  • 2, peeled and chopped Carrots
  • 1, chopped Onion
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 6 cups Water
  • 10 tbsps Korean Curry Powder
  • 1-2 chopped Chicken Breasts
  • to taste Salt and Pepper
  • 1, optional Jalapeno
  • 1 can Corn
  • 2 cups Peas
  • 1 Roma tomato
Instructions
1. Start with a large pot and put cooking oil and fry garlic and ginger for 1 minute or until fragrant. 2. Cook the onions until translucent. Then add the chopped tomato and jalapeno and fry for 1 minute. 3. Add the potatoes and carrots and fry for 2-3 minutes. 4. Pour in the corn and peas and then the 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil. 5. Once boiling, add the curry powder and keep stirring until the powder has melded with the water. 6. Bring to a low boil and cover for about ten minutes. Enjoy with a bowl of rice!
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6


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Korean Beef and Rice Bowl
If you've never had korean sweet meat, you definitely need to try this recipe. It is so easy to make and so yummy!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 3 tsps Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Minced Ginger
  • 1, chopped Green Onions
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce
  • 6 tbsps Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1 cup Broccoli
Instructions
1. Get the broccoli chopped and ready to steam first and then move on to making the beef. 2. Cook the beef in a pot and break it up into crumbles. Drain the fat. 3. Add the garlic and ginger to the meat and fry until fragrant. 4. In a small bowl, mix the soysauce, brown sugar, mirin, and sesame oil together. Mix into the beef and cook for 2-3 minutes. 5. Top with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy with rice and the steamed broccoli!
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2



Let me know if you guys liked this and if you try out the recipes! I'm so excited to introduce you guys to Korean food and will try to do this more often!

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16 comments

  1. These all sound so yummy! I love Korean food

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  2. YUM these all sound amazing! Going to have to try out that Korean curry.

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  3. You know, I've never had Korean food. There aren't any places that in my city that sell it and man, these sound good.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  4. Mmmm...looks tasty! I might have to try this one out! Seems like a fun meal to prepare with my girlfriend :)

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  5. I've never had Korean food but it sounds amaaazing!!

    Tori
    www.mooretori.com

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  6. LOVE Korean food! If we see a Korean restaurant we always stop and eat haha.

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  7. Stop it! I am pumped to try these! Great post!

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  8. When I was young we had Korean students live with us. We always tried to have a Korean meal each week. Always so good!

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  9. I don't think I have ever had Korean food but that beef and rice bowl sounds so good!

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  10. Lovely post! I want to try this recipes ;)
    Can you follow me? I follow you. ;)

    Have a great weekend!
    Tsukiakari from murasakiiroanu.blogspot.com

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  11. All of these sound delicious - will def have to try a few for dinner soon!

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  12. These sounds so good! I will have to try one of your recipes!

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  13. Korean food is the best! I love the curry with rice. Yum!

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  14. Looking forward for more amazing recipes like this one. That one is my favorite though.
    short stay parking heathrow

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