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5 Korean Recipes To Spice Up Your Meal

Bring Korean flavours into your home with Zee Zest's Simply Korea.

Shraddha Varma

Koreans know how to tell a good story, laced with uplifting and heartwarming narratives, and create amazing pop music with catchy hooks and sing-along lyrics (well, almost) that aren’t easy to let go. And that pretty much explains why many Indians, especially the younger generation, are obsessed with K-drama and K-pop. This influence of Korean culture through entertainment has also helped promote the nation’s flavours and cuisine. And it has stuck around because Korean food ticks all boxes for Indians – from flavour and taste to texture.  

Korean food gained popularity amid the pandemic and today, several supermarkets and online stores are brimming with Korean food items – from instant noodles to spices, pastes, and more. According to the ministry of commerce and industry of India, Korean [instant] noodles alone witnessed a growth of 178 per cent in 2021. Post the second wave, what fueled the craze for Korean cuisine in the country was the opening of stand-alone Korean restaurants and eateries in metro cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, and Bengaluru.  

If you too enjoy this cuisine too, here’s your chance to learn and whip a few in the comfort of your kitchen. Zee Zest launched Simply Korea, a recipe video series that shows you how to cook some of the most popular Korean dishes.  

1. Dubu Jorim 

Best paired with steamed rice, Dubu Jorim is golden-brown fried tofu braised in a spicy-savoury sauce, finished off with a sprinkling of sesame seeds and chopped spring onion.  

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2. Gyeran Mari 

Korean omelette aka Gyeran Mari can be a great replacement for that plain ol’ breakfast omelette. It is a roll that is made using eggs and chopped vegetables like spring onions and carrots.   

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3. Miyeok Guk  

A healthy and nutritious Korean seaweed soup, Miyeok Guk is an important part of traditional birthday celebrations. It is traditionally made with beef, but this recipe uses chicken. 

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4. Korean Fried Chicken  

Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, Korean fried chicken is coated in a thick sweet-spicy sauce. It is garnished with sesame seeds and chopped spring onions.  

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5. Kimchi 

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish that promises a burst of flavours. It is made using cabbage and Korean radish. 

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For more such recipes, check our Zee Zest's newest offering Simply Korea

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