A collection of 15 traditional recipes for Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)

Chuseok (추석) is coming up! It’s a major traditional holiday in Korea, which is celebrated over 3 days. Also referred to as Hangawi (한가위), it falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Outside Korea, Chuseok is also known as a Mid-Autumn Festival or Korean Thanksgiving.

Families gather and celebrate the year’s harvest, paying tribute to their ancestors with a scrumptious spread which includes many traditional dishes, such as songpyeon (half-moon shaped rice cake), galbijjim, japchae, various jeon dishes, soup, three color vegetable side dishes (samsaek namul, 삼색 나물), etc. 

Here, I’ve collected 15 most common, traditional Chuseok recipes! Hope you have a wonderful Chuseok with your family!

1. Songpyeon (half-moon shaped rice cake)

Songpyeon recipe (how to make Korean half-moon shaped rice cake)


2. Youngyang Chaltteok (Healthy Sweet Rice Cake)

Korean sweet rice cake


3. Kkaennip Jeon (Stuffed Perilla Jeon)

Kkaennip Jeon (Stuffed Perilla Jeon)


4. Modeumjeon (zucchini, shrimp, and fish pan-fried in egg batter)

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


5.  Gogi Wanjajeon (pan-fried meatballs in egg batter)

Wanjajeon (Pan-fried Meatballs in Egg Batter)


6.  Nokdujeon (mung bean pancake)

Nokdujeon (Savory mungbean pancakes)


7.  Doraji namul (bellflower root side dish)

Doraji namul (Sautéed Bellflower Roots)


8.  Gosari namul (fiddlehead ferns side dish)

Gosari (bracken fiddleheads) side dish


9. Sigeumchi namul (spinach side dish)

Korean spinach side dish


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

Korean starch noodles with beef and vegetables


11.  Gujeolpan (platter of nine delicacies)

Gujeolpan (Platter of Nine Delicacies)


12. Muguk (radish soup)

Mu guk (Radish soup)


13. Galbijjim (Braised short ribs)

Galbijim recipe - learn how to make Korean braised beef short ribs


14. Spicy Braised Pork Ribs

Slow cooker Korean spicy pork ribs


15. Tteokgalbi (beef short rib patties)

Tteokgalbi (Korean short rib patties)

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