Korean Main Dish Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Spicy Korean Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 9
Slightly spicy, slightly sweet Korean-style chicken thighs.

Godeungeo Jorim (Korean Braised Mackerel with Radish)

Rating: 5 stars 1
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.

Korean-Style Braised (Slow Cooker) Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 5 stars 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!

Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
Dol sot bi bim bap is Korean for hot stone bowl with mixed rice — oh, and vegetables, 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.

What Is Bibimbap? And How to Build Your Own Beautiful Rice Bowl

Great for gatherings, customizable bibimbap is a culinary canvas where each eater is also an artist, creating a work of tasty art tailored to their own taste buds.
By Lauren Helmer

Chap Chee Noodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 133
A Korean-style noodle dish made with meat and vegetables.

Dak Dori Tang (Spicy Korean Chicken Stew)

Rating: 4 stars 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.

Best Bulgoki - Korean Barbeque Beef

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
This is the best bulgoki recipe I've come up with--adapted from a few different ones. It is very forgiving and you can adjust sweetness and spiciness as you prefer. Serve over rice.

Korean Spicy Marinated Pork (Dae Ji Bool Gogi)

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
This spicy Korean pork is very good served with rice, kimchi, and salad.

Korean Street Toast

Rating: 5 stars 32
Crispy, grilled, buttery bread joins a slightly sweet, super savory vegetable-egg patty, smoky ham and melty cheese, and a ridiculous amount of mayo and ketchup for one of the most memorable sandwich experiences of my life. Plus, you'll eat about a whole serving of vegetables and barely even notice.
Chef John
By Chef John

Simple Slow-Cooked Korean Beef Soft Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 300
This recipe was handed down to me by a Korean friend. So full of flavor! I wanted to share it with you all. I did tweak it a little to add more spice. Feel free to tweak it yourself!

Mom's Kimchi Egg

Rating: 5 stars 18
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!

Inspiration and Ideas

Bibimbap (Korean Rice With Vegetables)
Rating: Unrated 80
"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
Rating: Unrated 146
"Excellent, juicy, flavorful bites of chicken. A new favorite here!" – Linda
Spicy Korean Ribs
Rating: 4.5 stars 16

These spicy Korean ribs are a family-favorite recipe. I picked it from the local paper. They're best left in the fridge overnight so the flavors get stronger. The more sauce, the better! Serve with sesame coleslaw.