Are you looking for something delicious and new to try on your next game day? Check out these 14 delicious Korean dishes. From classics like Korean Fried Chicken to lesser-known gems like Honey Butter Squid Jerky and Fire Noodles with French Fries, there is sure to be something everyone will love. Go ahead and give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!
1. Korean Fried Chicken (Yangnyeom Chicken, 양념치킨)
Game days in Korea involve a lot of fried chicken and beer, which is the perfect combination to satisfy cravings. In fact, they love the combination so much that they even have a special word for it: Chimaek (치맥) = Fried chicken (후라이드 치킨) + Beer (맥주)!
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 tasty accompaniment is a great addition to any fried chicken dish, giving it the perfect balance of sweetness, tartness and crunchiness. It helps cut through the greasiness of fried chicken, making it a must-have side.
Get the recipe: Korean Pickled Radish
3. Baked Korean Chicken Wings (치킨윙)
If you’re not into deep-fried chicken, you should definitely try these baked Korean chicken wings. They are healthier than traditional alternatives and absolutely delicious! If you’re keen on dusting off your air fryer, you can also try my air fryer version.
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. These are super delicious and make a perfect party appetizer when entertaining friends and family. Especially, your kids will love them!
Get the recipe: Soy Garlic Fried Chicken
5. Korean Popcorn Chicken (팝콘치킨)
Korean popcorn chicken is a popular Korean street snack. It is made by deep-frying boneless chicken nuggets and tossing them in a special sticky, spicy, tangy, and sweet sauce. The best accompaniment is chewy rice cakes, which provide a textural balance.
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 mixture until it’s lightly golden brown. It’s incredibly addictive and delicious, especially when combined with bitter-tasting alcoholic beverages.
Get the recipe: Honey Butter Squid Jerky
7. Corn Cheese (콘치즈)
Korean corn cheese is a delectable and savory dish that combines the sweetness of corn, the creaminess of cheese, and the richness of butter, mayonnaise and sugar for an unforgettable flavor. Its buttery fragrance makes it even more irresistible – prepare to have your mouth water!
Get the recipe: Korean Corn Cheese
8. Kimchi Pizza (김치 피자)
Treat your friends to something new and exciting. Try this stone-baked kimchi pizza recipe! This delicious combination of crunchy and savory pizza has a hint of kimchi flavor that will definitely hit the spot and leave your taste buds wanting more!
Get the recipe: Kimchi Pizza
9. Bulgogi Pizza (불고기 피자)
If you’re a fan of Korean BBQ, you need to try the Korean-style Bulgogi Pizza. It’s a great way to experience the deliciousness of bulgogi in pizza form. This unique recipe includes colorful vegetables and even corn kernels, making it a must-try for all lovers of Korean cuisine.
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!
Get the recipe: Nuclear Fire Noodles and French Fries
11. Bulgogi Tacos (불고기 타코)
Bulgogi tacos are an exciting fusion of Korean and Latin cuisine. 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 all taste authentically Korean, addictive, and delicious!
Get the recipe: Bulgogi Tacos
12. Bibim Mandu (Korean Potsticker Salad, 비빔만두)
This bibim mandu recipe is essentially pan-fried potstickers mixed with a salad and a special bibim sauce. The combination of sweet and spicy flavors and a crispy texture should satisfy everyone.
Get the recipe: Bibim Mandu
13. Tangsuyuk (Sweet and Sour Pork, 탕수육)
Tangsuyuk is a popular Korean-Chinese dish made with crispy pork coated in a sweet and sour sauce. The pork is crunchy and the sauce delicious, making it irresistible with just one bite!
Get the recipe: Tangsuyuk
14. Rabokki (Ramen + Tteokbokki, 라볶이)
If you’re into spicy food, Rabokki is the place to go. Not only are their rice cakes and ramen noodles incredibly delicious, but they also have the perfect level of spiciness that will make you come back for more!
Get the recipe: Rabokki
What did you think of my game day food ideas? I will add more recipes as I expand my recipe collections.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for more party food ideas, check out my post on Korean Party Food. It includes a variety of popular Korean appetizers, main dishes, and drinks, helping you plan a full-blown Korean dinner.
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