[Updated 9 June 2021]
Have you been spending your time at home binge-watching K-dramas? If the answer's yes, then chances are you've been craving for some of the mouthwatering Korean dishes featured throughout the episodes! From deliciously crunchy Korean fried chicken to a hearty bowl of soft tofu stew, get ready to throw on your apron and whip up these easy Korean recipes for a yummy feast at home ?
1. Egg Drop sandwich from Hospital Playlist
Fans of medical shows hands up - or more specifically, Hospital Playlist ?♀️ Thanks to this K-drama, we've been introduced to none other than the thick toast from the popular Korean chain, Egg Drop! Anytime one of the characters takes a bite out of this amazing looking sandwich, our stomachs rumble and our mouths water. So if you’re anything like us and are dreaming of a taste of buttery brioche toast and fluffy eggs, this easy Egg Drop recipe will remedy that immediately.
P.S. Add these 7 easy Korean street food recipes to your list and impress your family at home!
2. Korean fried chicken from The King: Eternal Monarch
Between watching Lee Min Ho in action and gripping our seats from the heart-stopping twists and turns of the plot, one of the few dishes that caught our attention (and stomachs) is Korean fried chicken. Of course, we know it isn't the first nor will it be the last K-drama to feature it, but the show is one of the more recent ones that got us drooling and craving for some! If you're ready to fire up your stove, go ahead and check out this easy halal Korean friend chicken recipe.
P.S. Not in the mood to fry? Don't worry - these 11 halal Korean fried chicken places in KL have got you covered!
3. Sundubu jjigae from Itaewon Class
When that rainy day hits, there's nothing like a hearty bowl of sundubu jjigae to warm you up. The very one that makes a recurring appearance throughout Itaewon Class! Spicy, savoury and comforting, this delicious dish will definitely hit the spot especially if you're a lover of stew-based dishes. Get started on making one right here with this easy halal sundubu jjigae recipe.
P.S. If you're into stews like this, you should also check out this halal kimchi jjigae and budae jjigae recipe.
4. Scorched rice with sugar from Crash Landing On You
Scorched rice (or nurungji) may not sound too appetizing at first. But if there's one thing we trust, it's Yoon Se-Ri's affinity for this unique dish! Far from your classic Korean snacks like pepero, Binggrae milk or honey butter almonds, nurungji is perfect for those who crave something sweet. Even if you need a little something to munch on, the crunchy texture of the scorched rice is enough to fulfill you. Can't wait to try it out? Let Maangchi's recipe guide you on this one.
5. Korean rice cake soup from Hotel de Luna
If you happen to be rewatching Hotel de Luna, there's no missing out on the yummy bowl of tteokguk that Jang Man-wol (played by IU) and Gu Chan-sung (played by Yeo Jin-goo) enjoy. Traditionally eaten on New Year’s for luck and prosperity, this satisfying dish of sliced rice cakes, savoury beef broth and thinly sliced egg has become a classic comfort food that’s enjoyed all year round. Treat yourself by whipping it up using this easy recipe from My Korean Kitchen.
P.S. Click here for more delicious and easy Korean rice cake recipes!
6. Ginseng chicken soup from Descendants of the Sun
Whether you're reminiscing Descendants of the Sun in general or wanting to impress your other half with your cooking skills like Song Joong-Ki's character, samgyetang is the answer you're looking for. Get yourself started on this simple ginseng chicken soup recipe from Maangchi and soon, you'll be able savour this amazing dish to your heart's content.
7. Ramdon from Parasite
While Parasite isn't considered a K-drama, we definitely think it's worth mentioning for the dish that has everyone all over the world scurrying to their kitchens to try out - ramdon (also known as jjapaguri)! Made with a combination of two types of instant noodles, Chapagetti and Neoguri, this comfort food is one of the easiest things you can whip up yourself. Just follow Korean Bapsang's recipe and you're good to go. You can omit the beef or switch it up with another protein of your liking.
P.S. Stock up your pantry with these 18 halal Korean instant noodles that you can find in Malaysia & Singapore.
There are still plenty of other yummy Korean dishes, whether from K-dramas or not, that you can easily make yourself at home. But why not start with these and enjoy them while catching up on the latest dramas ?