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17 Korean-Inspired Recipes to Try at Home

Korean food is having a major moment—you can’t open a menu without spotting something topped with kimchi (aka fermented pickled cabbage) and something else glazed with gochujang (aka the umami-rich condiment of the gods). Bimbimbap and japchae are already regulars in our takeout rotation, but recently, we’ve also been channeling our inner David Chang and experimenting with Korean ingredients in the kitchen. Here are 17 of our favorites.

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Clean-eating Bibimbap Bowls

A vegan version of a restaurant favorite (no clay pots necessary).

Korean Noodle Stir Fry (japchae)

Great with tofu, chicken, beef or whatever veggies you have on hand, this is the perfect last-minute weeknight dinner.

Slow-roasted Korean Pork

This fall-off-the-bone pulled pork is a total crowd pleaser. Serve it wrapped in butter lettuce with two kinds of dipping sauce for a deceptively easy dinner party.

One-pan Korean Spicy Chicken Thighs With Gluten-free Gochujang Sauce

This recipe from Coterie member Phoebe Lapine is a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy—just the way we like it.

Kimchi Chicken And Bacon Fried Rice

Kimchi and bacon are a match made in funky, fatty heaven. We’re powerless against this combo.

Instant Pot Korean Beef Tacos

Switch up your tired Taco Tuesday routine.

Quick Korean Spicy Slaw

A great way to liven up a summer picnic or BBQ. (Plus, it’s ready in less than half an hour.)

Korean Bbq Chickpea Bowls

Make a big batch of roasted chickpeas on Sunday and have totally-not-sad-desk-lunches all week long.


Watermelon Kimchi

All the classic pickled kimchi flavors applied to….watermelon rind? This is some next-level culinary upcycling from Coterie member Katie Workman.

Sweet And Spicy Korean Meatballs

Serve over rice with some sauteed greens, or on toothpicks for a modern take on a retro party appetizer.

Korean Sticky Chicken

Because boneless chicken breasts don’t have to be boring.

Spicy Kimchi Sesame Noodles

These are great hot out of the wok…and maybe even better straight from the refrigerator the next day.

Korean Meatloaf With Gochujang Glaze

Swap out ketchup for gochujang—an umami-rich chili paste—and never look back.

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Spicy Pork Kimchi Potato Skins

Our new favorite party food.

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