Winter months are always hard. Figuring out what to serve and finding the time to plan meals that suit everyone's tastes can be mind-boggling. We've crafted a list of our favorite Korean holiday food to add to your menu.
Best Korean Holiday Food
Korean Fish Cake Balls
Fish cakes, or eomuk (어묵) are boneless fish fillets, as well as squid/prawns, are some of the best Korean winter street food to keep you warm. They come with an assortment of thinly-sliced vegetables and deep fried (covered in a light batter, of course). You can turn it into a ball-shaped food, easy to pop in your mouth.
The pancake mixed with kimchi is a great starter for first time Korean snackers and for those who have not tried kimchi yet, as well as getting use out of kimchi you haven’t had the chance to eat. The Korean Christmas food has a sweet and tangy soy sauce specifically made for it.
Korean Spicy Pork Stir-Fry
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Cooked Korean pork stir-fry and the pork was marinated for almost 24 hour cause I was supposed to cook this yesterday 😂 Pork was tender, capsicum crunchy, ajutama perfect and rice cake chewy and just right! Really happy that I've finally nailed this dish ☺️ #jeyukbokkeum #koreanporkstirfry #deliciouslogycooks #imadethis
You can find pork slices from the belly sautéed in a spicy sauce with vegetables with a side of your choice in the Korean Spicy Pork Stir-Fry. You can add rice or kimchi, too to create the ultimate Korean holiday food!
Bo Ssam (Korean Roast Pork)
Pork shoulder gets coated in a salted shrimp sauce or else Ssäm sauce, which is made with Korean chili paste. You can use rice and kimchi or a spicy Korean coleslaw like the pork stir-fry.
Korean Cinnamon Punch
The Korean Cinnamon Punch is a Korean drink, served hot or cold, to soothe your throat. You can make this with cinnamon sticks, sliced ginger, brown sugar, and water. You can also add your Korean holiday drink with pine nuts, jujubes, and dried persimmons.
Hobakjuk (Korean Pumpkin Porridge)
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Hobakjuk (호박죽) is a Korean holiday porridge dish made with pumpkin. Enjoy eating traditional Korean holiday food first thing in the morning, while others like to eat Hobakjuk after dinner. The party of flavors brings together the sweet, nutty, and even velvety taste!
Patbingsu (Korean Shaved Ice)
Patbingsu (팥빙수) is a Korean holiday shaved ice dessert popular in the summer months, but you can have it at any time. Sweetened red bean paste is an addition to this Korean dessert, and small-sized mochi, berries, or sweet rice cakes are other toppings you can add. When it comes to patbingsu, anything goes!
Baesuk (Korean Pear Dessert, Two Ways)
This Korean pear holiday dish can be poached or steamed. Koreans use the Korean holiday food as a natural remedy to nasty colds this winter season.
Hotteok (Korean Sweet Pancake)
Sweet Korean pancakes are a popular Korean holiday street food filled with syrup and eaten in the winter season. You can also add crushed nuts to your hotteok.
Yaksik (Korean Sweet Rice)
Yaksik (약식) is a rice and dried fruit/nuts Korean holiday dish for the Lunar New Year.
Keep warm this winter, eat and drink to your heart's content, and stay healthy this holiday season! Cook this dishes at home to experience a Korean twist to your holiday menu.
If you are working during the holidays and will not be able to cook these delicious Korean holiday food, share warm snacks and Korean drinks with your colleages with our SnackFever Office Box. Grab yours here!
It has over 80 Korean snacks with combinations of coffee, tea, cup noodles, and even light sweet and salty Korean snacks.
If you decide to try these yourself, don't forget to share pictures with us on Instagram and tag us using #SnackFever.
Written by Maegs
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