Korean

Bibimbap in an enamel bowl with sections of sprouts, noodles, spinach, carrots, meat, cucumber.

Bibimbap

This bibimbap recipe with its easy, smoky, slightly sweet sauce is going to upend your notion of healthy eating. Swear.

A pile of Korean-style BBQ ribs on a wooden board, garnished with scallions and sesame seeds with several forks on the side.

Korean-Style BBQ Ribs

Sweet, tangy, and deliciously messy. Marinate ’em, grill ’em up, stack ’em on a platter, and prepare for everyone to be astounded.

Strips of Korean beef barbecue on a platter, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.

Korean Beef Barbecue

Beef ribs take a bath in a marinade of puréed Asian pear, scallions, garlic, soy sauce, and rice vinegar before being grilled to sweetly salty excellence.

Skewers of bulgogi meatballs on a blue and white plate with pickles on the side.

Bulgogi Meatballs

Bulgogi meatballs are a tasty riff on Korean barbeque that deliver a sweet-salty-umami flavor burst. Perfect for dinner or cocktail munchies.

Korean-style sloppy joes made with shredded beef, topped with pickled red onion on a hamburger bun resting on a piece of parchment.

Korean-Style Sloppy Joes

Gochujang-spiced shredded beef topped with tangy pickled red onions. Easily one of the best things we’ve eaten in recent memory.

Korean chicken wings piled around a white container of dipping sauce.

Korean Chicken Wings

Know that elusive balance of ridiculously crisp skin yet tender meat and a dipping sauce that’s sorta sweet but with some heat? Most wings fail miserably to achieve that. These nail it.

A kimchi bulgogi sandwich with sliced steak, green onions, and mayo on a roll on a green plate on top of a menu.

Kimchi Bulgogi Sandwiches

These kimchi bulgogi sandwiches are gonna disrupt your regular dinner rotation—in the best possible way. Think of it as a Philly cheesesteak with a different sort of accent.

A small white dish of gochujang, a Korean chile past with a spoon, jar, and bowl beside it.

Cheater’s Gochujang

Got gochujang? If not, you need to make this simple cheater’s version that’s a quick stand-in for when you don’t have time to make the authentic Korean chile paste with a sweet heat and some serious umami.

A sliced Korean steak on a rimmed baking sheet with a knife resting on the sheet and bowls of kimchi and daikon nearby.

Korean Steak

This isn’t quite bulgolgi, the classic Korean barbecue. But this little number is salty, sweet, and quite reminiscent of its longer-marinated inspiration.

Two plates topped with kimchi fried rice and nori flakes, one with a fried egg and the other with sliced avocado.

Kimchi Fried Rice

An ingenious clean-out-the-fridge creation in disguise that’s gonna upend your notion of leftovers.

Four deep-fried kimchi arancini on paper towels with a bowl of gochujang sour cream in the background.

Kimchi Arancini

Leftover Korean-style fried rice with an inner melty, cheesy gooeyness that’s pretty much guaranteed to bring you happiness. No matter what else is going on in your life.

A jar of the best kimchi with a spoon standing up inside it

Kimchi

Canadian by birth but Southerner by choice, chef Hugh Acheson makes a mean Korean kimchi. And just wait’ll you learn his ideas for using it.

Two pieces of Korean style steak on a cutting board with a knife.

Korean Style Steak

This ginger-spiked, Korean-style marinade comes together from pantry staples and takes just minutes to work its considerable magic before you toss the steak on the grill.

A white bowl filled with spicy Korean chicken and sprinkled with sesame seeds

Spicy Korean Chicken

More tingly than outright and obtrusively spicy, this quick and easy chicken takes its unmistakable flavor from that classic and cult-inducing Korean chile paste, gochujang.

Pickling liquid being poured into a full jar of pickled jalapeno peppers.

Pickled Jalapeno Peppers

These Korean-style jalapenos that take a dunk in soy sauce and soda are perhaps not pickled in the traditional American sense, but pickled nonetheless. Wait’ll you taste ’em.

Two plates topped with kimchi tacos with glasses of beer and a bowl of guacamole on the side.

Kimchi Tacos

Kimchi tacos. They’re essentially bulgogi tacos smothered with kimchi and Korean taco sauce and they taste just like something you’d get from the best taco truck ever.

A glass jar filled with Korean barbecue sauce, with some greens beside it.

Korean BBQ Sauce

This Korean BBQ sauce is as easy and as authentic as can be. It’s also sticky, sweet, spicy, gingery, garlicky, and exponentially more spectacular than anything store-bought.