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9 Simple Korean & other Asian recipes anyone can cook at home

By AllK_Maknae   Monday, May 22, 2017   24,326   336   0
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If you watch Korean dramas, variety shows like 'Youn's Kitchen,' or simply have a passion for food, then you know you can't fall in love with Korea until you try some of their unique dishes! From the delicious spicy rice cakes to the more savory dishes like bulgogi, Korea knows how to make our mouths water. Now, you can impress your family and friends with your very own homemade Korean dishes and other awesome Asian dishes! Check out the 9 easy-to-follow recipes created by celebrity chef Kristin Kish and Takashi Yagihashi below and let's get cooking! 


 

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 1. Kimichi & Leek Fritters

Kimchi is a classic staple in any Korean kitchen. Learn the basics and make your own Kimchijeon (Kimchi fried pancake) with this easy peasy recipe!

PREPARATION TIME: 5 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 25 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

LEEK FRITTERS

  • Grapeseed oil, for sautéing
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, cut into 3/4-inch-thick discs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Korean chili powder
  • Soda water, as needed
  • 3/4 cup kimchi, roughly chopped and drained
  • Canola oil, for frying


2. Puffed Rice Crackers

Rice is another staple in Korean dishes but it has a variation of how you can use it and make it. If you want something satisfying to snack and crunch on, then a puff cracker will be your newest addiction!

PREPARATION TIME: 5 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 25 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

PUFFED CRACKERS

  • 1 cup over-cooked white rice
  • 1/4 cup water, or as needed
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup toasted peanuts (skin on)
    + 1 tablespoon for grating
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


3. Soba noodles

Soba noodles are native to Japan but it doesn't mean Korea lacks its own take on this dish! It pairs well with donkatsu and can be made easily with this savory recipe!


PREPARATION TIME: 25 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 5 HOURS

INGREDIENTS

SOBA NOODLES

  • 4 chicken bones
  • 2 large yellow onions, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 cup dark soy sauce
  • 12 ounces dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 8 ounces smoked slab-bacon piece
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • Grapeseed oil, as needed
  • 1 tendersweet cabbage, cut into wedges (my favorite type of cabbage; substitute green cabbage if you can't find it)
  • 3 tablespoons togarashi
  • 1 package soba noodles, or substitute your favorite noodles or homemade version
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


4. Tahini Ice-cream

Korean or not, who doesn't love ice-cream? Check out how you can make this healthy and exotic ice-cream flavor down below! It may become your new bingsoo replacement.


PREPARATION TIME: 15 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 1 HOUR

INGREDIENTS

TAHINI ICE CREAM

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 tablespoons tahini paste
  • Pinch of kosher salt

GARNISH

  • Orange zest
  • Micro shiso leaves


5. Toshikoshi Soba

If you're still craving soba noodles, bump it up a notch with this healthier alternative. Forget the donkatsu, add the veggies! It makes for a great vegan dish as well.


PREPARATION TIME: 30 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 25 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

Dashi broth

  • 3 large pieces dried kombu (kelp), each 10 by 4 inches, gently wiped with a damp towel
  • 3 quarts plus 11/2 cups water
  • 4 1/2 cups packed katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes)
  • 1 cup Japanese soy sauce
  • 1 cup mirin
  • 8 pieces abura-age (fried tofu puffs), about 2 ounces total weight
  • 1 cup halved, stemmed enoki mushrooms
  • 24 snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 3/4 pounds dried soba noodles
  • 4 scallions, including tender green parts, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 6 ounces kamaboko (fish cake), cut into twenty-four 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Leaves from 4 fresh mitsuba or chervil sprigs, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Ichimi togarashi (Japanese red pepper flakes), optional

6. Dorayaki Pancakes

Looking for something sweet to serve at the dinner table? It is always a good time for dessert and these Dorayaki pancakes will win over everyone's sweet tooth! 

PREPARATION TIME: 20 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 5 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • Candied Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup

Simple Syrup

  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water

Pancake Batter

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 to 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup canned sweet red bean paste
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • Honey for serving

7. Yakitori

Yakitori is loved by everyone - no matter the culture! If you're looking to make it with a little more Asian flair, this recipe will be just right!

PREPARATION TIME: 30 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 15 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sake
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons ginger juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Chicken Yakitori

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh meat, cut into twenty-four 1-inch pieces
  • 4 scallions, including tender green parts, cut into 1-inch pieces

Beef Yakitori

  • 1 pound beef tenderloin, cut into twelve 1-inch cubes
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into 1-inch pieces

Shrimp Yakitori

  • 16 extra-large (U16) shrimp, peeled, deveined, and each cut crosswise into 3 pieces
  • 4 asparagus spears (not pencil thin), ends trimmed and each spear cut into four 1-inch pieces


8. Braised Beef

Now I know we said easy and some of you may be thinking, "How is braised beef easy?!" Don't worry - we all need to graduate sometime, and this is the first step into being a chef... or at least a living cooking mama, thanks to this easy recipe!

PREPARATION TIME: 15 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 1 HOUR

INGREDIENTS

BRAISED BEEF CHEEKS

  • 8 beef cheeks, cleaned of any sinew
  • Grapeseed oil, for searing
  • 1 yellow onion, medium dice
  • 2 ribs celery, large dice
  • 2 carrots, peeled, large dice
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 4 ounces gochujang
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Rice wine vinegar, splash
  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

GARNISH

  • Parsley leaves
  • Finely sliced chives

 

POTATO PUREE

  • 3 large Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup white miso
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter, cubed and kept cold until called for
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground white pepper


9. Caramel Braised Pork Tacos


A Spanish tradition meets with Eastern flavors! If you love Asian food and tacos, get ready to get creative with your cooking. You could even make a Kimchi taco! Just pile in those Korean ingredients and happy eating~


PREPARATION TIME: 1 HOUR

COOKING TIME: 1 HOUR

INGREDIENTS

Pork

  • 1/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, in one piece
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 cups cold water
  • 1 cup sake
  • Two 2-inch pieces fresh ginger, peeled and smashed with a chef's knife

Braising Liquid

  • 3 cups cold water
  • 2 cups Japanese soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 pieces star anise
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and smashed with a chef's knife

Pickled Cucumbers

  • 1/2 to 3/4 English cucumber
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Mustard Sauce

  • 4 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 4 teaspoons water

Hoisin Glaze

  • 2 cups reserved braising liquid
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 store-bought crispy taco shells
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, cored and finely julienned (about 2 cups)
  • 16 fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds

NEED MORE STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS AND EVEN MORE RECIPES? CLICK THE IMAGES FOR MORE OR CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST!


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kalimilano Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mmmmm ^__^

Layni_Tsuki Monday, May 22, 2017

When you're on your way to the ER but food is significantly more important.

makan Monday, May 22, 2017

Come on AKP. This is laughable even for you

HIYE Monday, May 22, 2017

These are not "recipes", it's just a list of Asian food and their ingredients. A recipe would also include the method to cooking these dishes as well.

starempress Monday, May 22, 2017

At this point, I'm really wishing AKP had a dislike button for their articles... (1) this just a badly rephrased "article" copied from the macy's website, (2) The "simple Korean" recipes is just click-bait, half of these are more Japanese than Korean, and #9 WTF Fusion dishes should not be on lists claiming to be a specific nationality's recipe.

gt3lt_kpop Monday, May 22, 2017

i'd probably burn the house down while attempting to cook...

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