Korean Recipes

Korean plum tea in a blue tea cup next to a glass pumpkin and Korean cookbooks.

Korean Plum Tea Recipe (Maesil Cha)

Have you ever tried fruit-based tea? In South Korea, people not only make tea from cured or fresh leaves of Camellia sinensis, but also from flowers, fruits, vegetables, and more! They even make tea from corn husks! One of the most popular types of tea in Korea is ‘maesil cha,’ otherwise known as Korean green plum tea! This fruity sweet and tangy tea is the perfect refreshing drink. It takes less than a minute to make. Learn how below!  

Korean sausage stir fry in a bowl. The stir fry is topped with green onions

Korean Sausage Stir Fry (Sausage Yachae Bokkeum)

Are you a parent looking for delicious kid-friendly Korean foods? If so, try making the sausage yachae bokkeum recipe, otherwise known as Korean sausage stir fry. In the recipe post, I will list the ingredients, give tips & tricks to help you make this recipe, as well as answer any questions you may have. Enjoy! 

Minari Muchim in a bowl. Wooden chopstick sit near.

Korean Watercress Salad (Minari Muchim)

Minari (미나리) is the Korean word for a variety of water dropwort. Also known as Korean watercress, water celery, water parsley, or Java water dropwort, you can find this leafy green natively growing along banks of streams, creeks, and rivers of the temperate and tropical countries in Asia as well as Australia. ‘Muchim’ (무침) is a Korean term used to describe a variety of side dishes made by mixing fresh vegetables with different seasoning ingredients.

Korean mango bingsu sitting next to iced coffee and flowers. Sitting on a window sill.

Mango Bingsu Recipe (Mango Shaved Ice)

During the summer, what is your favorite sweet treat to beat the heat? Is it ice cream? Popsicles? Maybe cold beer, wine, or a cocktail? In South Korea, people eat bingsu to fight the hottest months of the year. Below, we will learn all about bingsu. Then, I list the ingredients needed to make mango bingsu as well as give tips & tricks on how to make this treat. Finally, I answer some potential questions you may have about this milky shaved ice treat. Let’s get started! 

Korean Dandelion Salad on a wicker placemat. Kimchi and Korean spinach salad sits behind.

Korean Dandelion Greens Side Dish

Have you ever eaten dandelion greens? In the United States, as well as other western countries, when thinking of dandelions, people either picture blowing on the seedheads to make wishes or annoying yard weeds ruining their perfect lawns. People rarely think of salads when someone mentions this plant! Here, we will teach you how to make ‘mindeulle namul muchim,’ a Korean dandelion greens side dish. This side dish tastes slightly bitter and earthy as well as a bit sweet and spicy! We hope you enjoy it!