Korean Food Made Simple

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  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.8  (30)

Korean Food Made Simple is a television show on the Cooking Channel that explores the rich and diverse world of Korean cuisine. Hosted by world-renowned Korean-American chef, Judy Joo and Korean food expert Christine Lee, the show takes viewers on a culinary journey through Korea's modern and traditional food scene.

Each episode of the show is dedicated to a specific region or type of Korean food, such as street food, barbecue, or seafood. The hosts visit local markets and restaurants to discover the ingredients and techniques used in each type of cuisine. They also visit local families and chefs to learn the secrets of Korean home-cooking.

The show is informative, introducing viewers to unfamiliar ingredients such as gochujang, a spicy fermented chili paste used in many Korean dishes. It delves into the complex flavors of Korean cooking, from the savory depth of doenjang, a fermented soybean paste, to the tangy sweetness of pickled vegetables.

Throughout the series, Judy and Christine share their knowledge and expertise, providing tips on how to prepare classic Korean dishes such as bulgogi, bibimbap, and kimchi. They also offer creative twists on traditional recipes, such as Korean-style tacos and Korean fried chicken.

One of the highlights of the show is its stunning visuals. The hosts travel to picturesque locations throughout Korea, from the bustling streets of Seoul to the serene countryside. The stunning landscapes are intertwined with food, as the hosts explore the connection between the environment and the cuisine.

Along with exploring the food, the show also presents an insider's view into Korean culture. Each episode provides a glimpse into the history and customs of Korea, such as the tradition of sharing food with loved ones and the ritual of drinking soju, a popular Korean alcohol. The show also touches on current trends in the Korean food scene, such as the rise of vegan and gluten-free cuisine.

Overall, Korean Food Made Simple is an engaging and informative show that will appeal to anyone interested in Korean cuisine and culture. With its expert hosts, stunning locations, and delicious food, it offers a satisfying and educational viewing experience.

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8. Noodles
March 19, 2016
Judy Joo's guide to Korean noodles includes versions with black bean sauce, chicken soup, and crunchy ramen-coated squid rings. Also: She visits Seoul and eats seafood kalguksu on the beach with chef Christine Lee.
Korean-American Fusion
7. Korean-American Fusion
March 12, 2016
Executive Chef Judy Joo guides through the new fusion food trends in Korea's capital Seoul from fried chicken to Korean Mexican tacos and cocktails. Back in her kitchen, she shares the best and Ultimate Fried chicken recipe, a dish of spicy pork tacos with gochujang ketchup and Kimchi mayo, and serves up the perfect end to a Korean meal, with a plum wine granita.
Healthy Eats
6. Healthy Eats
March 5, 2016
Healthy food is on the menu and Judy Joo shares her versions of healthy Korean cooking with a super foods salad and carrot Doenjang dressing, cabbage kimchi, and Korean-style poached chicken. In Seoul, she shares her favorite vegetable bibimbap, shows fermented dishes in the market and eats acorn jelly in the mountains at a stunning riverside restaurant.
Cafe Culture
5. Cafe Culture
February 27, 2016
Korean café culture serves as an inspiration. Recipes include spicy sesame straws; chewy coffee brownies; and citron-tea posset. Also: Judy learns about the trend of eclairs in Seoul.
Bar Snacks and Appetizers
4. Bar Snacks and Appetizers
February 20, 2016
Korean bar snacks are in the spotlight. Recipes include pan-fried fish; buffalo wings with spicy gochujang sauce; and meaty stuffed chili bombs.
Pantry Staples
3. Pantry Staples
February 13, 2016
Executive Chef Judy Joo introduces us to staples of the Korean pantry: chilli paste, rice and green tea visiting, a gochujang village, a rice harvest and tea plantations in rural Korea. Back home, she shows us how gochujang chilli paste adds heat to her Krazy Korean burger, cooks rice and grains the healthy and simple Korean way in her Five Grain rice with grilled squid, and adds green tea to home backing, with a Green tea chiffon cake.
Classic Comfort Food
2. Classic Comfort Food
February 6, 2016
Executive Chef Judy Joo samples Koreas best street food and visits the vibrant street markets of Seoul and Busan. Back home, she offers simple versions of classic streetfood dishes, Japchae Noodles with Prawns, Soy and Sesame Chicken skewers and Salty Caramel Hotteok pancakes.
Meat Lovers
1. Meat Lovers
January 30, 2016
Judy Joo shares simple, spectacular dishes for meat lovers with foolproof Korean barbecue beef short ribs, a Spicy Pork Belly Cheesesteak and her version of Korean Steak Tartare. In Seoul, Judy joins restaurateur Sid Kim for a pork barbecue banquet, eating a midnight feast of roasted pig's feet and finds an usual takeaway -- steak.
  • Premiere Date
    April 19, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (30)