24 Korean Inspired Recipes

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Get ready to embark on a culinary journey to the vibrant and flavorful world of Korean cuisine with these 24 Mouthwatering Korean Inspired Recipes. From the fiery kick of gochujang to the tangy crunch of kimchi, these dishes capture the essence of Korean cooking while offering accessible twists for home cooks. Discover the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors that make Korean cuisine so addictively delicious. From comforting rice bowls to refreshing noodle salads and to crispy Korean corndogs, these recipes will transport your taste buds straight to the streets of Seoul. So grab your chopsticks and prepare to spice up your kitchen routine with these irresistible Korean Inspired creations that are sure to become new favorites in your recipe repertoire.

Sweet and Spicy Corn on The Cobb

Sweet and Spicy Corn on The Cobb by Gimme From Scratch
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I’m super excited to share with you my recipe for Sweet and Spicy Corn on The Cob in the oven! This Korean inspired twist elevates a classic corn on the cob recipe. The corn is roasted in the oven with husks still intact making this side dish incredibly easy to make. It’s the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and savory notes.

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Sweet and Spicy Korean Pork Ribs

Sweet and Spicy Korean Pork Ribs by Gimme From Scratch
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Korean Pork Ribs with Gochujang Glaze is a delicious dish that combines sweet, savory and spicy flavors. These tender baby back ribs are seasoned with a super simple rub and then coated with a sweet and spicy glaze. Baked to nearly fall of the bone in the oven, these ribs are a perfect balance of Asian flavors that will leave you craving more. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or a weeknight dinner, this recipe is sure to become a new family favorite. Like, for real!

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Bulgogi Bowl

Bulgogi Bowl by Britney Breaks Bread
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These easy Bulgogi Bowls are super flavorful and tender. It’s thinly sliced beef in a sweet and savory soy sauce marinade and eaten with fluffy white rice, spicy kimchi, a fried egg, and sliced fresh cucumber.

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Spicy Gochujang Chicken Stir Fry

Spicy Gochujang Chicken Stir Fry by Xoxo Bella
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Korean inspired Gochujang Chicken is a delicious stir fry recipe with sweet and spicy sauce. Gochujang paste gives this Korean stir fry its distinctive flavour, while red chillies spice it up and honey add some sweetness. So if you’re in the mood for something Asian but also want something a little different, give this recipe a try. It’s certainly bursting with amazing flavours.

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Creamy Gochujang Pasta

Creamy Gochujang Pasta by The Seaside Calls
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Spice up your life with this Creamy Gochujang Pasta recipe! It’s an absolute flavor bomb with just the right amount of heat! Plus, you’ll have plenty of leftover gochujang to make Spicy Vegan Japchae!

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Fresh Korean Strawberry Milk

Fresh Korean Strawberry Milk by Sweet Smart Nutrition
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One sip of this easy 3-ingredient Korean Strawberry Milk will have you craving this recipe all the time! It’s an easy way to enjoy fresh strawberries, plus the nutrition benefits of whole milk. Stir up some delicious color and flavor in an ice-cold glass!

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Dubu Jorim: Korean Braised Tofu

Dubu Jorim: Korean Braised Tofu by Sweet Smart Nutrition
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Skeptical about tofu? Let me introduce you to Dubu Jorim! This Spicy Korean Braised Tofu recipe is going to wow you! It’s got it all: a delicious sauce, a little heat and spice, and simple cooking method.

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Korean Style Corn Dogs

Korean Style Corn Dogs by Carne Diem
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Have you been seeing all the crazy creations on TikTok lately? We’re talking about Korean Corn Dogs, also known as Korean Style Corn Dogs or Gamja Hot Dogs. Forget the classic American corn dog you know from baseball games. This Korean street food sensation takes things to a whole new level of flavor and fun!

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Korean Kimchi Pizza

Korean Kimchi Pizza by Sunglow Kitchen
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If you’ve never had kimchi on your pizza before, you’re in for a treat! This Korean inspired Kimchi Pizza is spicy, savory, and cheesy, and is ready in around 35 minutes!

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Korean Cucumber Salad

Korean Cucumber Salad by The Yummy Bowl
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Korean Cucumber Salad, an oi muchim recipe, is a refreshing and delicious salad that you can find in any Korean restaurant. It’s a great side dish your favorite fried rice or Korean barbecue.

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Korean Glazed Chicken Meatballs

Korean Glazed Chicken Meatballs by The Sassy Foodie
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These Korean inspired Glazed Chicken Meatballs are the perfect weeknight meal solution, packed with a delicious balance of sweet, savory and spice. These juicy, homemade chicken meatballs come together in the air fryer in under 30 minutes, and are sauced up in a gochujang, brown sugar glaze. Whether you are serving these as minis for an appetizer, or full-size in a bowl, they are highly delicious!

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Sticky Gochujang Chicken Flatbreads

Sticky Gochujang Chicken Flatbreads by Dished by Kate
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Juicy chicken thighs, tossed in a sticky, sweet, spicy sauce and grilled to perfection. What’s not to love? All the flavor of Korean fried chicken, in a weeknight-friendly form. Serve with a crunchy slaw, soft flatbreads and spicy gochujang aioli for a seriously flavor-packed twist on a regular chicken dinner.

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Tteokbokki (Korean Spicy Rice Cakes)

Tteokbokki (Korean Spicy Rice Cakes) by Gypsy Plate
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Tteokbokki – Spicy, chewy, and downright addictive!! Time to whip up THE most popular Korean classic in your kitchen.

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Korean Gochujang Tofu

Korean Gochujang Tofu by Sunglow Kitchen
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This Korean Gochujang Tofu is baked until crispy perfection and coated in a sweet and spicy gochujang sauce. It’s easy to make and a perfect high-protein weeknight dinner!

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Slow Cooker Korean Beef

Slow Cooker Korean Beef by I Heart Eating
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Slow Cooker Korean Beef is an easy crock pot dinner recipe that makes tender, sweet and spicy slow cooker beef. Great roast recipe with tons of flavor!

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Gamja Jorim (Braised Korean Potatoes)

Gamja Jorim (Braised Korean Potatoes) by Cook Rita
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Gamja Jorim, also known as Braised Korean Potatoes, are a mouthwatering Korean side dish that’s both easy and speedy to prepare. Tender baby potatoes are boiled and then cooked in a skillet with a deliciously sweet and spicy glaze. It’s really tasty!

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Chamchi Deopbap: Korean Tuna Rice Bowl

Chamchi Deopbap: Korean Tuna Rice Bowl Recipe by Sweet Smart Nutrition
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Chamchi Deopbap (Korean Tuna Rice Bowl) is a simple dish that’s easy to throw together in minutes. In the time it takes you to reheat white rice and open a can of tuna, you can have a delicious meal. Perfect for quick lunches or busy weeknights!

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Korean Ground Chicken Rice Bowls

Korean Ground Chicken Rice Bowls by The Sassy Foodie
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If you are looking for the perfect 20-minute meal, these easy Korean Chicken Rice Bowls are the solution! With a perfectly balanced sauce of ginger, garlic, gochugaru Korean chilli flakes, and a little sweetness from a secret ingredient, every bite is packed with flavor. Topped off with seasoned, quick-pickled cucumbers, this Korean chicken bowl recipe is fresh, bright, and the perfect meal prep or make-ahead meal.

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Crispy Gochujang Cauliflower

Crispy Gochujang Cauliflower by Piper Cooks
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Battered and breaded with light Panko breadcrumbs, this Crispy Gochujang Cauliflower is flavorful and satisfying, covered in a sweet and spicy sauce. A great appetizer or side dish.

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Spicy Vegan Japchae

Spicy Vegan Japchae by The Seaside Calls
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This Spicy Vegan Japchae (made with sweet potato glass noodles) is one of the greatest noodle dishes of all time. Bold words, I know, but all the more reason to give it a try! This flavorful, spicy rendition of traditional Korean japchae is savory, sweet, with just the right amount of heat.

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Korean Beef Bowl

Korean Beef Bowl by Cheerful Cook
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This easy Korean Beef Bowl recipe stands out not just for its delightful mix of flavors but also for how wonderfully simple it is to make. If you’ve had Bulgogi before, it’s quite similar but simpler, perfect for busy weeknights.

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Korean Cauliflower Bibimbap

Korean Cauliflower Bibimbap by Living Sweet Moments
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This amazing Korean Cauliflower Bibimbap recipe is delicious, low-carb, keto friendly, and easy to make. The perfect quick vegetarian weeknight dinner idea

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Korean Chicken Meal Prep

Korean Chicken Meal Prep by Carmy
Photo Credit: Carmy

Looking to change up your boring chicken meal prep or an easy weeknight dinner? Try this Korean Chicken Meal Prep! It’s easy to make, packed with flavour, and meal preps wonderfully! The chicken thighs are pan seared 5 minutes per side so you’ll have your meal ready in no time!

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Korean Inspired Bean Sprouts Salad

Korean Inspired Bean Sprouts Salad Recipe by The Herbeevore
Photo Credit: The Herbeevore

This Korean inspired Bean Sprout Salad recipe is a simple vibrant side to make at home with mung bean sprouts, carrots, and green onions in a fresh rice vinaigrette. It’s a great recipe to enjoy with sushi, stir fries, or bibimbap at home.

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I love to share recipes with real ingredients that are both sweet and savory (especially sweet:) My mission with Gimme From Scratch is to inspire you with recipes that will bring your families together in the kitchen. I'm introverted at heart but know how important socializing can be for maintaining good relationships, when writing not only am looking forward to sharing information - It's also building connections between readers who love good food as much as I do!

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