This series is a fascinating introduction to simple, delicious healthy Korean food, quick and easy to cook. Executive chef and food writer Judy Joo travels back to South Korea and sets off on an incredible culinary journey to visit some of the amazing people and places inspiring her Korean cooking and shares with us her passion for authentic traditional and modern Korean dishes. Back in her kitchen, she shares with us her super simple recipes, inspiring everyone to try out Korean flavours and ingredients for family and friends. Judy Joo is a Korean American executive chef and food writer now living and working in London. Her love of Korean food began as a child at home in the US. where she watched her mother cook authentic Korean dishes. Judy Joo guides us through classic street food, bustling food markets and fashionable dining trends of the capital Seoul, explores the seafood and classic traditions of the southern beaches of Busan and takes us to the food festivals, harvest and tea plantations of the Mokpo region, as well as introducing her family sharing family culinary traditions. Back in her kitchen, Judy creates dishes inspired by her travels, putting her simple twist on 30 Korean dishes and showing just how easy it is to make Korean favourites with a few key Korean storecupboard ingredients. From Judy's ultimate crispy Korean fried chicken, and tender slow roasted Belly pork bossam, to meaty mandu dumplings and Kimchi fried rice, Korean food is all about sharing, perfect for family and friends.
Season 2, Episode 1

Meat Lovers

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.

Tuesday
Mar 28
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

Bar Snacks and Appetizers

Korean bar snacks are on the menu with Judy Joo's pan fried fish, Buffalo wings with spicy gochujang sauce, and meaty stuffed chili bombs. In Seoul, she samples dried fish snacks and fried chicken with bar owner Daniel Gray and visits Gongdoek market which serves Seoul's best fried snacks.

Tuesday
Mar 28
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Cafe Culture

Judy Joo shares three show-stopping recipes inspired by Korean cafe culture: spicy sesame straws, chewy Korean coffee brownies and a simple, stunning dessert, Citron Tea posset. In Seoul, Judy samples the latest fashion in pastry, eclairs, with patissier Yun Eun Young. She explores current trends in coffee drinking and takes tea in a traditional Bukchon tea house.

Tuesday
Mar 28
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 6

Healthy Eats

Healthy food is on the menu and Judy Joo shares her versions of healthy Korean cooking with a superfoods 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.

Tuesday
Jun 27
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Noodles

Judy Joo has a guide to Korean noodles with Noodles with Black Bean Sauce, homemade hand-torn noodles with chicken soup, and crunchy Ramen-Coated Squid Rings. In Seoul, she orders takeout noodles by the Han River, eats seafood Kalguksu on the beach with Chef Christine Lee and shares her supermarket guide to noodle buying.

Tuesday
Jun 27
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Meat Lovers

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.

Tuesday
Sep 5
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

Bar Snacks and Appetizers

Korean bar snacks are on the menu with Judy Joo's pan fried fish, Buffalo wings with spicy gochujang sauce, and meaty stuffed chili bombs. In Seoul, she samples dried fish snacks and fried chicken with bar owner Daniel Gray and visits Gongdoek market which serves Seoul's best fried snacks.

Tuesday
Sep 5
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Cafe Culture

Judy Joo shares three show-stopping recipes inspired by Korean cafe culture: spicy sesame straws, chewy Korean coffee brownies and a simple, stunning dessert, Citron Tea posset. In Seoul, Judy samples the latest fashion in pastry, eclairs, with patissier Yun Eun Young. She explores current trends in coffee drinking and takes tea in a traditional Bukchon tea house.

Tuesday
Sep 5
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 6

Healthy Eats

Healthy food is on the menu and Judy Joo shares her versions of healthy Korean cooking with a superfoods 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.

Tuesday
Sep 5
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Healthy Eats

Healthy food is on the menu and Judy Joo shares her versions of healthy Korean cooking with a superfoods 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.

Tuesday
Nov 7
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Korean-American Fusion

Judy Joo makes impressive Korean-American fusion dishes as served in her London restaurant, Disco Fries and Pulled Pork, Korean Caesar salad with Gochujang prawns, and lotus root chips with a spiced soybean bowl. At Jinjuu restaurant, we meet Judy's chefs Andrew Hales and Jamie Garbutt in their restaurant kitchen and bar manager Kristian Breivik serves up a stunning kimchi bloody Mary.

Tuesday
Nov 7
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 8

Noodles

Judy Joo has a guide to Korean noodles with Noodles with Black Bean Sauce, homemade hand-torn noodles with chicken soup, and crunchy Ramen-Coated Squid Rings. In Seoul, she orders takeout noodles by the Han River, eats seafood Kalguksu on the beach with Chef Christine Lee and shares her supermarket guide to noodle buying.

Tuesday
Nov 7
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Side Dishes

Judy Joo serves up some of Korea's famous side dishes with a perilla leaf kimchi, doenjang soup with tofu and vegetables and Egg Custards with Shrimp. In Korea, she has a guide through Korean styles of eating, cooks eggplant in the country with Chef Jimmy and his family, and samples fermented fish with Chef Christine Lee at the fish market.

Tuesday
Nov 7
9:30am | 8:30c

Korean Roasted Pork Belly Bossam

Korean Coffee Brownies

Kimchi Fried Rice

Korean BBQ Kalbi

Spicy Sesame Straws

Ultimate Korean Fried Chicken

Buffalo Wings

Seafood Pajeon Korean Pancake

Pan-Fried Fish

Noodles with Black Bean Sauce

Gochujang-Glazed Salmon

Biggest and Best Bibimbap

Steak Tartare

Melon Ice Pops

Cucumber Kimchi

Superfoods Salad with Carrot-Doenjang Dressing

Naeng Myeon Ice-Cold Noodles

Egg Custards with Shrimp

Magical Chicken Ginseng Soup

Radish Pickle

Green Tea Chiffon Cake

Spicy Pork Belly Cheesesteak

Spiced Tuna Tartare

Salted Caramel Hotteok Pancakes

Disco Fries and Pulled Pork

Instant Ramen-Coated Squid Rings

Korean BBQ Chicken

About the Host

Judy Joo

Judy Joo is a Korean-American executive chef and food writer now living and working in London.