[Updated 25 May 2021]
Have you been binge-watching Korean dramas lately? If yes, why not make it more enjoyable by indulging halal Korean snacks while you watch your favourite 'oppa' in action? 😁 From savoury dishes like tteokbokki to light treats like kimbap, our list of easy halal Korean snacks will come in handy when you're gearing up for your next K-drama marathon!
Tteokbokki is one of the most popular Korean street foods around and it’s not hard to see why it’s so well-loved. Rich with umami and perfectly comforting, we’re already drooling at the thought of having some spicy rice cakes ourselves 🤤 If you’ve been craving this dish just like us, the good news is that you can easily make it by yourself at home! With this halal tteokbokki recipe
, prepare to whip up a delicious pot of goodness for your next snack (or even meal!).
Kimbap (or gimbap) are Korean seaweed rice rolls that are often described as Korean sushi! You'll often find kimbap sold in convenience stores or served in many eateries as a staple dish. While sushi can be a quite complicated affair, kimbap is actually very easy to make at home. You'll need
a bamboo mat for rolling up the rolls but those are easily available in stores like Daiso. It's time to make your own kimbap rolls at home with our easy halal kimbap recipe
: If the stores near you don't carry bamboo mats, you can improvise by using a tea towel and laying a plastic wrap on top instead.
Hotteok is a popular Korean street snack, particularly in winter! This Korean pancake is a disc-shaped dough that's filled with brown sugar and nuts before being pan-fried, though you'll often find many different flavours nowadays. Eating a warm hotteok straight off the pan is completely delightful and should be experienced by everyone. And luckily, you don't even have to go to South Korea to try it - making hotteok at home is really easy! We have the perfect easy halal hotteok recipe
so you can whip up these yummy treats at home.
Step into any Korean restaurant and you'll probably see a section of the menu dedicated to savoury pancakes. The most famous among these is pajeon (scallion pancakes), though you'll often find kimchijeon (kimchi pancakes) and haemul pajeon (seafood scallion pancakes). These crispy pancakes are usually served with
a dipping sauce and they make for a simply delicious side dish! It's also super simple to make halal Korean pancakes at home from scratch, and we'll show you how with this easy halal pajeon recipe
5. Korean-style corn dog
Korean corn dogs (or Korean hot dogs) are one of the many delicious eats that you’ll find amongst the street food stalls in Korea. Coated in a flour batter and some panko breadcrumbs for an extra crunch, one other thing that sets a Korean-style corn dog apart from the others is the step that comes after frying - coating it with sugar! There are several variations to this deep fried snack, including ones coated with fries and ramen noodles. For today, start off with the classic halal Korean corn dog recipe
6. Chapssal doughnuts
To satisfy your sweet tooth cravings, look no further than chapssal dougnuts - Korean doughnuts made with glutinous rice. Typically filled with sweetened red bean paste, this confection will pull you in with its crunchy exterior and soft, chewy interior. While a red bean paste is traditionally used for the filling, you can always get creative by switching it up with other things like nutella. But if you'd like to go
for a more classic flavour, this easy chapssal doughnut recipe
by My Korean Kitchen will do the trick.
With this list of easy halal Korean snack recipes, you're all good to go as you catch up on the latest K-drama 😉