Korean New Year’s Day Food

Korean New Year's Day Food Round-Up | MyKoreanKitchen.com

[Note: This blog post was last updated on February 17, 2015)

Do you want to celebrate New Year’s day the Korean way? Then you are in the right place. I have collated my recipes that can be enjoyed on this special day right here. I will keep updating the list as I create new recipes that are suitable for this occasion so that you can continue to celebrate New Year’s day with more variety of Korean food.

This year, in 2015, the Korean New Year’s day (Seollal, 설날) falls on 19th February. If you want to find out what typical Koreans do on this date, you can read more about it from this article.

In case you are wondering why I am updating my 8 years old blog post – that’s simply because this blog post ranks really high on Google for the search term “Korean New Year’s day food”. 😉

I hope you enjoy trying out my recipes and happy new year!

Ddeok Mandu-Guk (떡 만두국, Korean Rice Cake and Dumpling Soup)

Ddeok Mandu-Guk (Korean Rice Cake and Instant Dumpling Soup) | MyKoreanKitchen.com
Kimchi Mandu (김치만두, Kimchi Dumplings)

Kimchi Mandu (Kimchi Dumplings)  MyKoreanKitchen.com
Bulgogi (불고기, Korean BBQ Beef)

Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) | MyKoreanKitchen.com
Dwaeji Galbi Jjim (돼지 갈비찜, Korean Braised Pork Ribs)

Dwaeji Galbi Jjim (Korean-Braised-Pork-Ribs) | MyKoreanKitchen.com
SuJeonGwa (수정과, Korean Cinnamon Punch)

SuJeongGwa (Korean-Cinnamon-Punch) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

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  1. HI… I’m Korean , studying in s’pore. Thank you for putting these recipes ^^ . It reminds me korea… thanks.

  2. A couple of years ago I had a Korean Foreign Exchange student living at my house. For New Years Day we decided to make all the Traditional New Years Food- Black-eyed Peas, which is what we ate in Missouri, Pork and Sauerkraut, what they eat here in Central Pennsylvania, and Tok Guk, what EunJee told me was the traditional New Years food for Korea. I followed the recipe to the letter, I thought, but when I served it, she started to laugh, and IMMEDIATELY called her mother (despite the 13 hour time difference!) to tell her that my Tok Guk was brown. We had to take a picture and send it to her. I finally said “Hey, this is Tok Guk Willa Style!” which became the watchword for all the Korean dishes I made strangely.

    I miss having a refrigerator full of Kimchee, but since Kimchee Willa never did turn out right, and our good Korean grocery went out of business we have been kimcheeless.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Hi Sue, its good to the Koreans NY falls on the same day as the chinese, I did not know that, anyways, wishing you a prosperous, fruitful year !! Keep all the good food coming ya ? *grins* Ohh..sticky rice cake, what a great opening dish for the NY, sticky cake that have ancient history to keeps the beast away from the evil haha, hm..love that dumpling post, another significant dish in the NY celebration, dumplings are also widely served during the NY in China, thanks for sharing such great recipes, cheers ! :)

  4. Happy New Year to you!

  5. I had Ddeok-Mandu Gook for a lunch and a dinner on Seol Nal. Can’t blame on it!

    Happy new year!!

    Thanks always.

  6. Happy New Year to you and yours too!

  7. Thank you all. Happy New Year to you.
    I just came back from my mom’s home, I overate and felt sick for a while, yet it happens on every Thanks giving day and New Year’s day. :)
    I hope it doesn’t happen to you.

  8. Happy New Year! Since I have time off this week (am chinese and celebrating New Year too, will try my hand at some of your lovely recipe :-) Look forward to yummyyyy post from you.

  9. Sue씨, 돼지년 福 많이 받으세요~! ^^

  10. kung hee fat choy (happy new years in chinese)!

  11. happy new year to you too!

  12. oh… the chinese new year is on sunday too! It’s the year of pig this year. And we are celebrating it….

    I did not know that the KOrean new Year is the same as the chinese new year…

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