Korean Food and Cuisine
You don’t have to rely on your local Korean restaurant to fulfill your cravings for Korean food. This comprehensive Korean Food and Cuisine Web Guide shows you where to find recipes you can make at home. In no time you'll have the information and resources you need to create BBQ, kimchi and bibimbap right in your own kitchen. You'll also find cultural information on the traditions and customs surrounding Korean food and cuisine.
The following Web sites highlight the customs and traditions of Korean food, exploring both the history of Korean food and the modernization of Korean cuisine.
- Take a lively look at a Westerner's appetite for Korean cooking in “Heart And Seoul,” a 2000 Food & Wine article.
- The New York Times examines the challenge of packaging a staple of Korean cuisine—the pungent, fermented cabbage known as kimchi—so that it is suitable for space travel.
The following resources show you the tools and techniques that go into creating Korean favorites like kimchi and Korean BBQ. With help from these links, you’ll be making Korean recipes in no time.
- If you’re missing a tool or ingredient called for in any of the following recipes, see the next section of this guide for help purchasing Korean groceries online.
- If you’d like to add some Korean cookbooks to your collection, try “Eating Korean: From Barbecue to Kimchi, Recipes from My Home.”
- Although blogs aren't professional food sites, they offer valuable tips about traditional Korean recipes and cooking. For example, a food blogger posted on “Korean Barbecue Dos and Don’ts.” Our advice: DO have a look at it before making or enjoying Korean BBQ.
If you’re at a loss for an essential item required by your Korean recipe, you can find even the most unusual Korean groceries online. Below are some recommended online Korean grocery stores that directly ship Korean foods.
- Health food stores are a great resource for Asian cuisine ingredients: They often carry premade kimchi, red chili peppers and other Korean groceries and staples.
- If you want to visit a local Korean restaurant, check out the “Restaurant Reviews” section of findingDulcinea’s Restaurants Web Guide to select the right spot.
- As you’re browsing these sites, think of other Korean food recipes you might want to make in the future. Lots of these oils, spices and mixes have a long shelf life, and can be saved for the next time you decide to make a Korean dish.