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14 Game Day Food Ideas (Korean Themed)

The Super Bowl is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about what to eat on your next game day!

Korean food is a great option because it’s tasty, flavorful, and tastes exciting! Here are 14 Korean-themed game day food ideas that will help you prepare the perfect Korean dish for your next game day. Are you ready to give it a go?

A collage image of Korean game day food.

1. Korean Fried Chicken (Yangnyeom Chicken, 양념치킨)

Korean fried chicken is one of the most sought after Korean foods on a game day in Korea. Koreans often eat it with beer which is why they formed a new word for the combination, Chimaek (치맥) = Fried chicken (후라이드 킨) + Beer (주) .

Korean fried chicken in a bowl, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.

Get the recipe: Korean Fried Chicken

 

2. Korean Pickled Radish (Chicken Mu, 치킨무)

Where there is Korean fried chicken, there is also Korean pickled radish! This crunchy, sweet, and tangy pickled radish is a must-have dish.

Pickled radishes in a jar and a small bowl

Get the recipe: Korean Pickled Radish

 

3. Baked Korean Chicken Wings (치킨윙)

If you’re not into deep-fried chicken, you should definitely check out these baked Korean chicken wings. They’re healthier than traditional alternatives and to die for! You can also try my air fryer version if you’re keen on dusting off your air fryer.

Korean baked chicken wings served in black pasta bowl

Get the recipe: Baked Korean Chicken Wings and Air Fryer Korean Chicken Wings

 

4. Soy Garlic Fried Chicken (Ganjang Chicken, 간장치킨)

These bite-sized chicken nuggets are twice-fried, then coated with a sweet, savory, and sticky soy-garlic sauce. They’re super delicious and make the perfect party appetizer when entertaining friends and family. Especially, your kids will love them!

Dakgangjeong in a fryer basket

Get the recipe: Soy Garlic Fried Chicken

 

5. Korean Popcorn Chicken (팝콘치킨)

Korean popcorn chicken is a popular Korean street snack in Korea. It’s made by deep-frying boneless chicken nuggets and tossing them in Korea’s special sticky, spicy, tangy, and sweet sauce. The best accompaniment is chewy rice cakes for a textural balance!

Korean style popcorn chicken garnished with sesame seeds and green onions

Get the recipe: Korean Popcorn Chicken

 

6. Honey Butter Squid Jerky (허니 버터 오징어)

This squid jerky is made by combining honey and other seasonings with dried, shredded squid, then pan-frying the seasoned dried squid until it’s lightly golden brown. It’s very addictive and delicious. Especially, when combined with bitter-tasting alcoholic beverages.

honey butter squid jerky served on parchment paper

Get the recipe: Honey Butter Squid Jerky

 

7. Corn Cheese (콘치즈)

Korean corn cheese is a baked casserole dish consisting of corn, cheese, butter, mayonnaise & sugar. It tastes delicious and the smell is amazing due to its fragrance from the butter.

Korean Corn Cheese Recipe | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Get the recipe: Korean Corn Cheese

 

8. Kimchi Pizza (김치 피자)

A new Korean fusion dish that is sure to delight your friends. Try this stone-baked kimchi pizza! It’s crispy, savory, and infused with a hint of kimchi flavor.

Kimchi pizza served on a white plate.

Get the recipe: Kimchi Pizza

 

9. Bulgogi Pizza (불고기 피자)

Korean-style bulgogi pizza is a delicious way to make the most out of Korean BBQ – Bulgogi! This unique recipe includes colorful vegetables, such as corn kernels. It’s a must-try for all lovers of Korean cuisine.

How to make Bulgogi pizza. This is a popular Korean fusion pizza in Korea. It's a great way to use up leftover Bulgogi. It's super delicious! | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Get the recipe: Bulgogi Pizza

 

10. Nuclear Fire Noodles and French Fries

This is a fun way to enjoy the popular Korean nuclear fire noodles in a new, crunchy and super hot way. Mixing things up with french fries make it an exciting option for your next snack. It’s fiery and addictive!

Holding a cup of fire noodle fries

Get the recipe: Nuclear Fire Noodles and French Fries

 

11. Bulgogi Tacos (불고기 타코)

Bulgogi tacos are more authentic than you might realize. While they borrow the idea of using tortillas, everything else is packed with Korean flavor. From Korean salad leaves and radish paper to bulgogi (Korean BBQ), Korean cucumber salad, and spicy Korean taco sauce, they taste amazing, addictive, and delicious!

Easy entertaining idea - Korean bulgogi taco bar: Mexican fused but loaded with authentic Korean flavour!| MyKoreanKitchen.com

Get the recipe: Bulgogi Tacos

 

12. Bibim Mandu (Korean Potsticker Salad, 비빔만두)

This bibim mandu recipe is essentially pan-fried potstickers that are mixed together with a salad and specially made bibim sauce. The combination of sweet and spicy flavors and crispy texture should satisfy everyone.

Sweet and spicy Korean dumpling salad (bibim mandu) served in a white oval bowl.

Get the recipe: Bibim Mandu

 

13. Tangsuyuk (Sweet and Sour Pork, 탕수육)

A popular Korean-Chinese dish, tangsuyuk is crispy pork coated with a sweet and sour sauce. The pork is crunchy and the sauce delicious — one bite and you’ll be hooked!

Tangsuyuk served on a white plate.

Get the recipe: Tangsuyuk

 

14. Rabokki (Ramen + Tteokbokki, 라볶이)

Rabokki is all about spicy, super delicious spicy rice cakes and ramen noodles. It’s spicy in a very delicious way that has you coming back for more!

Rabokki - Ramen + Tteokbokki | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Get the recipe: Rabokki

 

What did you think of my game day food ideas? Of course, I will add more recipes as I expand my recipe collections as time goes by.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for more party food ideas, you might want to check out my Korean Party Food post. It includes a variety of popular Korean appetizers, main dishes, and drinks, and will help you plan a full-blown Korean dinner.

 

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