Korean Comfort Foods

Add Army Stew, Spicy Ramen and Korean-Style Pork Belly to your go-to comfort food repertoire.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Classic Comforting Dishes

When a day calls for cozying up with a warm meal, look to these authentic Korean dishes to spice things up. With options including a crisp-tender seafood pancake, spicy noodles and rib-sticking stew, there is sure to be something for every palate.

Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew)

This spicy stew includes random ingredients such as Spam, sausage, kimchi and cheese (and sometimes macaroni!). The dish was invented when American soldiers based in Korea brought over all these Western ingredients. It is now a typical meal in Korea.

Get the Recipe: Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew)

Haemul Kalguksu (Seafood Knife Noodles)

Kalguksu is a comforting noodle dish made from fresh hand-cut noodles and served in a broth. The name "knife noodles" comes from fact that the noodles are cut using a sharp knife. This version includes a mixture of shellfish and shrimp.

Get the Recipe: Haemul Kalguksu (Seafood Knife Noodles)

Bossam (Korean-Style Boiled Pork Belly)

Bossam is a classic dish that has traditionally accompanied kimjang -- the kimchi-making season when people come together to make kimchi to last a year. It is said that pork belly and fresh kimchi go very well together; so when fresh kimchi is being made, there is pork belly.

Get the Recipe: Bossam (Korean-Style Boiled Pork Belly)

Rabokki/Tteokbokki (Spicy Ramen and Rice Cake)

Tteokbokki is a spicy rice cake dish found all over the streets of Korea. We've added 'rabokki', which are ramen noodles. This is an evolved version of the classic Korean snack or street food, making it more of a hearty sharable meal.

Get the Recipe: Rabokki/Tteokbokki (Spicy Ramen and Rice Cake)

Haemul Pajeon (Korean Seafood Pancake)

This crispy-yet-tender classic Korean seafood pancake is beloved by many. It's a great treat on a rainy day with a glass of rice wine.

Get the Recipe: Haemul Kalguksu (Seafood Knife Noodles)