Korean Main Dish Recipes

Find dozens of authentic Korean main dish recipes. Now you can make bulgogi, kalbi, bibimbap, and more at home!

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Spicy Korean Chicken

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4
Slightly spicy, slightly sweet Korean-style chicken thighs.
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Godeungeo Jorim (Korean Braised Mackerel with Radish)

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Godeungeo (mackerel) has a very special place in my heart, having eaten it every which way imaginable - pan-fried, grilled, braised, canned, and smoked during my days in Seoul. Serve with rice and other side dishes.
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Korean-Style Braised (Slow Cooker) Baby Back Ribs

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2
Slow cooker ribs inspired by my favorite Korean chef in the LA area, Roy Choi, whose cooking will oversaturate your taste buds. Flavor profile of this recipe 12/10. These remind me of your typical pot roast prep that your mom may have made growing up...if your mom happened to be a Korean man who went on to create the first fusion taco truck. Enjoy over a bed of steamed rice and your favorite banchan!
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Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap

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21
Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap is Korean for Hot Stone Bowl with Mixed Rice - oh, and vegetables, and meat, and egg. My 'go to' favorite Korean dish, next to haemul pajeon and Bulgogi. I'm a big carnivore so my version has about 25% more meat than the traditional version. Mmmmmm, cow!
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Chap Chee Noodles

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A Korean-style noodle dish made with meat and vegetables.
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Dak Dori Tang (Spicy Korean Chicken Stew)

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1
A flavorful, spicy dish with chicken. I learned how to make this from a Korean exchange student who stayed with my boyfriend's family. Serve with white sticky rice spooned on top to dilute spiciness.
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Beef Bulgogi

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Just like my Korean mom makes it! It's delicious! Even better if rolled up in red leaf lettuce with rice and hot pepper paste. If you want to spice it up just add red pepper powder to your marinade.
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Korean BBQ Short Ribs (Gal-Bi)

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This is a easy way to make Korean BBQ. You can also substitute chicken breast or sliced rib-eye for the short ribs. If you use chicken or rib-eye, you must add thinly sliced green onion tops. This can also be broiled in the oven for the same amount of time.
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Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

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Most Bulgogi recipes call for crushed pear. This is for tenderizing the meat. My boyfriend's Korean mother says Coca-Cola® can also be used for the same purpose. This recipe uses very thin-sliced meat so tenderization isn't necessary. Sugar is used instead.
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Skillet Chicken Bulgogi

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This is a quick and easy, but very tasty meal. You can substitute the chicken with beef or pork for variety. My wife and I absolutely love this recipe, and it only takes 30 minutes with very few dirty dishes! Serve over rice.
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Kalbi (Korean BBQ Short Ribs)

Rating: Unrated
171
This is the staple of Korean fine dining, but too expensive in the restaurants. It is also simple to make at home, and will leave your guests asking for more. Total time includes marinating time. Traditionally, should be served sliced, rolled in romaine lettuce leaves, along with white rice, lightly browned garlic slices, and gochujang (Korean red pepper paste).
By CC
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Bibimbap (Korean Rice With Mixed Vegetables)

Rating: Unrated
51
Along with kimchi, bibimbap takes its place among the favored foods in Korean cuisine. Literally meaning 'mixed rice,' it's a popular meal consisting of white rice topped with vegetables, beef, a whole egg, and gochujang (red chili pepper paste). For those who cannot handle the spiciness (like our children), you can substitute with soy sauce or Sriracha (rooster sauce) in place of it.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Bibimbap (Korean Rice With Vegetables)

"I cut my gochujang with sesame oil to thin it out a bit. This is a family favorite and healthy, too." – Carrie

Korean Fried Chicken

"Excellent, juicy, flavorful bites of chicken. A new favorite here!" – Linda

Mom's Kimchi Egg

Rating: Unrated
10

My mom makes this dish all the time, and it tastes better and better each time! Even better, just two basic ingredients is all it takes! Garnish with rice!