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.

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

Classic Comfort Food

Judy Joo makes the comfort food of her childhood with Instant Noodles with Spicy Rice Cakes, giant, meaty, King Dumplings and fresh Melon Popsicles. In Seoul, she tries rice cakes in Tteokbokki town and visits a famous dumpling restaurant with journalist and friend Jean Lee. She also provides a guide to Korean melons.

Mar 28
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Pantry Staples

Judy Joo shares three simple marinades for speedy suppers using easily accessible Korean ingredients. She serves up Doenjang-glazed eggplant, grilled hangar steak with a spicy scallion and red onion salad as well as Gochujang Glazed Salmon. In Korea, she meets the Park family who make their own traditional ingredients, and gives a guide to using gochugaru, Korean chili flakes.

Mar 28
8am | 7c
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.

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.

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.

Mar 28
9:30am | 8:30c

Biggest and Best Bibimbap

Green Tea Chiffon Cake

Naeng Myeon Ice-Cold Noodles

Buffalo Wings

Egg Custards with Shrimp

Radish Pickle

Kimchi Fried Rice

Spicy Sesame Straws

Magical Chicken Ginseng Soup

Korean Coffee Brownies

Korean BBQ Kalbi

Meaty Mandu Dumplings

Instant Noodles with Spicy Rice Cakes

Seafood Pajeon Korean Pancake

Soft Tofu and Vegetable Stew

Ultimate Korean Fried Chicken

Instant Ramen-Coated Squid Rings

Spicy Pork Belly Cheesesteak

Spicy Mussels with Bacon

Gochujang-Glazed Salmon

Korean Roasted Pork Belly Bossam

Pan-Fried Fish

Melon Ice Pops

Superfoods Salad with Carrot-Doenjang Dressing

Cucumber Kimchi

Noodles with Black Bean Sauce

Steak Tartare

About the Host

Judy Joo

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