K-Drama Food

Annyeong! Let's face it: at one point we've all been hit by the k-drama, k-pop wave. And what better way to live our k-drama dreams than with food? Indulge in our deliciously crafted k-drama inspired recipes, or just your favourite comfort korean foods.

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Jjamppong (Korean Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup)

Seen in the hit Korean drama series It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Jjamppong is a spicy seafood noodle soup that packs a punch. And while the title of this K-Drama holds true, one slurp of these noodles will infinitely perk you up and have you feeling more than just okay. Flavored with chicken stock, rich slices of pork belly and mussels, the wholesome broth is given a spicy kick with the addition of gochugaru (Korean chili pepper powder) and capsaicin. Complemented with a medley of vegetables and mushrooms, this red hot noodle soup is sure to fire you up.

Nurungji 2 Ways (Korean Scorched Rice)

Leftover rice? Making Nurungji is a great way to use it up. Also known as scorched rice, Nurungji is a traditional Korean food that’s often snacked on. If you’ve seen the record-breaking Korean drama, Crash Landing On You, then you might have caught female protagonist and heiress Yoon Se-Ri munching away on these addictive snacks during her time in the North. Besides using plain white rice, you can mix it up by adding Korean black rice for extra oomph and texture, giving you Korean purple rice. A great alternative to chips and crackers, Nurungji is best eaten with a sprinkle of sugar. You can even try out our brown sugar dip, mixed with toasted sesame seeds and seaweed flakes.

Sundubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew)

In Itaewon Class, Sundubu Jjigae makes its appearance time and time again, finally signifying the rise of the underdog in the series finale. And let’s be real, as much as we would love to have Park Seo Joon serve us a bowl of this deliciously soft tofu stew himself, we can’t all have the pleasure of his company. This recipe comes close, though. With silky tofu and rich pork belly bathed in a spicy savory soup, this Korean dish is comfort food at its best and will guarantee you an endlessly “sweet night”.

Olive Fried Chicken

Korean fried chicken has taken the world by storm, but this golden olive oil fried chicken depicted in hit Korean drama series, Goblin is another level of finger lickin. Deep fried in aromatic olive oil for a satisfyingly crisp chicken skin, this juicy chicken has a cleaner taste as compared to other variations of fried chicken. The unique flavor not only comes from the olive oil but also in the perfectly seasoned marinade, flour coating and batter. If blowing a candle won’t summon your long lost 939 year-old goblin husband, then perhaps cooking up a batch of this delicious fried chicken will.

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Meat Free Thai Red Curry

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Meat Free Bibimbap

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Welcome to Asian Food Network, home of authentic and delicious asian food. Asian Food Network, formerly known as Asian Food Channel, is a community for all lovers of asian food to discover and share their passion. Healthy, good food doesn’t have to be hard to replicate at home. Cooking at home can be a wonderfully special experience for you, your family and friends. Convenience food is easy to turn to when we are feeling tired or strapped for time but we want to help you build your confidence with some simple Asian recipes for your weeknight dinners. Simple recipes, healthy recipes or comfort food recipes - we have it all here. You can also filter them through cuisine or ingredient types. Featuring hundreds of traditional and modern asian food recipes ranging from the flavorful seafood dishes of Southeast Asia to the tasty dumplings in Northern China, Asian Food Network has got your recipes covered.

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