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Warm Up With These Traditional Korean Recipes

Feeling the chill? Embrace the earthy flavours and wholesome ingredients of Korean cooking and warm up with these traditional Korean recipes.

Korean guksu noodle soup

Cool weather and hot soups go hand in hand. To make this authentic guksu noodle soup, start by making your own fish stock, flavoured with seaweed, sesame and anchovy, then serve this nutritious broth with noodles and vegetables for a healthy autumn dinner.

Guksu - Noodle Soup


Set aside a couple of hours this weekend to make a batch of galbijjim. A favourite when the mercury drops in Korea, this hearty braise of beef short ribs is rich with soy, ginger and garlic.

Braised Beef short ribs (Galbijjim)

Sweet & crispy fried chicken

Now that we’re starting to pull out those winter layers, indulging in fried foods is much more appealing. One of our favourites is Korean fried chicken in a sweet sauce. Try this traditional recipe for dakgangjeong next time you feel like something naughty and nice.

Sweet and Crispy Korean Fried Chicken (Dakgangjeong)1

Doenjang jjigae

If you’re looking for a warming dinner that’s ready in minutes, then whip up this soothing doenjang jjigae, enriched with the earthy notes of doenjang (fermented soybean paste), tofu and vegetables.

doenjang jiggae

Kimchi bap fried rice

For a Korean twist on fried rice, try this kimchee kibokum bap, a cosy combination of kimchi, rice, vegetables and meat. Feel free to add ham, bacon or sausage in place of the steak, and pack it with extra vegetables, then serve topped with a fried egg.

Kimchi Fried Rice

For more Korean warmers, try these essential Korean stews for the cool weather.

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