Korean food is an ideal starter cuisine for the beginner home cook. It delivers complex, savory-meets-spicy favors, often with a more simple preparation than you might think. Here, we’ve compiled several classic recipes — from the most basic cabbage kimchi to fiery bulgogi — plus a few recipes that have fun with the classics, like cheesy, savory oatmeal with kimchi and honey butter rice krispies tteok treats.
We think these 34 recipes are perfect whether you’re just starting out in the kitchen or if you’re looking to switch things up. All you need is a trip to H Mart, a curious mind, and a voracious appetite.