15 Korean New Year Recipes

15 Korean New Year Recipes

As 2016 comes to a close, I want to thank everyone for another great year at Korean Bapsang! Thank you so much for reading, cooking, sharing and commenting on my recipes! I hope to share many more delicious recipes for you to try in 2017. 

Here, I’ve updated my New Year recipe roundup for 2017! Hope these traditional Holiday dishes from Korean Bapsang will help inspire you for the New Year celebration the Korean way.

Happy New Year to you and your family! 새해 복 많이 받으세요.

  1. Tteokguk (Rice cake soup)

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     2. Mandu (Korean dumplings)

Kimchi mandu


      3. Galbijjim (Braised beef short ribs)

Galbijjim (Braised beef short ribs)

      Also see slow cooker galbijjim and Instant Pot Spicy Galbijjim.     

4. Sataejjim (Slow cooker beef shank)

Satae jjim (Slow cooker braised beef shank)


     5. Tteokgalbi (Beef short rib patties)

Tteokgalbi (Korean short rib patties)


     6. Modeumjeon (Fish, shrimp, zucchini pan-fried in egg batter)

Modeumjeon Modeumjeon (Fish, Shrimp and Zucchini Pan-fried in Egg Batter)


     7.  Nokdujeon (Mungbean pancakes)

Nokdujeon (Savory mungbean pancakes)


     8. Kkaennip jeon (Stuffed perilla jeon)

Kkaennip Jeon (Stuffed Perilla Jeon)


     9. Wanjajeon (Pan-fried meatballs in egg batter)

Wanjajeon (Pan-fried Meatballs in Egg Batter)


     10. Yukjeon (Pan-fried battered beef)

Yukjeon (Pan-fried battered beef)


     11. Tteok sanjeok (Skewered rice cake with beef and vegetables) 

Tteok Sanjeok (Skewered Rice Cake with Beef and Vegetables)


     12. Japchae (Stir-fried starch noodles with beef and vegetables)

Japchae (Stir-Fried Starch Noodles with Beef and Vegetables)


     13. Gungjung Tteokbokki

Gungjung tteokbokki (stir-fried rice cake)


     14.  Nabak kimchi (Water kimchi)

Nabak kimchi (Water kimchi)


     15. Youngyang chaltteok (Healthy sweet rice cake)

Korean sweet rice cake


Finally, no Korean feast can be without vegetable side dishes. Traditionally, vegetables are served in three colors (white, black/brown, and green), which are collectively called samsaek namul, 삼색나물. 

Typically, they are doraji (bellflower roots), gosari (fiddlehead ferns), and siguemchi (spinach) namul dishes. 

Happy New Year!

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  1. Hi!! I have tried several of your recipes and they have been a real hit with my two picky boys, so THANK YOU! I wouldn’t change anything about your recipes but had a question. Do you use “maesil syrup”? I recently got it as a gift and don’t know when to use it. I was told to add it to beef/chicken marinades but need more guidance on exactly how much to use and what other ingredients I would replace with?? I’d appreciate any feedback! Thank you.

  2. yeo kee ling says

    Hi Hyosun,

    Wishing you happy new year 2017.

    Just to say a big thank you for sharing your great receipes.


  3. Ah, thank you for this round up! These are some of my favorite Korean dishes. I’m excited to have this useful reference page for happy eating all year long.